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Smart Buildings

IKEA “Just Getting Started” in Smart Home Market

August 28th, 2019
Smart Buildings

The Collision of IT & OT is Shaping the Future of Buildings in the IoT Age

June 13th, 2018
Lighting

The Fate of the Humble Light Switch is at the Center of Future Lighting Design

“Is The Light Switch Doomed?” asks serial entrepreneur Andrew Weinreich during his podcast ‘Predicting Our Future’. In the episode, Weinreich poses fundamental questions on the future of lighting to several executives from leading lighting firms. “Today, you walk into a room, and if you want the lights on, you’ll flick a switch on the wall. […]

Smart Buildings

Indoor Location Ecosystems Support Vertical Solutions for Smart Buildings

This article was written by Daphne Tomlinson Independent Senior Research Associate at Memoori. With the advent of IoT platforms, advanced sensors and improvements in network connectivity, there are an increasing number of companies offering Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS) and Location Based Services (LBS) for various applications in commercial and industrial buildings. In-building location-based services can […]

Lighting

Traditional Lighting Firms Seize The IoT Opportunity

Once upon a time light fixtures just illuminated spaces and then along came the internet of things (IoT). The IoT turns “things,” like lights, into connected things. As buildings became smart buildings, lighting found itself in the perfect position to act as a platform for a wide variety of IoT applications. The ceiling has long […]

Lighting

Philips Launches Wireless Lighting-As-A-Service, Offering Smartness Without The Capex

“Digital transformation leaders will no longer view buildings merely as places to shelter employees from the elements but will use them to support heightened employee productivity and tools for business growth,” predicts Andrew Hewitt of Forrester Research. In late April, one such “digital transformation leader,” Philips Lighting, launched a new wireless connected lighting system aimed […]

Smart Buildings

Strategic Alliances Focusing on the Building Internet of Things Gain Prominence

This article was written by Daphne Tomlinson of Tomlinson Business Research. Partnerships focusing on IoT solutions in buildings have gained prominence in the past year. We have tracked over 30 alliances announced since January 2016 between the main building technology incumbents, IT partners and specialised IoT platform providers. This excludes strategic investments, minority stakes, and […]

Lighting

OSRAM Joins the Lighting Divestment Bandwagon

The divestment and realignment trend continues in the lighting sector as another market leader sells off its luminaries business and refocuses efforts on smarter technology. Munich-based OSRAM made a number of moves towards location based services and connectivity technology in the past few weeks and announced the sale of its lamps group Ledvance to a […]

Smart Buildings

The Triple Bottom Line Of Sustainable Building

“Although they are not taking it for granted, forward-thinking developers, owners, and tenants have started treating sustainability as a given — they simply assume that maximizing sustainability is part of their brief,” states a new report from Philips on “living” smart buildings. The report considers the development of attitudes towards sustainable building. Namely how the […]

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