Our lamp, inside office Building Automation.
In this video, Daniele Caso, Managing Director of Eelectron SpA, introduces the collaborative work with Panzeri, the fruit of more than two years of labor.
“Eelectron has drawn on their experience in the world of complex Building Automation applications and applied it to analyze all the emerging technologies relative to IoT, the cloud, and methods that will enable us to further the way we work and provide new products and value to our customers.”
Jackie’s role in the IoT system
IoT stands for Internet of Things, where objects contain sensors or instruments which allow them to exchange information.
“This is something we have made, something that is on everyone’s lips but isn’t seen much out there, by equipping Jackie with a range of sensors, supplying information which is later used by the system to optimize the environment and achieve high levels of energy efficiency and comfort.”
Jackie IoT is a table and wall lamp, with on board Bluetooth, temperature, and light sensors. The data is diffused over a mesh network, in other words, a network where the objects repeatedly send each other data, sharing and acting on this information.
Easy and useful technology, working for energy efficiency
The system’s goal is to manage offices, so our work was focused on this sole target. This is a very important point, because this sole target has allowed us to make the installer’s choices simple, thus making it a system that is easily configurable, but not one that is simplified. A system where we have not made concessions on functionality and performance, we have simply focused on a specific installation environment, the office.
“We have also worked on other services for this environment, that are still a part of the system, and that go beyond automation. Clearly, this strategy can be transferred to other sectors, such as stores, hotels, or the home.”
Today, the system can control lighting, curtains, shutters, doorways, and can regulate temperature. These are the main areas of energy consumption which, properly managed, allow for energy savings of over 50% compared to similar environments where no such technology is installed. This large difference is down to users being detected through a Bluetooth beacon.
“Compartmentalizing and managing environments according to the presence of users allows us to break up an environment and manage each area in detail, thus achieving energy savings that are actually higher than systems of greater complexity.”