OpenAIS: Advantages of IoT Connected Lighting in Reality
OpenAIS (www.openais.eu) is a project sponsored by the EU in the Horizon2020 program where 10 leading European companies cooperate. In the past 3 years a system architecture was developed that exploits IoT based professional lighting. Its vision included the following assumptions:
1. Lighting will offer the infrastructure to integrate devices and deliver additional functionality beyond lighting
2. In IoT we will use existing ecosystems and standards to create our solutions
3. An IoT-based Lighting system in professional environments demands openness and interoperability as professional customer will avoid vendor lock-in
In 2014 the goals of the project were to create an open architecture (standard) for lighting control systems, allowing multi-vendor systems, based on (emerging) IoT-standards and ecosystems and to validate this approach by a large-scale pilot in an actual office environment. Demonstrating the promises of interoperability and third-party mix and match was an important objective of the pilot.
In 2018 the results of the large-scale pilot have been demonstrated. In this presentation we will report back on the main findings in view of the original project assumptions.