Internet of Things

Echelon Creates SmartServer 2.2 for Future IoT

Echelon Corp., a control networking company for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), has introduced a converged controller for lighting, building automation, and Internet of Things applications. Incorporating feedback from its customers, Echelon says it developed the SmartServer 2.2 on open standards, allowing customers to easily add Internet of Things …

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New Acuity Controller Platform Combines Lighting and HVAC

Acuity Brands, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia USA, introduced the nLight ECLYPSE(TM) controller, which combines digital lighting and HVAC controls onto one system. Acuity built the new smart building ready controller using its ECLYPSE(TM) platform from Distech Controls® and nLight® controls from Acuity Controls. Managers can use the platform to monitor, configure, …

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Current Powered by GE and Qualcomm Partner to Bring, Lighting and IoT Services to Qualcomm’s Smart Campus in San Diego

The Qualcomm Smart Campus in San Diego is adding digital sensing technology from Current, powered by GE. GE and Qualcomm Intelligent Solutions, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Technologies, announced that Current’s sensors, microservices, and intelligent LED infrastructure would help deliver more energy efficiency and operational savings for Qualcomm’s Smart Campus. At …

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Osram Starts Business Incubator FLUXUNIT for Smart Lighting

Osram has started a new business called FLUXUNIT that serves as an incubator for start-ups. The startups can be formed from Osram or externally. The goal of FLUXUNIT is to support and be part of novel businesses. Specifically, FLUXUNIT intends to help early-stage start-up companies that have developed products or …

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GE Lighting to Cease Direct Business in China and Latin America

GE Lighting CEO Bill Lacey sent an internal memo to employees that said, from November 30, GE Lighting will terminate all direct business in Asia and Latin America, according to The China Association of Lighting Industry. In the memo, Bill said that ending its business in Asia and Latin American …

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PURillume Kickstarter Product Offers Ultimate in Lamp Flexibility

PURillume™, a new lighting company has launched its first product, the Orchid™ LED Lighting System, now available for preorder on Kickstarter. The system, which comes in two lamp models, allows users to easily customize both the brightness and color temperature. Orchid is an integrated, omnidirectional LED light sources that PURillume …

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Sylvania Smart Lights Now Voice Controllable via Alexa

LEDVance, a distributor and marketer of Osram and Sylvania-brand LED lighting, reported that Sylvania smart lights can now be easily controlled via voice. The Sylvania smart lighting, which uses the ZigBee Home Automation Standard, now offers direct voice control through the Osram LIGHTIFY® Gateway and Alexa-enabled devices such as the …

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TALQ Consortium to Extend Interface Standards to Smart City and IoT Applications

The TALQ Consortium has begun to expand the scope of its standards. The consortium previously developed a standardized interface for controlling a variety of streetlight systems within a single Central Management Software.  Now, the TALQ Consortium has initiated a program to establish standards for managing other Smart City and IoT (Internet …

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