PointGrab joins Cisco Digital Ceiling Initiative
June 27, 2016 - PointGrab has announced it has joined the Cisco Digital Ceiling framework as a partner for developing building automation solutions over one IP network. The Cisco Digital Ceiling is an IoT-based solution that connects building services in a single, converged IP network through an ecosystem of technologies.
By Renée Francoeur
PointGrab’s edge-analytics smart sensor, CogniPoint, complements the Cisco Digital Ceiling framework by providing occupancy analytics with “low-cost and intelligent connectivity” to “ensure that organizations are able to make better, more informed decisions affecting building management,” PointGrab says. The sensor is a miniature network-connected device, running algorithms on an embedded ARM-based processor.
As a member of the Cisco Digital Ceiling framework, PointGrab will now collaborate with other organizations (such as Philips and Cree for lighting, Johnson Controls for building automation, and Relayr for ISVs, among others) to drive toward smarter, connected, and more secure buildings.
“The quality and breadth of information available for digital building management is determined by the smart sensor’s data capture and analysis, making sensors a critical technology for smart buildings,” said Itamar Roth, chief business officer with PointGrab.