Cisco Marches Into Connected Lighting with New Partners - Energy Watch News

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 claim to indoor connected lighting under a new “Digital Ceiling” flag, which it unfurled here in Berlin at CiscoLive2016, a week-long gathering of over 12,000 Cisco customers, developers, and partners. Cisco’s digital ceiling initiative also includes partners from outside the lighting industry, including buildings controls giant Johnson Controls and interconnect maker Molex. The emergence of the IoT is potential gold mine for vendors. The world is spending a mind-boggling $2.5 million per second outfitting the IoT.

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