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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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