Our innovative approach to challenge identification and solution delivery, including; feasibility assessment, concept development, design, documentation, procurement, funding, risk management and project delivery sees LVX sought after to identify and deliver the most complex and bespoke project solutions. Our senior team members are at the forefront of thought leadership, advocacy and policy development, publishing and presenting technical papers globally on key issues facing the building and infrastructure services, IoT and Smart Cities industry sectors.
WeHo Moving Ahead with Smart City, September 2019
It was another informative morning discussing Smart Cities with City of West Hollywood, (“WeHo”), here in Los Angeles. WeHo is as diverse and interesting as it is compact, and its unique view on Smart Cities sees it implementing several innovative citizen-centric initiatives. WeHo Smart City initiatives range from Smart Nodes and Bus Shelters offering Wi-fi, lighting, and charging points and environmental monitoring to camera implementations, with a smart lighting EOI coming up soon amongst many more initiatives. Keep following WeHo for updates. http://wehosmartcity.org/
LonMark Case Study - Engaging with LVX Global
Govt Western Australia Public Transport Authority
We would like to thank LonMark for their case study, and outlining our contribution to the successful project with The Western Australia Public Transport Authority. Provided below is a brief outline of the context of the project:
PTA engaged LVX’s Consultant Services Division to audit their general and emergency lighting assets, and provide technical recommendations with the ambitious aim of developing and delivering the safest, most sustainable and cost effective IoT/Smart City Lighting & Life Safety System controls and monitoring solution in the world.
The challenge was ensuring that the Smart City System was built out on an open protocol technology that was scalable to the end size of the project, device agnostic, software agnostic, usable by all stakeholders from IT to service and maintenance, and open to incorporate future applications was critical, and formed a large part of the initial technical due diligence and proof of concept trials. The fact that this project covered such a vast number of sites and buildings, (> 200 separate locations including administration buildings, tunnels, bridges, car parks, [open plan and high rise], stations, shunting yards and service buildings), was an immediate challenge, as any technology used had to be suitable for and compatible with a wide variety of applications and field devices. Over time, some 100,000 devices of many different types needed to be connected to the Smart City network.
We conducted our due diligence of various platforms, and we chose LonWorks. The results of our recommended platform speaks for itself. Energy consumption with controlled LED luminaires using daylight sensing and astronomical clocks and occupancy detection has seen power consumption reduce by nearly 50% compared with the pre-existing halogen, fluorescent, sodium and metal halide but the most significant benefits are: • Enhanced safety through maintaining a constantly operational lighting asset through the use of an alert/alarm procedure for reactive maintenance • Cost savings associated with enforceable warranty through maintenance of asset and condition records • Reduced maintenance costs by 90% by using log life technology with near-real time reporting of failures and detailed reporting of required placement parts and fault locations into the ERP system Reduced executive risk through implementation of autocompliance reports that provide a demonstrable, objective, up to date compliance profile
Please click below to find more information on the Western Australia Public Transport Authority project on the LonMark International website
“The changing face of lighting and controls design in the industry 4.0 revolution”
to be presented at Professional Lighting Designers’ Convention, Rotterdam, 23-26 October 2019
Our CEO, Corey Gray, has been invited to provide a poster presentation in Rotterdam at the Professional Lighting Designers’ Convention later this year.
Corey will be discussing the expansion of IoT in the “Industry 4.0” Revolution, and how it is providing a whole new range of opportunities for lighting designers and illumination engineers.
In addition Corey will be discussing how IoT presents new challenges as to how the traditional specification, documentation and project management of building services must change in order to accommodate technology convergence with other increasingly “smart” IoT based building services disciplines.
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“INNOVATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY IN THE IOT AGE”
presented at fma ANZ IDEACTION. SYDNEY, 3rd JUNE 2019
The huge growth of the Internet of Things, (“IoT”), and Industry 4.0 to being the 7th largest industry sector on the planet is well documented . Smart cities, (23%), Connected Industry, (17%), and Connected Buildings, (12%), lead the IoT market sector.
Most industry sectors, including property are rapidly adopting and integrating intelligent, connected devices, however Fire & Life Safety systems lag behind. Recent catastrophic fire events including Grenfell Tower and Notre Dame mean that there is more need than ever fire & life safety technology innovation to deliver safer outcomes for occupants, fire brigades and asset owners.
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