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NEMA Publishes occupancy motion sensors standard.

Press Release Summary:

Feb 28, 2012 - NEMA WD 7 Occupancy Motion Sensors Standard, previously published as guide, promotes uniformity for definition and measurement of characteristics relevant to use and application of occupancy motion sensors. Specifically, standard covers definition and measurement of field of view and coverage characteristics relevant to use and application of vacancy and occupancy sensors using individual or any combination of passive IR, ultrasonic, or microwave technology.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Publishes NEMA WD 7 Occupancy Motion Sensors Standard

Press release date: Feb 21, 2012

ROSSLYN, Va.-The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published NEMA WD 7 Occupancy Motion Sensors Standard.

Previously published as a guide and not a standard, WD 7 promotes uniformity for the definition and measurement of characteristics relevant to the use and application of occupancy motion sensors. This standard covers the definition and measurement of field of view and coverage characteristics relevant to the use and application of vacancy and occupancy sensors using individual or any combination of passive infrared, ultrasonic, or microwave technology. These sensors are used in systems for control of lighting, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC), and other devices.

WD 7 may be downloaded at no cost at www.nema.org/stds/wd7.cfm. A hard copy may be purchased for $39 by visiting global.ihs.com, or contacting IHS by phone at 800-854-7179 (U.S. only) or 303-397-7956 (international).

NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Its member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Worldwide annual sales of NEMA-scope products exceed $120 billion.

Press/Public Relations Contacts: NEMA Communications Department communications@nema.org