Acuity Brands Launches the ROAMview Lighting Control System, Extending the Company’s ROAM Roadway Technology into Site and Area Lighting

May 14, 2012

The ROAMview system provides property owners and small municipalities the ability to efficiently manage outdoor lighting using a wireless monitoring and control system.   

Introducing the ROAMview™ lighting control system, an expansion of  the Company’s ROAM® suite of industry-leading wireless outdoor lighting monitoring and control systems.  ROAMview features a pre-configured server and software package that can be easily deployed in smaller site, area or roadway applications such as car dealerships, shopping malls and campuses.

The ROAMview system allows property owners and small municipalities to efficiently operate and maintain their outdoor lighting by taking advantage of the optimal lighting performance, energy savings and reduced maintenance costs that the ROAM technology suite offers. With its pre-configured server and gateway, the ROAMview system simply connects to a user’s existing computer network, enabling control and monitoring from any computer within the user’s organization.

The intuitive, browser-based portal provides ease of control for grouping outdoor lighting fixtures, and easily applies customer-defined schedules for precise on/off and dimming.  Events or holidays that require specific lighting patterns are conveniently accommodated in the ROAMview portal’s simple drag-and-drop time-clock scheduling screen.

“With the addition of the ROAMview system to our product line, we can now offer all property owners a powerful suite of capabilities and features similar to those used by large municipalities,” said Terry Utterback, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President and ROAM Value Stream Leader. “Without trenching a single foot of wire, they can go from circuit-based control to individual fixture control.  The system tracks and reports individual fixture performance, and  reports outages so that they can be quickly addressed.  It eliminates the need for night-time audits, the waste of day-burning lights and the elevated risks associated with lighting outages.”

The ROAMview system is simple to install and commission. Wireless ROAM nodes are installed on each fixture, attaching to an industry-standard NEMA® twist-and-lock receptacle.  As soon as the pre-configured server and gateway are energized, the system can begin to form its self-configuring, self-healing mesh network. It takes only a few hours to set up fixture groups and begin controlling lights.

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ROAM System Brings Big Benefits to Glendale, Arizona

October 18, 2011

Combining photo-control technology with remote monitoring and control capabilities, the ROAM wireless outdoor street light monitoring and control system continues to provide superior benefits to the City of Glendale, Arizona. Glendale was the first U.S. city to have the ROAM wireless monitoring system, which was installed as part of its comprehensive city-wide street light monitoring system over a 55-square-mile area.

Since installation, the City reports a dramatic reduction of resident-reported lighting outages. As a result, the City’s resident satisfaction levels have improved, while City staff, contractors and utility companies are held more accountable for their performance, all as measured by the ROAM system.


ROAM® Selected by Austin for Money-Saving Upgrade

February 15, 2011

The ROAM® remote monitoring system has been selected by the city of Austin for a comprehensive street lighting upgrade project. By the project’s anticipated completion in 2014, the city of Austin will be able to control each of its approximately 70,000 streetlights with the click of a mouse. The estimated annual savings: more than $1 million in combined energy and maintenance costs.

ROAM combines photo-control technology with wireless monitoring and control capabilities. In Austin, the ROAM system will be installed and managed by Austin Energy, which will monitor and control the streetlights using data received every hour from the wireless ROAM devices via a web-based communication system.

The ROAM solution is being used successfully by several cities throughout the country to help municipalities increase energy efficiency and reduce operating costs. These cities include College Station, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Glendale, AZ; and Anderson, IN.