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Cree Announces PoE System as part of Cisco’s Digital Ceiling Framework

Last week, Cree Inc., introduced their SmartCast Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology; an open platform that enables the Internet of Things (IoT) for buildings through improved lighting control. “Commercial lighting customers have resisted installing traditional lighting controls because of excess cost and complexity, and the majority of those who have installed controls stop using them as intended after the first year because they’re difficult to maintain”, said Norbert Hiller, executive vice president at Cree. “Cree SmartCast Technology eliminates these barriers to adoption and delivers the enormous benefit of significantly greater energy cost savings, allowing customers to finally realise the promise of lighting controls”. The solution was announced at Cisco Live! Berlin and is part of the Cisco Digital Ceiling Framework, which connects disparate systems into a single IP network to create smart connected building systems. SmartCast PoE is the first LED lighting platform to make the Cisco Digital Ceiling Framework ready for mass deployment and […]

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