THE LIGHTING controls specialists amBX and Tridonic UK have announced a partnership that will see them develop new products together.
The two brands say that by bringing together integrated asset management with their user interfaces they can help drive the smart building market.
The SmartCore lighting control engine from amBX has been integrated with Tridonic’s control system and products to create a single platform for lighting control, data aggregation, analysis and asset management.
It works with both wired and wireless smart lighting networks to overcome complexities of use and interoperability between lighting devices and building management.
‘Smart devices, systems and sensors within a building are only as intelligent as the control software behind them’, the firms said in a statement.
‘Data captured from these sources require an accessible tool set that is easy to use and understand’.
Both the sensor data and operating data for the Tridonic control devices function as open data, which is available via SmartCore for network and cloud storage and analysis by other third-party systems.
amBX SmartCore is its proprietary software system designed for data aggregation, advanced connectivity, human-centric lighting and energy-efficiency.
The companies say that the partnership was a ‘natural step’ for both parties to bring together the individual strengths.
Speaking of the new collaboration, Simon Blazey, strategic business development manager at Tridonic UK told Lux: ‘We partner with the best of breed solutions to give our customers the choice and flexibility needed.
‘Partnering with amBX not only provides our clients with additional smart lighting capabilities it also gives them the ability to read essential asset and building data in an easy-to-use dashboard.’
Neil McDonald, chief operating officer of amBX, added: ‘I believe we have hit upon a fantastic combination that is delivering unparalleled levels of capability for smart buildings, meeting the needs of today’s customers and users.