Panasonic Lighting Americas, Inc., parent company of Universal Lighting Technologies and Douglas Lighting Controls, recently announced a strategic solution partnership with Pointr, a leader in deep location platforms. The new partnership enables an offering of end-to-end connected lighting solutions, paired with real-time location-based services, to address the convergence of physical spaces with the virtual world.
The collaboration between Panasonic Lighting Americas and Pointr provides stakeholders with an innovative digital ceiling embedded with location-based services. The solution aims to improve efficiency, reduce maintenance and support code compliance while enabling “SMART” wirelessly controlled facilities.
Each ecosystem includes Bluetooth® wirelessly controlled EVERLINE® LED retrofit fixtures with intelligent beaconing, Dialog® lighting management system control and enabled Indoor Positioning System (IPS). The solution allows the user’s mobile device to receive X, Y and Z coordinates with reliable and accurate Bluetooth technology.
Integrated with a facility’s Content Management System (CMS), visitors can interact with the venue in real-time for a personalized customer experience. The system can direct the visitor to any destination within the building – whether to a specific product in the store, meeting room or hospital room.
The intelligent fixture ecosystem utilizes the fixtures in the ceiling to deploy IPS, a location beacon powered by the LED Driver. Additionally, the technology serves as a logistics tool for warehouses by guiding people and machines to goods via the lighting infrastructure, improving efficiency and boosting productivity.