Lighting : LIGHTING-April-2017
28 LIGHTING MAGAZINE | April/May 2017 PEARL CIRCULAR LITE IP54 WITH SELECTABLE COLOUR TEMPERATURE FEATURES ■ Selectable colour temperature ■ Non-emergency option available ■ Microwave sensor option (EV-PEARL-EM-IP54-S) ■ Emergency classification D32 ■ Lithium battery (LiFePO4) ■ Standby power consumption 0.45W ■ Easy to install FULLY COMPLIANT Fully compliant to the standard AS/NZS 2293 IP54 The Pearl Circular Lite has an IP rating of IP54 TWIST AND LOCK Has a twist and lock mechanism COLOUR TEMPERATURE Selectable colour temps, warm white, cool white, daylight Ph: + 612 9502 1161 Fax: + 612 9502 1154 Email: email@example.com ektor.com.au SELECTABLE COLOUR TEMP. 1140LM WARM WHITE 1173LM DAY LIGHT 1304LM COOL WHITE EV-PEARL-EM-IP54-LITE Ektor_April_ad.indd 2 8/03/2017 10:42:20 AM Will there be a manual override built in so essential functions can still be performed in the event of the internet crashing? Absolutely. Smart building solutions need to be designed for scalability and reliability, as any other enterprise application should be that requires internet, intranet and local functions based on use-cases. An example would be if there was fire in the room, you would not expect the system to communicate with a network-connected cloud solution to turn on the sprinklers, instead you would find that function on the local system, which offers manual control options. Pankaj Gupta Senior Director of Marketing at Cisco What role is Cisco playing in digital business transformation and the move to smart buildings? As a large enterprise networking company, Cisco knows how to build the core of a smart building network. This includes the right automation, the right analytics; and keeping users and different user groups and applications separated and protected with a very rich, high-quality experience. We are currently involved in a partnership with about 25 companies dedicated to providing digital or ‘smart’ building solutions. In fact, we have just launched the industry’s first purpose- built ‘switch’ for digital buildings. The Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switch has been designed to provide customised, purpose- built switches for smart buildings enabling a faster retrofit of existing buildings, a faster deployment model and enterprise-class security. Tell me more about the switch and how it works If you look at all the new types of building endpoints: HVAC systems, air valves and fire safety etc., they all need continued, uninterrupted power and protocol support that is differentiated. But, they also need all the capabilities and richness of an enterprise IT network. With our new switching technology, we’re able to bring all these building endpoints securely together and connect them to their building applications. If, for example, your lighting software is connected to data from all the other sensors, you can offer a wonderful array of digital experiences for the building’s users. In coming to this point, we realised that Cisco can’t do it alone. That’s why we have partnered with lighting experts, such as Philips, Cree, Eton and NuLEDs to work with us to look at the cost advantages of powering and providing data over a single Ethernet cable. Our other partners include experts on variable air valves, building design consultants and a construction company, EllisDon, who are taking these designs and building smart buildings for their customers using the converged network that Cisco is providing. The Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switch is built specifically for the needs of digital buildings. Pankaj Gupta. How are you working to mitigate risks? When you connect hundreds or thousands of new LED fixtures, each new connected device opens an additional surface for attack. To mitigate this, Cisco is bringing enterprise-class security into our switch, so we can put all the sensors in a specific virtual land. What this means is that we can institute a policy where these sensors, or these LED fixtures, can only communicate with allocated devices but not to anything else. This whitelisted mechanism gives huge security. What happens if the IoT goes down? Can essential functions still be performed in the event of this happening? Yes. Each switch has two links to connect it to the broader infrastructure, so even if one goes down the second takes over. One particular innovation we are introducing is fast PoE. Typically, when you power on any switch it takes a few seconds or minutes to boot (think about how long it takes your laptop to power on), but that is not acceptable for customer experience, particularly in the lighting scenario. Fast PoE means that even if you are rebooting the switch or upgrading the software, lighting starts working within a few seconds, even while the system is still booting. Smart building solutions need to be designed for scalability and reliability, as any other enterprise application should be that requires internet, intranet and local functions based on use-cases. Credit:ImagesuppliedbyCisco Credit: Image supplied by Cisco.