About Company

Silvair is an American company with Polish roots that builds software solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). Operating on the global market, Silvair is pursuing its strategic goal of becoming a leading supplier of modern technological tools for IoT applications. Currently, the company is focusing on developing a technology for lighting manufacturers and providers of intelligent building management systems. It offers the Silvair Lighting Firmware, as well as digital tools based on the Bluetooth mesh standard that allow for building the Silvair Platform.

Silvair’s product range includes firmware for smart lighting components manufactured by third-party companies. In addition, the company provides tools for configuring, controlling and managing the lighting infrastructure, as well as tools for analyzing and using the data collected by sensors installed as part of lighting systems:

Silvair Firmware is software that can be installed by lighting manufacturers in their components. It allows devices to wirelessly communicate with each other. This in turn enables autonomous control over the intensity and color temperature of light, while also making it possible to collect data on the ways the space and devices themselves are used. Silvair’s firmware is offered to manufacturers of lighting components, including drivers, sensors, fixture controllers, switches, etc.

Silvair Platform is a technology and service platform developed by the company. It includes digital tools for commissioning, configuring and managing smart lighting networks, as well as an infrastructure enabling the company to provide a range of innovative services, e.g. the ones related to property management. These services will be associated with the collection, processing and visualization of data generated by sensor-driven smart lighting networks. They will be provided remotely through a dedicated website and cloud-based solutions.

 

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Information about the Company

Silvair’s strategic goal is to become a leading supplier of IoT solutions, including the solutions designed for smart lighting control applications, and a key supplier of technologies based on Bluetooth mesh. Bluetooth mesh is a new communication standard co-developed by Silvair, which was adopted in mid-2017. Silvair was the world’s first company whose solutions were qualified by the body governing this new wireless standard.

The company expects that the widespread adoption of the Bluetooth mesh standard will spark a revolution in the field of commercial smart lighting systems, contributing to their rapid development caused by the introduction of solutions that meet demanding market requirements.

The company’s leading role in the development of the Bluetooth mesh standard, as well as the fact that its proprietary solutions were used as part of that process, give Silvair a privileged competitive position with regard to the commercialization of products based on this technology.

The company cooperates with leading suppliers of lighting equipment and its components (Murata Manufacturing, McWong International, Alphabet Lighting, Demand Lighting, Danlers and others) by providing them with its Silvair Lighting Firmware. When installed in a large number of devices, this firmware allows for providing additional services through the Silvair Platform. The implementation of the Silvair Platform enables businesses and institutions to decrease electricity consumption, optimize space maintenance costs, or provide more efficient positioning services. The examples of applications for Silvair solutions include:
 

  • luggage tracking at airports

  • tracking of equipment and parcels at warehouses

  • tracking of medical equipment at hospitals

  • monitoring of office space utilization efficiency

  • geolocation of people and objects with pathfinding

  • better display of products based on in-store traffic data

  • more detailed information on pieces of art in museums and galleries through notifications displayed on mobile device

  • sending information on promotions and discounts to customers who are close to particular products

  • navigating passengers to correct gates at airports

 

 

Rafal Han

CEO, Co-Founder

Silvair’s co-founder, BoD chairman and CEO. An experienced entrepreneur who spent more than a dozen years running his own businesses in the fields of marketing and advertising. At the companies founded by him, Rafal was responsible i.a. for global marketing strategies, as well as for negotiations with American and European trade partners. He successfully co-founded multiple startups (including futbolowo.pl, Estimote, Duckie Deck, ciufcia.pl) in both Poland and the Silicon Valley. Almost 5 years ago, he decided to dedicate his professional life exclusively to Silvair.

 

Szymon Słupik

CTO, Co-Founder

Silvair’s co-founder and CTO. A talented engineer whose expertise is well-respected in the Silicon Valley community. He graduated from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków with a degree in electronics. Since 2016, he has chaired the Bluetooth SIG’s Mesh Working Group that brings together 150 leading global technology companies. Between 1992 and 2004, he was the founder and deputy BoD chairman of the ERP enterprise CDN S.A., where he was responsible for the company’s strategy in terms of technological development and software production department. Following that period, he worked on managerial positions at Wind Mobile (currently Ailleron).

 

Adam Gembala

CFO, Co-Founder

Silvair’s co-founder, CFO and deputy BoD chairman. Adam graduated from the University of Economics in Kraków. He used to work as a broker, equity fund manager and fixed income fund manager. Then, he served as the CFO, BoD chairman and BoD member at multiple companies operating i.a. in fuel, TMT and real estate industries.

 

Paweł Szymański

Non-executive director

Paweł graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics. He is a securities broker with Polish, British and American licenses. Associated with institutions such as Wood&Company, Schroder Salomon Smith Barney, Citigroup or Dom Maklerski Banku Handlowego, he also used to be the member of the management boards of PKN Orlen, CTL Logistics, ICENTIS, Ruch, Marvipol, Netia and ABC Data. Currently, he is the BoD chairman of Krosno Glass and the member of the supervisory board of Alior Bank.

 

Marek Kapturkiewicz

Non-executive director

An experienced and highly regarded manager, investor and engineer. He graduated from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, with a degree in electrical engineering, automation, computer science and electronics. He used to be the deputy BoD chairman (2005-2009) and director (1999-2002) at Grupa ONET.PL S.A. In the past, he also used to work as the Director for Product Promotion and Development at TYMBARK S.A. (1996-1999). Between 1985 and 1996, he was the specialist construction engineer at the Institute of Advanced Technologies in Kraków.