IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lantronix Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX), a global provider of secure, turnkey solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and intelligent IT markets, announced the announcement Today’s 24-Port Managed Gigabit Ethernet Power-over-Ethernet++ (PoE++) Switch (SM24TBT2DPA) was deployed in the intelligent IoT lighting solution in a large school district in the greater Austin, Texas area. The installation was designed and installed by Bryte Light, a Lantronix value-added reseller (VAR), with assistance from BryComm, a Texas-based low-voltage company.
“Designed for intelligent PoE lighting and smart building applications, the Lantronix PoE++ switch powers more than 4,700 lighting devices in the school district, reducing energy consumption by 41 percent while providing a better-lit environment for students,” said Director of Sales and Business Development Brian Johnson for Bryte Light. “Bryte Light is excited to be part of the first state-of-the-art smart school for K-12s in the state of Texas, if not the entire country.”
Case study overview
The school district used Lantronix 24-port Managed Gigabit Ethernet Power-over-Ethernet++ switches for intelligent IoT lighting and integration with HVAC equipment, automation systems, cameras and other devices. With its smart lighting solution, the school district reduced energy costs, increased operational efficiencies, and increased building security.
Challenge: Increase efficiency, cost savings and security with PoE lights
The school district worked with Lantronix VAR Bryte Light and BryComm to design and install the smart lighting solution, which includes the Lantronix 24-Port Managed Gigabit Ethernet PoE++ Switch. For installation in technologically advanced buildings, the lighting solution had to include:
- Interoperability between lighting, HVAC, automation systems, fire alarm, surveillance cameras and access control
- Automated notifications for decision-makers through intelligent sensors in smart lighting
- Possibility to control each individual luminaire via local keyboards or automation
- Sensor to provide information about Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity, occupancy, photocells, and humidity and temperature capabilities
Results: Reduction of energy consumption by 41.4 percent
By deploying the Lantronix PoE++ Lighting Switch, the school district exceeded its energy savings goals and achieved a 41.4 percent reduction in energy consumption. It also significantly reduced its carbon footprint by 129,726 kWh per year, which equates to approximately 0.85 pounds of carbon, the equivalent of 177 mature trees purifying the air. This reduction in energy consumption results in annual savings of $33,665.
In addition, the lighting lifespan is twice as long as traditional lighting, reducing material costs and eliminating the 40-hour-a-week maintenance required to change bulbs.
Because the lighting hue can be adjusted, it also provides a better learning environment for students, including Tunable White Lighting with Correlated Color Temperature (CCT).
- Better lighting control from a centralized server
- Tunable classroom lighting from warm to cool (automatically or via local keyboard)
- Automated notifications from smart sensors
- Remote control via laptop or tablet
- Predictive analytics for operational efficiency
- Less maintenance than traditional lighting
- Integration with HVAC equipment and automation systems
- Increased building security through automated lighting
- Reduced material and maintenance costs
Solution: Lantronix 24-Port Managed Gigabit Ethernet PoE++ Switch (SM24TBT2DPA)
The Lantronix Managed 24-Port Gigabit Ethernet PoE++ Switch is a high-performance Layer 2 managed switch with 52 Gbit/s switching capacity, ideal for smart lighting and automated environments with LED lighting or digital signage. The SM24TBT2DPA can also be used to power and connect other IoT devices such as cameras and building automation systems, HVAC equipment, access control, digital signage, wireless access points (WAPs), and surveillance security systems.
The Lantronix network web interface provides a rich user interface to easily configure the switch locally, run diagnostics and view a device-level network topology map to provide additional control and management of the intelligent lighting system. In addition, soft restart and automatic power reset ensure that the LED lighting can be easily managed with maximum uptime.
For more information, visit https://www.lantronix.com/products/sm24tbt2dpa/
About Bryte Light
Bryte Light is a technology provider that delivers advanced lighting solutions to customers throughout the state of Texas and beyond. His team has over 35 years of experience in lighting and controls, and over 50 years of integration experience. Bryte Light is a Lantronix Value Added Reseller. Visit https://bryte-light.com for more information
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