Philips Lighting announces ‘Interact’ for connected lighting at Light + Building 2018

Philips Lighting announces ‘Interact’ for connected lighting at Light + Building 2018
At Light + Building 2018 Frankfurt, Philips Lighting announces an IoT platform along with connected lighting systems and services. The company’s flagship announcement is a new IoT platform called Interact, which is a launch pad for generating data-enabled services for customers.
 
Consumer highlights include a range of stylish decorative LED lamps, luminaires, as well as new partners and an outdoor range to its popular Philips Hue smart lighting system for the home.
 
“Our reputation for innovation is unrivalled in our industry and this year we’ve raised the bar even higher. Our latest LED innovations range from beautiful vintage-looking lamps to equipping some of or our most popular office luminaires to provide Li-Fi, a game-changing technology that allows broadband Internet through light waves,” said Eric Rondolat, CEO, Philips Lighting. “And as lighting becomes truly smart, our Internet of Things Interact platform will create data-enabled services for customers that deliver benefits beyond illumination.”
 
The Interact platform is designed to handle data collected from the growing number of connected light points, sensors devices and systems. The highly secure, scalable, cloud-based platform uses sophisticated and modern data management and data processing capabilities, including machine learning, to bring sense to all manner of data – creating data-enabled services for customers that will deliver benefits beyond illumination.
 
Interact is also the name of the connected lighting systems that will not only support customers to improve their lighting experiences but can also generate and upload data to the Interact IoT platform. Examples are:
 
Interact City for public space lighting, roads, streets, pedestrian areas, parks and plazas
Interact Landmark for architectural lighting
Interact Office for offices and commercial buildings
Interact Retail for large retail and food stores
Interact Sports for stadium
 
“First, we led the way in energy efficient LED lighting, then in connecting lighting to deliver operational benefits for our customers. Now that light points are smart enough to collect data on their performance and the environment around them, we are tapping into that intelligence. By analyzing the data from our connected lights, devices and systems, our goal is to create additional value for our customers through data-enabled services that unlock new capabilities and experiences,” said Harsh Chitale, leader of Philips Lighting’s Professional Business.
 
Later this year, the company will launch Interact Industry, which will be geared to the specific lighting needs of factories, warehouses and logistics centers. Other segment-specific Interact lighting systems will be added to the Interact portfolio in the months ahead.


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