Why Zumtobel bet big on Bluetooth

ZUMTOBEL has been speaking this week of its strategic partnership to incorporate Bluetooth control in its luminaires.

CaptionZumtobel Group CEO Alfred Felder says June’s tie-up with wireless control specialist Casambi would ‘simplify installation, commissioning and operation of lighting systems

Group CEO Alfred Felder says June’s tie-up with wireless control specialist Casambi would ‘simplify installation, commissioning and operation of lighting systems and, thanks to its interoperability, leave room for future developments and applications’.

The arrangement ensures an extensive range of Thorn and Zumtobel luminaires can offer seamless control to users via Casambi’s BLE software control platform.

Additionally, a series of Tridonic drivers is now ‘Casambi-Ready’, allowing luminaire manufacturers to integrate wireless controls in their products to cut cost and complexity.

The connected lighting options form part of the lighting management platform Tridonic basicDIM Wireless.

Casambi’s CEO Timo Pakkala told Lux: ‘The introduction of these connected lighting solutions from an industry titan such as Zumtobel Group goes a long way to demonstrate the continued rapid growth achieved by Casambi’s expanding ecosystem.’

Casambi’s control technology platform, which automatically forms an intelligent wireless mesh connected network, enables luminaires and other lighting devices to be wirelessly controlled in a creative, cost effective, energy saving way.

Customers who choose Casambi Ready luminaires developed by either Thorn or Zumtobel will no longer need to use separate lighting control modules.

Both lighting brands’ luminaires are mounted with Casambi-Ready modules which are integrated directly into Tridonic drivers.

Thanks to the high-end features of the technology the luminaires can be controlled separately or in multiple groups and dimmed up and down between 1 and 100 percent – all via Bluetooth.

Additionally, it’s also possible to quickly organise and manage lighting scenes and create tuneable white applications.

 

  • Learn more about Bluetooth low energy and mesh for lighting control at LuxLive 2019, taking place at LuxLive 2019. The exhibition takes place on Wednesday 13 November and Thursday 14 November 2018 at ExCeL London. Entry is free if you pre-register HERE