Article: Interoperable connected LED lighting remains a pipe dream — for now

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Interoperable connected LED lighting remains a pipe dream — for now

The Bluetooth mesh community has made more progress indoors than I foresaw as possible. We recently covered an indoor Bluetooth mesh project covering a 22-story office building with one network — no gateways or servers required. EMC, Silvair, and McWong combined on the project. And additional energy savings beyond LED installation covered the ROI. That’s progress. But the project was based on the use of McWong sensors/controllers throughout and uniformity came based on the fact that the mainly commercial-use office space was served by identical troffers throughout.

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Article: DALI Alliance defines gateway specs to Bluetooth and Zigbee wireless networks

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DALI Alliance defines gateway specs to Bluetooth and Zigbee wireless networks

“The standardized gateway between DALI lighting products and Bluetooth mesh lighting control networks will further accelerate the adoption of advanced IoT-enabled intelligent lighting systems,” said Mark Powell, CEO of the Bluetooth SIG. “Providing valuable energy efficiencies and a more comfortable and productive experience for occupants, these sensor-rich lighting systems will also enable more efficient operation of other building systems, including HVAC and security.”

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Article: Smart lighting alliance opens up to other protocols

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Smart lighting alliance opens up to other protocols

“The standardized gateway between DALI lighting products and Bluetooth mesh lighting control networks will further accelerate the adoption of advanced IoT-enabled intelligent lighting systems,” said Mark Powell, Bluetooth SIG chief executive officer. “Providing valuable energy efficiencies and a more comfortable and productive experience for occupants, these sensor-rich lighting systems will also enable more efficient operation of other building systems, including HVAC and security.”

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Article: Bluetooth Low Energy Modules Bring the IoT to Life

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Bluetooth Low Energy Modules Bring the IoT to Life

Silicon Labs has formalized its new BGM220x module with a size of only 6×6 mm. BGM220 is an embedded solution that comes with a fully upgradeable software stack, which has been pre-certified worldwide, and firmware support to accelerate time-to-market.

The module supports Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5.1, 5.2, and Mesh, and is compact with very low power consumption to optimize battery life. The new module allows device manufacturers to add security with pre-certified Bluetooth functionality to their microcontroller units (MCUs) with built-in security features, including root of trust.

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