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What is Magtech?
Magtech is a lighting technology manufacturer established in 1988. In 2012 Magtech created a wireless lighting controls system we call Lynxus. You may see Lynxus here: www.lynxus.com
What is Lynxus?
Lynxus is an IoT subsidiary brand of Magtech focused on wireless lighting control systems such as the LynxEM.
What is LynxEM?
LynxEM is the wireless emergency management system which includes the exit signs, exit lights, drivers, egress lighting, gateway and app. You may see the LynxEM here: www.lynxus.com/emergency-monitoring/
Where is the emergency battery backup?
It’s built into the drivers.
What exactly does the app do?
The app is the user interface which is used for initial commissioning, real-time access to the system in obtaining device status such as battery capacity, load, testing schedules; creates and stores testing schedules; access to download current and legacy test reports.
Do I still have to manually test each unit or visually inspect them every month?
No, however, you may if you wish.
What potential interference issues may there be due to the system being wireless?
The Zigbee 16 channel hop ability maintains signal integrity. We have no expectation of you having interference issues.
What’s the upside of going from our standard exit lights and signs to this wireless system?
It is likely your facility maintenance team does not have the time, resources, or motivation to actually test every unit, every month, as per code. Even though you know you are supposed to do it such a task takes a long time every month and is many times ignored. This system does it all for you so you can know your occupants are safe, your business legal risk is truncated, and when there is an issue the app manager is aware of what the issue is and which unit needs attention. Additionally, in light of the COVID-19 environment that does not appear to be going away, this wireless system reduces your staff time in physically walking to every unit and reduces physical touch points which helps you lower your risks in regards to viral and bacterial transmission.
Can we simply integrate the iES wireless drivers into our exiting line fixtures?
It is easy to convert luminaires by using our iES battery backup LED drivers. It is too complicated to convert existing exit signs or combo due to the added module needed to integrate with the circuitry, thus we offer the complete system needed.
What is the maximum range of the signal?
Our control network is based on a “mesh network” infrastructure. Each unit runs in accordance with all other units with a maximum range between any two at 100 meters. Each unit has an amplifier to assist signal strength.
What all is being provided in the offering?
The LynxEM is a self-contained total solution; exits signs, lights, drivers, gateway, and app. There is no need to source additional hardware or fixtures to complete the offering.
The fire marshal never asks for my reports. Why would I care to have them?
In the event, there is a situation you have reports that support the position of a tested and functioning emergency exit and egress system. The reports also tell your staff if a particular fixture has an issue that needs your attention.
What approvals do you have?
The fixtures are cULus Listed and the components are UL recognized. The system is also compliant with CFR Part 47 Subpart b Class A for FCC. Special builds are available for NYC and Chicago. CT is pending.
What cybersecurity is in place?
The system is a low-power mesh network 128 bit AES encrypted Zigbee 16 channel hop 2.4GHz self-contained network. The system does not require connection to the end users’ network but does have the ability to if their IT department so chooses. The system contains.