Tools | Engineering | Software | Smart Lighting & IoT | API | Aug 07, 2019

Xicato Releases Open Source Software for Future of Smart Buildings

Xicato, the leading provider of highest quality light sources and smart building wireless controls, announced the official release of its XIG API (Xicato Intelligent Gateway application programming interface) to the software developer and system integration community under the standard MIT Free Open Source Software (FOSS) license. The XIG API enables configuration, control, monitoring, data reporting and data analytics of large networks of Bluetooth Mesh nodes installations that integrate lighting, sensors, switches, and audio-visual effects in any type of commercial or residential smart space.

"Today the wireless lighting industry is undergoing explosive growth. At this early stage I hope manufacturers embrace open control standards, cross platform compatibility, and most importantly, open-source control topologies as Xicato has done with their control API. The BLE handheld and peripheral consumers have clearly benefitted from this kind philosophy and coordination among developers and manufacturers over the years;" stated Alexander Cooper, Head of Exhibit Technology at the Smithsonian.

The XIG provides translation between a Bluetooth Mesh network and any IP network or LAN, allowing centralized management of and remote access to large networks of Bluetooth nodes. With the availability of the open XIG API, customers can now use any lighting control, IoT, audio-visual, or building management system to control, monitor, and configure an unlimited number of Bluetooth nodes, potentially including HVAC systems, security systems, and many more, resulting in the development of customized experiences specific to an application, all using Xicato open and flexible software architecture.

"Xicato continues to reinforce its commitment to the advancement of smart building technologies and solutions that result in more productive, more efficient buildings and healthier living or working spaces. We want our customers and partners to be able to join in our mission by leveraging our open software to create application-specific solutions that deliver the highest value to end users," said Xicato CEO, Amir Zoufonoun.

Several Xicato customers are already reaping the benefits of XIG API with installations in world-class museums, cathedrals, retail stores, warehouses, offices and residences. Examples include many acclaimed Heritage buildings such as the Van Gogh Museum, the Smithsonian, and Westminster Abbey. Control companies, system integrators and even end users have created customized environments through the XIG API from such systems as Medialon, ETC, Pharos, Extron, Crestron, LumiFi and Philips Dynalite.

Xicato's XIG API and source code for Xicato's XTouch and XTouch MG Android touchscreen interface, are available now on GitHub under a standard MIT FOSS license at To learn about Xicato's other existing and soon to be available software products, apps, and tools that help developers and integrators with the adoption of new technologies in the smart building space visit or contact your local Xicato office.

About Xicato:

Xicato is defining the future of smart buildings, delivering the absolute best quality, highest performing and most reliable light sources, as well as other wirelessly connected intelligent devices including drivers, sensors, switches, gateways, controls electronics, and software. Xicato products inspire architects, designers and building owners to dream up and create more beautiful, healthy environments with smarter and more connected experiences. With an installed base approaching 10 million nodes, throughout thousands of locations in over 30 countries worldwide, and backed by a strong team of innovators based in Silicon Valley, Xicato continues to stay ahead of customer needs in a variety of verticals including the world's most renowned museums and cathedrals, retail shops and hotels, offices and hospitals. For more information, visit Xicato and the Xicato logo are registered trademarks of Xicato, Inc.


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