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June 19, 2013: Continental, Lucid Provide Energy Monitoring Solution

It Combines Software, Data Logger, and Energy Meter

BOULDER, Colo. — Continental Control Systems announced that its WattNode® energy meter has been chosen by Lucid as part of an all-in-one building energy monitoring package. The solution includes Lucid's BuildingOS™ software, an Obvius AcquiLite™ data logger, and a Continental Control Systems WattNode energy meter and accompanying current transformers. Intended for commercial buildings, manufacturing facilities, and campuses, the bundled hardware and software components provide real-time access to energy consumption information from any web-connected device.

To track energy expenses, facility managers are increasingly looking to bring visibility to energy use patterns, better understand point-of-use, and ultimately reduce consumption, noted Lucid. The company said this all-in-one monitoring solution provides a cost-effective alternative to a building automation system.

Lucid said it has built support for zero-cost Connect Now™ do-it-yourself integration into BuildingOS. The system’s plug-and-play Obvius AcquiLite data acquisition server collects and logs energy data from Continental Control Systems’ WattNode energy meter and pushes it to Lucid’s cloud service for online access via the BuildingOS platform.

According to the company, integration is as simple as entering the serial number of the metering package the user wishes to connect with BuildingOS, and clicking the Connect Now button. The combined solution makes it easy to identify inefficiencies and track energy efficiency efforts at a cost that provides for a rapid return on investment, Lucid stated.

“The high accuracy and low price point of our WattNode energy meter and CTs were key factors in Lucid's selection for this combined solution, and we couldn’t be more excited to have our products working side by side with the Obvius acquisition server and Lucid’s BuildingOS software,” said Cynthia A. Boyd, director of sales at Continental Control Systems. “Whether it’s for a single facility or an entire network of buildings, Lucid’s all-in-one energy monitoring solution is a powerful tool to measure, collect, and retrieve energy data from anywhere both effectively and economically.”

For more information about Lucid, visit www.luciddesigngroup.com. For more information about Obvius, visit www.obvius.com. For more information about Continental Control Systems, visit www.ccontrolsys.com.

Publication date: 6/17/2013

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