Internet of Things

Philips Lighting Launches Connected Lighting System, InterAct Office and Begins Offering Lighting as a Service

Philips Lighting has launched the company’s next-generation wireless connected lighting system in the UK and US called InterAct Office. The company claims that the system helps businesses cut building energy usage and that it can intelligently analyze office operations. Furthermore, the company says that the connected lighting system gives businesses …

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Philips CityTouch used in Cardiff as Company’s 1000th CityTouch Project

Philips Lighting reported that the company has delivered its 1,000th project employing its Philips CityTouch streetlight management system. Just five years after Philips Lighting launched its CityTouch streetlight management system, the company has supplied the products for its 1000th project. The system can work with street lighting from Philips and …

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Lunera IoT Strategy Focuses on End-Device Capability with Reduced Need for Communication with Cloud

Like many other LED lighting makers, Lunera has chosen to delve into the IoT Lighting market. However, unlike other IoT Lighting product makers, Lunera has introduced several IoT related products and technologies all at once in what one industry observer described as a bold leap into the IoT market. Lunera …

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DOE Examines Interoperability of Connected Lighting System Application Programming Interfaces(APIs)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reported the completion of the first study in a series about connected lighting system (CLS) interoperability. The primary goal of the series of studies is to examine and document the state of CLS interoperability at this early stage, with its multiple vendors, technologies, and business models. Currently, application …

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FraunHofer HHI Demos Li-Fi in Stuttgart Classroom

Fraunhofer HHI has been working with the Hegel-Gymnasium in Stuttgart, Germany, to upgrade a classroom with special LED lighting. Unlike the lighting in most classrooms, the lighting for this project will be able to communicate technology using visible light communication (VLC). The lights now power an optical WLAN environment using …

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LocusLabs Partners with Acuity For Indoor Location Services

Acuity Brands, Inc. reported that LocusLabs, Inc. has joined the Atrius™ Internet of Things (IoT) partner program. LocusLabs intends to enable its location-as-a-service platform to use the Atrius IoT platform’s location-based services (LBS) and indoor positioning services (IPS). LocusMaps, the LocusLabs indoor mapping and navigation application, powers navigation apps in …

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TALQ Consortium Extends Interoperability in Smart Cities Standard Beyond Lighting

The TALQ Consortium based in Piscataway, New Jersey USA, reports that it formally revised its consortium scope to work with smart city applications beyond smart outdoor lighting. The TALQ Consortium now intends to extend its standardized software protocol that was previously for use between Central Management Systems and generic Outdoor …

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DLC Qualified Product List Now Features Self-Powered Easyfit LED Controls from EnOcean

The Design Lights Consortium Qualified Product List (QPL) now features the self-powered, wireless Easyfit LED controls from EnOcean, a pioneer in energy harvesting wireless technology. EnOcean says that its customers across the US pursue new installation and retrofit projects with a solution on the DLC qualified product list may qualify …

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MaxLite Introduces QuadroMax Plus Series of Outdoor Area Luminaires

MaxLite of West Caldwell, New Jersey USA, has launched the QuadroMAX Plus, a premium outdoor area LED light fixture. The QuadroMax Plus Series replaces metal halide fixtures from 150 to 750 watts and meets the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) Premium 4.2 specifications, and, therefore, qualifies for the highest level of utility …

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Xicato Makes XIS Wireless Nodes Commercially Available

Xicato Intelligent Sensor (XIS) node

San Jose-based Xicato announced the immediate availability of Xicato Intelligent Sensors (XIS). XIS is a family of compact wireless nodes that transmit sensor data over the Xicato GalaXi™ Bluetooth network. Applications for this sensor data include lighting, environmental management, and other potential IoT uses. XIS comes in several battery-powered or …

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