With the introduction of smart city technologies to the Asian region through its newest operation based in Colombo, LVX Global is actively promoting video analytic solutions to leading corporates in the island. Security has become a top priority of large organizations as Sri Lanka is recovering from the brutal terrorist attacks took place on Easter Sunday. “Instead having CCTV cameras installed where analysts have to go through lengthy footages after a security incident, authorities can become pro-active using video analytics coupled with cutting edge technologies. A pro-active surveillance system will trigger an alert when suspicious behavior is observed” says Corey Gray, CEO of LVX Global. If the local hotels in Colombo were equipped with such systems they would have avoided the incidents or the devastating damages. Instead they found some guys carrying unusually heavy back packs to dining rooms in their investigations after the suicide blasts. Proactive measures can save precious lives and valuable property. It can safeguard the public and protect the image of institutions and the country.
While the energy efficiency savings in replacing existing fluorescent lights with LEDs are very real – we find that the business case for a LED lighting retrofit becomes very convincing when the savings in the ongoing maintenance cost is taken into account. Commercial grade LEDs typically have a life of approximately 50,000hrs, about 4 times that of many typical fluoro tubes. If the fittings are difficult to access, ie in a high ceiling or above fixed obstructions, the cost savings by reducing re-lamping becomes even more substantial. Furthermore, the lifespan of LED lighting is not detrimentally impacted by switching, unlike older technologies. In areas that are frequently turned on and off, the difference in average lifespan, and therefore potential savings in maintenance costs, grows even larger. LVX are currently undertaking a review of a long-term client in their manufacturing and office facilities in NSW to uncover where ongoing environmental and operational cost savings can be achieved.The simple energy consumption improvements of the proposed solution must also account for; government incentive eligibility, embedded energy implications, potential for end-of-life refurbishment of fittings.
Earlier this month, our CEO, Corey Gray, spent 2 days in Silicon Valley at his first LonMark International board meeting. 25 years ago the industry as focused on creating a vendor agnostic open protocol environment, and Lonworks led the charge, later to be joined by the likes of BACnet and Modbus. In today’s IoT age the new challenge is to create an environment that is vendor AND protocol agnostic, as well as vertically and horizontally configurable.
For Smart City and Smart Building advisory and design firms like LVX Global, this is the new game changer, and Adesto Echelon is leading the charge just as it did 25 years ago.
On Thursday evening, we held our LVX US launch event, in conjunction with our LVX Community event, Eschaton, at the ‘Riot House Gallery’, at the infamous Andaz Hotel on Sunset Boulevard, in West Hollywood.
The event was a great success, and it gave our attendees a flavour of who we are, what we do, and what we are all about. There was a wide variety of attendees, such as representatives from the City of LA, Smart City consultants, vendors, as well as people who have an interest in art, comedy and wine. It was a great way to celebrate the opening of our US office, and to meet so many people involved in the Smart City Ecosystem
Our ‘Eschaton’ Global Art Project is a collaboration with CEO, Corey Gray, artistic photographer Peter Hall and fine art model, Amy Heather. The project’s aim is to produce an evolving body of work exhibited in 12 countries before being consolidated in a final exhibition in Poland in May 2020.
It was an entertaining evening, and we must say thank you to all of our attendees. We look forward to our projects ahead in California, and to helping improve cities across the world. If you are interested in hearing more about the kind of work we are doing in the United States, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
At 6pm on Wednesday 1st May in Adelaide, Australia the Eschaton Global Art Project Kicked off in the Cellars of the Lion Hotel, in front of over 100 invited guests.
The Mazi flowed, the food was amazing, music played and the first work of this global odyssey, “Metaphysical Graffiti” was officially unveiled ahead of its journey to the Andaz Riot House “Salon” Gallery in West Hollywood, Los Angeles.
Renowned comedian, Jamie Hill, MCed for the evening and held everyone’s attention as he interviewed project partners, Amy Heather, Peter Hall and Corey Gray about their personal artistic journeys, the conception of the Eschaton project, and the journey ahead.
The International Event Launch is in Los Angeles on 13th June at the Andaz Hotel’s Riot House Gallery, West Hollywood. Places are still available so reach out via the “contact” page for more information.
It was really great to attend the discussion on Los Angeles Smart City efforts to explore how governments, industry and communities can collaborate to expand the social and economic benefits of 21st century technology
It was great to hear about opportunities in different areas of LA such as: LAX – Smart Parking, connecting customers, LAX Line LA Metro – Piloting Micro Transit services and their unsolicited proposal process for new ideas Digital Inclusion – what Smarty City means to local communities and neighbourhoods… How do we think about people who do not have access to smart phones, broadband etc..
The attendees were extremely interesting, and we look forward the future of smart cities in LA; Dawn Comer – SDG Data & Technology Strategy Consultant, Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles and Smart Cities Focal, City of LA Information Technology Agency Justin Erbacci – Chief Innovation and Deputy Executive, Director at Los Angeles World Airports Tham Nguyen – Interim Deputy Executive Officer, Office of Extraordinary Innovation, LA Metro Chris Rico – Director of Innovation for the LA Economic Development Corporation
LVX Global are pleased to announce our formal engagement on the Forrestfield Airport Link project. Phase 1 of our engagement includes implementation of life safety systems across 8 sites, including 3 new major train stations (Forrestfield, Belmont and Airport Central). Other locations include portals, dives and egress shafts that link to the FAL Tunnels, associated with phase 2 works.
LVX continue to work with the project stakeholders to refine products and solutions, ensuring the best and most cost effective outcomes are provided to the project.
LVX has provided compliant and certified life safety systems to the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA) for all major projects since 2009. Throughout this 10-year period, LVX has provided ongoing compliance and support to all stakeholders, ensuring the safest and most efficient environment for members of the public.
Upon completion of the FAL project, more that 8,000 systemised life safety devices will have been deployed to the PTA network by LVX.
“Smart Cities start with the people, their needs and wants. Once these fundamental elements are understood, smart technologies are built around them, with a focus on providing a better future for the community”.
The 3-hour workshop session was well received and extremely educational. With valuable inputs from all attendees, we were able to better understand significant issues that need to be addressed such as traffic congestion, pollution and water/waste management, all of which affect millions of community members daily.
Looking forward to continuing our work with ICTA and improving the quality of life in Sri Lanka.
CEO of LVX Global, Corey Gray is in Sri Lanka until 22 February to meet the key people in state establishments and corporate firms to discuss possibilities of smart city implementations in the country.
Smart city technologies are extensively used in developed countries to offer various benefits to the public. It enhances quality of life, safety and productivity.
LVX Global headquartered in Australia has handled a substantial number of smart city projects in the United States of America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The projects include airports, museums, public parks, botanical gardens, cricket stadiums, sports complexes and high rise buildings.
Avonet Technologies from Sri Lanka has partnered with LVX to bring smart city technologies to Sri Lanka and the region. This is not only investments in technology and infrastructure. Smart city concepts and practices will bring many behavioral changes in saving time and resources as well says Sachith Fernandopulle, Chief Technology Officer of Avonet.
“As a technology company we attempt to enhance quality of life of our people with smart city technologies,: said Thilina Kumarapathirana, COO of Avonet.
Avonet Technologies has already arranged several knowledge transfer sessions for the benefit of Sri Lankan organizations and practicing professionals with Corey Gray.
LVX is excited and proud to announce our collaboration with Carrick Hill Estate, one of Australia’s premier heritage arts & culture precincts. Set amongst expansive grounds and magnificent gardens, heritage listed Carrick Hill Mansion houses one of Australia’s most significant privately assembled collections.
LVX will coordinate the design, documentation, procurement, installation and maintenance of:
- A new low energy, low maintenance, long life state of the art gallery and general lighting system throughout the mansion
- Heritage façade, landscape, placemaking, nightscape and functional/compliance lighting throughout the grounds
- Smart City technology upgrades to the grounds to activate and engage with visitors as well as provide energy, water, waste and significant cost savings as well as beautification
- World leading fire & life safety technology throughout the mansion to protect staff, visitors and invaluable antiques and works of art
The Carrick Hill Estate Project is core to LVX’s capabilities and experience, but also to our values and passion. This project will provide significant benefits to over 65,000 annual visitors to Carrick Hill as well as awareness and opportunity for many more, as well as significant environmental and commercial benefits that can further activate the precinct.
At its completion Carrick Hill Estate will be one of the world’s most beautiful, safe, immersive and advanced Arts & Culture Smart Precincts.
Stage 1, the installation of landscape lighting to the near proximity of the mansion, as well as façade lighting, will be completed in time for its official opening on 7th December 2018.