Siemens Partners with Alibaba to Power Industrial IoT in China

Siemens and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Monday to partner to foster the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) in China. The two companies will leverage each other’s technology and industry

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Siemens Re-Enters the Lighting Business, Via the IoT

Five years after spinning off its Osram lighting subsidiary and thereby dumping its bulb baggage, Siemens AG is back in the lighting business. This time, however, there isn’t a light bulb in sight, at least not as a revenue driver.

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DLC Adds Amerlux’s Quick-Line To Qualified Product List

Decision May Shorten Payback Period by 25 Percent OAKLAND, N.J. – June 26, 2018 – Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, announced today the return on investment for its linear Quick-Line product has materially improved, following the decision of the

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Synergistic Buildings and the Rise of IoT by Michael C. Skurla

IoT applications will bubble up as the static world of ‘cold data’ transitions to actionable ‘hot data’. Leaving Light + Building this year, two things were clear to me. First, smart is a prefix the lighting industry has embraced. Second,

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Amerlux’s New Retrofit Coach Style Lantern Delivers ‘More, Better, Faster’

New Light-Weight Pedestrian Light Makes Installation a Breeze OAKLAND, N.J. – June 19, 2018 – Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, announced today it has launched a game-changing pedestrian light that delivers light more efficiently and turns post-top mounting into

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Wireless Technologies to Comprise 55% of Connectivity IC Shipments in 2018

Driven by the colossal Internet of Things (IoT) opportunity, wireless technologies – including wireless local area network (WLAN), Bluetooth, cellular and low-power wireless – will account for 55% of connectivity integrated circuit (IC) shipments in 2018, according to IHS Markit.

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Interest in Smart Buildings Is Growing by William Atkinson

Until recently, smart buildings were often thought of individually. These days, they are becoming a trend unto themselves-a real force. As a result, opportunities for electrical contractors, both in traditional electrical work, but especially in low-voltage work, are expected to

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Blackbaud World Headquarters Showcases the Future of Intelligent Lighting for Commercial Offices

As Blackbaud Inc., the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, prepares to turn on the lights and welcome employees to its new 172,000 square foot world headquarters, an innovative lighting platform from Current, powered by GE will enable

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Siemens Drives Digital Transformation in Buildings with Acquisition of Enlighted Siemens

Building Technologies Division is acquiring Enlighted Inc., a leading provider of smart IoT (Internet of Things) systems in buildings, headquartered in the Silicon Valley. The company is a successful player in the smart building industry, bringing an advanced digital sensory

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Zumtobel and Austrian Energy Utility Gear Up Their Lighting-As-A-Service Alliance

While the lighting industry is indeed busy seeking partnerships with information technology firms to help chase the Internet of Things (IoT), Zumtobel Group has served a reminder that another industry — energy — can also provide synergies worthy of alliances,

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Deco Lighting and Molex Collaborate on IoT and POE-Ready LED Lighting

Molex of Lisle, Illinois announced the addition of Deco Lighting’s PoE-Ready Vector 2 LED light fixtures to its design portfolio of Molex PoE-Ready products. The new fixtures are part of the collaboration between the two companies. Molex says that its

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Osram Cuts Earnings and Sales Forecast

The elephant came to the front of the IoT lighting room, as Osram warned that fiscal year 2018 revenue will grow only about half as much as previously forecast, hitting earnings and forcing layoffs that the company hopes to eventually

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Gooee’s IoT Test Lab

Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, the test lab is a purpose built 14,000 sq. ft testing facility, designed to test all aspects of the wireless mesh network + develop a suite of test programs to validate cloud and gateway functions,

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Retrolux and Greenlight IoT Partner

According to Retrolux, the new alliance with the help of its software will enable lighting retrofit companies, energy service companies (ESCOs), and contractors to fully prepare, accurately quote and streamline the commissioning of smart lighting systems. The company contends that

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Connected Lighting Boosted Sales with Key Customers

The giant E.Leclerc retail store in Langon in southwestern France has reported that revenue rose between 34 per cent and 42 per cent from certain customers who over the last few months wirelessly connected their smartphones to Bluetooth-equipped ceiling lights

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Acuity Brands, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Lucid Design Group, Inc.

An Oakland, CA-based provider of building analytics through its industry-leading BuildingOS® business intelligence platform.  The Company believes the combination of Lucid’s BuildingOS platform and Acuity Brands’ large installed base of networked sensors for lighting and building automation controls and its

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What Smart Cities Will Mean for Electrical Contractors

To name just a few, some of the skill sets electrical contractors are likely to need most will be an understanding of smart electrical grids, new lighting technologies and power backup installations. Additionally, the lighting technology used in the smart

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Walmart and Current Announce 1.5 Million LED Luminaire Milestone Across 6000 Stores

Walmart and Current, powered by GE used the National Retail Federation Big Show to announce that their long partnership in energy-efficient LED lighting has reached more than 1.5 million luminaires installed in the retailer’s stores, parking lots, distribution centers, and

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Acuity Adds Phunware as an IoT Partner for SSL-Based Location Services

Acuity Brands continues to expand its smart lighting and Internet of Things (IoT) partner ecosystem with the latest partner being mobile software specialist Phunware. Phunware offers a technology stack that enables its customers to easily build apps that can leverage

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Gooee Adds Koopman Interlight to Top Partnership Tier for IoT Lighting

Gooee has added a third luminaire maker to its top tier of partners, naming Holland’s Koopman Interlight as the latest company in the “platinum innovation” program that provides early access to Gooee’s Internet of Things (IoT) software and hardware. Interlight

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