Cisco Stokes PoE Lighting Push with Dedicated Ethernet Switch, Signs Up Marriott

The IT company’s Digital Building Ethernet box will support lighting, heating, security, and other building operations without the electricity losses associated with some PoE schemes. Hoping to solve some of the shortcomings of Power-over-Ethernet technology, Cisco Systems introduced a new

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Towering PoE: Philips, Cisco Wire Madrid Skyscraper with IoT Lighting

In one of the largest known installations yet of Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) lighting, Philips and Cisco are wiring the 400-ft Torre Europa in Madrid’s financial district with the smart LED technology. Philips said it has equipped 14 of the skyscraper’s 32

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Verizon acquires Sensity……..Disintermediation personified? by Chris Brown

Repeating the question I asked two years ago at Strategies in Light……when technology gorillas and lighting manufacturers align, who will be driving? Here is what I wrote back in 2014, speaking about DISINTERMEDIATION: “I’m not convinced that most lighting distribution

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The IoT Will Transform Companies from Product Sellers into Service Firms (LaaS)

Rowan Trollope, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco’s IoT and applications group, said that by embedding chips in products — such as lamps — and connecting them to the Internet, companies can stay in constant touch with customers,

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Cisco CEO Rules Out Acquiring a Lighting Company

Yesterday Cisco Systems CEO Chuck Robbins dampened any speculation that Cisco might purchase an LED lighting company, when he told LEDs Magazine that the networking giant prefers to take the partnering route. Cisco has forged more than 20 partnerships with

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Data Center Taps Power Over Ethernet Lighting For Extra Big Energy Savings

A Long Island data center has installed Power over Ethernet LED lighting at a new 40,000-ft2 facility, where it hopes the technology leads to 70% less energy consumption than “conventional” low-energy LED lighting would. mindSHIFT Technologies is running both electricity

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Philips Ramps Up IoT Push with Vodafone

Fresh into a partnership with IT giant Cisco, Philips pushed lighting further into digital connectivity today, announcing more alliances with non-lighting stalwarts such as Vodafone, and launching a Dubai trial with a retail chain using LED lights that track and

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Power Over Ethernet Lighting Picks Up Pace with Cisco Partners

Hardware vendor Molex — anointed two weeks ago by networking giant Cisco as a connected lighting partner — teamed with UK software firm amBX to offer Power over Ethernet (PoE) lighting for commercial buildings, and Cisco hinted at new gear

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No Light Switches at Cisco’s Own Berlin Smart Building

openBerlin is one of nine Cisco innovation centers around the world where Cisco and startups hash out ideas and co-develop next-generation networking technologies such as smart lighting. “You don’t see any light switches here,” said Bernd Heinrichs, managing director of

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Cisco Marches Into Connected Lighting with New Partners

The networking giant’s Philips alliance for connected lighting was just a start now that it has announced 15 new collaborators, including Cree. LEDs in the “digital ceiling” are key to its huge Internet of Things push. Cisco is staking its

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Cree Announces SmartCast PoE with Cisco to Enable IoT

SmartCast PoE is the first LED lighting platform that makes the Cisco® Digital Ceiling framework ready for mass deployment and adoption. Cree’s SmartCast PoE embeds intelligence to make buildings more efficient and people more productive, while delivering far better light

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Philips Teams With Cisco and Dutch Energy Utility Alliander on Smart Lighting Project

The threesome teamed with a private-public group called Amsterdam Smart City, Dutch telecoms giant KPN, and others to install a connected lighting scheme and public Wi-Fi at Hoekenrodeplein, a large modern square with shops, hotels, and music that’s near Amsterdam

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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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POE: POWER OVER ETHERNET OR PHILIPS OVER EVERYONE ELSE? By Chris Brown

-Or should it be BoE… “Beginning of End” for some lighting distributors. Illumigeddon got real last month with the announcement of an alliance between Philips and Cisco to promote PoE and networked lighting. I asked the question in 2014: When

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Philips in Lighting Partnerships with Cisco, SAP and Bosch

Philips will become their preferred supplier for networked lighting. Though the companies did not provide financial details of the partnerships and the deals are not exclusive, the tie-ups could enhance the prospects for Philips’ lighting division as the Dutch group

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Philips, Cisco on Brink of Connected Lighting Partnership

Details of the hook-up between the world’s largest lighting company, Philips, and $49.2 billion Internet stalwart Cisco, are still sketchy. But it will almost certainly include using Ethernet cables to provide low-voltage electricity to LED lighting and to use those

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U.S. DOE Inaugural Connected Lighting Systems Meeting November 16, 2015 • Portland, Oregon

Will gather top experts from the lighting, semiconductor, and IT industries to share perspectives and lay the groundwork for government/industry collaboration. Join DOE and top experts for a full day of informative sessions and open dialogue with technologists outside your

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Sensity Systems Announces Strategic Investments

Sensity Systems Inc., the pioneer of Light Sensory Networks (LSNs), has closed a private funding round of $36 million led by Cisco Investments and includes industry leaders Acuity Brands, GE Ventures and Simon Venture Group. Sensity has now raised a

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Cisco, Sprint Helping Kansas City Become Smart and Connected

Deployment of a Smart+Connected City framework is underway in Kansas City, Missouri, to transform urban services and enhance the citizen experience. As part of this framework, Cisco is working with a group of business partners to bring together an ecosystem

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Smart LED Lighting Will Cut Energy Consumption By Up to 30%

Cisco data suggests that smart LED lighting will cut our energy consumption by up to 30 percent. According to Ian Foddering, CTO of Cisco UK and Ireland, the way things are starting to change is thinking of Light as a

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