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Now Shipping: Platformatics Software V1.1

I’m proud to announce that Platformatics has released the latest version of LOIP™ (Light over IP) Software!   The newest version of code supports a wide variety of light fixtures and sensors necessary to operate a code compliant building.  PAC software V1.1 supports the Design Light Consortium’s NETWORKED LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM SPECIFICATION V1.0.  The specification requires features such as the ability cap light output (high end trim)...

The PoE Illumination Company

The PoE Illumination Company

We are proud to announce our partnership with The PoE Illumination Company.  They specialize in LED lighting fixtures for Power over Ethernet (PoE) systems, and have one of the largest catalogs of PoE enabled fixtures. All of the fixtures in their catalog have been tested and work with the Platformatics intelligent lighting system. Most all fixtures can be manufactured with tunable white light, fixed color temperature white light, or RGB col...

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Power over Ethernet Lighting Will Cause IT Resellers and Lighting Specifiers to Collaborate

Several years ago I wrote a blog post titled “Light-as-a-Service:  Why IT and Lighting Will Converge”.  I wrote it after presenting PoE+LED lighting to Cisco customers at the annual CiscoLive conference.  The last time I checked the stats on the post it had been read over 10,000 times.  Feedback provided by lighting experts showed that it struck a chord within the industry.  Several lighting system thought leaders told me that it helped ...

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The Future of Commercial Lighting

A Look Back What did the inventors of the florescent light say in the mid-1930s’s when they installed their first system?  Did they think it was awesome?  Did they imagine nearly four generations would use it as their primary space illumination source?  Would they be horrified?  I hope so.  In my work on commercial buildings, I’ve never heard anyone say good things about florescent lighting.  Are there nice class A b...