Philips and Daintree to develop open, standards-based wireless lighting controls

by Shane Henson — July 25, 2012— Daintree Networks Inc., a pioneer in wireless mesh networking, and Royal Philips Electronics, global provider of healthcare, lifestyle and lighting technologies and solutions, are partnering to develop advanced lighting controls products for commercial buildings through the use of open standards such as ZigBee.

According to both companies, through this alliance they will help building owners and managers avoid vendor lock-in and ensure that their lighting systems are interoperable today and well into the future.

Per the agreement, Philips will work with Daintree Networks to ensure that company products can integrate with Daintree’s software and controllers to create an expanded line of networked, wireless controls solutions. Every sensor, switch and light fixture becomes part of a large-scale wireless communications network, with bi-directional messaging, explains Philips.

With systems that are easy to design and flexible enough to be adapted as the needs of a space change, building owners will be able to adopt full lighting solutions with confidence. The two companies have already been working closely, both on technical integration and joint customer projects, they say.