Wipro Lighting collaborates with Cisco on smart lighting solutions for modern workspaces
Wipro Lighting has announced that it has become a Cisco Digital Building Solutions provider for connected lighting. This collaboration brings together Wipro’s industry leading smart and connected lighting systems and Cisco Digital Building Solutions that link various building services through a single, converged IP network. This will enable Wipro Lighting to simplify convergence of its lighting solutions with building automation systems over IP without compromising lighting efficiency, maintenance, product life and security.
A common goal of facilities managers worldwide is to run their buildings with high service levels, while delivering cost savings and environmental benefits through reduced power consumption. At the same time, changing nature of work, workforce demographics requires a workspace that will help employees work more comfortably and effectively. Lighting makes up approximately 40 per cent of a building’s electricity bill; this coupled with raising energy consumption by commercial buildings is pushing the demand for smart and connected lighting solutions. This joint effort is aimed at helping corporate real estate managers and facilities heads deliver better user experience, save on energy and operating expenses as well as reap the benefit of Internet of Things (IoT) in workspaces.
Wipro Lighting’s Power over Ethernet (PoE) based solutions leverage the Cisco Digital Building Solutions framework to create bespoke and flexible lighting solutions for modern workspaces. These new connected lighting solutions will greatly simplify the deployment experience, lower total cost of ownership, offer pre-validated architecture and ecosystem integration among players. As next steps, the Cisco Digital Building Solutions framework will allow building managers to extend the benefits of the IoT throughout their facilities by converging multiple building networks including lighting, heating, cooling, IP video, IoT sensors and more through a highly secure and intelligent network platform.
Commenting on Wipro Lighting’s collaboration with Cisco for Digital Building Solutions framework, Anuj Dhir, Vice President & Business Head, Wipro Lighting, says, “Design and innovation is a way of life at Wipro. With the emergence of the IoT and big data, smart and connected digital lighting is the way forward as it’ll bring intelligence & functionality into lighting systems. Hence, this trend will play an important role in making workspaces more productive and enhance employee wellbeing at the same time.”
Daisy Chittilapilly, Managing Director, Partner Organization, Cisco India and SAARC, says, “Lighting is one of the best ways to bring the Internet of Things to office buildings. Smart and secure lighting will form the backbone of the smart office of the future. We are extremely happy to collaborate with Wipro Lighting to empower building managers to quickly digitize their lighting networks to drive better user experiences and efficiency. Together Wipro Lighting and Cisco aim to accelerate adoption of these solutions in the market and deliver increased comfort and efficiency.”
Wipro Lighting, in close cooperation with Cisco, is charting a new course for smart and connected applications with PoE based lighting solutions. With over two decades of experience in standalone and connected lighting control system installations, Wipro Lighting is at the forefront in providing smart, intelligent and connected lighting solutions for new age work space applications in India. Its focus has been on enriching customer experience by providing cutting edge designs and latest technologies like LED and advanced lighting controls resulting in more than 65 per cent energy savings. Apart from this, system installation costs are reduced substantially due to easy to use plug and play’ set-up. Customised to suit Indian market conditions, lighting on PoE based solutions enhances overall reliability of the system and brings down maintenance costs significantly.
Wipro Lighting is one of the first Indian company to join the Digital Building Solutions ecosystem with Cisco for PoE based lighting solutions. Wipro unveiled and showcased its smart and connected lighting solutions at Cisco Live in July, 2017. It has now started offering these solutions in the Indian market. Happiest Minds, a next generation digital transformation, infrastructure and product engineering services company will be one of the first few customers to implement this in their new office in Bangalore. “The whole idea was to give an enriching Digital Lighting experience to clients with an eye on the future,” says KC Niranjan Kumar, IMG Buildcon Bangalore, Project Manager for Happiest Minds.