Power management company Eaton reported that it partnered with the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies(CDAIT). CDAIT is a non-profit, partner-funded center in Atlanta that the Georgia Institute of Technology created to develop and apply Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Eaton, a partner company with a lighting division based in the Atlanta area, says it offers lighting expertise and hands-on training to Georgia Tech students to help support research and development of revolutionary IoT technologies.
In past few years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has morphed into a new technology that could reshape the interaction devices, people, and data. The growing interconnectivity uses a combination of the Internet, embedded sensors, mobile devices, data analytics, and cloud computing to improve energy efficiency and provide a variety of services.
“IoT systems are laying the groundwork for smart, connected buildings, communities and homes, and lighting is a key factor in the enablement and adoption of these technologies,” said Parth Joshi, chief technology officer, and vice president, Engineering, Eaton’s Lighting Division. “Working with the students and faculty at Georgia Tech’s CDAIT, we look forward to expanding our research into the many possibilities of IoT-enabled devices while helping find new ways to apply them to serve the needs of businesses, governments, and consumers.”
Eaton Also Offers Connected Lighting Center Classroom
In addition to the company’s CDAIT membership, Eaton offers the new Connected Lighting Classroom at its SOURCE Lighting Education Center near Atlanta. According to Eaton, the SOURCE Lighting Education Center features training and hands-on demonstrations to educate architects, electrical contractors, lighting specifiers, engineers, builders, and university students about IoT-connected lighting.
“CDAIT is working to effectively and efficiently unite the many pieces of the IoT puzzle, from sensing and actuating technology to information extraction,” said Alain Louchez, managing director of CDAIT. “By bringing Eaton’s experts together with our students and faculty, we will increase our understanding of the role lighting plays in IoT connectivity while expanding, educating and energizing the market around the unique capabilities of IoT applications.”
Eaton also plans to use its engineering office in Midtown Atlanta, to directly connect to the Georgia Tech campus and the aspiring engineers there driving lighting and IoT innovation.
“We are extremely pleased and honored to welcome a distinguished company such as Eaton to the Executive Advisory Board (‘the Board”) of CDAIT to advise and guide CDAIT’s direction,” added Jeff Evans, Chairman of the CDAIT Board.
Visit www.cdait.gatech.edu, to learn more about CDAIT.