Cree expands intelligent lighting platform

Cree expands intelligent lighting platform

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Cree announced it is expanding its SmartCast Intelligence Platform to include connected wireless capabilities that enable smart building solutions, such as building automation and control network (BACnet) connectivity, advanced lighting control, and building analytics.
By Rich Pell


In addition, Cree is now collaborating with Synapse Wireless to deliver intuitive, intelligent lighting control designed specifically for outdoor area and high-bay applications. Together, these platform enhancements are expected to deliver connected solutions to more customers and applications, such as complete campus and industrial settings, while making it easier than ever to upgrade existing buildings to intelligent lighting systems.

The data analytics and third-party integration capabilities of Cree’s SmartCast PoE system are now available for new or upgraded SmartCast Wireless luminaires with SmartCast Wireless Gateway and SmartCast Link devices. These capabilities enable lighting networks to benefit from the full extent of IoT building solutions.

These solutions include data analytics and actionable insights on energy utilization, space optimization and employee productivity for building owners and operators. Additionally, the network can connect directly with other systems throughout the building via SmartCast BACnet connectivity or API and with third-party applications within Cree’s development partner ecosystem.

In collaboration with Synapse, new SimplySNAP enabled Cree LED luminaires are integrated with a wireless control system that offers a reliable and secure, 2.4 GHz mesh network. The solution is adaptable to many different deployment models, including small, off-line locations all the way to large installations requiring thousands of fixtures. 

Fully tested for optimal integration, the end-to-end system is simple and easy to install with stand-alone functionality from initial deployment. It includes scene and zone controls, event scheduling and triggers, occupancy and vacancy monitoring, daylight harvesting and custom alerts. Both the SmartCast Wireless Connected Platform and select SimplySNAP enabled Cree luminaires will be available this summer.

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