Business News | Apr 15, 2013

Daintree Networks and Marvell Team to Deliver First Integrated Wireless LED Driver Solution for Commercial Smart Lighting

Los Altos, Calif. – April 15, 2013 – Daintree Networks, Inc., the leading provider of networked wireless control solutions for smart buildings, and Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. today announced their collaboration to provide open-standard ZigBee® wireless capability integrated into smart lighting products.

The joint effort is focused initially on using Marvell semiconductor products to enable integrated wireless LED drivers that allow LED fixtures to interoperate with Daintree’s award-winning open-standard ControlScope™ solution. Orama, an innovative supplier of LED drivers, is the first company implementing this capability into its driver product line. Fixture manufacturers using integrated open-standard wireless LED drivers will gain access to expanding revenue opportunities in commercial and industrial wireless lighting.

By implementing integrated wireless LED drivers, fixture manufacturers eliminate the need for a separate wireless adapter commonly used in today’s deployments of commercial wireless lighting control. Installation is also easier with integrated wireless drivers. Drivers are pre-installed during factory fixture assembly, eliminating more expensive field assembly often required when connecting separate wireless adapters to standard drivers. Integration dramatically reduces total equipment, installation and commissioning project costs by $75 to $100 per fixture, enabling rapid market adoption of wireless control solutions by building owners and operators.

Unlike existing analog control, integrated digital wireless control allows users to experience the full potential of LED lighting and energy management. This includes the ability to add advanced LED control features such as tunable white color control and granular device-level power and performance monitoring.

“The growing demand for standards-based wireless lighting control is leading LED fixture manufacturers to add wireless capability to enable complete end-to-end solutions,” says Danny Yu, Daintree’s CEO. “Marvell shares our vision of directly integrating ZigBee wireless ICs to enable fixtures that work seamlessly with ControlScope. We are pleased to be teaming with Marvell to fully qualify Marvell’s ZigBee IC platform on ControlScope and to be developing joint solutions for the market. We are excited that Orama is adopting our combined solution and taking a leading product position with its integrated wireless LED driver. The lighting product community is rapidly realizing that open standards is the right way to go wireless. Open standards foster a large market that drives down cost and development time for vendors as well as improves product selection at lower prices for building managers.”

“As a leading LED driver and wireless semiconductor provider and a strong advocate of open standards and interoperability, Marvell is pleased to collaborate with Daintree and Orama to drive mass adoption of wireless smart lighting control,” says Kishore Manghnani, Vice President of Green Technology Products, Marvell. “This capability of having built-in wireless at the fixture and driver level has the potential to dramatically increase the adoption of this technology.”

“I am excited to be working with Marvell and Daintree to deliver the industry’s first integrated wireless driver control at the fixture level,” says Jason Huang, General Manager at Orama. “Lighting professionals can now easily and cost-effectively include wireless control in their lighting designs.”

At Lightfair International (April 23-25, 2013), Daintree and Marvell will be exhibiting an end-to-end LED ZigBee wireless lighting control solution that includes Daintree’s ControlScope system and Orama’s OCC20W-Z LED driver built with Marvell’s 88EM8801 LED driver and 88MZ100 wireless microcontroller. Orama’s integrated wireless ZigBee LED driver will be commercially released at the end of Q2-2013.

As part of the collaboration, Marvell and Orama have also joined Daintree’s ControlScope Connected partner program. The ControlScope Connected program, launched in January of 2011 and currently over twenty-five members strong, is an alliance of manufacturers of lighting and other commercial building control devices that can be part of a wireless control network using ZigBee, an open standard communication protocol. These initiatives support Daintree’s ongoing commitment to using and promoting open standards in building controls.

 

About Daintree Networks, Inc. Daintree Networks is a market-leading innovator in next-generation commercial and industrial building automation. Daintree provides the industry’s leading wireless controls solution for smart buildings, delivering dramatic energy and operational efficiency improvements as well as occupant-friendly work environments, all in a simpler, more cost-effective way than ever before. Since its founding in 2003, Daintree Networks has been a pioneer in wireless mesh networking and control. The company has brought this extensive experience to bear in developing the market’s first truly open, easy-to-deploy, easy-to-use solution for wireless building control. For more information, visit www.daintree.net.

 

About Marvell. Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in providing complete silicon solutions enabling the digital connected lifestyle. From mobile communications to storage, cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content delivery, Marvell's diverse product portfolio aligns complete platform designs with industry-leading performance, security, reliability and efficiency. At the core of the world’s most powerful consumer, network and enterprise systems, Marvell empowers partners and their customers to always stand at the forefront of innovation, performance and mass appeal. By providing people around the world with mobility and ease of access to services adding value to their social, private and work lives, Marvell is committed to enhancing the human experience.

 As used in this release, the term “Marvell” refers to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.Marvell.com.

 

About Orama, Inc. Orama Inc, a US based LED lighting company, is driving the ‘Intelligent Lighting’ concept in developing markets through its bouquet of dynamic LED lighting fixtures & control solutions based on international standards such as NEMA SSL-6 Triac dimming, DALI to IP connectivity & 0 to 10V signaling. These standards and protocols provide ease-of-control capabilities for commercial lighting and can regulate lighting remotely through cloud/IP based applications and mobile devices.  Our state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures & intelligent control electronics promise world class quality, high reliability, superior performance, color consistency throughout product’s lifetime, and advanced dimming controls.  For more information, visit www.oramainc.com.

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