Future Lighting Solutions introduces intelligent lighting platform

Date Announced: 20 May 2011

Montreal, Canada – Future Lighting Solutions announces the introduction of its Intelligent Lighting Platform featuring Synapse Wireless Technology, to be launched at this year’s Lightfair International Trade Show & Conference, taking place May 17th - 19th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In conjunction with Synapse Wireless, Future Lighting Solutions will be hosting a cocktail party on Wednesday, May 18th from 4 to 6 p.m. in booth #2110, to celebrate the launch of this innovative product that provides a broad range of easy-to-use, scalable, robust, flexible, and interoperable lighting systems, sub-systems, and solutions to maximize the energy savings in solid-state lighting. Known as the Intelligent Lighting Platform, this technology integrates the latest and greatest wireless, powerline communication (PLC), sensor, and LED driver products in creating comprehensive system solutions that are seamlessly powered by a single network operating system and software user interface.

Features of our Intelligent Lighting Platform include:
• A broad range of communication technologies, including 2.4 GHz wireless, sub GHz wireless, and PLC for indoor and outdoor lighting applications.
• Simple certified wireless/PLC system controllers that output 0-10V, DALI, PWM, DMX signals to control any available off-the-shelf dimmable LED drivers.
• Certified LED drivers that incorporate the various communication technologies in order to enable highly integrated and compact systems
• Energy measurement systems that quantify and monitor energy savings.
• Ambient light and motion/occupancy sensing systems programmed to automatically turn on/off or dim luminaires.
• Remote controlled hardware products, such as wall mount dimmers and touch screen LCDs that can control luminaires locally.
• Web-based software that monitors and controls lighting hardware from a standard PC Web browser or mobile devices.

Patrick Durand, Worldwide Technical Director for Future Lighting Solutions, explained, “The key to enabling our Intelligent Lighting Platform is to closely align with the right software partner, and we have achieved this with Synapse Wireless. Once the software platform is established, Future Lighting Solutions then teams up with leading edge hardware vendors in developing the best and most comprehensive system solutions to enable intelligent lighting for the broader lighting market.”

Wade Patterson, Synapse CEO, added “The Synapse network operating system, otherwise known as SNAP®, can be ported on any microprocessor-based system to integrate it into a robust mesh network where it can be easily controlled and monitored over the Internet. As hardware technology evolves, this will make it possible for Future’s ILP customers to save time and money by seamlessly integrating the hardware improvements in their networks without having to make any wholesale changes.”

Interactive online demonstrations are available by contacting Future Lighting Solutions at patrick.durand@futureelectronics.com.

About Future Lighting Solutions
Future Lighting Solutions is a leading provider of LED lighting components and support services for solid-state lighting products and installations, including engineering expertise, concept development, full system solutions and online tools that accelerate quality application development. The company is a division of Future Electronics. For more information visit: www.FutureLightingSolutions.com.

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