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Home services and the internet of things… winners take all

August 17, 2020

  By F. Javier Bustos Ugarte The omnipresence of IoT represents a significant opportunity for home service providers. The question is: who will come out on top? IoT is here to stay The internet of things (IoT) represents the latest

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A smart platform for wireless lighting controls: Bluetooth mesh

June 24, 2020

The open and secure nature of the Bluetooth mesh standard provides a reliable alternative to single-vendor systems.

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Bluetooth SIG and DiiA to accelerate IoT-enabled commercial lighting

June 3, 2020

June 3, 2020 – The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG)—the trade association overseeing Bluetooth technology—and the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA), the global alliance of Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) companies, announced they are collaborating to accelerate the adoption of

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The convergence of smart commercial lighting and biophilic design

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020 – As I write this, I am lucky enough to be able to somewhat offset the stresses of self-isolation of COVID-19 with a home office with windows. The ability to relax with exposure to the outside world

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Lighten your energy load with smart building technologies

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020 – Is your business using everything in its power (pun intended) to stay competitive? Optimizing your company’s energy efficiency doesn’t just reduce overall energy costs—it can also help you edge out the competition and improve your bottom

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Zigbee and DiiA collaborate to standardize DALI-Zigbee gateways

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020 – The Zigbee Alliance and the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) say they are working together to bring further standardization and system interoperability to the IoT luminaires space, with the aim of helping stakeholders “realize the benefits

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Schneider Electric, Siemens and Honeywell named leading commercial facility intelligent building software providers

April 23, 2020

A new report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 14 intelligent building software providers and their platforms for commercial facilities, and names Schneider Electric, Siemens and Honeywell as the leading players in the market. The report, called

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Outdoor LED luminaires earn Zhaga-D4i certification

April 21, 2020

The Zhaga Consortium (Zhaga) and the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) have reached a key milestone in their joint Zhaga-D4i certification program: several outdoor luminaires from Signify and Schréder have been certified according to this new program. As a result

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Q&A with Justin Bean, global director of smart spaces marketing at Hitachi Vantara

April 15, 2020

By Kavita Sabharwal-Chomiuk   Hitachi Vantara, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., brings together over 100 years of experience in operational technology (OT) and more than 60 years in information technology (IT) to provide data insights into a business’ operations,

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Upgrading lighting to impactfully lower emissions

December 12, 2019

By Luis Ramirez   Sustainability is a top priority for companies of all sizes, and today nearly 600 worldwide have formally adopted ambitious science-based targets for lowering emissions. Reducing environmental impact and conserving natural resources aren’t just good publicity, they’re