Legrand Joins Cisco Digital Ceiling Framework, Deploys PoE LED Lighting for Launch Fishers

Legrand®, a global leader in high-performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced it has joined the Cisco Digital Ceiling framework. Along with Superior Essex and Platformatics, Legrand will deploy an intelligent Power over Ethernet-based LED lighting system at the Launch Fishers office building in Fishers, Indiana.

The facility is a 52,000 square foot building located in the Northeast Commerce Park. The project is part of an upgrade for an open-space concept for entrepreneurs that required high tech amenities such as occupancy sensors, intelligent LED lighting and high speed data directly into the building's infrastructure.

As part of the upgrade in the Launch Fishers office facility, 10,000 square feet of space will be transformed into a large work area with 26 conference rooms. These conference rooms could then be tailored to meet the needs of existing or future occupants, and adapt to future changes in the office structure.

The first phase of the retrofit will include the installation of Power over Ethernet (PoE) Intelligent LED lighting solutions while also future-proofing it with other PoE-based technologies in the designated 10,000 square foot space. The installation of Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series switches will be used as the networking backbone for Cisco Digital Ceiling framework at Launch Fishers.

Legrand's role in the Cisco Digital Ceiling framework is a prime example of how industry leaders are working together to help enterprises embrace the Internet of Things. This initiative brings together solution providers to help companies digitize their business by connecting building services via a single converged IP network. This evolution to "convergence" results in a smarter building that is seamlessly and securely connected – easier to manage, more efficient, improving productivity, safety and the comfort of occupants.

"There's never been a better time for innovative enterprises like Launch Fishers to rethink the way they manage building systems," said Tony Shakib, VP of IoT Vertical Solutions, Cisco. "With the age of IoT opening a new era of digital buildings, the Launch Fisher offices are an example of higher-value IoT solutions for the spaces where people live and work."

"It was imperative for us to offer our members a work environment that not only offered a higher level of efficiency in terms of building systems management, but also promoted the productivity and positive, innovative thinking we associate with our entrepreneurs," says John Wechsler, CEO of Launch Fishers. "We saw lighting as one major area in which we could significantly improve these aspects of the work space and add significant value to our tenant experience."

With this collaboration, Legrand will showcase its solutions supporting the Digital Ceiling community at the upcoming Cisco Live 2016 in Las Vegas, NV this July 10-14 (Booth# 2436). Legrand's booth at Cisco Live will showcase its breadth of solutions highlighted in three spaces: leading-edge data center, modern-day telecom room and smart workspaces. In addition to the main booth, Legrand and Superior Essex will also be featured in the Digital Ceiling Ecosystem pavilion demonstrating the value and efficiency of power, light and data over a converged infrastructure.

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