By Ellen Cools
June 15, 2018 — Siemens Building Technologies Division is acquiring Enlighted Inc., a provider of smart IoT (Internet of Things) systems in buildings. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
The acquisition is expected to close in Q3 of 2018. Enlighted will be managed as an independent legal entity and wholly-owned subsidiary of Siemens Industry, Inc.
“Enlighted has a strong footprint in revolutionizing building intelligence by developing a multi-sensor-based IoT platform, using the power of data,” said Matthias Rebellius, CEO of Siemens Building Technologies. “With this move we are demonstrating our commitment to drive digitalization in the smart building industry.”
Enlighted provides an IoT platform for commercial real estate. The platform consists of multi-function sensors, distributed computing, its own network and software applications. The platform is based on smart sensors that stream data to the cloud. Additionally, the platform enables reduced energy use, improved space utilization, better environmental management and greater asset utilization.
Enlighted also analyzes and visualizes the collected sensor data to drive down operating costs and improve the life of a building. These sensors can be installed in every light fixture with the ability to collect data 65 times per second to detect environmental and occupancy changes and react to lighting and HVAC needs in real-time.
Based on an advanced smart lighting control application, the Enlighted platform can lower a building’s lighting costs by up to 85% when combined with advanced LED fixtures. Moreover, the platform can locate people and assets within a building and analyze the occupancy of floors and rooms.
Finally, combined with Siemens solutions, the platform can optimize HVAC systems’ energy efficiency.