As Lighting Companies Morph Into IT Firms, They Face Stiff Competition — From IT Vendors by Mark Halper - Energy Watch News


As Lighting Companies Morph Into IT Firms, They Face Stiff Competition — From IT Vendors by Mark Halper

Barclays Plc has deployed a series of heat and motion sensors that help analyze office space usage at investment banking facilities in London. It’s the sort of system that lighting vendors are offering as part of their push into the Internet of Things (IoT), with one glaring difference: Barclays does not appear to be housing the sensors within the lighting infrastructure to turn this into a smart building. Rather, it is deploying black boxes mounted underneath employees’ desks, according to a recent article by Bloomberg. The boxes, called OccupEye and provided by British company Cad-Capture, gather occupancy data and tie it into a cloud-connected dashboard system that helps Barclays decipher how efficiently or wastefully it is using space. The good news at Barclays for lighting companies is that Cad-Capture’s OccupEye system validates the concept of IoT-linked facilities analysis. http://www.ledsmagazine.com/

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One comment on “As Lighting Companies Morph Into IT Firms, They Face Stiff Competition — From IT Vendors by Mark Halper

  1. Mark, you are missing one component, the IT guys do not know crap about lighting! Have you ever seen how they like to work in their dark environments? Heck they are mushrooms!
    In all seriousness, we in the lighting industry, have to morph and take our game to a higher level. If we do not, we will become buggy whip makers!

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