Fagerhult buys all of Danish outdoor IoT lighting technology company

Fagerhult buys all of Danish outdoor IoT lighting technology company

Fagerhult’s Evolume luminaires brighten and dim on a jogging and cycling track in Gavle, Sweden, enabled by integrated Seneco motion detectors and controllers. (Photo credit: Image courtesy of Fagerhult.)

Fagerhult’s Evolume luminaires brighten and dim on a jogging and cycling observe in Gavle, Sweden, enabled by built-in Seneco movement detectors and controllers. (Photo credit: Graphic courtesy of Fagerhult.)

Sweden’s Fagerhult Team has obtained comprehensive possession of Danish outdoor lights management and IoT connectivity specialist Seneco A/S, a enterprise that has been furnishing systems to several Fagerhult corporations as well as to luminaire makers outdoors the Fagerhult orbit.

Habo-based mostly Fagerhult very last week obtained the remaining 80% of Seneco that it did not presently personal, having obtained a 20% stake in 2017. The business declined to reveal the buy selling price.

Fagerhult CEO Bodil Sonesson instructed LEDs Journal that Seneco’s administration crew will stay intact and will “start to get the job done much more closely” with the IoT development group at Fagerhult, which is centered at Fagerhult’s new “competence center” in Linkoping, Sweden.

The Linkoping web site also properties improvement of Fagerhult’s Natural and organic Reaction wi-fi indoor IoT connectivity, which is aspect of OR Systems, a Fagerhult firm based in Melbourne, Australia.

The move could well lead to wider adoption of Seneco systems across Fagerhult Group’s twelve luminaire makes. Of those people, Fagerhult, WE-EF, ateljé Lyktan, and iGuzzini have presently constructed Seneco into their wares.

Fagerhult will also have on providing the Seneco systems to non-Fagerhult luminaire vendors, Sonesson instructed LEDs. People buyers contain Italy’s Cariboni Group, Denmark’s Aim-Lights, and Sweden’s PrismaTibro.

“Seneco will continue to aid luminaire manufacturers outside the house the Fagerhult Group,” Sonesson said. “It is important for us to keep on to company the municipalities applying the Seneco know-how nowadays.”

The Seneco steady involves controllers, movement sensors, communications chips, gateways, and cloud administration software package with a dashboard handle. Seneco-enabled luminaires are made to be commissioned with an application. The organization has a patent pending on proprietary technological innovation for passive infrared (PIR) movement detection and on wi-fi conversation in the sub-GHz selection that is dependent on open benchmarks for mesh networking between luminaires, Sonesson mentioned.

Seneco sells both of those to luminaire makers and to Zhaga socket makers, for use in linked road lights and city lights and landscaping in general public areas these kinds of as parks. It has outfitted a range of biking tracks and jogging tracks in Denmark, for occasion, with sensors that brighten dimmed lights as men and women strategy.

Sonesson informed LEDs that Fagerhult is undecided on irrespective of whether to back again the TALQ Consortium, a group which aims to certify interoperability of intelligent LED road lights by making certain that central management software package and gateways from various suppliers are suitable with one particular an additional.

“We are continuously monitoring and considering the evolution of many requirements in the industry (indoor and outside) this kind of as TALQ 2.,” Sonesson explained.

For indoor IoT connectivity, Fagerhult works by using Organic Response. It has been regarded to weave Natural Response into a network employing a mesh protocol from Finland’s Wirepas, this kind of as in an set up at the Medicon Village lifestyle sciences analysis park in Lund, Sweden, in partnership with protection firm Securitas.

MARK HALPER is a contributing editor for LEDs Magazine, and an power, know-how, and company journalist ([email protected]om).


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