Monitoring equipment usage also helps Tavares plan maintenance, so he is proactive about it and doesn’t have to deal with the crisis of unexpected machinery failures.
The lighting market started out focusing on energy savings, but it’s evolving quickly towards non-energy applications, Hedayat said. Other non-energy applications Digital Lumens is considering: security, fire and safety, asset tracking, and humidity.
“Some people refer to it as Internet of Things applications, but for us, it’s all about the data we collect on the [light] fixtures, the analytics we do on the data, and the kinds of reports and information we provide to our customers,” he said.
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