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    Connected landscape: data for the new digital ecology


    Jonathan Weinert

    Connected lighting systems can integrate with other systems in a building or city, creating new synergies and efficiencies, and making lighting an integral part of the new digital ecology. In the Internet of Things, this is called the system of systems. Given that lighting accounts for a significant percentage of energy usage worldwide, the ability to manage lighting resources along with other critical resources promises to ensure the effectiveness of green initiatives and sustainability programs.

    Connected landscape: data for the new digital ecology
    Data aggregation and data mining, of course, exist well beyond the capabilities and concerns of lighting systems. So long as the data gathered from system operations, sensor networks, and individuals is structured in a standard or known format, it should be fairly straightforward to merge this data with data from other systems and sources.

    Published interfaces allow integration of lighting management software with other management software systems, such as energy management, building management, and traffic management.

    Organizations that want to realize the true, game-changing value of the Internet of Things must partner with global technology experts, leaders in connected devices, and leasing software vendors and systems integrators. Read the 5 ways that connected lighting uses data to deliver value beyond illumination here