Business | Company News | Partnerships | Smart Lighting & IoT | Jan 22, 2020

CASAMBI Extends Technology Partnership with Osram

Casambi®, the pioneer and market leader in wireless lighting controls and networks based on Bluetooth Low Energy, is deepening its technology partnership with OSRAM. An agreement has been signed that will see Osram leverage the benefits of Casambi's class-leading embedded Bluetooth module and software technology. The move will act as a solid base to develop further intelligent Casambi-ready hardware, as well as lighting control software solutions for the professional lighting market.

Casambi's embedded Bluetooth module is designed for integration with LED drivers, lighting control systems and light fixtures. The module is pre-programmed with Casambi's firmware, making it completely compatible with other Casambi-enabled devices. Wireless control is achieved using Casambi smartphone and tablet apps via the Bluetooth 4.0 protocol. Devices automatically form a self-healing and self-organizing wireless mesh network so that a large number of fixtures can be controlled from any point, without the requirement for an external gateway module.

Casambi's appealing technology enables smart connected luminaires and, therefore, has been attracting a lot of attention from across the lighting industry reflected by its successful integration with solutions from the Osram family such as LuxiTune and Optotronic Intelligent drivers.

By extending its technology partnership with Casambi, Osram will be able to further exploit the benefits of the world's most robust, cost-effective and future-proof wireless lighting control solution and, in particular, Bluetooth Low Energy, which forms the basis of the system. Key aspects of the solution include exceptional user experience, high performance and scalability. The latter extends from individual fixture controls to industrial-scale solutions with cloud-based remote control, monitoring and data logging.

'We are extremely pleased to extend our highly successful technology partnership with Osram, fostering the further use of BLE technology within the lighting controls market,' stated Kari Mettälä, Chief Executive Officer at Casambi. 'With over 1 million nodes operating in the market, Casambi is the industry's most adopted system. The scalability of the system is well proven, with some projects deploying up to 10,000 nodes. We are sure this agreement will facilitate the increased creation of intelligent wireless control solutions for innovative market players. It also supports the best possible user experience, due to a seamlessly compatible standard across brands and hardware.'

About Casambi:

Founded in 2011, Casambi's wireless lighting control software platform empowers users of smart devices to interact effortlessly with modern lighting around them. Based on Bluetooth Low Energy, the award-winning Casambi solution delivers a dynamic user experience, exceptional reliability and unrivalled performance. From basic, individual lighting-fixture controls to industrial-scale solutions with cloud-based remote control, monitoring and data logging, Casambi's technology can be easily integrated at low cost into lighting fixtures, drivers and modules. Additionally, installations can gain advanced lighting control functionality with minimal hardware and deployment outlay. Casambi develops its products in Finland and has a growing sales and support service across Europe, North America and Asia. - www.casambi.com

About Osram:

Osram, based in Munich, is a leading global high-tech company with a history dating back more than 110 years. Primarily focused on semiconductor -based technologies, our products are used in highly diverse applications ranging from virtual reality to autonomous driving and from smartphones to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. Osram uses the endless possibilities of light to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities. Osram's innovations enable people all over the world not only to see better, but also to communicate, travel, work and live better. Osram has approximately 23,500 employees worldwide as of end of fiscal 2019 (September 30) and generated revenue of about 3.5 billion euros from continuing activities. The company is listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED 400; trading symbol: OSR). - www.osram.com

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