Tridonic UK, a leading manufacturer and enabler for smart, connected lighting, has opened a Technology Hub at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London and invested in a new Connected Lighting Academy, in its Basingstoke headquarters. These investments are central to its digital and business transformation strategy, designed to help support and educate its OEM partners through training on the company’s latest products. This includes net4more and basicDIM Wireless, and will enable partners to learn more about the opportunities for connected lighting and how best to sell these complex, integrated lighting solutions.
Simon Blazey, Strategic Solutions Sales Manager, Tridonic, said; “The ubiquitous nature of light, in our buildings and the wider urban environment, combined with advancements in technology means that lighting is set to be the communications backbone for the smart buildings and smart cities of the future. The London hub is intended as a ‘Think tank’ to help incubate ideas around real business issues, through demonstrations of our technology and help visitors to gain an understanding of how the many building technologies deployed today can interoperate.” He continued; “Our first OEM has already undergone training at the Academy and they were excited about the new opportunities that are opened up with our products and solutions.”
In support of the exciting investments highlighted above Tridonic is also pleased to welcome Chris Slattery to the team. Chris takes on the role of OEM Controls and Solutions Manager and was previously Emergency Lighting Product Manager. Chris said; “I enjoyed the challenge of bringing innovation into the emergency lighting sector and now look forward to using my experience and technical and business knowledge in this new position. Our latest solutions including basicDIM Wireless and sceneCOM, alongside net4more offer great opportunities for OEM’s looking for innovation and wanting to expand their offering beyond the traditional lighting market.”
“Outside of the lighting world there are a vast number of consultants and system integrators who can already see the benefits of an IP connected world. Making these benefits deployable into real buildings will be a key focus. Despite the current market and economic challenges, Tridonic is committed to infrastructure investment and the expansion of our solutions team,” commented Simon Blazey, who leads Tridonic’s solutions team.
As a leading global provider of smart and efficient lighting solutions, Tridonic today empowers its customers and business partners to become more successful by making their lighting smarter, more exciting, and more sustainable. Our component lighting solutions deliver superior quality, highest reliability, and impressive energy savings to provide our customers with a strong competitive edge.
The company continuously brings new innovations and state-of-the art lighting solutions to market. All R&D projects are fully devoted to the development of new LED and connected lighting technologies. Thanks to the in-depth expertise and knowhow in vertical lighting applications (for instance in Retail, Office & Education, Outdoor, and Industry), leading luminaire manufacturers, architects, electrical and lighting planners, electrical installers and wholesalers rely on Tridonic for both indoor and outdoor lighting needs.
As part of the Zumtobel Group, Tridonic is headquartered in Dornbirn, Austria, and in fiscal year 2016/17 generated sales of 377.2 million EUR. 1,590 highly skilled employees and a worldwide sales presence in 51 countries reflect Tridonic’s commitment to accelerating the development and deployment of new, smart, and connected lighting applications. With more than 40 million light points installed every year, Tridonic is perfectly positioned to play a decisive role in leveraging lighting as a key enabler and important infrastructure for connected lighting (Internet of Things).