ATLANTAAcuity Brands, Inc.  announced that its subsidiary, Distech Controls, has signed an agreement with Cochrane Supply & Engineering, an industrial internet of things (IoT) distributor, to expand Distech Controls’ sales footprint in Michigan, Kentucky, and parts of Ohio.

Under terms of the agreement, Cochrane Supply will distribute Distech Controls’ HVAC and Building Management Solutions, including its ECLYPSE® Connected BACnet/IP and Wi-Fi HVAC controller series and ENVYSION™ web-based design and visualization interface. These products create a distributed architecture over the IP protocol that enables building owners to optimize HVAC control systems management and simplify the exchange of business and occupant data.

“The future of building controls runs squarely into the converged space with IP, and Cochrane Supply has a proven track record as a building solutions distributor and a new, strong focus on solving problems for IT and infrastructure departments,” said Martin Villeneuve, president, Distech Controls. “Cochrane Supply shares our passion for delivering the best controls products in the industry, meeting the current and future technology needs of building owners.”

“Our new relationship with Distech Controls is an important milestone in our expansion into the data solutions space,” said Scott Cochrane, president and CEO, Cochrane Supply & Engineering. “We’re excited to offer their industry-leading, IP-based controls solutions to our customers.”

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Publication date: 2/20/2017

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