Philips Allies with Daintree on ZigBee Wireless Lighting Controls
Daintree Networks, Inc., and Royal Philips Electronics announced in July 2012 an agreement to develop advanced lighting controls products for commercial buildings through the use of open standards such as ZigBee, helping customers avoid vendor lock-in while ensuring that their lighting systems are interoperable today and into the future. Building owners and managers will have access to a full complement of ZigBee-based products, as well as best-of-breed technologies from the industry leader in LED lighting, Philips, and the leader in commercial and industrial networked wireless controls, Daintree.
“Philips is committed to providing customers with leading technology solutions to manage their energy use and create more usable, occupant-friendly environments,” said Raj Jayaraman, Vice President, Philips Lighting. “Working with Daintree Networks, we can create innovative software platforms that provide interoperable wireless networking, intelligent controls through industry standards and help drive this energy-saving technology.”
Through this agreement, Philips will work with Daintree Networks to ensure that company products can integrate with Daintree’s software and controllers to create an expanded line of networked, wireless controls solutions. Every sensor, switch and light fixture becomes part of a large-scale wireless communications network, with bi-directional messaging. With systems that are easy to design and flexible enough to be adapted as the needs of a space change, building owners will be able to adopt full lighting solutions with confidence. The two companies have already been working closely, both on technical integration and joint customer projects.
“Our collaboration with Philips is proof positive of the power of intelligent, wireless lighting controls to save energy and improve lighting management,” said Danny Yu, CEO, Daintree Networks. “Together, Daintree and Philips can better meet the needs of commercial buildings for large-scale, networked lighting controls.”
About the collaborators:
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips employs approximately 122,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 22.6 billion in 2011, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.
Daintree Networks is revolutionizing the way commercial and industrial buildings intelligently manage and reduce their energy use. Daintree provides industry-leading wireless lighting controls solutions, delivering substantial energy efficiency improvements and occupant-friendly work environments, all in a more cost-effective way than ever before.
Since its founding in 2003, Daintree Networks has been a pioneer in wireless mesh networking, with nearly 400 customers using its industry-standard design verification and operational support tool. The company has brought this extensive experience to bear in developing the market’s first truly open and interoperable platform for wireless lighting controls.