It defines a socket that allows any type of IoT sensor or control module to connect seamlessly to a luminaire
The IoT-Ready Alliance has introduced its first specification, the IoT-Ready Interface Specification V1.0 to help future-proof buildings.
The alliance, established a year ago, comprises leading lighting, building management and Internet of Things (IoT) companies which aim to create a common standard for IoT-enabled lighting fixtures.
The specification defines a socket that allows any type of IoT sensor or control module to connect seamlessly to a luminaire or other building system. The standard is network-protocol independent, which enables IoT-Ready-compliant products to utilise any networking protocol, either wired or wireless and is suitable for all LED lighting and building control networks.
"The Interface Specification is a very important first step by the IoT-Ready Alliance to make the installation of IoT technology in luminaires easy today, and in the future,” said Joe Costello, CEO of Enlighted, one of the co-founders of the alliance.
“We are announcing our 5thgeneration sensor at Lightfair International and it will be IoT-Ready Interface Specification compliant. We are also committed to ensuring all future sensors meet IoT-Ready standards. We look forward to collaborating with the member companies to develop new technologies to speed the adoption of LED lighting and enable smarter buildings."
Co-founder Tridonic is also introducing the first IoT-Ready LED driver based on the specification.
Evan Petridis, chair of the IoT-Ready Alliance technical committee, said: "We’re very pleased that our collaborative environment and focus on results has enabled us to converge on a robust specification so quickly.
“The specification achieves our design goals of broad industry support, extensibility, low-cost, and simplicity of implementation. In working with a range of companies from the lighting, lighting-control and IoT industries, I’ve seen what we can accomplish when we focus on results instead of defending industry turf."
Key benefits of adopting the IoT-Ready standard include:
Tridonic and Enlighted are announcing their first products based on the new Specification at Lightfair International in Chicago, which runs 8-10 May.
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