Gooee, the smart lighting ecosystem provider, has partnered with Nordic Semiconductor to integrate Bluetooth Smart Mesh networking into its lighting and sensing platform, which it claims will create new value in energy savings and consumer engagement to offices and retailers.
Using a Nordic ultra low power Bluetooth Smart chip, Gooee, through lighting, will create a ubiquitous wireless network enabling enterprise scalability, installation flexibility and enhanced communications.
“At Gooee, we believe that to harness the full potential of the IoT you need a wireless protocol that’s both widely integrated in a multitude of devices, as well as an efficient mesh-networking capability,” said Gooee’s CTO, Simon Coombes.
“By partnering with Nordic Semiconductor, we will be one of the first to adopt the Bluetooth Smart Mesh, enabling sensing and control data to be reliably and wirelessly communicated within an extended network, and decisions taken with that data that can bring new levels of management and control.”
Bluetooth Smart Mesh enables new features in the current Bluetooth Smart stack, bringing mesh networking to a wide range of existing hardware devices. The introduction of mesh capabilities enables Gooee’s IoT platform to deliver up to 80% energy savings through environmental intelligence services, heightened security from occupancy detection, and enhanced sales through a personalised user experience. It is suited to all sectors including industrial, commercial, retail, healthcare and education.
The ubiquity of lighting means bringing the IoT to businesses one of the easiest options. The Bluetooth Smart Mesh stack, along with the other components of Gooee's ecosystem, will enable the network’s end points to communicate with each other, all controlled by the user from one platform, and all fully integrated into an enterprise cloud platform, providing an IoT solution to the lighting sector not seen before.
Gooee is creating a new ‘standard’ in sensing, data and control for the LED lighting industry, and is becoming a key partner to a growing number of luminaire manufacturers. The working partnership with Nordic Semiconductor follows a commercial partnership with EVRYTHNG’s, integrating its IoT cloud platform enabling Gooee to operate tens of millions of intelligent light endpoints in a global network.
It also follows an exclusive agreement with DELTA Microelectronics, with its new ‘Artificial Eye’ technology developed within Gooee’s sensor ASIC to deliver multiple environmental, human and LED sensing capabilities.
“Through continued development and testing, we are actively working on innovative functionality that will change the whole technology landscape of lighting control and energy management,” Coombes continued.
“By integrating with Gooee’s ecosystem, lighting manufacturers will not only be able to accelerate their product development into intelligent lighting, but also offer a service-driven value proposition to their customer base. Our partnership with Nordic Semiconductor is an essential part of making this happen.”
Nordic Semiconductor pioneered the development of ultra low power wireless during the early 2000s, and later becoming a key contributor in the creation and evolution of the ultra low power Bluetooth Smart wireless standard.
Since then Nordic has worked tirelessly to continually define and re-define the leading edge of the ultra low power wireless market with each successive new product generation launch culminating in its latest nRF52 Series launched last year that redefines what’s possible on a Bluetooth Smart single chip.
Alf Helge Omre, business development manager, Bluetooth Smart for Nordic Semiconductor said that its ultra low power Bluetooth Smart wireless technology is playing a key role in realising the Internet of Things. “This development signifies the importance and relevance of Bluetooth Smart within the lighting sector and represents a leading-edge example of the IoT that is here today and available to install now.”
Coombes concluded: “Working alongside other leading international technology providers and integrating the latest technology into our platform guarantees LED lighting manufacturers an enterprise scale, interoperable, full stack IoT solution.”