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Now Shipping: Platformatics Software V1.1

I’m proud to announce that Platformatics has released the latest version of LOIP™ (Light over IP) Software!   The newest version of code supports a wide variety of light fixtures and sensors necessary to operate a code compliant building.  PAC software V1.1 supports the Design Light Consortium’s NETWORKED LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM SPECIFICATION V1.0.  The specification requires features such as the ability cap light output (high end trim)...

Platformatics – FSU Research Partnership

Dr. Clayton Slaughter, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, and Zack McIntosh, Marketing Manager, guest lectured for Florida State University’s School of Theatre course on Electricity taught by Assistant Professor James Lile.  The presentation focused on the future of PoE (Power over Ethernet) driven LED lighting in all types of entertainment venues.  The key take home messages for students about the future of PoE entertainment lighti...

The PoE Illumination Company

We are proud to announce our partnership with The PoE Illumination Company.  They specialize in LED lighting fixtures for Power over Ethernet (PoE) systems, and have one of the largest catalogs of PoE enabled fixtures. All of the fixtures in their catalog have been tested and work with the Platformatics intelligent lighting system. Most all fixtures can be manufactured with tunable white light, fixed color temperature white light, or RGB col...

Power over Ethernet Lighting Will Cause IT Resellers and Lighting Specifiers to Collaborate

Several years ago I wrote a blog post titled “Light-as-a-Service:  Why IT and Lighting Will Converge”.  I wrote it after presenting PoE+LED lighting to Cisco customers at the annual CiscoLive conference.  The last time I checked the stats on the post it had been read over 10,000 times.  Feedback provided by lighting experts showed that it struck a chord within the industry.  Several lighting system thought leaders told me that it helped ...