Signify claims to have installed 29 million connected light points worldwide till date. By 2020, it plans to make all its new LED products connectable.
Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, has launched its Internet of Things (IoT) platform, called Interact in New Delhi, to enable its professional customers to unlock the full potential of connected lighting systems. The platform was introduced in India’s Silicon Valley Bengaluru in December 2018.
The Interact IoT Platform enables connected LED lighting systems and embedded sensor networks to deliver insights, benefits and new services to customers, thus helping them drive operational efficiencies and take more effective decisions.
Signify, which has already installed 29 million connected light points worldwide, plans to make all its new LED products connectable by 2020.
Interact was designed, as per the company, to handle large volumes of data collected by the growing number of connected light points, sensors and devices, as well as systems.
Benefits beyond illumination
The secure, scalable cloud-based Interact platform uses data management and data processing capabilities, including machine learning (ML). It offers data-creating and data-enabled services for customers, delivering benefits beyond illumination, the company stated.
It also offers a growing suite of licensed open application program interfaces (APIs) that, Signify believes, will encourage innovation from third-party developers, development partners and customers, enabling various data enabled services to be developed.
Citing an example of such a service, the company said that the platform can help create efficient buildings by enabling businesses to understand how office spaces are used.
In addition, Interact can also analyse data from authorized third-parties.
Interact connected lighting systems
The connected lighting systems offered by Signify feature applications that address industry-specific verticals. While Interact Office enables user to turn office into a smart sustainable workspace, Interact City can help improve street lighting, safety and reduce energy consumption.
Other systems offered by the company include Interact Retail, Interact Landmark, Interact Sports and Interact Pro.
Launching the platform, Sumit Padmakar Joshi, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Signify Innovations India Limited, said, “First, we led the way in energy efficient LED lighting, then in connecting lighting to deliver operational benefits for our customers. Now that light points are smart enough to collect data on their performance and the environment around them, we are tapping into that intelligence.”
“By analyzing the data from our connected lights, devices and systems, our goal is to create safer cities, energy efficient buildings and industries and smarter retail stores in the country. We are confident that this platform will deliver immense value for our professional lighting customers in India,” he added.
Philips Lighting came to be known as Signify from May 16, 2018. The new name will be adapted in India from this year.