Silvair, a pioneer in lighting control technology utilizing the Bluetooth mesh networking standard, announced partnerships with Danlers, DG Light, ERP, Fulham, McWong International, and Murata. Through the partnerships, Silvair plans to bring to the market a broad range of products and components for setting up smart lighting infrastructure in commercial spaces.
Silvair notes that its wireless Bluetooth mesh-based control technology allows a variety of drivers, fixture controllers, sensors, switches, LED engines to become part of a global smart lighting ecosystem driven. The company asserts that Bluetooth advancements such as the mesh networking standard offer extreme scalability, wired-like reliability, and they provide a high-level security.
Together these performance and security characteristics make Bluetooth Mesh a solid foundation for smart lighting solutions, Silvair says. This fact is confirmed by the appearance of products empowered by the open Bluetooth mesh standard. It also demonstrates how quickly the market is adopting the Bluetooth mesh standard. Silvair says that due to its collaboration with EnOcean, all of the above-mentioned products will be compatible with energy harvesting wireless switches for control of connected lighting systems.
Along with Bluetooth mesh compatible products, Silvair will launch its commissioning platform that the company says will offer smooth and secure setup of smart lighting infrastructures. Thanks to its exceptional performance of the company’s commissioning platform, the company claims that the commissioning process both in small-scale locations and large commercial spaces can be time and cost-efficient at every step from the planning stage to the system implementation.
The company’s Bluetooth mesh-based commissioning platform blurs the distinction between connected and IoT-connected devices because its mobile commissioning app enables commissioning through a web portal. Besides offering a web portal, the platform’s mobile application lets users always be in full control of lighting conditions.
“I am truly excited for all the changes in the industry that are about to happen because of smart lighting solutions based on Bluetooth mesh technology. As Silvair, we are happy to be supported by some of the world’s most renowned companies in the business,” said Rafal Han, CEO of Silvair. “We are looking forward to presenting a vast number of high-quality products using our lighting control firmware as well as introducing our commissioning platform. This is undoubtedly the next big step on the way to creating a fully interoperable global ecosystem.”
“SylSmart solutions and our Smart Lighting Innovation Centre (SLIC) are founded on open, interoperable standards that we believe are needed for IoT to thrive. We are very excited by the release of the Bluetooth mesh standard, and in particular Silvair’s lighting control stack. We look forward to demonstrating one of the world’s first Bluetooth mesh certified lighting controls systems at Light+Building 2018, and in particular how lighting can co-operate openly with other room elements such as HVAC. We will continue our collaboration, fostering and pushing the adoption of this much-needed standard with Silvair as the industry pioneers.” said Edward Lees, Global Senior Product Line Manager – Smart Lighting and Controls, Feilo Sylvania
“Addressing the needs of modern lighting control systems was a key requirement in the development of the Bluetooth mesh networking standard,” said Ken Kolderup, vice president of Marketing at Bluetooth SIG. “We are delighted to see the rapid adoption of Bluetooth in the lighting industry, which will help accelerate the deployment of interoperable connected lighting systems that will serve as a platform for a variety of IoT services in the future.”
More about the upcoming components and their functions will be revealed during the Light+Building trade fair on March 18-23, 2018 at the Frankfurt Exhibition Centre. Silvair will be presenting the interoperability of the above-mentioned products at booth no. E80 in hall 9.1 together with the commissioning platform and its corresponding smartphone app.