View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
January 21, 2015

IoT device helps shed light on Smart buildings

The AS721x daylight helps address the growing challenges of energy-saving lighting mandates.

By

Semiconductor manufacturer ams AG is looking to help lighting manufacturers increase energy efficiency after unveiling a chip-scale, smart lighting manager system for the Internet of Things (IoT).

The AS721x Autonomous Daylight Manager integrates Broadcom’s flagship WICED development system with photopic sensors built with nano-optic filters, which is designed to manage luminaires and light fixtures within homes and buildings.

The company said the approach will help lighting manufacturers address the growing challenges of energy-saving lighting mandates, including daylight controls.

It added that AS721x delivers accurate lumen maintenance over time and temperature variations, and allows connected luminaire systems to respond to building- or space-level commands and controls, thereby cutting down on costs.

"The AS721X family of smart lighting silicon photonics sensor solutions create a natural Internet of Things (IoT) sensor hub within smart buildings, which results in an Internet of Awareness through the convergence of IoT-connected lighting and sensor fusion," said AMS’s head of Emerging Sensor Strategies Sajol Ghoshal.

"The AS721X family, with Broadcom’s groundbreaking, easy-to-use connectivity from their WICED Smart Bluetooth and SmartBridge platform, delivers a secure, plug-and-play connection to the IoT for big data aggregation and the anticipated wave of machine learning."

Sid Shaw, Broadcom’s senior product line manager, Wireless Connectivity, added: "ams’ ground-breaking sensor-integrated manager series addresses head-on the lighting industry’s desire for technically feasible integrated controls that are also cost- and space-effective.

Content from our partners
How to combat the rise in cyberattacks
Why email is still the number one threat vector
Why HR must take firm steps to become a more data-driven function

"Combined with ubiquitous and standards based BT Smart connectivity, it’s a solution that will truly revolutionise the lighting industry, delivering the kind of network-connected system approach that exemplifies the power of the Internet of Things."

Websites in our network
NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
I consent to New Statesman Media Group collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU