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Daintree Network’s smart building control and management technology offers long-term, adaptable solutions for facility operations, energy and sustainability


April 29, 2015 – As the Internet of Things continues to shape how people live — and businesses operate — Silicon Valley-based Daintree Network has created an application that is
more platform than product, one that aligns with the future of smart technologies and fits particularly well in a manufacturer’s toolbox.


The company’s award-winning energy management system, ControlScope, is an open standards-driven, wireless solution for control, monitoring and optimization of a handful of operational
functions: from lighting, to HVAC to plug loads and, eventually, much more.


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Survey reveals smart buildings are the core application for the Enterprise Internet of Things


April 22, 2015 – Daintree Networks is supporting Global ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) Day by sharing the findings of its survey, which was distributed to building owners, managers and other industry professionals. The survey was created to gain insight into the awareness around the ‘Enterprise Internet of Things’ (E-IoT) and today’s building automation technologies for smart buildings.


One of the key findings of the survey was that smart buildings are the core application for the IoT in an enterprise. This is a clear sign that open standards-driven solutions like Daintree Networks’ ControlScope are going to help bridge the gap between Operations and IT groups. IT executives will have to work closely with facility executives to maximise the potential of the IoT.


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Happy IoT Day! Daintree Networks celebrates by giving away Research


April 09, 2015 – It’s International IoT Day and in the spirit of the occasion, Daintree Networks, an open networked wireless control and operations solutions for smart buildings provider, on April 9 released a series of educational assets from its archives on the Enterprise IoT.


In the era of smart buildings, Daintree says, buildings are enterprise-level deployments. Because of the scale of these M2M networks, smart building controls are becoming the core application for enterprise IoT. These networked controls are tied into lighting, thermostats, heating and electrical systems to enable energy savings, operational efficiencies, safety and productivity.


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Wireless-enabled LED lighting drivers reduce product integration and deployment costs


March 31, 2015 – The network-enabled LED lighting drivers created by Daintree Networks and LG Innotek make it easier and more cost-effective than ever for fixture manufacturers to add smart lighting capabilities to their LED troffers and retrofit kits.


Perhaps more important for EDN readers is the fact that that the driver’s wireless transceiver is based on open standards which enables it to co-exist with nearly any ZigBee-based control system, including Daintree’s outstanding ControlScope energy management solution (see my 12/02/14 review of ControlScope for details). As I’ll explain a bit further on, Daintree’s active cultivation of a lively ecosystem of 3rd-party open-standard products may also represent an important opportunity for some of you reading this review.


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Wireless driver collaboration embeds lighting control of LED fixtures


March 25, 2015 – By making the drivers available to fixture manufacturers to integrate into their LED troffers and retrofit kits, the companies are broadening access to cost-effective, out-of-the-box solutions for commercial facility builders, owners, and managers installing or upgrading to more energy-efficient controlled overhead lighting.


With embedded wireless LED drivers, customers can eliminate the cost and installation challenges associated with multi-box wireless implementations that require a separate wireless adapter plus an LED driver for advanced wireless control. The LG Innotek driver can be used by lighting fixture manufacturers for 2×2 and 2×4 LED troffers and retrofit kits. The fixtures and kits will interact seamlessly with Daintree Networks ControlScope networked wireless control solution. The combination is expected to result in savings for users, both in up-front costs (up to 85 percent) and in energy efficiency following installation (up to 90 percent)


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LG Innotek, Daintree Create Embedded Wireless Drivers for LEDs


March 25, 2015 – Daintree Networks and LG Innotek have collaborated to create a line of LED lighting drivers with embedded wireless communication capability. The drivers are available to fixture manufacturers to integrate into their LED troffers and retrofit kits.


With embedded wireless LED drivers, customers can eliminate the cost and installation challenges associated with implementations that require a separate wireless adapter plus an LED driver for wireless control. The new LG Innotek driver can be used by lighting fixture manufacturers for 2×2 and 2×4 LED troffers and retrofit kits. These fixtures and kits will interact seamlessly with Daintree Networks ControlScope networked wireless control solution.


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March 24, 2015 – LG Innotek and Daintree Networks have announced a collaboration on an LED driver product with ZigBee wireless network support that is designed for ceiling troffer fixtures. The LED drivers will work seamlessly with Daintree’s ControlScope lightging-control and building-automation software platform, and for that matter with any software designed for ZigBee-certified products. Manufacturers can integrate the drivers into luminaires or retrofit-kit products without having to separately add a wireless controller to such a product development.


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LG Innotek and Daintree Launch the Standards-Based Wireless LED Driver


March 24, 2015 – Networked LEDs are becoming more and more common in the commercial building space. But almost all of these LEDs are wirelessly connected through retrofits, using proprietary networks that can’t communicate with one another.


On Tuesday, South Korea’s LG Innotek announced that it’s breaking this pattern, with the launch of an LED driver that comes embedded with standard ZigBee wireless. Its partner, Silicon Valley startup Daintree Networks, has been working with LG on ZigBee-embedded LED light bulbs since last year. But this week marks the partners’ first foray into a wireless-embedded product for the troffers and retrofit kits that can replace standard overhead fluorescent lights with far more efficient and controllable LED equivalents.


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10 Companies To Watch In Energy Analytics


December 31, 2014 – More businesses are investing in energy-efficiency measures not because of some green business initiative but because they view it as a smart operational practice. A recent survey by software company Ecova, for example, found that 57% of the roughly 500 executives who responded plan to spend more money and time in 2015 on technologies that help them gain more control over their energy costs. A slightly higher number (60%) thinks those expenses will rise over the next 12 months, hence the motivation.


There are plenty of companies that would love to benefit from this interest, through closer data monitoring and analytics. With that in mind, here’s my year-end list of players that made headlines late in 2014. I’ll be watching all of them more closely in the New Year.


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Daintree Networks Named To ’50 Most Promising IoT Companies 2014′


December 17, 2014 – A distinguished panel comprised of CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, and analysts including the CIO Review editorial board determined the list of top companies at the forefront of tackling challenges in the Internet of Things market in the U.S. “We are happy to showcase Daintree Networks as a top IoT company due to the success of its ContolScope TM solution in advancing the IoT landscape for commercial entities,” said Harvi Sachar, publisher and founder, CIO Review. “Daintree’s dedication to true open standards-based solutions continues to break down adoption barriers and provides significant cost advantages to its customers. We’re excited to have them on our top IoT companies list, and to feature Daintree’s leadership, CEO Danny Yu, as the ‘Entrepreneur of the Month.’”


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Entrepreneur of the Month: Danny Yu

‘Be Cognizant Of’ the Vigor of Excellence


December 8, 2014 – Albert Einstein once said, “Try not to become a man of success, rather become a man of value.” Danny Yu, CEO of Daintree Networks, a provider of Building Energy Management (BEM) and Enterprise Internet of Things™ (E-IoT™) Solutions for commercial and industrial facilities, has lived his life adhering to these words. Daintree Networks was founded in 2003 by Bill Wood, a former vice president and general manager of Hewlett Packard (HP) and Agilent Technologies. The term ‘Daintree’ refers to a rainforest in Australia. Daintree Networks is a channel-friendly company serving global customers with office locations in Silicon Valley, California, and Melbourne, Australia.


Yu heads this company, which leverages next-generation networking technologies for its open standards-based networked wireless building control and energy management solutions. After reviewing an enormous accumulation of knowledge gathered from its early years in wireless networking test solutions, Daintree chose to turn its focus on solving the problem of poor energy efficiency in buildings. With the advent of LEDs and the longevity associated with that technology, the development of open standards-based wireless and software solutions proved to be the most cost effective and useful entry application for advanced building control and energy management. This was the pivot point where Yu took up the lead.


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Decoupling Wire and Power: Wireless Lighting And Energy Controls Are Going Steady


December 2014 – While wire and electric power delivery will remain a constant, the marriage between the two is being redefined. Wireless lighting and energy control are expanding from homes to office, healthcare, institutional and industrial settings. While not yet common­place, wireless will be part of the conversation going forward for the building community.


Wireless offers many advantages. Electrical contractors (ECs) get to deal with less wire. This option particularly offers benefits for retrofits; ECs don’t have to break open walls or floors to lay conduit or pull wire through ceilings. Workloads shift to devising and mapping out installation configurations. An EC may wire a central control processor and then install a wireless topography including relays, lighting fixtures and communication sensors for occupancy, daylighting control, thermostats, fire, security, even demand management. “Power” is delivered through radio frequency (RF), and functions are communicated. Wireless components are battery-driven.


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The First Step to Full Building Automation Is Lighting Control


November 20, 2014 – Daintree, headquartered in California’s Los Altos, provides building energy management, controlling, monitoring, and analyzing multiple applications to tackle just that. It has over 35 million square feet under management in hundreds of facilities across the U.S. Founded in 2003, the firm has amassed $12 million in two funding rounds from Lend Lease Ventures – the last of which arrived three years ago. The firm has picked up a raft of end-toend partners including Cooper Lighting, LG, and Silicon Labs. Its customers are no less esteemed: General Electric, FedEx, Pepsico, and Sprint are just some of the giants utilizing its services.


Daintree’s CEO is Danny Yu, who has grown three global businesses from startup to $100 million. He has extensive venture capital experience, and years of knowledge in wireless, datacom, and storage. It’s little surprise, therefore, that Yu’s latest outing has been, thus far, successful. Last year Daintree grew twice as large, and is expected to expand by another three times by the end of this year, which Yu believes is a pace the company can keep up beyond then.


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SSL controls: Daintree adds cloud management, Osram, Enlighted and Philips

Building owners now have access to the management facilities of Daintree’s ControlScope platform without investing in server hardware; Osram delivers Lightify products, while Philips Lighting and Enlighted hope to add intelligence to every fixture.


November 18, 2014 – Daintree has announced the Building Energy Management as a Service (BEMaaS) offering for building owners and managers that want to programmatically control building systems including solid-state lighting (SSL) without the expense of buying a server that can locally host the company’s ControlScope software platform. Osram Sylvania is delivering wireless Lightify products to market after announcing the platform earlier this year at Light+Building. Enlighted and Philips Lighting have announced a partnership in which the former’s sensor units will be paired with Philips Xitanium SR LED drivers for direct integration into luminaires, enabling intelligent lighting systems.


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Daintree Puts Building Energy Management in Cloud


November 18, 2014 – Daintree Networks has a new service offering – Building Energy Management as a Service (BEMaaS). The new offering makes Daintree’s ControlScope software available as a subscription-based cloud application instead of a local application on a physical server. Daintree’s BEMaaS spans various building applications and controls down to individual devices including lighting, thermostat, plug load and fans.


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Thought Leaders in Internet of Things

Sramana Mitra’s interview with Danny Yu, CEO of Daintree


November 7, 2014 – Enterprise Internet of Things is getting a lot of hype these days. I sat down with Danny Yu, CEO of DainTree, a company that is actually selling an energy management solution for controlling the energy usage at commercial facilities. Very interesting window into a segment of the industry that is likely to create a couple of very large companies.


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Daintree Networks Takes Building Energy Management into the Cloud


November 18, 2014 – Daintree Networks, the leader in open wireless smart building solutions for enterprise control and energy management, today launched an industry-first offering that merges cloud-based computing with building automation technology to enable comprehensive energy management that far surpasses simple lighting control. Daintree’s Building Energy Management as a Service (BEMaaS™) approach makes its ControlScope™ software available as a subscription-based cloud application instead of locally on a physical server. Choosing this option will give customers a simple, cost-effective and highly scalable solution for managing all facets of building energy loads and related applications with a low total cost of ownership (TCO).


Additionally, customers can buy monitoring and optimization services that allow them to continuously stay on top of changes in their building operations by leveraging expertise from Daintree Networks’ building energy professionals. This is the first true end-to-end energy management service offering that spans various building applications and control down to individual devices including lighting, thermostat, plug load, fans, and more.

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30% of Building Managers Use No Energy Savings Technology, Says Survey


October 28, 2014 – Daintree Networks and CoR Advisors have released findings from their “State of Building Energy Management Survey” distributed to building owners, managers and other industry professionals. The survey found that although about 69 percent of the respondents said they were using some technology to control and manage their building energy consumption, most are using basic technology such as local sensors and efficient light fixtures. Over 30 percent are not using any technology at all, according to the survey.

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The First Step to Full Building Automation Is Lighting Control

While full building automation can be daunting, lighting control is the perfect ‘first step’ to offering it.


September 10, 2014 – Commercial buildings across America lose millions of dollars annually when lighting is not turned off when a room or building in unoccupied or after hours. Integrators can offer commercial lighting control as an appealing option that provides substantial cost savings for companies.


Some studies estimate that up to 60 percent energy savings in commercial and industrial facilities can be achieved with commercial lighting controls. The cost savings and return on investment is a powerful argument — let alone the additional benefit of reducing a company’s carbon footprint and increasing its environmental responsibility. Commercial lighting controls offer powerful benefits for end users, and also are a strong “first step” for systems integrators to offer full building automation systems (BAS).


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Networked wireless controls – Rock stars of the enterprise IoT

Wireless controls offer an integrated solution with significant efficiencies for lighting and building operations


September 9, 2014 – Responsible for more than 40% of the world’s energy consumption, inefficient buildings are becoming the target of stringent government regulations, utility incentive programs, and green building certifications. As a result, they’re creating an opportunity for real change in building energy usage. High-quality solid-state lighting (SSL) luminaires are being developed for the commercial environment, and there is a growing awareness of the various benefits associated with implementing wireless controls for lighting, HVAC (thermostat), and other building controls in one integrated solution.


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Open Standards-Driven Solution

Email Interview: Danny Yu and Ken Sinclair


August 14, 2014 – True use of open standards provides interoperability between devices from different manufacturers and disparate systems, creating headroom for technology evolution, as well as well price competition among vendors.


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Customize Lighting Control with Wireless Flexibility

Mesh networks for devices create greater granularity with minimal disruption.


August 1, 2014 – Running wires: it’s expensive, invasive, and labor-intensive. The cost alone can be prohibitive to otherwise valuable projects.


It’s no wonder that wireless technology continues to gain popularity for applications like lighting controls, where it offers a simpler strategy for intelligent lighting management. FMs can automate dimming and shutoff without having to cut holes in the walls to install new sensors and controllers.


But the wireless aspect alone can’t tell the whole savings story. Devices that can form a mesh network – a self-healing web that allows all components to communicate with each other and relay messages – add a new layer of ease to installation and operation..


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California’s New Building Code: A Grid-Smart Thermostat in Every Facility

Mandated OpenADR enabled thermostats, lights, and buildings create new opportunities.


April 3, 2014 – Are building codes the secret to connecting the smart consumer with the smart grid? California will test that proposition this summer, when it starts requiring every new or retrofit thermostat, HVAC system, networked lighting controller and building automation system in the state to come ready for two-way, automated utility-to-customer energy management. Now the question is whether the state’s utilities and regulators will develop the markets that are needed to tap that new grid resource.


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The business business

Lighting that suits the task you’re employed to do, that changes with your individual requirement throughout the day, and theat you control – really?


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Revolution | Our survey says…

July 2014 – The LED revolution has happened, but are we embracing this fantastic new technology, and making the best possible use of it for the benefit of all, or is it being squandered in the race to make a fast buck? TL asks the industry to decide…


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Open Standards Ease the Way for Smart Buildings

The open standard allows the manager to have bargaining power and the ability to mix and match their preferred fixtures with the wireless control network that meets their needs.


July, 2014 – Organizations are increasingly realizing that energy and sustainability initiatives are integrated with a building’s performance. It’s estimated that buildings currently consume 41% of all energy worldwide and produce 21% of the world’s carbon emissions. Moreover, energy consumption represents 32% of an individual building’s total lifecycle cost.


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It’s 2 a.m. Do You Know How Much Energy You’re Wasting?


June 18, 2014 – Did you know that by using simple software and wireless technology, you can save 70 percent or more in building energy costs and eliminate millions of metric tons in carbon emissions? While there continues to be much discussion around ways to leverage alternative energy sources (such as solar, wind, and hydroelectric) we might not need them if we can truly focus on saving energy first.


A bold claim? Not according to noted author, lecturer and social critic James Howard Kunstler: “We’re not going to be rescued by alternative fuels. No amount or combination of alternative fuels is going to allow us to continue running what we’re running the way we’re running it.” In other words, it’s not enough to keep looking for alternative sources if we aren’t going to focus on what we can do that’s right in front of us — and that is to simply use less energy.


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Daintree Honored for Smart Building and Energy Management Solutions

Company’s Capabilities Include Control of HVAC, Lighting, Plug Load, and More


June 12, 2014 – LOS ALTOS, Calif. — Daintree Networks Inc., a provider of open, networked wireless solutions for smart building control and energy management, was selected as one of the Red Herring Top 100 North America Award winners, a list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from North America. The winners were announced at a special awards ceremony.


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With decreasing prices and increasing efficiency, are LEDs finally poised to gain universal acceptance?


June 10, 2014 – For lighting applications, I believe LEDs are poised to gain universal acceptance. The industry continues to make strides by reducing costs and increasing energy efficiency. The digital capability of solid-state lighting allows for better quality of light to create the environments that we want for our homes and businesses, along with achieving greater energy savings over traditional lighting. However for universal acceptance, not only do the price points need to continue to decrease, but we must add value. LEDs are inherently energy efficient and even if prices weren’t decreasing, it would still be a worthwhile investment because of the payback and operational efficiencies. But by adding lighting control into the mix, it allows for a whole new level of energy efficiency gains. The one-two punch for energy savings is the addition of control, not only to manage the LED lights, but to expand the control and manage the rest of a building’s energy needs, such as thermostats/HVAC and electrical plug loads.


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Networked Wireless and Open Standards

The One-Two Punch for Smart Buildings


June 2014 – The reduction in energy usage has quickly become a top priority for owners of commercial and industrial buildings, governments, utilities, and others to help save money. This is also due to the various government entities that are increasingly requiring compliance with standards related to energy management and usage reduction. Examples include ASHRAE 90.1 and California’s 2013 Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards – a new, more stringent implementation set to go into effect July 1, 2014.


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Daintree Spreads Its Wings


May 28, 2014 – Daintree Networks got its start in lighting controls (first attached and then embedded), and now it is moving beyond lighting to control more services in the enterprise.


We have been following Daintree for more than a year. Now the company is emerging as a leader in the movement I mentioned in the Lightfair preview a couple of weeks back: broadening beyond lighting controls to address the larger problems of building-level devices and systems. Remotely controlling thermostats, fans, air conditioning, and things that can be plugged into sockets (“plug loads”) seems a lot like how the Internet of Things is often described. Indeed, Daintree refers to this broader cope of control as the Enterprise Internet of Things.


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LG Electronics and Daintree deliver first intelligent lighting and building project


May 28, 2014 – LG Electronics and Daintree Networks have announced that the new National Bank of Arizona branch office in Prescott, AZ will be the first facility to utilize the partners’ intelligent-lighting and -building technologies. Due for completion in June, the bank branch will include LG Electronics ZigBee-enabled LED troffer fixtures, LG’s efficiency-oriented variable refrigerant flow (VRF) HVAC system, and Daintree’s ControlScope software platform that the company initially designed to manage intelligent lighting systems and has since expanded to manage all smart building systems.


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The Internet
of Things

Is Energy Conservation the Next California Gold Rush?


April 20, 2014 – Nothing epitomizes California more than a gold rush, which in the twentieth century took the form of the personal computer, then the smartphone, and most recently the social networking made possible by these devices. For some time, venture capitalists have been betting on energy as the yet another “rush.” While many investors have concentrated on finding new sources of old energy—crude from shale, natural gas, and various forms of renewables, others have been betting on the other side of the energy equation: conservation.


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Lighting controls to increase building efficiency


April 3, 2014 – Utilizing lighting controls can have a number of benefits for both occupants and building owners, such as increasing employee productivity and reducing costs and preventing repairs. Mandeep Khera of Daintree Networks explains how building owners and property managers can use lighting control systems to reduce energy costs and increase building efficiency.


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California’s New Building Code: A Grid-Smart Thermostat in Every Facility

Mandated OpenADR enabled thermostats, lights, and buildings create new opportunities.


April 3, 2014 – Are building codes the secret to connecting the smart consumer with the smart grid? California will test that proposition this summer, when it starts requiring every new or retrofit thermostat, HVAC system, networked lighting controller and building automation system in the state to come ready for two-way, automated utility-to-customer energy management. Now the question is whether the state’s utilities and regulators will develop the markets that are needed to tap that new grid resource.


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The Case for Standards-Based Lighting Controls


March 27, 2014 – The electronics firm LG is entering the commercial lighting market with ZigBee-equipped LED fixtures in partnership with Daintree, the standards-based control company. The two companies announced that LG will build ZigBee (IEEE 802.15.4) controllers into the drivers in its newly introduced commercial LED-based lighting solutions, which will be able to speak out of the box to Daintree’s ControlScope management platform.


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LEDs Magazine: Daintree and LG Electronics partner on LED lighting and controls


March 25, 2014 – LG Electronics and Daintree Networks have announced a partnership intended to spur deployment of wirelessly-connected commercial lighting systems that are integrated with building- and energy-management systems. The partners have integrated support for the ZigBee wireless network directly into the LG drivers that will be used in the recessed-troffer solid-state lighting (SSL) fixtures. The Daintree ControlScope management platform will be able to control the LG fixtures and also link the lighting system to building-management systems and/or to the evolving smart grid.


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The Wireless, Networked LED Goes Standard

Do Daintree and LG’s ZigBee-networked LEDs signal a break in the proprietary smart lighting landscape?


March 25, 2014 – Smart, networked lighting may the next big market for building energy efficiency and automation technology. But to date, that market has been a battleground of proprietary technologies: different networks, linking up different lighting systems, in a landscape that leaves little room for future mix-and-match interoperability.


That’s what makes the new partnership between lighting networking startup Daintree Networks and LED maker LG Electronics USA a noteworthy one. On Tuesday, the two companies announced they’ve teamed up to sell LG’s LED lighting fixtures that run on Daintree’s smart lighting control platform. It’s not the first such combination of networking smarts embedded in LED lights. But it’s one of the first that comes in a standards-based flavor.


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Daintree Networks Sees Wide-Open Future: 2X Growth In 2013 Points To Success Of Company’s Open Standards Strategy In Building Energy Management

LOS ALTOS, Calif., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Daintree Networks, Inc., a leading provider of networked wireless control solutions for smart buildings, today announced that the company experienced dramatic 2X revenue growth from 2012 to 2013. Led by a team of industry veterans, including newly appointed Vice President of Marketing and Channels Mandeep Khera, the company has racked up a string of notable successes as it seeks to lead the industry toward a new era of simplified building energy management.


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Chicago-area corporate headquarters features a host of cutting-edge control systems

January/February 2014 – Anixter’s Eco-Conscious Annex features top-of-the-line sustainable elements, including a Daintree wireless control lighting system that is tied in with the building automation system. The lighting system will save Anixter up to 70 percent on costs.


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Why LED Retrofits Are The ‘Trojan Horse’ Of The Internet of Things

December 26, 2013 – One of the most compelling data points I’ve come across in my usual year-end deluge is this one from Navigant Research: over the next seven years, annual sales for occupancy sensors, photosensors and lighting network gear related to LED lighting applications will grow from $1.1 billion in 2013 to $2.7 billion by 2020. Certainly, that’s an appreciable growth rate, but if you think about the foundation that those sensors will create not just for more efficient commercial lighting but for many other “smart” applications, things get even more exciting.


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Daintree Networks Selected by Greentech Media as one of the “20 Companies to Watch in Intelligent Efficiency”

May 11, 2013 – Daintree Networks was featured in Greentech Media’s special report “Intelligent Efficiency: Innovations Reshaping the Energy Efficiency Market”. The report focuses on information-driven energy efficiency solutions that empower consumers and businesses to turn energy from a cost into an asset. Daintree is the only controls company named in the report for pioneering intelligent control of both lighting and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), the two largest energy loads in commercial and industrial buildings.


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Daintree, Marvell outs LED driver for smart lighting

17 Apr 2013 – Daintree Networks Inc. and Marvell Semiconductor Inc. have collaborated to offer open-standard ZigBee wireless capability integrated into smart lighting products. The team up is focused initially on using Marvell semiconductor products to enable integrated wireless LED drivers that allow LED fixtures to interoperate with Daintree’s open-standard ControlScope solution, stated the firms.


Fixture manufacturers using integrated open-standard wireless LED drivers will gain access to expanding revenue opportunities in commercial and industrial wireless lighting.


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Daintree Networks Selected as a Recipient of the Building Operating Management 2013 Top Products Award

November 28th, 2012 – Daintree’s product release for ControlScope 2.0 will be featured in the January issue of Building Operating Management as a Top Products Award Winner.


The Top Products Awards, which are 100% reader-selected, recognize the most popular manufacturers and suppliers of the year, as determined by building and facility executives who participated in a national survey.


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Daintree Lands Sylvania as Partner for ZigBee-Networked Lighting

April 10, 2012 – Sylvania Lighting Services and Daintree Networks connect smart lighting across 320,000 square feet of commercial space, and promise more to come. Big partners make a difference.


Networked lighting startup Daintree Networks just got a big partner to push its technology into the market. That’s Sylvania Lighting Services, the installation affiliate of lighting giant Osram Sylvania, which announced Tuesday that it will “design, install, commission and support” Daintree’s technology in its projects, starting with a whopping 320,000-square-foot deployment for a first, unnamed, customer.


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LEDs Magazine: ZigBee standards are ready to support lighting-control applications

The ZigBee building- and home-automation standards support lighting, and lighting manufacturers should move quickly to support the wireless network, says Maury Wright.


March 26th, 2012 – Maury Wright from LEDs has examined the wireless protocols on the market, and finds ZigBee (in its open, standard form) to be the most compelling choice for development of open lighting networks.


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Interview with Daintree CEO on KLIV Radio

March 20th, 2012 – Danny Yu, CEO of Daintree Networks, was featured on KLIV’s CEO Show, hosted by Steve Wright of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.


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Daintree Networks Wins Energy Saving Grant

February 21st, 2012 – The Victorian Coalition Government has awarded a $250,000 grant to Daintree Networks for their ControlScope lighting control system. The funding is being provided under the Victorian Government’s Energy Technology Innovation Strategy (ETIS).


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Daintree Networks Joins SMUD for Advanced Utility Incentive

February 1st, 2012 – SMUD incentives promote money-saving lighting control systems.


SMUD (the Sacramento utility) has created a new program focused on providing substantial incentives for companies that install advanced lighting controls systems. Daintree Networks is excited to be one of the pre-qualified vendors, and to be working with SMUD on this incentive.


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Triple Pundit: Lighting – The Next Great Software Industry”

November 21st, 2011 – Find out why Danny Yu, Daintree Networks’ CEO, thinks that lighting just may be the next great software industry in this article published on Triple Pundit.


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Forbes: The Next Bright Idea: Software For Lighting

October 25th, 2011 – Daintree CEO, Danny Yu, writes a guest post for Forbes where he talks about the emerging and evolving role of software in intelligent lighting and the impact it’s having on the lighting industry.


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CNET: In green tech, debate over singles vs home runs

September 28, 2011 – Daintree CEO, Danny Yu, is quoted in CNET’s article over the debate inside green technology investment;
“We’re taking one of the last industries–buildings–which hasn’t seen technology disruption and we’re applying Silicon Valley concepts to it,” he said. “Going after an underserved market allows a start-up to lead the industry.”


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ZigBee Alliance Completes ZigBee Building Automation Standard

September 27, 2011 – Congratulations to our friends and partners in the ZigBee Alliance on the completion of the ZigBee Building Automation (ZBA) standard. ZBA is a major step forward towards standardizing wireless networks within commercial and industrial buildings. To learn more about ZBA, visit the ZigBee Alliance web site.


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Daintree Networks’ Danny Yu on wireless lighting to save energy

August 25, 2011 – The San Francisco Examiner‘s Alexis Terrazas talks to Daintree Networks’ Danny Yu about energy management in office spaces and commercial buildings in this “three-minute interview”.


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GigaOm: What Lighting Controls Need to Grow Up – Standards

August 12, 2011 – In an article published on GigaOm, Daintree Networks’ CEO Danny Yu explains why the lighting controls industry needs standards to realize its full potential.


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Triple Pundit: Video Interview with Danny Yu

July 26, 2011 – Connie Kwan of Triple Pundit speaks with Danny Yu, CEO of Daintree Networks, about why Daintree is particularly well suited to address lighting controls in the retrofit and renovation market, as well as what makes Daintree unique in the space.


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tED: Networks Are Going Wireless

July 19, 2011 – According to Dan Carazo, wireless is making inroads in the lighting control segment. Daintree’s Director of Solutions Marketing, Josh Slobin, is quoted. Read the article, starting on page 92, in the July issue of tED.


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ZDNet: Daintree to Commercial Lighting – Control Yourself

June 22, 2011 – ZDNet’s Heather Clancy covers Daintree’s release of ControlScope 2.0. “Intelligent lighting controls company Daintree Networks has updated its wireless lighting control platform, ControlScope, with particular attention to the management features and user interface.”


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RealcommEDGE: Bringing Efficient, Intelligent Lighting to Buildings Through Wireless Control

April 29, 2011 – Daintree Networks’ Josh Slobin authors this article in the latest issue of RealcommEDGE, covering concepts and best practices for using wireless networking to achieve advanced lighting control and energy savings. See Page 16-17 of the digital edition for the full article.


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