Igor, Inc. Announces Advanced Connected Lighting Solution

Pioneering breakthroughs led to Igor's Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) intelligent lighting solution adaptable to any LED lighting fixture. This is a solution to a problem that has prevented smart lighting from widespread adoption.

Johnston, IA - June 7, 2016 - Igor, Inc. announced a major milestone with the "Rev. 5" iteration of their Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) intelligent lighting solution. Rev. 5 combines the proven technology built into Igor's previous PoE products, such as its patented daisy chain capability, and presents it in a feature rich and flexible design. "Igor's revolutionary new solution integrates the company's advanced PoE engineering expertise with close customer input to deliver the robust functionality and device control flexibility demanded by the marketplace," said Steve L'Heureux, CEO of Igor.

In the past, complexity of lighting control software and hardware have prevented widespread adoption of connected lighting solutions. Furthermore, highly flexible input-output (IO) connectivity is essential for any connected lighting system because there are no industry standards.
Igor's new groundbreaking node design solves these problems: Igor incorporates a core network card with a customizable daughter card to cost-effectively address diverse device IO requirements. This allows end users to optimize Igor's solution without requiring custom manufacturing of a device-specific PoE driver or costly over-engineering of a generic PoE light/device driver.
In addition, Igor's integrated PoE solution is compatible with nearly every type of LED lighting fixture, light switch and sensor available on the market. Building owners are no longer confined to selecting proprietary lighting control solutions that constrain their choice of light fixtures. Furthermore, Igor's solution can easily adapt as future market requirements change. "Igor nodes can power and universally communicate with the LED marketplace. There is tremendous interest in a ubiquitous connected lighting solution such as Igor's" said Dwight Stewart, Founder and CTO of Igor.
Combining Igor's new node design with its advanced lighting control software, means that there is now a truly non-proprietary ‘plug and play' PoE solution available in the market that will work right out of the box. Igor's Rev. 5 control software and inventive node design allows any lighting manufacturer or integrator to easily offer an open smart lighting system that can be controlled locally or remotely from a web interface. A powerful cloud analytics capability with customizable dashboards is also available with Rev. 5. "Igor's Rev. 5 solution is the first to offer all of the critical elements essential for a successful connected lighting solution; (1) open architecture which is fixture agnostic, (2) powerful automated software tools for ease of installation and configuration, (3) data collection with advanced cloud analytics and (4) a breakthrough price point per fixture that delivers extraordinary value to the customer," said L'Heureux.

About Igor, Inc.

Igor's Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) technology is a plug-and-play solution for the booming connected lighting market. Igor's PoE solution integrates power and data in a single cable, eliminating the need for expensive electrical wiring and delivering building owners higher quality lighting and greater cost reduction than LED lighting alone. Igor's PoE solution is fully integrated, yet modular, connecting any lighting manufacturer's LED fixtures with sensors. Igor's solution also includes a powerful cloud analytics option which can provide customizable dashboards detailing energy usage and sensor data to greatly enhance facility operational costs and efficiency. In addition to these advantages, Igor provides:
• Scalable and flexible network and power infrastructure that is no longer constrained by AC power access,
• Easy to reconfigure lighting to achieve optimal productivity without the costly rewiring by an electrician,
• A centralized network optimized for continuous operation, eliminating power interruption and downtime, and
• Superior lighting with up to 80% cost savings on installation and energy management.

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