PointGrab Joins Cisco Digital Ceiling

PointGrab of San Jose, California USA, reported that it has joined the Cisco Digital Ceiling framework. The Cisco Digital Ceiling is an IoT-based ecosystem that connects building services in a single, converged IP network.  PointGrab’s edge-analytics smart sensor, CogniPoint™, can complement the Cisco Digital Ceiling framework. CogniPoint provides occupancy analytics combined with low cost and intelligent connectivity.

CogniPoint reportedly can help ensure that organizations make more informed decisions affecting building management.
As a member of the Cisco Digital Ceiling framework, PointGrab will collaborate with companies specializing in lighting, building automation and other technologies as part of an integrated approach to help develop systems for smarter, connected, and more secure buildings.

PointGrab joins Cisco Digital Ceiling partners including Johnson Controls for building automation, Cree and Philips for lighting, and Relayr for ISVs, among others.

Luxeon High Power

“The quality and breadth of information available for digital building management is determined by the smart sensor’s data capture and analysis, making sensors a critical technology for smart buildings,” said Itamar Roth, Chief Business Officer, PointGrab. “PointGrab’s inclusion in the Cisco Digital Ceiling partnership is a welcome recognition of the CogniPoint sensor’s unique contribution to next generation building automation.”

CogniPoint Connected Sensors Employ Deep Learning for Analytics

According to PointGrab, its CogniPoint sensor embeds deep learning technology into optical sensing devices to offer unprecedented analytics precision in detecting occupants’ locations, count, and movements for effective office space management. The sensor is a miniature network-connected device that employs deep learning algorithms on a low-cost embedded ARM-based processor.

CogniPoint Demonstration at Cisco Live

PointGrab plans to analyze visitor activity at the Digital Ceiling Pavilion as a demonstration of its CogniPoint edge-analytics sensors during the Cisco Live event in Las Vegas July 10-14.