U.S. firm Xicato, which provides Bluetooth smart building wireless controls, and U.K. company amBX, a developer of lighting controls software, announced a strategic partnership to integrate Xicato’s smart wireless controls with amBX SmartCore lighting control software.
The strategic partnership will create a complete intelligent and wireless solution that includes lighting, sensor and data management within one unified platform, eliminating the need for separate control systems by functionality, the two partners said.
“The integration of the amBX SmartCore lighting control software with the Xicato Intelligent Gateway provides new opportunities for specifiers, designers and installers of smart lighting systems, uniting two highly innovative solutions into one single platform,” said Andre Jutel, business development manager at amBX. “The promise of intelligent, fully integrated hardware and smart control offers unique interoperability with other systems such as building management solutions, security and access control,” the executive added.
“Wireless connected Xicato devices can now be used with the amBX SmartCore lighting software system delivering reporting and visually representative operational data in real-time,” said April Mitchell, VP of channel marketing. “Additionally, amBX’s recent addition of smart emergency lighting control to their product suite is a further benefit as this functionality is a highly popular request from Xicato’s worldwide customers.”
The firms noted that the integrated offering will enable detailed lighting control by room, floor, building, and campus.
amBX’s smart lighting and building control software, SmartCore, is an open, interoperable platform that unifies control, connectivity and real-time data insight.
The firm’s software is installed in millions of square feet of buildings and in over 200 projects in 16 countries.
Xicato’s portfolio includes linear light sources, LED drivers; as well as other wirelessly connected intelligent devices including sensors, switches, gateways, controls electronics, and software.