Osram Pilots Smart Building IoT Solution at Canadian University

Advancement of IoT technology enables integration of lighting and other application to improve efficiency of energy usage and save electricity cost. Commercial real estate owners are therefore actively seeking the benefits of data-driven, real-time applications that will modernize a business

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Cybersecurity Challenges Lighting Industry by Craig DiLouie

Connected lighting and the Internet of Things (IoT) promise extraordinary enhanced value for buildings, but this connectivity introduces data privacy and security risks. These issues are growing in importance in the lighting industry, which has the advantage of adopting established

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What Is 5G? Everything You Need to Know by Mike Moore

5G networks are the next generation of mobile internet connectivity, offering faster speeds and more reliable connections on smartphones and other devices than ever before. Combining cutting-edge network technology and the very latest research, 5G should offer connections that are

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Smart Lighting and IoT Service for the Future Offices

What will offices be like in the future? Current by GE and Osram provided some insights about how offices evolve with technology and noted that connectivity and smart lighting might be the fundamental infrastructure for setting up the future offices.

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Zumtobel CEO: Li-Fi Will Play A Decisive Role

Li-Fi got another boost from the old guard today, as the CEO of venerable lighting maker Zumtobel endorsed the technology’s potential following a trial with pioneer pureLiFi ahead of a joint display by the two companies at the Mobile World

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Australian IoT Vendor Buddy Acquires Lighting Company LIFX for $51m

Australian Internet of Things (IoT) vendor Buddy Platform on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a binding agreement to fully acquire San Francisco-headquartered smart lighting vendor LIFX for about $51 million in a cash and stock transaction. As part

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GE and SYLVANIA Release LED Light Bulbs Connecting Google Assistant to Accelerate IoT Lighting

In the beginning of 2019, GE Lighting announced that it is deepening its C by GE portfolio which features hub-free IoT smart lighting with Google Assistant control. The Made-for-Google products are able to connect with Google’s system and be controlled

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WHITE PAPER: How to Overcome the Security Challenges of Smart Lighting

Provided by arm IoT-powered lighting systems are backbones for smart building applications such as energy harvesting, space optimization, and predictive maintenance. Along with the many benefits of smart lighting, its ubiquity and connectivity also make it a target for cybercriminals.

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Signify’s Interact Pro Unlocks IoT-Connected Lighting

Signify recently announced Interact Pro, the latest addition to its Interact IoT-ready portfolio, a multi-tasking, smart lighting system and software developed specifically for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Interact Pro is an intuitive app and dashboard allowing SMBs to control

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California Passes IoT Cybersecurity Law

In September, California passed SB-327, a cybersecurity law that will affect manufacturers of Internet of Things (IoT) and operational technology (OT) devices. The law, which goes into effect January 1, 2020, will require manufacturers of “connected devices” to equip these

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Osram Adds to IoT Stable with Software Partnership for Commercial Property

Osram continues to widen its stable of smart building technologies, this time partnering with a software company to gather and analyze data about workplace and building usage via luminaires equipped with Osram wireless sensors in the US and Canada. The

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Amerlux Moves Beyond LEDs With Avista 7-Pin Option

New Technology Transforms Lighting from Fixture to Foundation of Smart Cities   OAKLAND, N.J. – Sept. 18, 2018 –Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, announced today the launch of a hi-tech, electrical receptacle for its Avista light engine that will

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Capitalize on the Intersection of Commercial Lighting and IoT by Chuck Piccirillo, Osram Digital Systems

Lighting is ubiquitous — it’s in every space within a building. It is the perfect conduit for collecting information on what is happening in a building at any given time, because it is ideally located in the space and is

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LED Business Not Very Profitable in Past Fiscal Year; IoT is the One Bright Spot

With the beginning of September comes the start of the new fiscal year for the LED business. Unfortunately, the report card for most LED makers and LED lighting makers has not been good. In recent years the LED lighting industry

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Are Smart Cities the Future of Humanity? by Anna Kucirkova

Digital technology has provided society with hundreds of advances that make life easier and better for everyone. From the personal computer to the internet to the smartphone to the Internet of Things, we are increasingly living in a technologically driven

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Zhaga Spec Allows IoT Upgradability

The Zhaga Consortium, a global association of lighting companies that is standardizing interfaces of components of LED luminaires, has published Edition 1 of a new specification that helps to bring the Internet of Things (IoT) to outdoor LED lighting fixtures.

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Siemens Acquires Mendix

Siemens has signed an agreement to acquire Mendix, a pioneer and leader in cloud native low code application development. Read more at tED Magazine.

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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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