Silvair to provide wireless technology for Osram

BLUETOOTH Mesh lighting network provider Silvair  providing its wireless control technology for HubSense®, Osram’s newly-unveiled lighting control system.

Simon Slupik, CTO of Silvair, describes Bluetooth mesh as ‘the silver bullet’ of wireless lighting control.

HubSense® is designed to enable easy retrofitting of existing lighting installations into flexible wireless control systems based on the globally interoperable Bluetooth mesh standard.

With a drastically simplified commissioning process and multiple predefined lighting scenarios, it is an intuitive solution for implementing advanced control without engineering expertise.

The system also allows easy modification of settings and lighting arrangement without bearing the costs of recommissioning.

Under the arrangement, Osram will get access to Silvair’s wireless expertise.  As a major player in the Bluetooth SIG’s Mesh Working Group, Silvair has played a key role in the development of the Bluetooth mesh standard.

The company aims to deliver wireless control that surpass wired installations in terms of reliability and scalability.

‘This is a strong signal for the entire industry, which confirms the enormous potential of Bluetooth mesh networking in professional lighting applications.

‘We’re delighted that our efforts aimed at delivering a truly outstanding lighting control experience have been recognised by one of the most established brands in the lighting business,” says MichaÅ‚ Hobot, vice president of product at Silvair.

‘Bluetooth mesh introduces multiple innovative concepts to solve the typical challenges of wireless lighting control.

Already present in all personal computing devices, it also seems perfectly positioned to deliver value-added services directly to end users. With its commitment to quality and innovation, Silvair is a perfect partner for exploring this exciting global ecosystem,’ comments Hannes Wagner, product manager at Osram.

Wireless lighting control enables building owners and facility managers to transform the existing building stock with minimum disruption, fast ROI, and the opportunity to future-proof installations for forthcoming IoT capabilities.

At LuxLive 2019 in London, representatives of both companies unveiled the HubSense® system, and the technology partnership. Simon Slupik, CTO of Silvair, delivered a presentation in which he described Bluetooth mesh as ‘the silver bullet’ of wireless lighting control.