Enlighted IoT for Building Space and Location

  • October 3, 2022
  • William Payne

Smart building tech developer Enlighted has released a set of smart IoT building solutions to boost the use of IoT building data monitor and manage building space utilisation. The solutions are built on parent company Siemens’ business platform Xcelerator.

The new portfolio includes new data services for occupancy, efficiency and location information, and a separate location intelligence system.

The data services provide a set of data APIs and visualisations for occupancy, efficiency and location. The occupancy API and visualisations include people-counting capabilities to help understand how space is being used and inform decisions around portfolio sizing and space design. The efficiency service provides data capture and reporting on building energy savings for ESG reporting towards carbon net zero. And location insights API and visualisations capture asset and people movements for use with third party location tracking applications.

Separately, a location intelligence service provides a complete Real Time Location System (RTLS) that includes patented smart sensors embedded in light fixtures, long-life tags and badges combined with a SaaS cloud application for establishing new workflows, events and triggers associated with the movement of assets and people. With multiple standard business platform integrations, Location Intelligence will initially focus on outcomes for healthcare, education, office, and manufacturing industries.

“We anticipate our new solutions and alignment with Siemens Xcelerator business platform will enable our customers to leverage their building’s IoT and activity data to vastly improve processes and decisions around the interactions of people and their spaces,” said Stefan Schwab, CEO, Enlighted. “Additionally, we will help them further transform their real estate portfolios with a focus on long-term sustainability to meet ESG goals.”

“The Enlighted solution enables us to rapidly adjust our lighting controls via a smart software interface. During the last California heat emergency, we did exactly that, enabling us to dim our lights in the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco while maintaining office functions,” said Alex Ruggeberg, Global Real Estate Engineering, Salesforce. “We easily measured the energy savings via Enlighted’s data reporting. This is exactly the kind of intelligent, smart IoT building management that is part of a sustainable future for Salesforce.”

The company has also announced a ruggedised micro sensor featuring the functionality of current IoT sensors in a small sized package. The sensor is designed for outdoor applications, parking structures, and damp or wet locations.

Enlighted has also announced a new partnership with J2 Innovations, a Siemens company and provider of open software systems for smart buildings to speed digital transformation around building management.

“J2 Innovations is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Enlighted. With J2’s FIN Framework combined with Enlighted’s IoT offerings, we are excited to deliver a powerful set of IoT solutions to the market,” said Alex Rohweder, CEO of J2 Innovations. “We’re looking forward to leveraging Enlighted’s robust data capabilities integrated with our IoT enabling framework.”