Douglas Lighting Controls, a part of Panasonic, announced the launch of Dialog Room Controller 2 for light and receptacle control at offices, classrooms, and other defined spaces.

The stand-alone system is factory configured with wall station switches, and occupancy and daylight sensors that connect to the controller through a low-voltage power and data network.

The Dialog Room Controller 2 is modeled after the Dialog Room Controller, which comprises four circuits, four dimming channels, and an optional two circuit UL 924 expansion pack.

The newer version offers a simplified and value-engineered model that features Plug ‘N Control functionality for up to two separate 20A loads and two independent 0-10V dimming channels.

The room controller, which is currently pending patents, makes for "cost-effective lighting control option with proven reliability", Douglas Lighting Controls said in a press statement.

Dialog Room Controller 2 also "has a lightweight enclosure and is easy to install". 

Remarking on the product, Rob Mahaffey, director of product market development at Douglas Lighting Controls, said: "Following the success of the original Dialog Room Controller, we’re excited to offer this option as an out-of–the-box ready, Plug ‘N Control system that will enhance global lighting control and scheduling for end-users.

"Connecting to the switches and sensors is even easier using our non-polarized #18/2 power and data network, which follows a free topology architecture." 

To ensure code compliance (ASHRAE, CEC Title 24) and make product selection easier, the Dialog Room Controller 2 is offered in kitted systems that arrive on site packaged and labelled for specific rooms.

All peripherals (occupancy sensors, daylight sensors, and switches) use a two-wire 18AWG power and data bus to make networking devices faster and less expensive than Ethernet cable.

The room controller can be fully integrated with the Dialog centralised controller for flexible network architecture and facility-wide control, and allows for room-by-room commissioning before centralised network connections are completed.