LED Bulb Integrates Ambient Computing Platform

Just when you heard it all, or can’t tolerate any more, something else alters the landscape. Way should today be different? Lunera is changing the networking and compute landscape with the introduction of Lunera Smart Lamps, Lunera Ambient Compute software platform, and Lunera Ambient Compute Marketplace. The company’s Smart Lamp invention embeds sophisticated IoT-edge technology—networking, compute, sensors and controls—directly into the end-cap of a light-emitting diode (LED) light bulb.

 

The software platform automatically creates a self-organizing, Wi-Fi mesh network that can connect billions of IoT devices to the cloud. The wireless infrastructure, in each Lunera Smart Lamp, can deliver an IoT network that is completely omnipresent. The network supports devices that use Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, IEEE 802.15.4 and EnOcean protocols.

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Using the compute technology in the lamp, users can create a fog and edge cloud. This enables its them to reduce their dependency on the cloud and benefit from less latency, more speed, improved security and privacy, and lower costs.

 

Deployed within indoor settings on a massive scale, Lunera can enable context-aware applications—from indoor wayfinding, asset tracking and Wi-Fi monitoring to proximity messaging, space utilization, occupancy-based HVAC control and automated demand response—to run in and between the cloud, the edge and the device itself. Lunera and third-party applications are available in the Lunera Ambient Compute Marketplace.

 

The Lunera Ambient Compute Marketplace is built on an open, standards-based microservice architecture that enables rapid development, deployment and integration of third-party ecosystem applications. The first wave of applications available within the Marketplace include:

  • Real-time location-based services that turn each lamp into a beacon that can transmit and receive signals. The platform supports both Apple iBeacon and Google Eddystone for proximity messaging, indoor GPS, asset tracking and space utilization, while providing pinpoint accuracy—unlike traditional beacons—and connectivity to the cloud where intelligence resides. This allows customers to create new revenue streams by providing new services, while also protecting valuable assets, securing and optimizing indoor settings, and allowing end users to find indoor places quickly.
  • IoT networking that enables connectivity of everything smart to realize the potential of the IoT within indoor settings. Also, customers will be able to monitor their Wi-Fi networks to ensure higher predictability, reliability and always-on availability, while reducing cost of operations and optimizing the user experience.
  • Energy management will allow for a different user experience for each building occupant. Utilizing Wi-Fi connectivity, each lamp can send energy usage to the cloud for interpretation and action, and adjust automatically to its surroundings.

 

Lunera also enables tighter connectivity between utilities and customers to drive greater energy savings. Lunera provides Automated Demand Response (ADR) controls at the lamp and HVAC level, as well as occupancy-based HVAC control.

For more details, visit Lunera.

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