ATLANTA – June 28, 2017 – Acuity Brands, Inc.
(NYSE: AYI) announced today that leading enterprise technology providers are leveraging capabilities within the Company’s newly branded Atrius™ Internet of Things (IoT) platform to deliver software solutions to their customers. These technology providers include, among others, Dimension Data, Phunware, Inc., Verve, LocusLabs, Aisle411, Point Inside, GISinc, Gozio Health, Xenia Retail and Arora Engineers, Inc.
The full suite of Atrius IoT platform and software solutions is designed to offer technology providers a comprehensive framework and development environment to build integrated IoT business applications. Technology providers can create custom, real-time business applications and mobile experiences for their customers using Atrius Solution Builder -- a “drag and drop,” development and visualization tool -- which can unlock data from a variety of sources, including smart lighting networks and other building systems within the Atrius Sensory Network (luminaires and edge devices already enabled with Atrius technology) and other third party data sources.
“Atrius provides a robust, scalable and secure software platform that enables an array of capabilities, including indoor positioning, asset tracking, space utilization, spatial analytics and energy management,” said Greg Carter, Vice President and General Manager of Atrius. “By leveraging data readily available through the Atrius platform, technology providers can offer and custom develop true value-added experiences for their customers. The Atrius platform offers an array of endless possibilities to enhance the utilization of space, empower better human interaction and deliver greater asset and employee productivity.”
Atrius solutions deliver connectivity and intelligence to indoor and outdoor spaces via an expansive network of smart LED lighting and controls and an IoT platform that gathers, unlocks and transforms raw data to enable a broad range of software solutions addressing critical business challenges.
Atrius IoT applications can utilize embedded technologies within LED lighting infrastructure and controls, rather than requiring additional equipment like stand-alone beacons or dedicated IoT networks, bringing a faster return-on-investment. In addition, the conversion of conventional lighting to LED lighting can provide energy savings to help fund evolving IoT capabilities.
Atrius solutions are already deployed across nearly 60 million square feet of indoor spaces. Additionally, an installed base of Acuity Brands networked lighting systems, encompassing more than one billion square feet, can now be upgraded to a more multifunctional Atrius Sensory Network that can supply IoT data to the Atrius platform.