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Innovative technology allows LED fixture manufacturers to create wireless-enabled LED lighting solutions for their commercial and industrial customers to seamlessly interact with wireless control solutions 

LOS ALTOS, Calif.--March 24, 2015--Daintree Networks®, the leader in open networked wireless control and operation solutions for smart buildings, and LG Innotek, a leading global materials and components manufacturer, today announced they have collaborated to create a line of LED lighting drivers with embedded wireless communication capability. By making these drivers available to fixture manufacturers to integrate into their LED troffers and retrofit kits, the companies are broadening access to cost-effective, out-of-the-box solutions for commercial facility builders, owners, and managers installing or upgrading to more energy-efficient controlled overhead lighting.

With embedded wireless LED drivers, customers can eliminate the cost and installation challenges associated with multi-box wireless implementations that require a separate wireless adapter plus an LED driver for advanced wireless control. The new LG Innotek driver can be used by lighting fixture manufacturers for 2x2 and 2x4 LED troffers and retrofit kits. These fixtures and kits will interact seamlessly with Daintree Networks ControlScope® networked wireless control solution. The combination is expected to result in significant savings for users, both in up-front costs (up to 85 percent) and in energy efficiency following installation (up to 90 percent).
 
According to YS Lee, vice president of engineering with LG Innotek, the company has garnered broad interest from major fixture manufacturers for these leading-edge drivers also linked with Daintree Networks' technology. "There is great opportunity to allow fixture manufacturers to focus on their core capabilities by creating standard embedded wireless drivers that they can then integrate into their own unique offerings," said YS Lee. "This broadens the options for users and helps create a more robust market with heightened awareness of the benefits of utilizing embedded wireless drivers."
 
"Our 3X growth last year reinforced the success of our Enterprise Internet of Things™. (E-IoT™) approach, which leverages our true open standards-based solutions to provide cost-effective wireless mesh networking and software for smart buildings," said Danny Yu, Daintree Networks CEO. "We have developed partnerships with a number of fixture manufacturers, and we're excited to enable them to expand their customer offerings by joining forces with LG Innotek to create these embedded drivers. Ultimately it's about executing on the promise of open standards to deliver increased savings and value to building owners, operators, and occupants."
 
About LG Innotek
LG Innotek is a leading global materials and components manufacturer and an affiliate of LG Group.  LG Innotek was established in 1970 and recorded $ 6.1 billion in sales in 2014. The company specializes in components for the LED lighting, smartphone, automotive and TV sectors, including LED, wireless communication modules, camera modules, auto electronic components, and substrate materials. It is the world's largest manufacturer of camera modules. For more information, visit ledlighting.lginnotek.com.
 
Reliable Controls About Daintree Networks
Daintree Networks® is a trusted and leading provider of smart building control and operation solutions, the core application for the Enterprise Internet of Things™. Daintree's ControlScope® is an open standards-driven control, monitoring, and optimization solution for facility, operations, energy, and sustainability professionals. Using advanced wireless mesh networking and software, ControlScope delivers up to 70 percent energy savings, operational efficiencies and up-time as well as occupant comfort, while providing actionable decision-support information through Big Data analytics. Leveraging Daintree's Enterprise Internet of Things™, or E-IoT™ approach, the solution utilizes sensors to also monitor other conditions, such as air quality, humidity, building security and more that comprise the networked ecosystem of an organization. Daintree Networks is a channel-friendly company with leading strategic and technology partners helping serve its customers globally, with major locations in Silicon Valley, California, and Melbourne, Australia. Further information is available at http://www.daintree.net.


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