Among First Three Companies to Join Schneider’s Silicon Valley Innovation Center
Boston, May 18, 2016 – Digital Lumens, the market leader in intelligent lighting systems, today announced that it has partnered with Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation. The partnership enables Schneider Electric customers to leverage the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) across a variety of building environments via Digital Lumens’ sensor-based connected lighting and next-generation analytics suite.
Digital Lumens’ systems make buildings intelligent, collecting data that can help companies be more productive, use space more efficiently, manage energy costs and gain insight into business operations across the entire enterprise. Its open API allows the company’s LightRules software platform to seamlessly integrate with third-party building management systems and provides access to an array of real-time sensor data and controls—including occupancy, temperature and energy use—from solutions such as Schneider Electric’s SmartStruxure™ solution.
As part of the partnership, Schneider Electric will add support for Digital Lumens’ sensors and software to its SmartStruxure offering, using the stream of data that LightRules generates to optimize and improve other building subsystems like HVAC, security, energy management and life safety.
“Lighting is everywhere the IoT wants to be. Our systems deploy networks of sensing points throughout buildings, on top of a data and analytics platform that can both manage the torrent of data these nodes produce and distill it into actionable insights,” said Brian Chemel, Co-Founder and CTO of Digital Lumens. “By integrating with building management systems like Schneider’s SmartStruxure solution, we can arm customers with unprecedented views into how their facilities really work. We’re excited to partner with Schneider Electric on this initiative to deliver new IoT implementations that demonstrate real business value.”
“Our Silicon Valley Innovation Center was created to work more closely with startups, like Digital Lumens, to identify and develop energy management innovations through IoT technologies that add new value for customers using Schneider Electric’s solution portfolio,” said Paul Campbell, Vice President, Innovation, Schneider Electric. “By working together to leverage connected technologies, we can tap into new capabilities that provide our customers with enhanced energy management and automation solutions that improve efficiency, sustainability, reliability and safety.”
About Digital Lumens
Digital Lumens is the market leader in enterprise-scale intelligent LED lighting systems. The company’s connected systems not only deliver up to 90% energy savings with over 2B kWh in aggregate energy savings, but also make buildings smart by generating data that can help customers be more productive, use their space more efficiently and manage energy costs across their entire enterprise. With deployments of more than 300 million square feet across more than 45 countries, Digital Lumens has the largest installed base of intelligent lighting solutions on the market, bringing the tangible benefits of Internet of Things (IoT) to commercial and industrial lighting environments worldwide. For more information, please visit www.digitallumens.com.
About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~$30 billion in FY2015, our 160,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.