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A new white paper on Bluetooth mesh networking models

Bluetooth mesh networking technology allows for building flexible smart lighting networks that use sensors to drive efficiencies. Its specification outlines a number of mesh models defining basic functionalities of network nodes. The most recent white paper from Silvair explains which… Continue Reading →

Webinar on wireless protocols in commercial lighting

Our webinar on wireless protocols in commercial lighting is in the books. We hope you enjoyed the presentation of our CTO Simon Slupik and found the provided information valuable. Many thanks to our moderator, John Bullock, and to the entire… Continue Reading →

EnOcean and Silvair team up to deliver wireless switches and sensors with Bluetooth mesh connectivity [press release]

Hamburg, May 30, 2017 – Silvair, a pioneer in Bluetooth-based smart lighting solutions for professional applications, and EnOcean, world leader in energy harvesting wireless technologies for building automation, today announced a collaboration to develop self- powered lighting controls and multifunctional… Continue Reading →

Wireless communication in commercial lighting environment: Network maintenance

Having analyzed some of the crucial factors determining the robustness of a commercial smart lighting network, we’ll now look at the issues related to network maintenance. A list of tasks that need to be performed in order to keep a… Continue Reading →

Wireless communication in commercial lighting environment: Network robustness #3

We continue our series on wireless communication in commercial lighting environment, and this is the third – and last – blogpost covering the issue of network robustness. This time we’ll discuss multicasting, data packet size, payload, overhead and frequency hopping,… Continue Reading →

Wireless communication in commercial lighting environment: Network robustness #2

This is the second part of our blogpost on network robustness in commercial smart lighting systems. In the previous episode, we explained why commercial settings pose such a challenge for low-power wireless communication protocols designed for the IoT. We also… Continue Reading →

Wireless communication in commercial lighting environment: Network robustness #1

Our expectations towards connected LEDs in commercial settings have grown to epic proportions. In the IoT era, lights are supposed not only to make a number of autonomous decisions based on real-time data from a dense network of sensors, but… Continue Reading →

Silvair joins the leading Bluetooth innovators at Discover Blue: London 2016

This week, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group is hosting its “Discover Blue” media event in London. It is a great opportunity for media and analysts to get familiar with the latest cutting-edge technologies and products based on Bluetooth. Silvair will… Continue Reading →

Wireless communication in commercial lighting environment – what matters and what makes a difference

We’re about to kick off a new series of blogposts on wireless communication in commercial smart lighting environment. The last time we dealt with the leading low-power communication standards for the IoT, we reviewed them one by one, thoroughly analyzing… Continue Reading →

Waiting for the Bluetooth Mesh standard

The release of the Bluetooth Mesh standard is approaching fast, and a growing number of lighting companies are becoming aware of the impact this specification will have on the smart lighting landscape. At Silvair, we are now gearing up for… Continue Reading →

Silvair technology at Light + Building 2016

Light + Building 2016 was an amazing event, and being part of it was a great experience for us. The Silvair technology was present at several booths, each time providing a different scope of cutting-edge features and services to manufacturers… Continue Reading →

Silvair smart lighting platform at AGL head office in Melbourne

We’re proud to announce that a pilot project featuring the Silvair technology has recently been launched at the AGL head office, an A-grade, 6-star Green Star rated building in Melbourne, Australia. Below we present a sneak peek into this pioneering deployment, with more… Continue Reading →

“Adaptive lighting systems in the era of smart luminaires” – free ebook available for download

While proven and effective, advanced lighting control strategies haven’t really made their way to commercial buildings the world over. The increasingly stringent building energy codes are trying to change that, but it is technological innovation that has a major role… Continue Reading →

Adaptive lighting systems: Scheduling

The lighting control strategy we’re reviewing today is a low-hanging fruit when it comes to energy savings, especially when we talk about smart lighting systems. Much simpler both in concept and implementation than occupancy sensing or daylight harvesting, scheduling still… Continue Reading →

Adaptive lighting systems: Daylight harvesting

Continuing our review of advanced lighting control strategies enabling smart and adaptive lighting systems, this time we’ll look at what is known as daylight harvesting. While not as widely used as occupancy sensing, daylight harvesting is one of the most… Continue Reading →

Adaptive lighting systems: Occupancy sensing

One of the major benefits delivered by a smart lighting system is its ability to provide enormous energy savings. This can be achieved by granting luminaires a certain degree of autonomy. While it might seem that the occupants of a… Continue Reading →

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