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Silvair Sp. z o.o., a member of the Silvair Group, offering innovative solutions in the field of Internet of Things (IoT), has signed agreements with Zumtobel Group AG, an international supplier of comprehensive professional solutions for outdoor and indoor lighting systems. Under these agreements, Silvair will grant its partner a non-exclusive license to use the Silvair Lighting Firmware along with the Silvair MaTE tool and will provide it with access to the Commissioning Tool (a component of the Silvair Platform), which is a digital tool for the configuration of a smart lighting network based on the Bluetooth mesh technology, under the Lighting Control as a Service model.
Zumtobel Group AG is a leading global provider of comprehensive professional lighting solutions with a distribution network covering 90 countries. The group offers a broad range of high quality LED luminaires and lighting management systems for professional lighting of buildings, in particular in offices, educational institutions and industrial facilities. For more than 60 years, the company has been based in Vorarlberg, Austria. It is listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange.
“For several quarters, both our research and development team and our operating team, as part of their involvement in the company’s business development initiatives, have been intensifying their efforts aimed at validating our technology. The Zumtobel Group is another partner, after Fulham Co., with whom we have signed agreements for both the use of the Silvair Lighting Firmware and the Commissioning Tool. Our partner offers a broad range of high quality LED luminaires and lighting management systems for professional lighting of buildings, in particular in offices, healthcare centers, culture and arts institutions and industrial facilities.
The market for smart lighting control systems is in a strong upward trend. The first commercial solutions in this area, based on the Internet of Things idea, appeared around 5 years ago. Our partners have been consistently confirming the growing requirements of clients who reach out for lighting solutions that satisfy the highest ergonomic, economic and ecological standards, namely those that reconcile the quality of light with the concept of energy efficiency. The solution offered by Silvair, based on the Bluetooth mesh standard, has the potential to enable this progress,” says Rafał Han, President of Silvair.
Under the newly signed contract, Silvair has granted the Zumtobel Group a non-exclusive license to use the Silvair Firmware and will provide access to and ensure maintenance of the Silvair Platform in the Zumtobel Group’s lighting solutions.
The Zumtobel Group is required to make payments for activated products only (i.e. for firmware with an activating code) in accordance with the terms and conditions specified in the contract.
At the same time, Silvair has undertaken to provide, operate and maintain a digital tool for designing, configuring and commissioning smart lighting networks (commissioning) and to provide related services. For its part, the Zumtobel Group has undertaken to provide access to, sell and market tools to configure smart lighting networks and to cooperate with Silvair in the use of lighting devices and components compatible with the Bluetooth mesh technology.
Silvair offers its products on the global market, with special focus on the United States and Western European markets. The Company’s revenues come from the sale of the Silvair Lighting Firmware, from fees for configuration of the lighting infrastructure and subscription fees for provision of services under the Silvair Platform (network monitoring and management or additional IoT services).
The Company’s market of smart lighting systems is a subset of the market for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, a concept in which system elements gather, process and exchange data through over the web. According to the report entitled “Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide” prepared by IDC analysts, the global Internet of Things market in 2020 will be already worth USD 1.5 billion. According to the report entitled Smart Lighting Market - Global Forecast to 2022 (MarketsandMarkets), the smart lighting market will reach the level of USD 15.6 bn in 2022 (from USD 3 bn in 2016) and the number of delivered devices will increase from 26.8 million in 2016 to 1.27 billion in 2022.
About Silvair Inc.
Silvair develops software for the Internet of Things (IoT). Its offering includes, among others, software for smart lighting modules (Silvair Lighting Firmware). Silvair is also working on tools supporting the analysis and use of data collected by sensors installed in lighting systems, which facilitates the provision of new, innovative services, also in the subscription model (Silvair Platform).
Silvair’s solutions are based on the new Bluetooth mesh standard approved in mid-2017. The company’s leading role and the use of its original solutions in the Bluetooth Mesh standard development process give it a privileged competitive position in the process of commercializing solutions based on this technology. Silvair intends to operate on the global market, with special focus on the United States and Western Europe.
Silvair has been cooperating with leading lighting equipment manufacturers, including Murata Manufacturing, McWong International, Demand Lighting, Danlers, Fulham, Ledeshi, LumEfficient, ERP Power and DG Light.
The company is controlled by its founders: Rafał Han, Szymon Słupik, Adam Gembala and Maciej Witaliński. Three of them also discharge key functions in its management.
Silvair Inc. is incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware (USA) and is based at 717 Market Street, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. It has an office in Krakow, which is home to more than 70 people, mainly engineers, developing the Company's technology and products.
Since July 2018, Silvair, Inc. has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
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