Daintree Networks, Inc., and lighting juggernaut Philips, headquartered in The Netherlands, have agreed to develop advanced lighting controls products for commercial buildings through the use of open standards such as ZigBee®. The alliance will help customers avoid vendor lock-in and ensure that their lighting systems remain interoperable.
Building owners and managers will have access to a full complement of ZigBee-based products, as well as best-of-breed technologies from a industry leader in LED lighting and a leader in commercial and industrial networked wireless controls.
“Philips is committed to providing customers with leading technology solutions to manage their energy use and create more usable, occupant-friendly environments,” says Raj Jayaraman, Vice President of 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,” adds Danny Yu, CEO of Daintree Networks. “Together, Daintree and Philips can better meet the needs of commercial buildings for large-scale, networked lighting controls.”