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Lighting Solutions for ITUM

July 12, 2017

ITUM stands to be a dynamic technological institute affiliated with University of Moratuwa. This institute actively contributes to the educational, economical and social advancement of Sri Lankan community.

The project featured the auditorium as the master piece of ITUM to facilitate lighting control system from Jung GmbH (Germany) and lighting fixtures from RZB GmbH (Germany) for general lighting and decorative lighting applications. The supplied lighting fixtures consists with 95 units of recessed downlights, 15 units of surface mounted DALI dimmable lights, LED strips. The lighting control system that offers a modern control mechanism is made up with power supply units, DALI dimming actuators, switching actuators along with pushbuttons and touch panels that operate on the KNX protocol.

The lighting control system is developed to maintain scene based controlling from master control room and stage itself. The lighting level is varied in between 0 to 350 lux based on the activity being performed and the level of seating occupancy.

DIMO is in progress with the project installations at ITUM premises to open the newly built auditorium for University students by being in hand with International Construction Consortium (Pvt) Ltd for the project completion.

Mercedes-Benz celebrates 50 years of exhilarating driving performance

July 5, 2017

AMG – these three letters stand worldwide for supreme automotive performance, exclusivity, efficiency and high driving dynamics. The company founded by Hans-Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher in 1967 is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017. In the course of this half century, Mercedes-AMG has further consolidated its position as an extremely successful sports car and performance brand with numerous successes in motorsport and the development of unique road-going vehicles. Today, as a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, the Affalterbach-based company represents the sporting spearhead of the Group.

Mercedes-AMG is the sports car and performance brand within Mercedes Benz. Mercedes-AMG addresses all performance enthusiasts with this clear brand positioning. The brand pledge of Driving Performance illustrates the passion and the inner drive of all the employees to keep on questioning the status quo, to push the boundaries of what is possible and to facilitate intensive driving experiences for the customer with dynamic performance cars.

Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG complement one another perfectly: AMG benefits from the classic Mercedes values such as safety and comfort, and Mercedes gains more sportiness from AMG. With the widely extended product portfolio, Mercedes-AMG is happy to face the competition from the performance brands of major automotive manufacturers and from the classic sports car brands alike.

The brand pledge of Driving Performance embodies much more than the pure power of the vehicles. It also describes the inner drive always to strive for peak performances, which makes the employees in Affalterbach inextricably linked with the customers all over the world. The will to go the extra mile and explore the limits at any cost exemplifies this.

For each of the now around 1600 employees, the focus will be on the brand promise of “Driving Performance”, which unites the core strengths of AMG: cutting-edge technology and a passion for dynamic, emotionally appealing products. AMG started into the anniversary year with record figures under its belt, delivering almost 100,000 vehicles in 2016 and thus growing by more than 40 percent while being in the middle of the biggest strategic model initiative in the company’s history.

Today, sports car enthusiasts can choose from a large selection of the AMG GT family. Another factor is the worldwide success of the popular eight-cylinder models in the 63 series, and the 45 series models in the compact segment. The biggest sales markets being USA, Germany and China.

As part of the strategic broadening of the portfolio to over 50 models, the number of AMG Performance Centres has also undergone huge expansion. At over 400 Performance Centres in 40 countries, customers and fans can immerse themselves in the brand world of Mercedes-AMG. These are places where the history of the brand and its DNA can be experienced first-hand. As appropriate for the wide product range, trained and qualified AMG sales and service experts provide knowledgeable advice and support to customers worldwide.

In 1971, the AMG 300 SEL 6.8 of “Aufrecht and Melcher, Großaspach” – in short: AMG – claimed victory completely out of the blue in its class and took second place overall in the 24-hour race at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Another milestone was the all-new cylinder head with cutting-edge valve technology, developed by Melcher. Collaboration with Mercedes-Benz began in 1990. The C 36 AMG, launched in 1993, was the first vehicle on the market to result from the collaboration agreement with Daimler-Benz. In 2005, Mercedes-AMG became a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG and 2009 saw the introduction of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, the first vehicle to be developed entirely by Mercedes-AMG. AMG branched into motor racing with the SLS AMG GT3 in 2011. This was followed by the introduction of the Mercedes-AMG GT in 2014 and the launch of the 43 series models in 2015, introducing a broader target group to the brand.

As part of its 50th anniversary Mercedes-AMG is this year celebrating not only the successful past and present; above all it is looking forward. With the show car Mercedes-AMG GT Concept the sports car and performance brand is giving an indication of the alternative drive configurations AMG is designing.

The only authorized distributor for Mercedes-Benz in Sri Lanka – Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) is excited with the growing demand for AMG vehicles in the country. One of the first AMG imports to Sri Lanka was the ML55 AMG almost 15 years ago. From then onwards the enthusiasm towards high performance AMG vehicles have been growing steadily in Sri Lanka. DIMO has delivered some astonishing AMG models in Sri Lanka which includes the A45 AMG, GLA45 AMG, CLA45 AMG, C63 AMG, GLE43 AMG, SLS AMG, SL55 AMG, SLC 43 AMG and the monstrous AMG GTS.

DIMO introduces the newest edition of the legendary Mercedes-Benz SL.

Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts in Sri Lanka now have the opportunity to be infatuated all over again. The iconic two-door Mercedes-Benz sports coupe – SL is back again with its newest generation. As an automotive icon the Mercedes-Benz SL blends accomplished motoring at the highest level with exquisite style. Manufactured virtually completely from aluminium, the roadster also sets the standards in the category of luxurious roadsters with its numerous technical innovations. Not forgetting that the SL is entirely suitable for everyday use thanks to its retractable vario-roof. This makes it the all-rounder amongst sports cars.

The all new Mercedes-Benz SL was launched recently at the MercedesTrophy Sri Lanka Country Finals 2017 held at Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa. The SL-Class has been Mercedes Benz’s longest and most prestigious icon. Born as a vehicle inspired by the W194 race car, the first ‘sport lightweight’ Mercedes-Benz SL introduced in 1954 was noted for its gullwing doors and the first use of fuel injection in a production car. Through decades, the SL-Class has existed as a two-door coupe as well as a convertible.

The Mercedes-Benz SL has been enhanced with a new hard top, which can now be operated at up to speeds of 40 km/h when starting off. Extensively technical and visually optimized SL comes to you with a more powerful engine, 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission, DYNAMIC SELECT with five transmission modes and Active Body Control with the curve tilting function. Another surprise that awaits you is the revised front of the vehicle that has the unique diamond radiator grille extending downwards. The new appearance is also complimented with the new standard-fit LED Intelligent Light System with headlamp housing extending far to the outside. The sporty silhouette is emphasised by the enlarged cosmetic air outlets with wing-like chrome inserts and the exterior mirrors positioned on the beltline.

The model comprises the SL 400 with a V6 engine uprated to 270 kW (367 hp) as standard, the power transfer is handled by the new 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission. With DYNAMIC SELECT the vehicle characteristics can be adjusted in seconds at the touch of a button, as the system modifies the set-up of the engine, transmission, suspension and steering at the driver’s behest.

Safety is at the forefront of all Mercedes-Benz designs. The Mercedes-Benz SL is no different. Similar to its predecessors, the SL features the Active Brake Assist, known as COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS. In addition to radar-based proximity warning and braking assistance by Adaptive Brake Assist, this Active Brake Assist system carries out autonomous braking to reduce the danger of rear-end collisions. For optimum visibility on country roads and motorways, when cornering and on bends, the standard-fit LED Intelligent Light System automatically adapts to all light and driving conditions. The five functions of the LED Intelligent Light System include motorway mode, cornering light function, camera-based active light function, roundabout light function and also the enhanced fog light function. The anti-dazzle continuous high beam comes courtesy of the optional Adaptive High beam Assist Plus. When high beam is switched on, this system always makes the optimum headlamp range available. The driver can concentrate on the traffic and does not have to continually switch between low beam and high beam.

The new SL occupies a niche it has carved at the heart of Mercedes-Benz. An iconic name and an iconic acronym, the SL series has captured the hearts and minds of many automobile aficionados. The new SL is now available from DIMO, the only authorized distributor for Mercedes-Benz in Sri Lanka. Moreover, DIMO’s ultra-modern Mercedes-Benz Center – DIMO800. Mercedes-Benz 24 hour road side assistance and DIMO’s renowned customer care will ensure that your star will be well looked after.