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Smart Lighting Solutions for Energy-Efficient and Healthier Environment

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 Smart Lighting Solutions for Energy-Efficient and Healthier Environment - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Networks & Connectivity - Ethernet
  • Sensors - Optical Sensors
Applicable Industries
  • Buildings
  • Cement
Applicable Functions
  • Maintenance
  • Product Research & Development
Use Cases
  • Construction Management
  • Smart Lighting
Services
  • System Integration
The Challenge
The customer, a leading American manufacturer of connectivity solutions, wanted to expand their business to the enterprise segment by launching a unique smart modular lighting solution for interconnected commercial spaces such as modern workplaces, data centers, educational institutions, and healthcare facilities. They also needed a solution to lower the energy consumption of their existing IT infrastructure thereby reducing operational costs. The customer was looking for a comprehensive smart lighting solution with faster connectivity, interoperability, and high energy efficiency. The challenge was to develop a solution that could integrate with the existing infrastructure, provide in-depth analytics, and offer a user-friendly interface.
The Customer

American manufacturer of connectivity solutions

About The Customer
The customer is a leading American manufacturer of connectivity solutions offering a comprehensive range of products across the electric, thermal, lighting, and fibre optics sectors. With its powerful in-class technology expertise, the organisation has been delivering engineering excellence and enhanced energy efficiency to its end-users spread across 40+ countries. The customer wanted to expand their business to the enterprise segment by launching a unique smart modular lighting solution for interconnected commercial spaces. They also needed a solution to lower the energy consumption of their existing IT infrastructure thereby reducing operational costs.
The Solution
Softdel developed a comprehensive power over Ethernet (PoE) enabled intelligent lighting solution. The solution included sensor integration and gateway firmware development, a lighting control application with embedded intelligence, and an operating system independent API module development for third party integrations, with support for load balancing. A cloud-based (Azure) platform was provided that offered in-depth analytics and a user-friendly dashboard. The solution also included an application for system configuration and commissioning, integration with Cisco EnergyWise, and a mobile application to control the smart lighting solution. Softdel integrated the highly secure PoE standard with BACnet protocol for effortless interoperability with building management systems (BMS). A network engine module was developed to provide the customer with better network health status. The solution was further enhanced by adding automation controls, mode controls, and task-oriented controls, along with advanced lighting functionalities for a more personalised experience.
Operational Impact
  • The integrated solution equipped the customer's lighting system with predictive and preventive maintenance capabilities, fostering better real-time reporting and optimising costs. The solution combines the latest industry standards with embedded intelligence to create a secure infrastructure for the customer’s smart lighting solution. Powered by BACnet and PoE-reliant technology, the solution effectively provides solutions for monitoring daylight, humidity, air quality, energy consumption, etc., thus enabling better energy cost savings for the customer. Softdel’s smart lighting environment ensures that the customer has access to controlled and comfortable natural light, which consequently enhances overall wellbeing, promotes learning, and sharpens concentration.

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