Acuity Brands Acquires Adura Technologies, Inc., a Developer of Wireless Controls and Energy Management Solutions

Acuity Brands,  a producer of energy-efficient lighting and
control solutions, announced it has acquired the assets of Adura
Technologies, Inc. (“Adura”), a developer of wireless controls and
energy management solutions.  Terms of the acquisition were not
disclosed.
San Francisco-based Adura developed radio frequency (RF) mesh
networking technology that allows individual light fixtures to
communicate in a wireless mesh network with switches, sensors and
system management software. According to Aduro, the technology,
which uses the ZigBee® wireless standard, enables energy-saving
control solutions while eliminating the cost of using wires to
network all of the devices in the system. Wireless controls
technology improves the economics and feasibility of installing
lighting controls in a wide variety of new construction and
renovation projects.

“The addition of these Adura
Technologies solutions continues the expansion of the breadth and
depth of our wireless lighting controls portfolio, which includes
nWifi™ technology, the ROAM® streetlight monitoring system and
the FIDO™ emergency monitoring system, and it further enhances our
strategy of integrated and intelligent lighting and controls
solutions,”
said Vernon J. Nagel, Chairman, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Brands. “Adura’s simple to use wireless technology coupled with
our broad luminaire portfolio, Sensor Switch® occupancy
sensors and Lighting Control & Design™ (LC&D) system
management software will allow for the creation of intelligent
lighting systems that are simple to use while generating greater
energy savings for our customers. We see wireless technology
extending to almost all applications, including parking garages,
industrial locations, retail settings, educational institutions,
healthcare facilities and commercial office space.”

The acquisition is not expected to materially impact Acuity Brands’
fiscal 2013 consolidated financial performance.

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