Cree SmartCast PoE LED technology selected by Quest

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Cree, a provider of LED lighting technologies, announced that Quest, a provider of cloud and managed service, selected Cree SmartCast Power over Ethernet (PoE) LED lighting technology, integrated with a Cisco network for its new High Availability Business Center (HABC) in Roseville, California.

SmartCast PoE an intuitive, scalable and open platform that helps enable the Internet of Things (IoT) for buildings through better light. The system embeds intelligence to make buildings more efficient and people more productive, while delivering far better light for less energy than ordinary LED lighting systems, Cree said.

Cree SmartCast PoE is part of the Cisco Digital Ceiling framework, which connects disparate systems into a single IP network to create smart, more secure, seamlessly connected building systems. The installation includes 100 Cree CR Series 2’x2’ LED luminaires equipped with SmartCast PoE, offering simplified flexibility with occupancy sensing and color tuning for greater energy efficiency and customized lighting environments.

“We found Cree SmartCast PoE to be the right lighting technology to enhance our business services, as well as a showcase of a potential IT-integrated solution for our clients,” said Vladimir Pivtorak, Quest infrastructure services manager. “As a Cisco integrator and Cisco Gold partner, we provide resilient, secure, high-performance environments with leading-edge technology for our clients operating out of our IT service delivery centers.”

“Cree’s SmartCast PoE enables limitless possibilities and applications through better LED technology,” said David Elien, Cree senior vice president, lighting. “Installations of this nature will help take Intelligent Light far beyond the limits of what’s possible with traditional solutions.”

Cree’s SmartCast PoE features additional intelligence benefits, such as control, data collection and analytics.  Cree’s SmartCast Manager software maximizes the energy savings of SmartCast PoE connected LED lighting with a OneButtonSetup that commissions an entire building with a solitary stroke. The technology also facilitates a single point of control and visibility into real-time data analytics to identify advanced energy saving strategies, Cree said.

“The Digital Ceiling deployment at the Quest HABC in Roseville is a landmark project for California’s capital region,” said John Baekelmans, CTO, vertical solutions, Cisco. “The opportunities for the Digital Ceiling framework continue to expand in both private and public sector enterprises further demonstrating that digitizing buildings is becoming the new standard.”

Additionally, SmartCast PoE’s open platform with a standards-based API creates the opportunity for more intelligent features in the future, such as emergency wayfinding and energy demand responsiveness.

Rajani Baburajan

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