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  • PoE based Smart Lighting Solution on Cisco’s Digital Ceiling Platform
  • PoE based Smart Lighting Solution on Cisco’s Digital Ceiling Platform

    Client : Leading US-based manufacturer of LED luminaries

    Overview

    A leading US-based manufacturer of indoor and outdoor LED luminaires

    Requirements

    • Client wanted to design a “next-gen” Power over Ethernet (PoE) enabled lighting control system based on IoT enabled switch.

    • Client selected Softdel by considering its expertise and experience in automation domains, IoT/connectivity, embedded product design engineering, and in-house software. product development capability.

    • Softdel provided support to client for PoE enabled smart fixtures, smart wall controls units, support for EnergyWise, and development of PC software for commissioning and monitoring of systems

    Solution

    Lighting End-point Firmware Development

    • Auto On/Off based on occupancy Sensing
    • Over the Network Firmware Upgrade
    • Grouping of Fixtures
    • Cisco EnergyWise Support
    • Wall Control – On-Off, Dimmer, CCT
    • Daylight calibration based on ALS

    Connectivity Enablement

    • Development of customer specific communication protocol
    • Ethernet/IP network interface
    • Usage of simulation techniques using network packet simulation and maintaining network traffic at
    pre-defined rate
    • Secured communication

    Lighting Management Application Development

    • Remote monitoring and control application
    • Power management: get information about power usage, power threshold management
    • Lighting control (On/Off, Dimming)
    • System Commissioning – auto grouping, setup/configuration
    • Daylight calibration – automatic & manual
    • Automated test framework, testing of Web UI
    • API support for third-party

    Technologies

    Value Benefits

    • Faster time to market – The new Lighting System become market ready within very challenging development timelines. The first prototype was developed within 3 months

    • New market segment enabled through PoE enabled lighting system

    • Quick turn around

    • Turn-key solution with multi-vendor co-ordination

    • Secure lighting system

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