Initially introduced as the first lighting-control application of its kind, the next generation of Encelium’s Polaris 3D is now available as the next generation of lighting control software for the company’s Energy Control System (ECS). A web-based application, it provides a single 360°, three-dimensional navigation in a multi-floor view of an entire facility’s lighting energy use. Using Microsoft's Silverlight technology, Polaris provides access to a system via a web browser, eliminating the need for software installation. It also provides a color-gradient, weather-map style image of lighting-system data, i.e., lighting status (on/off), power density or energy consumption, light levels, occupancy status, load shedding status, and comparative energy trends. The software enables drag and drop functionality to group floors, rooms, and/or furniture into zones, which users can control as a unit, rearranging lighting layouts by moving a zone from one area to the other with a mouse click. Polaris 3D also provides the ability to change light levels anywhere in a complex, modify default levels, and set lighting time schedules. Encelium will continue to offer the original Polaris 2 software application through Spring 2012, and will provide support through the end of 2012. Simultaneously, the company will provide existing users with upgrades at a discount. ENCELIUM TECHNOLOGIES, Teaneck, NJ. (201) 928-2400.