2017-11-17

IoT Pioneer Gooee Launches in Europe

Gooee, the ‘data brain’ for building activity, officially launched its ‘full stack’ ecosystem amongst its lighting and technology partners today at one of Europe’s largest lighting events.
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2017-10-18

LocusLabs to Expand Capabilities of LocusMaps Mapping Application with the Atrius IoT Platform from Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands announced LocusLabs, Inc. has joined the Atrius™ Internet of Things (IoT) partner ecosystem. LocusLabs plans to enable its location-as-a-service platform to take advantage of the Atrius IoT platform’s location-based services (LBS) and indoor positioning services (IPS).
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2017-10-16

Osram Acquires a Stake in the Retail Software Specialist beaconsmind

Osram acquires a stake in the Swiss company beaconsmind AG. Via its venture capital unit, Fluxunit, the lighting company has gained a strategic minority interest in the start-up that offers smart software to retailers, enabling a personalized approach to customers. Fluxunit supports and develops both internal and external start-ups.
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2017-10-12

Samsung’s New Image Sensors Bring Fast and Slim Attributes to Mobile and IoT Applications

Samsung Electronics introduced two new ISOCELL image sensors: 1.28-micrometer (μm) 12-megapixel (Mp) ISOCELL Fast 2L9 with Dual Pixel technology, and ultra-small 0.9μm 24Mp ISOCELL Slim 2X7 with Tetracell technology.
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2017-09-19

Startups to Display Breakthroughs in Smart Cities and IoT at CES Unveiled Amsterdam

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced that more than 450 tech executives are slated to attend the first CES Unveiled Amsterdam, tracking to become CTA’s most attended inaugural CES Unveiled event abroad. A part of the CES Unveiled series, which provide media, tech companies and key industry influencers the opportunity to gather in cities around the world and showcase their latest innovations, CES Unveiled Amsterdam will serve as a preview for the cutting-edge technology to be displayed at CES® 2018. CES Unveiled Amsterdam will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Beurs van Berlage.
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2017-09-12

Smart Cities Facilitators Collaborate in Transforming Cities in India and Southeast Asia

Silver Spring Networks, Inc. on 6th Sep. announced a new agreement with Genus Power Infrastructures Ltd., a smart meter provider in India and Southeast Asia. Under the agreement, Genus will integrate Silver Spring’s standards-based IPv6 network interface cards (NICs) into its single-phase and three-phase smart electric meters. Silver Spring’s technology is based on Wi-SUN® standards-based mesh, built on IEEE 802.15.4g
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2017-09-12

Acuity Brands, Silver Spring Join Hands to Enable Smart Street Lighting and IoT Infrastructure

Acuity Brands, Inc. announced its Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. subsidiary has selected Silver Spring Networks, Inc. as a technology and channel partner for its smart street light and smart city solutions. Acuity Brands has developed and will market its DTL® DSN intelligent photocontrol, which will operate on a wireless network platform managed by Silver Spring Networks. The solution offers municipalities and utility companies enhanced functionality and adaptive control of their LED street lighting systems.
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2017-09-08

Infineon Invests in XMOS to March into Market of Voice-controlled Technology

Cars, homes, industrial plants and consumer devices are rapidly becoming connected to the Internet: 3 years from now, 30 billion devices will belong to the Internet of Things (IoT). While today the interaction between humans and machines is mostly done by touch, the next evolutionary step of IoT will lead to the omni-presence of high-performance voice control. Infineon Technologies AG wants to further develop its capabilities to shape this market segment. Complementing other partnerships, Infineon has made a strategic minority investment in XMOS Limited, a Bristol based fabless semiconductor company that provides voice processors for IoT devices. Infineon leads the recent USD 15 million Series-E funding round.
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2017-09-06

IoT Security Foundation Announces Smart Buildings Working Group

The Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF) announced that it has established a working group for smart buildings and appointed Alan Mihalic of Norman Disney & Young (NDY) as the group's chair.
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2017-08-23

Showa Denko Expands IR LED Lineup, Ready for IoT-related Markets

Showa Denko (SDK) has expanded its product lineup of infrared LED chips (IR-LEDs), which are mainly used as parts of photo-couplers for gate drivers in power semiconductor modules and parts of sensors for IoT-related devices.
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2017-06-27

Telensa, Georgia Power, City of Harrisburg and Northeastern Group to Participate in Panel on Connected LED Streetlights at Smart Cities Connect

Telensa, the global leader in connected street lighting and Smart City applications, will host a panel discussion at this week’s Smart Cities Connect, featuring case studies from a pioneering City and Utility that have deployed connected LED Streetlights. Wayne S. Martin, the City Engineer for City of Harrisburg, PA will be presenting on how the entire city was converted to connected LED streetlighting, and the impact it has had, and Scotty M. Hutto, Lighting Services Manager at Georgia Power will be discussing the world’s largest connected LED streetlight deployment.
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2017-06-25

LiteOn to March into Middle East

Lite-On Technology on 22nd June held its shareholder meeting of 2017, on which it reported a cash dividend of NT$ 2.92 with a dividend payout ratio of 72% and a dividend yield of 5.8%.
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2017-06-23

2017 NECA Convention Surges with Change for Electrical Contractors

The 2017 National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Convention & Trade Show will demonstrate how 70 percent of the nation’s electrical contractors are no longer just the installers.
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2017-06-23

Internet of Things applications see the light with GCT LED connectors

The Internet of Things (IoT) is now very much a reality, with new applications appearing daily – from wearable devices to city-wide traffic management systems. Full IoT implementations are often about Big Data analysis of large sensor arrays, giving us deeper insight and better ability to control our environment than previously possible.
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2017-06-06

Illumitex Raises $4 Million in Venture Capital to Accelerate Digital Horticulture

Illumitex Inc., a major manufacturer of horticultural LED fixtures, has received $4 million in equity funding from WP Global Partners and NEA to accelerate the development and deployment of its digital horticulture system. WP Global lead the recent $4 mm round of growth capital. 
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2017-06-01

Enocean and Silvair Team Up To Deliver Wireless Switches and Sensors with Bluetooth Mesh Connectivity

Silvair, a pioneer in Bluetooth-based smart lighting solutions for professional applications, and EnOcean, world leader in energy harvesting wireless technologies for building automation, announced a collaboration to develop self-powered lighting controls and multifunctional sensors with Bluetooth mesh networking connectivity.
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2017-06-01

LpS 2017 Returns for Its 7th Year this September

The symbiosis of LED/OLED lighting and modern technology has led to new technical system architectures that will alter the light market, forever. For the next generations of lighting concepts to succeed a holistic approach between technology and the system is required, but how? The associated interdisciplinary developments require comprehensive knowledge of applications, designs and technologies in order to meet their potential.
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2017-05-25

Eaton Brings Lighting Expertise to Georgia Tech’s IoT Research Center

Power management company Eaton today announced it joined the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT), an Atlanta-based research center dedicated to developing and applying Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. As a member company with a Lighting Division based in the Atlanta area, Eaton provides Georgia Tech students and faculty with lighting expertise and hands-on training to help support research that further enables transformational IoT technologies.
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2017-05-16

World’s First Comprehensive City-Wide Air Quality System Will Be Built to Helsinki Region in Finland

The amount of measurement points will at least double in the Helsinki region as a new supplementary air quality network of Vaisala and Pegasor sensors will be installed during the next year. The new system will enable agile and economical way to gather new information about the air quality of the Finnish capital city region.
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2017-05-09

Autani Debuts Innovative Fixture Conversion Kit at Lightfair 2017

Autani, LLC, a major provider of building controls and IoT, will debut their e>kit fixture conversion kit at Lightfair International 2017, world's largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. Autani's e>kit converts existing prismatic fluorescent fixtures to LED fixtures with a simple one-piece kit. Flexible sizing adjustment allows e>kit to fit virtually any fixture. Designed to replace the existing fluorescent lighting source, Autani's conversion kit provides optimal LED lighting for virtually any space and creates a smaller energy footprint.
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2017-05-09

Enlighted Calls Lightfair Attendees to Move Beyond Smart Lighting to the IoT

Enlighted, Inc., a major provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for commercial buildings, is encouraging Lightfair International 2017 attendees to gain a deeper understanding of the distinct difference between smart lighting and the Internet of Things (IoT).
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2017-05-05

Tridonic Introduces Its Connected Lighting System Net4more to the US at LFI 2017

Tridonic, a global provider of smart and efficient lighting solutions, will introduce its IP-based, net4more toolkit utilizing IP-based technology that enables open, flexible and scalable connected lighting networks, to the US market at its booth at Lightfair International (LFI) 2017.
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2017-05-05

Gooee Joins the Philips SR Certified Partner Program

Smart lighting start-up Gooee, creator of the first ‘full stack’ cloud-based ecosystem that connects lighting manufacturers to the Internet of Things (IoT), has joined Philips Lighting’s SR (Sensor Ready) certified program.
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2017-05-04

EnOcean Alliance at LFI 2017: Growing Ecosystem Combines Integrated Building Automation with IoT

At LIGHTFAIR International 2017 (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, May 9-11, 2017), the EnOcean Alliance as well as 16 of its members will demonstrate the benefits of the interoperable EnOcean ecosystem for integrated building control and self-powered Internet of Things (IoT) applications. 
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2017-05-04

LIGHTFAIR International 2017 Opens May 7 in Philadelphia

LIGHTFAIR International will open May 7 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in the 28th staging of the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference.  Tens of thousands of professionals from around the world will experience the products and knowledge transforming the future of light and technology in the Pre-Conference LIGHTFAIR Institute® (May 7 – 8) and Trade Show & Conference (May 9 – 11).
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2017-05-04

Terralux Becomes Sielo, Building Value at the Nexus of Power, Light, and Data

Terralux is announcing a new corporate identity and vision for intelligent buildings and connected lighting.  The company is now Sielo, a brand that represents cloud-based, connected building solutions at the nexus of power, light, and data.  Sielo will continue to advance LED lighting offerings for Retrofit and OEM markets, in conjunction with accelerating the LEDSENSE IoT intelligence platform.
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2017-05-03

New Cortet Lighting Control Solution Enables Manufacturers to Sell Systems and Solutions, not just Lamps & Luminaires

Cortet by CEL announced the availability of its new Cortet Lighting Control Solution (www.cortet.com) and its “Powered By Cortet” partnership program that enables lamp and luminaire OEMs to provide a full range of local and IoT connected control systems, integrated solutions and lighting accessories to their clients and customers.
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2017-04-19

Echelon Unveils InSight Cognitive Vision Technology to Enhance Safety and Reduce Outdoor Lighting Cost

Internet of Things pioneer Echelon Corporation unveiled a patent-pending cognitive vision-based technology that can enable a wide range of smart city and smart campus applications.  Echelon InSight™ utilizes artificial intelligence in vision-enabled edge devices, optimized for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications. 
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2017-04-18

LiteOn: Creating Infinite Possibilities by Advancing Automotive Lighting, Mobile & Wearable Devices, Smart Appliance & IoT, and Power Management

LiteOn has cultivated Infrared (IR) LED and automotive markets for many years. As its LED technologies advance, market demand penetration rate improves, and application categories expand, LiteOn proactively collaborates with customers to enhance LiteOn's product lines when growing together with the customers. 
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2017-03-29

Why LED Is Lighting the Way for the IoT Revolution

Even just a few short years ago, LED lighting was largely viewed as something that would be nice to have, but wasn’t exactly practical for widespread use, due in large part to the cost. Well, the so-called “LED revolution” is over, and light emitting diode lighting is the clear winner. From industrial plants and city sidewalks to home appliances and holiday decorating, LED lighting is now more common than the incandescent and fluorescent lights we all knew in the past.
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Samsung Electronics announced a new family of chip-on-board LED lighting packages, labeled the “Samsung D-series Special Color.” 

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