Wipro Lighting announced that it has become a Cisco Digital Building Solutions provider for connected lighting. This collaboration brings together Wipro’s smart and connected lighting systems and Cisco digital building solutions that link various building services through a single, converged IP network. This will enable Wipro Lighting to simplify convergence of its lighting solutions with building automation systems over IP without compromising lighting efficiency, maintenance, product life and security.
A common goal of facilities managers worldwide is to run their buildings with high service levels, while delivering cost savings and environmental benefits through reduced power consumption. At the same time, changing nature of work, workforce demographics requires a workspace that will help employees work more comfortably and effectively. Lighting makes up approximately 40 percent of a building’s electricity bill; this coupled with raising energy consumption by commercial buildings is pushing the demand for smart and connected lighting solutions. This joint effort is aimed at helping corporate real estate managers and facilities heads deliver better user experience, save on energy and operating expenses as well as reap the benefit of Internet of Things (IoT) in workspaces.
Wipro Lighting’s Power over Ethernet (PoE) based solutions leverage the Cisco Digital Building Solutions framework to create bespoke and flexible lighting solutions for modern workspaces. These new connected lighting solutions will greatly simplify the deployment experience, lower total cost of ownership, offer pre-validated architecture and ecosystem integration among players. As next steps, the Cisco Digital Building Solutions framework will allow building managers to extend the benefits of the IoT throughout their facilities by converging multiple building networks including lighting, heating, cooling, IP video, IoT sensors and more through a highly secure and intelligent network platform.
Commenting on Wipro Lighting’s collaboration with Cisco for Digital Building Solutions framework, Anuj Dhir, Vice President and Business Head, Wipro Lighting said, “Design and innovation is a way of life at Wipro. With the emergence of the IoT and big data, smart and connected digital lighting is the way forward as it’ll bring intelligence and functionality into lighting systems. Hence, this trend will play an important role in making workspaces more productive and enhance employee wellbeing at the same time.”