Current, powered by GE recently announced it has reached two significant milestones. Over the past year, the company has expanded its development partner ecosystem to more than 100 companies, and its Daintree wireless control networks are now installed across locations spanning 200 million square feet of space in commercial buildings, retail stores and industrial facilities.
The installations are saving Current’s customers an estimated 240 million kilowatt hours (kWh) annually, or enough equivalent energy to power approximately 22,000 U.S. homes for a year. The digital networks also provide a gateway to future operational productivity benefits through the power of the Industrial Internet.
Current combines the capabilities of GE’s energy-efficient LEDs with cutting-edge sensors and software built on the power of Predix*, GE’s operating system for the Industrial Internet. In April 2016, Current acquired Daintree Networks to expand its digital capabilities for small and mid-sized buildings and enhance its intelligent lighting portfolio.
Development partners are a key ingredient toward helping Current build its app ecosystem, and since launching its partnership strategy last year, Current has now added more than 100 companies to its collaborative digital portfolio. A variety of customer pilots are now underway with application experts like Teem, Serraview, Keonn, and iOffice. These partners are testing productivity applications that integrate with Current’s intelligent lighting system to aid customers with tasks like meeting room management, floor space utilization and wayfinding, product inventory and availability improvements, and visualization tools that allow for smarter decisions about real estate needs.