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Boston — Business Wire — May 18, 2016 — Digital Lumens, a provider of intelligent lighting systems, announced that it has partnered with Schneider Electric, a specialist in energy management and automation. The partnership enables Schneider Electric customers to leverage the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) across a variety of building environments via Digital Lumens’ sensor-based connected lighting and next-generation analytics suite.
Digital Lumens’ systems make buildings intelligent, collecting data that can help companies be more productive, use space more efficiently, manage energy costs, and gain insight into business operations across the entire enterprise.
Its open API allows the company’s LightRules software platform to seamlessly integrate with third-party building management systems and provides access to an array of real-time sensor data and controls — including occupancy, temperature, and energy use — from solutions such as Schneider Electric’s SmartStruxure solution.
As part of the partnership, Schneider Electric will add support for Digital Lumens' sensors and software to its SmartStruxure offering, using the stream of data that LightRules generates to optimize and improve other building subsystems like HVAC, security, energy management, and life safety.
“Lighting is everywhere the IoT wants to be. Our systems deploy networks of sensing points throughout buildings, on top of a data and analytics platform that can both manage the torrent of data these nodes produce and distill it into actionable insights,” said Brian Chemel, co-founder and CTO, Digital Lumens. “By integrating with building management systems like Schneider's SmartStruxure solution, we can arm customers with unprecedented views into how their facilities really work. We're excited to partner with Schneider Electric on this initiative to deliver new IoT implementations that demonstrate real business value.”
Paul Campbell, vice president, innovation, Schneider Electric, added, “Our Silicon Valley Innovation Center was created to work more closely with startups, like Digital Lumens, to identify and develop energy management innovations through IoT technologies that add new value for customers using Schneider Electric’s solution portfolio. By working together to leverage connected technologies, we can tap into new capabilities that provide our customers with enhanced energy management and automation solutions that improve efficiency, sustainability, reliability, and safety.”