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For the economy and life to return to normal, advanced and widespread disinfection processes are necessary.
However, UVC lighting is harmful to people, so it must be paired with intelligent controls to allow for the safe disinfection of public spaces.
How it Works
Using Nexos’ built-in flexibility as an IoT smart building platform, the team at Igor developed safety protocols to bring all devices together into an intelligent disinfection solution for Nexos users. Connect the hardware to Nexos – including sensors, access controls, UVC lighting, and more – and let the software run safety checks and trigger disinfection of spaces based on the requirements unique to the buildings. Download our product PDF or watch the video below to see how Intelligent Disinfection works.
Intelligent Lighting Controls Powered by PoE
Get the Best in Intelligent Lighting Technology with Igor’s PoE Lighting Application, Powered by Nexos
After decades of focusing on LED lighting for energy efficiency, attention is shifting to intelligent PoE lighting and technologies that leverage the Internet of Things (IoT). The availability of low-cost, ultra-miniature LEDs, sensors and communications protocols now makes it possible to embed Internet connectivity into every lighting fixture and most low-wattage sensors, and to do so with a low price tag. Because the entire system is powered and controlled over a standard Ethernet connection and PoE ports, network-enabled PoE devices can provide any user immediate access and building automation control over the entire system.
PoE and Intelligent Lighting Control
LEDs are already used far beyond their basic lighting function in building automation applications to indicate occupancy, adjust mood, conserve energy and remote control. Their use expands by combining intelligence with movement or ambient light sensors and interconnecting the PoE lighting nodes in a programmable network.
These intelligent lighting advancements are now impacting all areas of society. From government buildings to healthcare facilities and homes, PoE’s lighting applications are quite diverse. From providing better intelligent lighting control to asset management, major IT network providers like Cisco are providing PoE standards to enable Power over Ethernet lighting & IoT platform solutions to all industries.
The First Central Emergency UL 924 Lighting Certification for a PoE Solution
The advantages to our PoE Intelligent Lighting solution are numerous, making building functions easier to control, while saving money on management costs. In addition, our solution is the world’s first PoE solution to receive a Central UL 924 emergency lighting certification. This certification indicates that our emergency lighting solution is up to code, and results in safer, more reliable buildings with quicker response times in the event of an emergency. Our PoE Lighting solution has even been recognized as award-winning by industry experts.
PoE and Ambient Lighting
Ambient lighting in hospital rooms and on the hospital premises can influence a patient’s well-being by directly controlling the body’s circadian system or enhancing lighting for accomplishing critical visual tasks. Hospital lights that respond to sunlight outside and allow for daylight harvesting can have a serious impact on the happiness of its residents. This is becoming increasingly accepted as fact as research findings show that lighting influences the mood and perception of patients and healthcare staff which – when optimized – may contribute to improved patient outcomes.
Igor's PoE Lighting Lowers Facility Costs
Hospital and healthcare facilities managers are then put in a difficult position as they see their budgets tighten at the same time that the public demands better quality care and improved facilities. In this situation, intelligent PoE lighting is the ideal option. Igor’s PoE lighting & IoT platform works with LEDs to bring down the cost of operating the facility while improving the quality of lighting. It is the perfect solution for hospitals that have a solid but dated structure and who need to work around the regulations and ever-changing safety requirements. PoE lighting will allow for improved benefits today while setting the facility up to flexibly accommodate changes in the future. PoE technology can go further than just lighting – it can also be a platform to continue to optimize operational efficiency and safety by using sensors to alert staff to suspicious movement of people, or to dim lights that are not being used.
PoE Beyond Lighting
Hospitals and other healthcare providers are facing a massive challenge to reduce costs, improve patient outcomes, and increase staff productivity and morale. And they need to do this while demonstrating a higher commitment to environmental sustainability with a long-term vision for assets. This can feel insurmountable.