Siemens Building Technologies Division recently announced it has acquired Enlighted Inc., a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of intelligent building systems. Both parties have agreed not to disclose financial details. Closing is expected in the third quarter of 2018. Enlighted will be managed as an independent legal entity and wholly-owned subsidiary of Siemens Industry, Inc.
Enlighted’s IoT platform for commercial real estate consists of multi-function sensors, distributed computing, its own network, and software applications. Central to Enlighted’s platform are smart sensors securely streaming data to the cloud. The platform enables reduced energy use, improved space utilization, better environmental management and greater asset utilization.
Enlighted analyzes and visualizes the collected sensor data to drive down operating costs and improve the inner life of a building. These sensors can be installed in every light fixture with the ability to collect data 65 times per second to detect environmental and occupancy changes and react to lighting and HVAC needs in real-time. In addition, the platform is able to locate people and assets within a building and analyze the occupancy of floors and rooms. Finally, in combination with Siemens solutions, the Enlighted platform can optimize the energy efficiency of HVAC systems.
“Enlighted has a strong footprint in revolutionizing building intelligence by developing a multi-sensor-based IoT platform, using the power of data,” said Matthias Rebellius, CEO of Siemens Building Technologies. “With this move we are demonstrating our commitment to drive digitalization in the smart building industry.”
“With Siemens as a global partner, we will both accelerate innovation and market adoption of our smart building technologies on an international scale,” said Joe Costello, Chairman and CEO of Enlighted Inc.