Casambi extends technology partnership with OSRAM

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Casambi, a Finnish company driving the development of wireless lighting controls and networks based on Bluetooth Low Energy, has announced that it is deepening its technology partnership with OSRAM.

An agreement has been signed that will see OSRAM leverage the benefits of Casambi’s embedded Bluetooth module and software technology. The move will act as a base to develop further intelligent Casambi-ready hardware, as well as lighting control software solutions for the professional lighting market.

Casambi’s embedded Bluetooth module is designed for integration with LED drivers, lighting control systems and light fixtures. The module is pre-programmed with the company's firmware, making it completely compatible with other Casambi-enabled devices. Wireless control is achieved using Casambi smartphone and tablet apps via the Bluetooth 4.0 protocol. Devices automatically form a self-healing and self-organising wireless mesh network so that a large number of fixtures can be controlled from any point, without the requirement for an external gateway module.

Casambi’s technology enables smart connected luminaires and has been attracting attention from across the lighting industry, hence the integration with solutions from the OSRAM family such as LuxiTune and OPTOTRONIC Intelligent drivers.

By extending its technology partnership with Casambi, OSRAM said that it wanted to exploit the benefits of Casambi's robust, cost-effective and future-proof wireless lighting control solution and, in particular, Bluetooth Low Energy, which forms the basis of the system. Key aspects of the solution include an improved user experience, high performance and scalability. The latter extends from individual fixture controls to industrial-scale solutions with cloud-based remote control, monitoring and data logging.

‘We are extremely pleased to extend our highly successful technology partnership with OSRAM, fostering the further use of BLE technology within the lighting controls market,’ said Kari Mettälä, Chief Executive Officer at Casambi. ‘With over 1 million nodes operating in the market, Casambi is the industry’s most adopted system. The scalability of the system is well proven, with some projects deploying up to 10,000 nodes. We are sure this agreement will facilitate the increased creation of intelligent wireless control solutions for innovative market players. It also supports the best possible user experience, due to a seamlessly compatible standard across brands and hardware.’