Philips Launches Wireless Smart Office Lighting Rather Than PoE to Reach the Masses

Philips Lighting today launched a wireless lighting-as-a-service (LaaS) initiative for commercial offices, hoping to convince building managers to implement smart Internet-connected lighting schemes that Philips has addressed to date with more expensive wired offerings based on Power over Ethernet (PoE)

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Fairhair Alliance and the ZigBee Alliance Sign Liaison Agreement to Help Create Smarter Commercial Buildings

The Fairhair Alliance and the ZigBee Alliance have signed a liaison agreement to collaborate on driving higher levels of product interoperability and standards unification in smart commercial buildings. The two organizations will explore opportunities to combine their technical specifications and

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Zigbee Alliance to Unveil Universal Language for IoT at CES 2017

Most IoT devices don’t speak the same language even if they use the same wireless technology. The Zigbee Alliance will focus on the growing momentum behind Zigbee (3.0) products and development solutions, and the alliance’s newly announced dotdot — the

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ZigBee Role in Smart SSL and the IoT May Change to Application Layer

The ZigBee Alliance and the Thread Group have announced successful demonstrations of Thread-based Internet of Things (IoT) wireless networks connecting smart devices that run what the ZigBee group is now calling the ZigBee universal language. In the past, the ZigBee

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Qualcomm Promotes Wireless LED Lamp Technology

Qualcomm announced that its Qualcomm Atheros business unit has partnered with LIFX to develop a smart, Wi-Fi-based, solid-state lighting (SSL) platform that is compatible with the AllSeen Alliance Internet of Things (IoT) platform. The partners will deliver a reference design

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ZigBee and EnOcean Alliances Collaborate

The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of organizations creating open, global standards that define the Internet of Things (IoT) for use in consumer, commercial and industrial applications, recently announced with the EnOcean Alliance, a leading consortium for battery-less, wireless smart

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Plug and Play: Alliance of Alliances Paving Way for Interoperable IoT

The ZigBee Alliance and the EnOcean Alliance are joining forces to connect the benefits of EnOcean energy harvesting wireless solutions with ZigBee 3.0 for worldwide applications, creating an open, global specification that will extend energy harvesting wireless communication to a

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Greenvity Develops Hybrid Powerline and Wireless Lighting Network

Greenvity Communications has announced the HybridMesh networking technology that the company has realized in a single IC and that supports both RF wireless and powerline communication (PLC) networks media. The company asserts that the hybrid unified network will enable seamless

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The 2015 ZigBee Resource Guide

Endorsed by the ZigBee Alliance, the ZigBee Resource Guide provides information about ZigBee standards and the organizations who are taking an active role in the low-power wireless control industry. The guide is a magazine-style solutions guide, focusing solely on products,

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A TIME OF GREAT FORTUITY IN LIGHTING BY BILL ATTARDI

It’s now time to Connect the Lighting Industry Dots on the Opportunity side. You know what a sports nut I am and one thing is certain, every time you take the field, there is the threat of losing and the

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Connected Lighting Alliance Hosts a Multi-Vendor Zigbee LED Lighting Demo at CES

Major players in lighting and controls, including Philips Lighting, Osram Sylvania, GE Lighting, Lutron, LG Electronics, and Leedarson, show interoperable SSL products at the Mammoth Consumer Electronics Show. Formed to help proliferate networked solid-state lighting (SSL) and smart lighting applications,

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News Updates for the Week of March 5

1.      Turning the Tables: U.S. Manufacturers Find Plenty of Help Selling Abroad – “Made in the USA” doesn’t necessarily have to mean “Sold in the USA.” Many U.S. manufacturers are finding a ready market for their products overseas, where certain

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News Updates for the Week of January 9

1.     The 2011 IES Progress Report Finds Its Way into Print in the January Issue of LD+ A – http://www.ies.org/PDF/ProgressReport/PR.pdf 2.     2011: The Year in Energy Efficiency – http://ase.org/efficiencynews/2011-year-energy-efficiency 3.     ZigBee Light Link: LED Lighting Control Standardized – The ZigBee® Alliance, a global ecosystem

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