amBX has announced a strategic partnership with Molex for the supply of amBX Smart Core software for dynamic lighting control software in the Molex Transcend Network Connected LED Lighting System.

Lighting software technology from amBX will deliver control of a new generation of digital, network connected lighting for offices and public buildings. The software creates new ways to set up and manage lighting, delivering an optimum lighting experience every time in changing conditions and environments without the need for intricate, time-consuming and expensive programming.

Molex, which manufactures innovative, interconnected products and connectivity solutions, developed Transcend to be an end-to-end connected lighting offering for IP networked buildings. The lighting system includes luminaires from select manufacturers designed for PoE (Power over Ethernet) with tuneable white capability, a range of smart sensors, Molex network gateways and drivers, and a complete set of amBX software tools to deploy a fully controlled LED lighting system solution. The system will bring the compelling advantages of this new generation of lighting to users.

The two businesses began collaborating on network-connected lighting following amBX’s participation in Cisco’s Light as a Service (LaaS) initiative in November 2014.

"A revolution is taking place in the global lighting industry,” explains John Niebel, CEO of amBX. “The advent of Connected Lighting presents many opportunities but also challenges. PoE lighting systems will become commonplace on IP networks in the next few years, much in the same way as VoIP has in telephony. Network connected lighting systems are much quicker and easier to install than conventional lighting systems and are faster and richer in configuration. Importantly, this represents an exciting opportunity to improve the lighting experience for users and bring real human-centric lighting to the workplace. New control techniques are now essential for the smart connected world to move beyond the traditional inflexible experience of lighting in buildings and to deliver truly smart lighting.”

“What attracted us to amBX is how they think about lighting and how it interacts in a building, environment, or venue,” said Mike Picini, vice president, solid state lighting, Molex. “They created a unique software engine that dynamically reacts to and adjusts from sensor inputs. Clearly, amBX has had the Internet of Things in mind from the inception of their software technology.”