Sensity LMP Program to Establish the NetSense Platform as the Industry Standard
FAIRFIELD, N.J., and SUNNYVALE, Calif.—January 27, 2014—Amerlux LLC, a global leader in lighting solutions, and Sensity Systems, the pioneer of Light Sensory Networks (LSNs), today announced that the two companies have entered into a lighting manufacturer partnership for Amerlux to deliver LSN-ready luminaires—helping to establish Sensity’s NetSense platform as the LSN industry standard. Amerlux will integrate Sensity’s NetSense technology with motion, photonic, energy, and temperature sensors into their exterior LED lighting solutions. This partnership will provide Amerlux customers worldwide with a lighting application platform that can generate valuable data to better understand and manage their physical environment for greater productivity, efficiency, and security.
“Our Lighting Manufacturer Partner (LMP) program is designed to enable lighting companies to easily integrate our NetSense platform, so that they can deliver new levels of value to their customers quickly. Our open, standards-based, multiservice platform enables the industry’s transformation from simple control technology to lighting with truly intelligent networking capabilities, cloud services and partner ecosystems,” said Hugh Martin, chairman and CEO of Sensity Systems. “Signing Amerlux, a lighting technology leader, as our first LMP is a great endorsement of Light Sensory Networks. This will help accelerate Light Sensory Network deployments on a global scale and the adoption of new applications and services that will also transform everyday life for citizens all over the world.”
“By taking our industry-leading interior solutions, reimagining them for outdoor and landscape use, and integrating them with Sensity’s innovative NetSense technology, Amerlux is extending the very concept of what people can expect from our exterior lighting systems—the world’s finest products,” said Chuck Campagna, president and CEO of Amerlux. “As a result of partnering with Sensity, we are opening up an entirely new area in lighting applications and services for our company that goes far beyond lighting controls by offering an array of third-party applications on our SmartSite LSN products that will include video-based security and public safety, parking management, predictive maintenance and more. These new offerings will provide us with a significant competitive advantage.”
The Future: One Platform—One Network for All Applications
Under the agreement, Amerlux will initially offer NetSense-enabled lighting applications and services on its SmartSite LSN luminaire, such as centralized lighting control, energy optimization scheduling, predictive maintenance and real-time fault notification, measurement and verification, analytics and reporting and demand response.
Sensity’s NetSense platform is the first Light Sensory Network technology to provide an open Application Programming Interface (API) for third parties to leverage for application development. This secure interface allows NetSense customers to engage application partners to deliver services in areas such as security, parking management, retail analytics, and more. In the future, Amerlux customers with Sensity-enabled LED luminaires will be able to deploy these applications and services to do some of the following:
- Enhance security by extending the security perimeter
- Provide advanced parking services for both drivers and parking operators
- Provide retail analytics with data gathered anywhere outdoor lights are placed
- Monitor an enterprise or university campus for CO2 emissions, seismic activity, carbon monoxide, pollutants, humidity or UV radiation
Amerlux customers with Sensity-enabled SmartSite LSN luminaires will be able to leverage these same applications in the future, linking energy efficiency and cost savings from lighting to the achievement of business priorities. And over time, Amerlux customers’ Light Sensory Network investment will continue to deliver value as they add additional applications.
“In the early days, the lighting industry was building the business case for lighting controls. More recently, the conversations have shifted towards the non-energy benefits that can be supplied through a networked lighting infrastructure, and how the industry can deliver value-added or even revenue-generating applications,” said Jesse Foote, senior research analyst at Navigant Research. “The networked interconnection of everyday physical objects to one another using embedded sensors is a growing trend and we can expect to see more lighting manufacturers reveal network-ready products in 2014. This announcement is an exciting opportunity for Amerlux and Sensity, who are working together to establish standards and build lighting solutions for a potentially vast new network.”
Growing the Partnership
In addition to the two companies dedicating engineering resources to enhance Amerlux’s product portfolio with Sensity’s NetSense technology, the joint agreement also includes cooperative sales and marketing efforts, and collaboration between Amerlux Operations and Sensity’s Managed Cloud Services teams. Sensity's Managed Cloud Services includes real-time, 24/7 monitoring of the wireless network, data storage and management, ongoing maintenance and support of the network firmware and other upgrades, incident response and problem management, and data and network security and response.
For more information about Sensity and its Lighting Manufacture Partner program, please contact LMP@sensity.com.
About Amerlux LLC
Amerlux speaks the language of light for design and construction professionals around the world by manufacturing a broad array of optically superior, energy-efficient lighting solutions for the retail, supermarket, hospitality, commercial and outdoor lighting markets. Amerlux products and services include track lighting, recessed downlighting and multiples, pendants, linear fluorescents, and custom lighting systems, as well as support for energy reduction plans that can be used as a guide to state, city and local utility rebate programs for maximum energy savings and utility incentives. The company’s domestic and international clients receive the support of Amerlux’s highly trained specification sales force, as well as expert service from initial design to on-time delivery made possible by strategically located manufacturing, warehousing and shipping locations. For more information, please visit www.amerlux.com.
About Sensity Systems Sensity Systems uses energy-efficient LED lighting as the foundation for a high-speed, sensor-based Light Sensory Network (LSN). The company enables light owners to capitalize on the LED conversion process by embedding networking technology within both retrofit and new LED luminaires. With Sensity’s open, multiservice NetSense platform, lighting owners are able to reduce energy costs and implement a variety of SensApps applications and services, including public safety, environmental and weather monitoring, parking management and retail analytics. For more information, please visit www.sensity.com.
Amerlux, the Amerlux logo and SmartSite are trademarks of Amerlux LLC. Sensity, the Sensity Logo and NetSense are trademarks of Sensity Systems Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.