SPEAKERS TECHNOLOGY SESSIONS

 

Moritz Graf zu Eulenburg

 

CEO
InovisCoat GmbH

Day 1 – Technology Sessions – 08:30-09:00

 

 


 

Musa Unmehopa MBA MSc

 

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ZigBee Alliance
Philips Lighting

Day 1 – Technology sessions – 09:30-10:00

Musa is Senior Director Standards & Regulations at Philips Lighting, where he leads the program for Applications and Data. His experience in technology and innovation spans over 20 years, and covers Mobile Communications, Internet, IT, and Lighting. Musa serves as vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of the zigbee alliance. Prior to joining Philips Lighting, Musa held positions at Bell Labs and Alcatel-Lucent, and served in senior leadership roles in various standards bodies, trade organizations and industry consortia. Musa received a BSc and MSc degree in Computer Science from Twente University and MBA degrees from TiasNimbas Business School and University of Bradford School of Management.

Opportunities with connectivity at Philips Lighting

This presentation will highlight recent proof points of the several connected projects and products that are brought to market by Philips Lighting across various application domains. What are the possibilities, what are the lessons learnt, and where can we go next?

 


 

Mr. Siebren de Vries

 

CTO
Chess Wise

Day 1 – Technology Sessions – 10:30-11:00

Siebren (MSc Electromechanical Engineering) is the founder and CTO of Chess Wise. He has a strong interest in the wonderful works of nature and believes that nature often has ingenious solutions for what we regard as technological challenges. In regards to wireless communication one only needs to look at flocks of birds, or a shoal of fishes and imagine the incredible advanced way they sense and communicate with each other. This vision has been the starting point of the development of MyriaMesh, what now might be one of the strongest technological propositions in the field of wireless mesh network technology. Siebren is an eclectic academic and inspiring storyteller. His presentations come highly recommended.

Smart lighting: scalability, robustness, reliability, self-healing, serviceability, flexibility are the features that count. What about security?

In case of a building retrofit the standard choice is to use LED lighting. This directly saves on the energy usage of the building. Yet, smart LED lighting doubles the energy savings potential and can deliver a people centric solution with a great impact on comfort and health.

Chess Wise worked on a smart lighting retrofit solution that matches the markets needs perfectly. Existing offices can now be equipped with a wireless lighting control system that can eliminate all energy waste with endless opportunities to enhance user comfort now and in the future.
In the short term, the energy savings pay for the costs of the retrofit solution. In the long term it offers a rainbow of services that go from automated operation to mining data on occupation/usage of the spaces to beaconing for localization and tracking of people and goods.

The user demands that the light control system is easy to expand, easy to service and easy to change. Security asks for technical measures and processes that are typically contradictory to this “easy to” requirement. What measures are taken on the mesh network layer and what on the commissioning level and how do these systems combine.
Strength of the security in a world where the hardware is not (yet) supporting the requirements for a safe system can be discussed. Cost of security in a world where transactions have almost no value is an item. Nuisance value is very high, if a hacker highjacks a lighting system everybody will know. Real damage to an operation is in al lot of cases limited, unless the location has a strategic value. A real life story about the development and implementation of a meshed light control system with security.

Short Introduction to office lighting with Wireleds
Chess Wise BV had developed a wireless control system for lighting in buildings. The system is configured around two major building blocks: LED drivers for the control of light sources and sensors like a switch and a presence/light sensor as input devices. The control functionality is realized with these components; no other elements such as a PC or gateway box are necessary.
Installation and commissioning is straightforward using an App on a mobile device, which allows to virtually connect switches, presence sensors and luminaries into groups.

All devices are bluetooth (BLE) enabled and combine the best of two worlds, an optimized mesh for large scale lighting applications and the direct connection to a mobile device.
Commissioning is done via a Bluetooth gateway and an App on an IOS device.

 


 

Jean Michel Rubillon

 

Product Development Manager
Nimbus Centre, Cork Institute of Technology

Day 1 – Technology sessions – 11:30-12:00

R4Platform: A platform for intelligent lighting

Utilising personalised presence sensing over traditional occupancy sensing enables greater lighting control and dimming capabilities while reducing energy use and light pollution.

This paper describes the application of the R4Platform as the enabler for user-centric lighting services. The R4Platform provides a flexible middleware infrastructure that can integrate with existing systems, provide secure interfaces for open access and supports the creation of new building management services. In the context of this paper the R4Platform provides a modular set of services that are composed to provision an end-to-end auditing and control system for lighting providers, where auditing is the real-time detection of people presence and personalised lighting control is enacted via the R4Platform.

Among the scenarios considered are personalised lighting levels in a hot desk office environment. The system detects the presence of occupants and, if they have a recognised communication/identification device, their light level preferences are set for the luminaires over/around the work station they occupy.

Furthermore, the system intelligence allows for self-commissioning with little to no configuration and adjustments, reducing installation costs and maintenance overheads.

This paper will present the application of the R4Platform in the context of human centric lighting and its application in a real-world environment.

 


 

Mr. Mathias Burger

 

Director Strategic Partnerships and System Design
Tridonic

Day 1 – Technology Sessions – 12:30-13:00

Mathias Burger, Director Strategic Partnerships and System Design at Tridonic, drives smart connected lighting solutions and works closely with international customers. He studied economics & technology management at the TU Munich and has more than 10 years of experience in the lighting industry. At Tridonic, he is one of the driving forces to create the future-proof hard- and software platform net4more.

Connected lighting: how to solve the Gordian knot

Connected lighting will change the way we interact with a lighting system while at the same time it will change the way lighting systems interact with us. The systems will become smarter, offer new features, enrich the user experience and will enable leaner ways to integrate them into smart buildings of the future. To enable a scenario like this, different approaches can be considered and are being followed worldwide. However, not all will be future-proof enough to survive.

Since lighting is everywhere, powered and connected we foresee that it will become a central part of the IT connectivity in future buildings, and offer more than pure lighting functionality. Given the fact that with a growing IoT more and more systems will connect, it is nowadays common sense that IP will be the protocol of choice.

Moving your business towards the domain of IP-connected lighting confronts you with lots of challenging questions: What are the customer problems and benefits that you are addressing? What are the respective requirements and matching system architectures? Which standards should be embraced and which not? How open and interoperable should your solutions be? Is it advisable to act within an ecosystem? Who should be part of this ecosystem?
Finding the right answers and right focus requires players to think and act differently compared to the known territory of the commodity business LED. The speaker will provide an insight into how Tridonic is tackling this challenge within its connectivity strategy while merging technology push and market pull.

 


 

Mr. Shih-Yi Wen

 

Manager
ITRI Industrial Technology Research Institute

Day 1 – Technology Sessions – 12:30-13:00

Mr. Shih-Yi Wen started his R&D career since 2001 and joined a LED packaging start-up company in 2006. His research topics covered MEMS optical switch, high power LED, thin film packaging LED and LED endoscope lighting system. Now, he coordinates and participates in intelligent lighting system research projects at Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories of Industrial Technology Research Institute. He is currently focusing on intelligent lighting applications, including VLC indoor positioning, human centric lighting and light therapy.

The function oriented intelligent lighting system integrated with VLC and human centric lighting

The innovation of LED lighting makes the visible light communication (VLC) come true. Comparing with radio frequency (RF) communication, the directional property of LED makes the VLC technology possess high accurate positioning and high security. In terms of human centric lighting, the color tunable lighting technology which creates adaptive lighting for human needs such as comfortable, relaxing, and high performance light environment. We have built the function oriented intelligent lighting system integrated with VLC and color tunable functions in the same luminaire which simultaneously broadcasts light ID and tunes light spectrum. This presentation reports the intelligent lighting system and field trail in hospital. The medical instrument VLC positioning system relieves the shortage of hospital manpower. The satisfaction of staff and patient is improved by introducing human centric lighting.

 


 

Petra Hofmeister

 

Business Development Manager for Security
Infineon Technologies

 

Hakan Yilmazer

 

Head of Application Marketing for Lighting
Infineon Technologies

Day 1 – Technology Sessions – 16:00-16:30

Petra Hofmeister is Business Development Manager for Smart Home Applications in the Chip Card & Security division of Infineon Technologies AG. She has worldwide responsibility for authentication and connected device markets related to Smart Home Applications. She started her career at Infineon Technologies AG in 2011 as Business Development Manager for embedded secure elements in the mobile device sector and joint the Connected Device Security department in 2016. Petra studied business administration at the University of Applied Science in Landshut, Germany.

In his function as global head of application marketing for Lighting Hakan Yilmazer is responsible for all general lighting customers of Infineon worldwide and all products from Infineon that can be used for lighting. My focus has been on our existing and upcoming portfolio controller IC’s, power discretes mainly high voltage Mosfets and microcontrollers for LED power supplies.
While continuing to spend my energy on these activities I am putting more and more focus on IoT in connection with lighting applications especially on sensors and on security topics.

Anatomy of network attacks and how to protect against them

Who would have thought that a light bulb would become be a doorway to hackers?

The Internet of Things has opened up incredible opportunities to monitor, interact with, and control our environment, but it has also opened up a seemingly infinite number of vulnerabilities to intruders who can cause significant harm.

Examples include the recent massive DDoS attack that affected users of Twitter, Amazon, PayPal and others,  but many more have occurred, and many more will continue to occur until these vulnerabilities are addressed.  During this discussion we will review some recent network attacks that have occurred through connected lighting systems and other IoT devices. We will show how these types of attacks occur and the best strategies for mitigating these threats. We will also discuss the differences between software and hardware based security solutions and the potential dangers of relying solely on software implemented on a standard micro controller or SoC.

In addition, this presentation will discuss the system level design framework for choosing the best security implementation. This implementation can help secure not only your network, but we will discuss how other vulnerabilities in your supply chain can be addressed as well, with the added benefit of being able to secure your revenue stream, including service based revenue.

 


 

Mr. Peter Schmidt M.A.

 

Research Fellow
Hochschule Wismar, Dynamic Light Research Project

 

Mr. Saurabh Sachdev M.A.

 

Research Fellow
Hochschule Wismar, Dynamic Light Research

Day 1 – Technology Sessions – 16:30-17:00

Dynamic Light: Towards dynamic, intelligent and energy efficient urban lighting

“Dynamic Light” is an EU funded research project with 15 different partners across central Europe. The research project involves not only universities but also municipalities, technology firms, NGO’s to name a few. The current research project will lay the foundations for a better quality and manageability of dynamic lighting solutions and raising awareness about the user’s needs and demands from public lighting. The main focus will be on how to improve quality whilst reducing light pollution and energy consumption.

The project will develop parameters for lighting control (brightness, colour, light scatter, glare) that reflect the social needs of residents (security, visual identity, attractive urban areas, reduction of light pollution). These parameters will then be implemented across 8 different “Pilot Installation” in various Central European sites. These pilot projects are funded through the EU Interreg Central Europe funding programme and are scheduled to be started by mid-2017. The core idea is that the technical aspect of the lighting needs to be combined even more strongly with questions of the city planning in order to use the new technological possibilities. This requires firstly the identification of factors and parameters influencing user needs and subsequently the development of a scheme to link these needs with lighting requirements. Furthermore, these lighting requirements will form the basis to create dynamic lighting control strategies to be tested in the pilot installations.

This current paper focuses on the development of a “monitoring tool” and “demand analysis” to establish the user’s demand for dynamic lighting according to their social needs. The “monitoring tool” aims to ascertain the parameters and framework for assessing user’s demand for dynamic lighting according to their social needs. This tool consisting of components like area functionality, stakeholder analysis, built environment, time of use, number of users and frequency of users etc. will seek to bridge lighting quality needs with energy efficiency and light pollution requirements. The monitoring tool is envisaged as an instrument that can be used conduct a “demand analysis”. These parameters will be further analysed as a part of “Demand analysis”; the aim is to develop a comprehensive demand analysis identifying the requirements for dynamic light control for the particular “Pilot sites” for the test implementations.

The true potential of the LED technology lies in the use of intelligent control systems to control the various parameters of light [1]. The control systems and strategies have for long been oriented towards energy efficiency alone. Though important such narrow minded strategies often result in “false efficiencies”. The primary objective of any lighting strategy is to fulfil the needs, demands and requirements of the users. Hence, the quality of light and control strategy is as much important if not more as energy efficiency. In Europe alone, around ten million street lamps will be replaced or repaired over the next few years [2]. This modernisation gives the planners, local authorities and users the chance to go beyond saving energy and costs and to develop innovative, digital and dynamic lighting strategies focused on user needs and demands.

[1] Lichtgestaltung mit LED, Prof. Dr. Thomas Römhild , Peter Schmidt, Architektenkammer Niedersachsen, 2012
[2] More than just light, The Quintessence of Smart Cities I Issue 19 – 2016

 


 

Dr. Wen Wu

 

Product manager
MEANWELL Europe B.V.

Day 1 – Technology Sessions – 16:00-16:30

LED lighting flickering consideration for sport event

LED lighting technology is penetrating everywhere covering from domestic house, street lighting or even to the sport stadium. All broadcasters are requested to provide high quality sport program delivered to every house. One of successful keys providing high quality sport program is the slow motion replay. Slow motion replay can provide dedicated movement of athletes and sometimes it could be used for judges to make a precise and fair decision. High speed slow motion is achieved by increasing the frame per second (fps). Each captured frame or image needs to have equal light to avoid any uncomfortable visual effect or simply called flickering shown in the video. Therefore providing a constant light from artificial light source is the key to success for slow motion capturing. Since LED lighting technology has different physics compared to the traditional metal halide lights, it is essential to discuss and mitigate the flickering the when designing the new LED lighting system for used in the stadium.

 


 

Dr. Josep Carreras

 

President and CTO
Ledmotive Technologies

Day 2 – Technology Sessions – 09:30-10:00

Dr. Josep Carreras holds a PhD. in Physics (cum Laude, UB best-student extraordinary Prize 2008) from the University of Barcelona in 2007 and since 2009 he is the head of the Lighting group at IREC. He has a long-track record of scientific results in optics and photonics, holds more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed Journals and several patents. For the last 15 years, he has been working in public and private projects on photonics as well as in the physics underlying color science and technology. Josep Carreras is member of the TC1-90 of the CIE and leads several initiatives related to SSL, such as the 5 million€ HILED project.

Human-centric Intelligent LED engines with full-spectrum tunability

The 3-years project funded by the European Commission Hi-LED is coming to an end. Hi-LED (www.hi-led.eu). The Hi-LED project, coordinated by the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research, has advanced the state of the art of Solid State Lighting (SSL) through research on innovative light engines that take advantage of full spectral control of light. The incorporated intelligence enables responsive fine tuning of spectral properties in real time, as well as IoT connectivity and friendly user interaction. These smart engines with added intelligence offer natural illumination patterns that respect our biological circadian rhythms. Different light spectra have been thoroughly studied in the project through an accurate selection of the commercially available wavelengths.

In this talk, after a technical presentation of the light engines used in the project (and about to be commercialized by the spin-off company Ledmotive Technologies), final conclusions and results will be given regarding the different pilots undertaken in the Human Centric Lighting domain, including a quantification of different light spectra (metamers) on melatonin suppression, reaction times, sleep and other important human-centric related parameters.

Finally, a future prospect on how these technologies can get a fast acceptance and penetration in some market segments will be given, within the framework of connectivity and the concept of Digital Light, perfectly integrated in the upcoming future smart cities and societies.

 


 

Dr. Oscar Fernandez MSc.

 

Senior R&D Engineer
CSEM

Day 2 – Technology Sessions – 10:00-10:30

Oscar Fernández received his MSc and PhD degrees in Physics from the University of Valladolid (Spain) in 2000, and the University of North Wales, Bangor (UK) in 2004, respectively. After finishing his PhD he started his postdoctoral research in the Molecular Electronics Group in Bangor where he investigated the interfacial origins of threshold voltage instabilities in organic thin-film transistors (OTFT). In 2006 he joined Cambridge Display Technology (CDT) where he led the device physics activities in the lighting program. In 2011 he joined Polymer Vision BV in Eindhoven (Netherlands) where he worked on the development of OLED processing and characterization for oxide TFT-based rollable OLED displays. Since May 2012 Oscar is part of the Integrated Light Management Group at CSEM in Muttenz (Switzerland).

Smart Solid-state Lighting Modules

In LASSIE-FP7 we have developed a smart, ultra-thin and cost-competitive LED-based lighting module that delivers excellent light quality. The module contains a light-emitting LED foil, thin-film light management and color conversion solutions and an intelligence system that assures high-quality light at any pre-set color point across the Planckian locus.

The LED foil contains white and coloured LEDs, printed conductive tracks and heat management structures that dissipate the heat generated by the LEDs prolonging the lifetime of the module.

The thin-film light management solutions produce spatially uniform luminance and angularly non-glaring and color consistent light using a moderate number of LEDs.

A thin-film remote phosphor based on organic dyes down-converts the low-quality light mixture produced by the LEDs into spectrally broad light with excellent color rendition properties.

The resulting light is continuously monitored by a color sensor comprising multichannel plasmonic color filter monolithically integrated onto a CMOS light sensor. A multiprocessor completes the module intelligence that allows for the mentioned accurate color tuning capabilities of the module.
The production of the LED foils and the light management and color conversion solutions is roll-to-roll compatible which, together with the low-cost of the multichannel color sensor and the moderate number of LEDs, make the module a cost-competitive solution for high-quality lighting.

 


 

Prof. Dr. Maurizio Rossi

 

Director Master Lighting Design & LED Technology
Politecnico di Milano

Day 2 – Technology Sessions – 11:00-11:30

Prototyping Luminous Experiences

Imagine a working space that fits the physiological and psychological needs (cognitive and unconscious) of individuals, by changing the lighting features in order to create stimulating personalized experiences useful to increase concentration, to regain the “lost focus”, to take a momentary break, to reactivate the body and mind after intense mental effort and continued concentration. The presentation seeks to explore and address these individual customised luminous experiences and mutable lighting atmospheres by showing an adaptive experimental prototype depicting intelligent lighting scenarios integrated with a control system, intelligent sensors and rich data processing.

 


 

Dr. Yi Li

 

Post-doc researcher
OSRAM

Day 2 – Technology Sessions – 11:30-12:00

Dr. Yi Li obtained his PhD degree from Queen Mary University of London. During his PhD period, he specialized in the researches regarding sketch recognition, sketch-based image retrieval and sketch synthesis. Now he is working as a post-doc researcher in OSRAM GmbH. He is currently focusing on indoor person detection, tracking and behavior understanding.

True occupancy detection: smart lighting and deep learning revolution

True in-door occupancy detection is a challenging and still absent functionality for the light management system (LMS). The major drawback for the traditional PIR sensor is the incapability to detect static people. Our project specifically tackles this issue with the visible imaging camera and the state-of-the-art computer vision techniques. A large-scale dataset has been collected and properly labelled for training powerful detection models. Other context information sources, e.g., background and tracking, are utilized to achieve more reliable detection. The project has so far achieved very good detection accuracy and still has a big potential to reach better performance and more practical features.

 


 

Dr. Volkert Neu

 

General Manager
Vossloh Schwabe

Day 2 – Technology Sessions – 12:00-12:30

Volker Neu is the director of the competence center LED at Vossloh- Schwabe. After completing his studies as a precision engineer at the II Physical Institute at the University of Cologne, he studied communications engineering with the main focus on emissions from antennas. Following his graduation he worked as a laboratory and development director in leading lamp manufacturers for 16 years. The first big LED project that he was allowed to work on was in 1999 on a vertically adjustable suspension bridge in the inner harbour in Duisburg, Germany. At the age of 44, working as the director of an LED location, he again sees his mission as one of building a bridge. A bridge that will integrate the physical soberness of the purely technical reflection and the emotional view of the design oriented light planner.

Smart Lighting Technology

 


 

Mr. Teppo Hemiä

 

CEO
Wirepas

Day 2 – Technology Sessions – 12:30-13:00

Teppo Hemiä is a technology and business executive with 20 years of experience from creating, developing and delivering innovative global technology products and solutions. He has experience from several successful business model creations and turnarounds, from early requirements to delivery, from a startup to an established business with half a billion top line.

Teppo Hemiä has been the CEO and partner of Wirepas since the beginning of 2014. Wirepas offers a singular connectivity technology with unique business model. The only completely de-centralized device connectivity helps customers to lower the cost of data acquisition while keeping the SLA levels high at any scale. Wirepas is recognized as a disruptive autonomous device connectivity enabler for the billions of connected IoT device market.

Before joining Wirepas he has held several demanding positions at Nokia, STMicroelectronics and ST-Ericsson.

Cost-Efficient and Reliable Internet of Things Connectivity for Smart Lighting

 

 

 


 

Dr. Marko Jurvansuu

 

Principal Scientist, IoT and Smart Lighting
VTT

Day 2 – Technology Sessions – 14:00-14:30

Dr. Marko Jurvansuu, Principal Scientist, coordinates and participates IoT based Smart Lighting research at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Since 2001, he has been in multiple managerial and research positions at VTT. His former research focused to mobile applications, cellular networks, wireless charging and wireless sensor networks, which gives him a good background to support lighting industry in the transition to ICT based smart lighting.

Anonymous Tracking with the Lighting System Sensors

There’s raised interest to integrate lighting systems with sensors that can provide very detailed view to the building or at outdoors e.g. using thermopiles and cameras. New data driven services can certainly benefit from finer grain size monitoring, but there is still value that can be found using traditional sensors. However, this requires new means such as data fusion, data analysis or modifying the sensors in a smart way. Key questions are how reliable data is and much complexity/cost data fusion would bring to the system.

We present results and experiences from several research projects that utilize Passive Infrared (PIR) detectors for anonymous tracking of humans. The methods differ, but what is common is that data fusion has been used in all of them. In one test set-up, each streetlight in a parking lot have been equipped with multiple PIR detectors enabling tracking of people. In another case, wireless indoor lighting control system was equipped with sensor nodes, each having multiple sensors such as PIR, thermopile and PIN diodes for detection people movement, direction and speed in the corridor. VTT’s wireless BTLE mesh LightSense lighting control system was used as IoT infrastructure in the study.

 


 

Mr. Marius van Bergen

 

Special Adviser, COBTAC
General Manager, Chinglish B.V.

Day 2 – Technology Sessions – 14:30-15:00

What can COB display technology do for people?

COB (Chip On Board) display technology will ultimately evolve towards COB wallpaper. The technology has three distinct advantages.
1) It can achieve smaller pixel pitches than SMD (Surface Mount Device) technology
2) It is more reliable and flexible than existing SMD technology
3) It is cheaper than existing SMD technology

For existing SMD technology there is a physical barrier in the race to the smallest pixel pitch. This barrier is the package of the LED chip. There will always be ‘walls’ to a LED package. Without these walls, more space is created and so more LED chips will fit onto the same surface. This allows for smaller pixel pitches and a more accurate mixing of the light.

SMD technology uses packages that are attached to a frame by means of pins. These pins are soldered to a frame. The danger of oxidation and so-called false welding of the pins is unavoidable and leads to a disproportionate amount of dead pixels.

By developing a technology that does not require LED packages, the cost of material for making such packages is economized. This implies the production process and supply chain management are also simplified, leading to extra cost reduction.

With the LED driver and other electronics tucked away in the plinth, smooth and water-resistant COB wallpaper clears the way for a myriad of new possibilities for people.

 


 

Dr. Sandeep S. Kumar

 

Senior Scientist – Security
Philips Lighting Research

Day 2 – Technology Sessions – 15:00-15:30

Securing the Internet of Lights

The lighting industry is presently undergoing a tremendous digital revolution to create the next generation of connected Internet of Lights. This has the potential to create the most successful instantiation of the Internet of Things that brings real value to consumers.

Connectivity brings immense opportunities for lighting systems to become the most dense sensor network and create new value proposition based on it. However connectivity also brings with it the huge security risks that exists on the wider Internet into every lighting system making them vulnerable to failure. Designing lighting systems to be secure against such threats is a completely new challenge for the industry which traditionally had been focused on reliability and safety.

Existing solutions used for PC and Internet security do not directly map to the unique issues in the connected lighting space like the scale of the deployment, constraints of the system and latency requirements. Further, lighting systems have a much more complex lifecycle from design, deployment, operation, maintenance and disposal that needs unique solutions for this space. This requires a reusing existing standards in clever ways to fit the lighting requirements or working with the industry to create new standards in the space.

Apart from designing in security technologies into the platform, proper processes need to be in place to ensure that the rights risks are identified and mitigations matches the business risks. Additionally proper responsible disclosure mechanisms should be in place to ensure security researchers can easily contact and report security vulnerabilities that they discover.

Secure by design connected lighting systems creates trustworthy propositions that can be easily embraced by end customers and fuel further the new lighting revolution.

 


 

Mr. Cyrille Trouilleau

 

Product Manager
ULIS

Day 2 – Technology Sessions – 15:30-16:00

New-generation thermal activity sensors are driving advances on the IoT and smart lighting markets

The Internet of Things (IoT) has spurred changes in smart lighting solutions. Residential and commercial building owners and operators are now seeking lighting systems that can help create more productive workspaces, increase occupant comfort, enable more efficient energy management, and enhance safety and security. However, truly smart lighting must be capable of accurately perceiving the environment. This means detecting human presence and classifying human activity to power features like people counting, location, and identification of positions (sitting, lying down).

ULIS has developed microbolometer-based thermal activity sensors that add value to smart lighting solutions by classifying human activity in real time. ULIS sensors deliver unrivalled reliability and accuracy with no threat to personal privacy.

Micro80Gen2 is a new-generation thermal activity sensor that leverages the ultimate in wafer-level packaging: a patented pixel-level vacuum technology. Micro80Gen2 is compatible with short focal length IR optics for a wide field of view. When placed at the standard height of 2.7 m, the Micro80Gen2 equipped with 120° optics covers more than 80 sq. m for an effective viewing area of 35 sq. m.

This second-generation ULIS thermal activity sensor, offering 80 x 80 pixel resolution, is now in full production at ULIS’ plant.