New IoT Platform from Acuity Brands Helps Evaluate and Plan Space Allocation Through Lighting

Acuity Brands introduced Atrius Spaces, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform service that helps customers manage space utilization using a building’s occupancy data. Atrius Spaces, which includes a web application and an application programming interface (API), can be used to

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Cheryl English Assumes Presidency of the IES (2017-2018)

Effective July 1, 2017, Cheryl English succeeds Shirley Coyle. Cheryl English has been a member of the IES for 35 years. She has worked for Acuity Brands in a number of positions including application design, testing, education and marketing, culminating

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Local Players Dominate LED Lighting Fixtures Market

The growth of the global lighting fixtures market, revenue-wise, is estimated to touch US$215.29 billion by 2021 end. The market will grow at a CAGR of 6.9% till 2021, according to a Transparency Market Research (TMR) study. North America will

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OLED World Summit to be Held 21-22 SEP in San Francisco

Smithers Apex announced the 2017 OLEDs World Summit program agenda: http://www.oledsworldsummit.com/2017 It will focus on the current state of the market, new applications and innovations and what the future holds for OLEDs with presentations from Cynora, Acuity Brands, Kateeva, JOLED,

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Acuity Brands Bets the House on IoT

The company is hoping to continue to provide and expand its comprehensive set of IoT offerings, by combining luminaires and building management controls together. IoT sensors implanted in LEDs have the ability to collect analytical information on the behavior of

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Acuity Pads Its Indoor-Positioning Push With Shopping Cart Trackers

LED lighting vendor Acuity Brands has added another arrow to its quiver of indoor-positioning technology, introducing a wireless system that tracks shopping carts around stores in order to provide retailers with information on floor traffic and also to keep tabs

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Lighting Based Indoor Positioning Revolutionizes US Stores

Acuity Brands claims it has now deployed lighting-based indoor positioning systems (IPS) in swathes of retail space across the US. The company made the boast in a joint show of force with Microsoft, with which Acuity has been developing IoT

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Local Players Dominate LED Lighting Fixtures Market

The growth of the global lighting fixtures market, revenue-wise, is estimated to touch US$215.29 billion by 2021 end. The market will grow at a CAGR of 6.9% till 2021, according to a Transparency Market Research (TMR) study. North America will

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Acuity Adds Wireless Capabilities to Its Digital Lighting Controls

Acuity Brands has extended its nLight digital lighting control system with a kit that adds wireless control capabilities. The new nLightAIR platform includes luminaires equipped with Acuity eldoLED LED drivers, a battery powered wall switch and an app called Clairity.

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Acuity Joins AD’s Electrical Division Effective Jan. 1

Ed Crawford, AD’s President of the Electrical Division added in the release, “As a long-time supporter of AD Canada, Acuity Brands has consistently demonstrated the ability to outperform the category and drive significant innovation and volume growth. At AD, we

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Acuity Brands, Inc. Acquired 100 Percent of DGLogik

A San Francisco Bay Area-based provider of innovative software solutions that enable and visualize the Internet of Things (IoT). DGLogik’s solutions provide users with the intelligence to better manage energy usage and improve facility performance. Its customizable applications and dashboards

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Acuity Brands Instructor LED Training

Acuity Brands continues to lead in lighting, controls and daylighting educational seminars. Our breadth of training capabilities and locations exposes all customers to our latest innovations that accentuate the architectural space, improve lighting quality, save energy and integrate lighting with

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DOE Publishes GATEWAY Report on OLED Lighting in an Office Setting

The U.S. Department of Energy has released a report on the first GATEWAY demonstration involving OLED lighting. Aurora Lighting Design, Inc., in Grayslake, IL, installed Acuity Brands’ TriliaTM OLED lighting system in September 2014. The new report recounts the experiences

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Differing Paths to Lighting Success by David Gordon

Acuity and Cree shared calendar Q1 lighting success. So, let’s look at what they said and what it could mean. Acuity quarterly report (their Q2 fiscal year) • Overall “outstanding results” • Net sales increased 26% to $787M! 12th quarter

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Acuity’s Bytelight in Deal with Qualcomm

Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., is working closely with Acuity Brands in the commercial deployment of LED lighting fixtures/services (marketed by Acuity Brands as Bytelight™ Services) that use Qualcomm® Lumicast™ technology to bring indoor positioning capabilities and services to retailers. Unlike RF-based

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Why Acuity Reminds Me of Dell by Tom Quinn

By disintermediating distribution, Dell traded the extended reach and leveraged “feet on the street” typically offered by a distribution partner for a direct relationship with the end customer. Eliminating the ~40% gross margin that the distributors were enjoying, Dell managed

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Simon Property Group and Acuity Brands Kicks off Pilot Smart Parking Lot Lighting Projects in Atlanta and Florida

A pilot program will employ outdoor LED lighting systems to monitor parking lot vehicle counts and occupancy data to facilitate the efficient management of traffic and parking. The pilot will be conducted at Lenox Square in Atlanta, GA and Florida

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The Lighting Market Change by David Gordon

http://www.electricaltrends.com/2016/01/the-lighting-market-change.html Recently a number of lighting announcements were made that when aggregated,, represent significant change in the lighting industry … and may encourage distributors to re-evaluate their approach to the product category. Here’s what’s happened: • Philips announced a strategic

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Acuity, Microsoft to Jointly Show Lighting-Based IoT Services for Retail Trade at NY Confab

In a move underscoring that the IT and lighting world are in full-swing convergence, Acuity announced that it will show its LED-based indoor positioning technology at Microsoft’s Retail Industry Group booth at the National Retail Federation’s annual convention and exhibition

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Acuity Brands Acquires GeoMetri

GeoMetri, LLC, is a provider of a software and services platform for mapping, navigation and analytics. The acquisition adds advanced indoor mapping and navigation capabilities to the ByteLight(TM) indoor positioning technology solution from Acuity Brands, which helps retailers deliver a

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