25 04 2019

Silvair and the city of Jaworzno introduce innovative wireless lighting control technology

The first phase of the lighting system upgrade at the Jaworzno Centre for Vocational and Further Education has just been completed. The joint project between the Jaworzno City Council and Silvair saw the installation of a wireless lighting control system together with a network of intelligent sensors.

The modernization of the lighting control system in Jaworzno is one of the first implementations of qualified Bluetooth mesh technology in the world. Silvair provided the innovative wireless lighting control technology which is based on the Bluetooth mesh standard. The installation was designed by ES-SYSTEM, which also provided the high quality lighting fixtures.

The first phase of the project was to install an intelligent lighting control system in selected workshops and corridors where each luminaire is paired with a motion and ambient light sensor in which the Silvair software is embedded. The installation at the Jaworzno Center for Vocational and Further Education is fully autonomous and adapted to the teaching requirements for each space. The intelligent sensors constantly monitor the environment, reporting the presence of people and the availability of natural light. The Silvair software analyzes this data, automatically adjusting the light intensity to match the current needs and conditions, thereby delivering optimum lighting conditions while simultaneously minimizing energy consumption.

"It's one of the most modern lighting systems in the world and is already working in several workshops at the Center for Vocational and Further Education in Jaworzno. The system is based on Bluetooth Mesh technology and I am very happy that not only is one of its inventors from Jaworzno, but he is also the initiator of this project, while the investment was made by Silvair - explains Paweł Silbert, President of Jaworzno. - I appreciate these kinds of innovative projects, even more so because they are implemented in Jaworzno. This modern lighting system brings us closer to building a real "smart city" and operating more efficiently, more comprehensively, and at the same time gives us an intelligent way to limit energy consumption."

"Modern education is not only about innovative methods of working with students, it also includes a modern infrastructure and modern technologies. Comfortable learning and working conditions increase its effectiveness, so our cooperation with Silvair allowed us to find out more about the latest technology on two levels; we use the solution in two teaching rooms and one of the corridors and we and the students had the opportunity to participate in classes conducted by Silvair, where we found out more about the technical aspects of the technology. I think that the experience of combining theoretical knowledge with direct observation of how a specific solution is applied in everyday school life is invaluable for both pupils and teachers ... "- says Simona Smugowska, Director of CKZiU in Jaworzno.

"Schools are special places. Students spend a significant part of their day here and lighting quality is important for their well being and how efficiently they learn. We are very pleased that in cooperation with the city council, we have implemented such an innovative solution that will serve the young people attending this institution. The Center for Vocational and Further Education in Jaworzno now has the most advanced lighting control system available on the market" - says Rafał Han, CEO, Silvair.


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About Silvair, Inc.

Silvair develops software for the Internet of Things (IoT), offering products for lighting components (Silvair Firmware) as well as tools that allow control and management of lighting infrastructure. Silvair is also developing tools for the analysis of data collected by sensors in lighting systems to enable new, innovative services, including those delivered in a subscription model to be delivered (Silvair Commissioning and Silvair Services).

Silvair solutions are based on the new Bluetooth mesh standard, which was approved in mid

2017. The company played a leading role in the development of the standard, an experience which gives it a competitive advantage in the commercialization of solutions based on this technology. Silvair operates globally, with particular emphasis on North America and Western Europe.

Silvair cooperates with the leading producers of components and lighting fixtures, including Zumtobel, Murata Manufacturing, McWong International, Danlers, Fulham, DG Light, LA Lighting and Demand Lighting. The company is controlled by its founders, Rafał Han, Szymon Słupik, Adam Gemala and Maciej Witaliński, who also fulfil executive functions. Silvair Inc. is a Delaware (USA) registered corporation and is headquartered at 717 Market Street, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. The company has an office in Krakow where over 70 people, mainly engineers, are developing the company's technology and products. Silvair, Inc. has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since July 2018.