Wipro Lighting has partnered with networking giant Cisco to become its ‘Digital Building Solutions’ provider for connected lighting in India. This tie-up will leverage Wipro Lighting’s Power over Ethernet (PoE) based solutions and Cisco’s ‘Digital Building Solutions’ framework to create flexible lighting solutions for modern workspaces, according to the announcement.
The collaboration will allow better user experience, reduce power consumption and operating expenses as well as reap the benefit of Internet of Things (IoT) in workspaces.
The tie-up will enable Wipro Lighting to simplify convergence of its lighting solutions with building automation systems over IP without compromising lighting efficiency, maintenance, product life and security, the Press release stated.
In the announcement, Wipro noted: “A common goal of facilities managers worldwide is to run their buildings with high service levels, while delivering cost savings and environmental benefits through reduced power consumption. At the same time, changing nature of work, workforce demographics requires a workspace that will help employees work more comfortably and effectively. Lighting makes up approximately 40 percent of a building’s electricity bill; this coupled with raising energy consumption by commercial buildings is pushing the demand for smart and connected lighting solutions.”
“This joint effort is aimed at helping corporate real estate managers and facilities heads deliver better user experience, save on energy and operating expenses as well as reap the benefit of Internet of Things (IoT) in workspaces”, it added.
As next steps, the Cisco Digital Building Solutions framework will allow building managers to extend the benefits of the IoT throughout their facilities by converging multiple building networks including lighting, heating, cooling, IP video, IoT sensors and more through a highly secure and intelligent network platform.
Daisy Chittilapilly, Managing Director, Partner Organization, Cisco India and SAARC, said, “Lighting is one of the best ways to bring the Internet of Things to office buildings. Smart and secure lighting will form the backbone of the smart office of the future. We are extremely happy to collaborate with Wipro Lighting to empower building managers to quickly digitize their lighting networks to drive better user experiences and efficiency. Together Wipro Lighting and Cisco aim to accelerate adoption of these solutions in the market and deliver increased comfort and efficiency.”