Daintree Networks Launches First-of-its-kind Interoperability Program for Wireless Lighting Controls
New Partner Program Encourages Industry-Wide Collaboration; Launches with First Several ControlScope Connected Partners
Mountain View, Calif. – January 25,
2011 – Daintree Networks, Inc., a leading provider of innovative
wireless control solutions for energy-smart buildings, today announced
the launch of its ControlScope Connected Partner Program, designed to
encourage vendor collaboration and development. Through the program,
launched today with its first five members, Daintree Networks works
with industry-leading lighting vendors to create interoperability
between third-party products, as well as with Daintree’s own
ControlScope wireless lighting control platform.
“The move toward standards-based and
interoperable technologies is an important step in the transition of
lighting controls, demand response and other energy-management
technologies from custom, early-adopter projects into mainstream market
adoption,” said Danny Yu, CEO of Daintree Networks. “Daintree Networks
and its growing community of partners are meeting customer demand for
interoperable wireless lighting by bringing a new generation of
standards-compliant solutions to market.”
Companies that join Daintree’s
partner community have built products for the lighting industry using
the ZigBee wireless standard for communications, enabling
interoperability and future-proofing customer investments in lighting
control retrofits. Through its testing and certification process,
Daintree Networks is creating an ecosystem of open-standards products
that can co-exist on a single intelligent lighting network, managed
centrally and wirelessly by the company’s ControlScope software
platform. These products include a variety of sensors, wall switches,
ballasts, LED drivers and more – all working together to control
large-scale lighting networks within buildings, reducing lighting
energy usage by up to 70 percent.
Daintree Networks’ first “ControlScope Connected” partners creating wireless products include:
• Finelite, a leader in high-performance lighting systems for offices and educational facilities.
• Centralite, an
energy management provider supplying wireless wall switches, occupancy
sensors and plugload controllers.
Technologies, award winning solid-state lighting for commercial and
industrial general illumination applications specializing in warehouse,
office, and cold storage.
• Easylite, a provider of integrated lighting control systems and ballasts.
• SimpleHomeNet, a provider of ZigBee-based sensors, switches and load control devices.
“The use of open standards to enable
product interoperability has long been an important factor in the
growth and success of new industries,” said Mike Wapner of Pike
Research, a cleantech market research and consulting firm. “As the
market for commercial lighting retrofits and energy-efficient lighting
controls continues to grow, an interoperable approach has the strong
potential advantages of increasing customer choice, improving alignment
among manufacturers, and reducing investment payback periods.”
In addition to the partners named
above, more than a dozen other lighting vendors are working with
Daintree Networks to build or integrate wireless networking into their
products sets for lighting controls. As part of the program, these
providers receive access to technical and design assistance, as well as
ongoing sales and co-marketing opportunities. To learn more about
Daintree Network’s partners and partner programs, visit
About Daintree Networks, Inc.
Daintree Networks is a clean
technology company using wireless innovation to improve energy
management within commercial buildings. Daintree provides technology
for powerful, standards-based wireless lighting control solutions that
deliver substantial lighting energy efficiency improvements in a more
cost-effective way than ever before.
Since its founding in 2003, Daintree
Networks has been a pioneer in wireless mesh networking, with nearly
400 customers using its industry-standard design verification and
operational support tool. The company has brought this extensive
experience to bear in developing the industry’s first truly
interoperable platform for wireless lighting controls. For more
information, visit www.daintree.net.
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