Initial Partner Plexus to Provide Design and Manufacturing Expertise to Further Build Out Light Sensory Networks Worldwide
PHILADELPHIA, PA–April 23, 2013–Sensity Systems, the pioneer of Light Sensory Networks, today outlined its Lighting Manufacturer Partner (LMP) program where partners will be able to integrate Sensity’s NetSense platform into other LED outdoor or warehouse luminaires. Teaming with electronics manufacturing services company Plexus (NASDAQ: PLXS), companies that join Sensity’s program will be able to design and install Sensity’s NetSense technology into their own fixtures, enabling a Light Sensory Network (LSN) to be created and used by their customers.
“Demand for smart, networked objects that can provide valuable information about a certain location is growing. Light owners are already seeing the value of adding these capabilities to their luminaires during the conversion process,” said Hugh Martin, chairman and CEO of Sensity Systems. “With our lighting manufacturer partner program, lighting companies will be able to quickly and easily adapt their product line to offer this technology and ensure their customers can use this technology, regardless of their choice of fixture style.”
As a part of today’s news, Plexus Corp., The Product Realization Company, has teamed with Sensity as its first electronics manufacturing services (EMS) partner to help make the LMP program a reality. Plexus is the industry leader in servicing mid-to-low volume, higher complexity customer programs. With their unique Product Realization Value Stream services model and skilled workforce, Plexus tailors innovative engineering and manufacturing solutions to meet stringent customer demands.
“The next stage of technological evolution will center on enabling the world around us to gather and analyze data in real time—and then use that data to improve how we work, live and play,” said Dean Foate, chairman, president and CEO of Plexus. “Sensity has created the technology to make this a reality. With their NetSense platform and our commitment to customer service excellence and experience with complex product realization solutions, lighting companies will be able to take advantage of this trend and quickly get value-added fixtures to market.”
“Companies have struggled with how to deploy sensor networks cost-effectively; with our NetSense platform, LSNs are now a viable option for any organization,” added Ron Goodall, vice president of manufacturing and operations at Sensity. “Our components are ‘Made in America’ certified, so our partners can be assured they are getting high quality sensors that will work in most LED fixtures. Light owners will now be able to take advantage of an LSN without changing to a different lighting style.”
A Light Sensory Network
An LSN is a digital sensor network that takes advantage of LED lighting conversions to improve energy efficiency and transform light owners’ luminaires into strategic assets. With Sensity’s NetSense platform, LED luminaires become sensor-equipped, solid-state, smart devices capable of capturing and transmitting sensory big data from the surrounding environment. There is a wide variety of areas where an LSN can be useful, from public safety and weather monitoring, to parking management and retail analytics.
About Plexus Corp.
The Product Realization Company Plexus (www.plexus.com) delivers optimized Product Realization solutions through a unique Product Realization Value Stream service model. This customer-focused services model seamlessly integrates innovative product conceptualization, design, commercialization, manufacturing, fulfillment and sustaining services to deliver comprehensive end-to-end solutions for customers in the America, European and Asia-Pacific regions.
Plexus is the industry leader in servicing mid-to-low volume, higher complexity customer programs characterized by unique flexibility, technology, quality and regulatory requirements. Award-winning customer service is provided to over 140 branded product companies in the Networking/Communications, Healthcare/Life Sciences, Industrial/Commercial and Defense/Security/Aerospace market sectors.
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 over the network, including public safety, environmental and weather monitoring, parking management and retail analytics. For more information,
please visit: www.sensity.com.