Specialist supplier of sustainability technologies and services and electronic components APC Technology Group PLC has teamed up with Gooee, the creator of the world's first full-stack operating platform connecting lighting manufacturers and their customers to the IoT. Under an agreement, APC Technology Group will become a Gooee launch partner and will be able to use Gooee's innovative new lighting ecosystem to provide additional functionality and value to customer lighting and IoT solutions.
The Gooee ecosystem provides sensing, control and communication components that integrate with an enterprise scale cloud platform. This offers a service-driven, scalable framework that can be integrated into LED lighting installations, significantly increasing control, monitoring and data analysis while driving performance and efficiency improvements.
Gooee provides sensing ASICs, WIMs, an enterprise scale gateway environment powered by a new BLE meshing protocol, and a real-time control, data and API management platform to operate smart lighting and metering products.
The eye of Gooee's ecosystem is a custom engineered sensing ASIC, designed to capture environmental data and human activity, along with the capability to monitor LED chip performance.
Facing downwards, the sensors detect motion, direction, footfall and ambient light levels and temperature.
Upwards, the sensors monitor light output, colour temperature, quality and operating temperatures. In addition, the sensors can calculate the luminaire's life period since its beginning which can inform maintenance programmes and warranty opportunities.
The Gooee Ecosystem is a natural fit for APC Technology Group, especially the Group's Minimise Energy, Minimise Solutions and APC Smartwave businesses.
Since its launch in 2014, Minimise Group has helped many organisations become more sustainable, increasing profitability and meeting environmental, corporate and legislative targets.
As part of the Group, Minimise Energy has completed a wide range of high profile LED design, manufacture and installation projects for clients in the retail, commercial and industrial sectors, while Minimise Solutions provides energy and water monitoring solutions and strategic advice and support to customers across a wide range of sectors including logistics, healthcare, transport and property.
APC Smartwave provides a comprehensive portfolio of IoT components backed by specialist engineering and design support.
Richard Hodgson, Chief Executive of APC Technology Group PLC, commented: "I am delighted to announce our partnership with Gooee. The Gooee system puts lighting at the heart of a building's IoT, providing new opportunities to monitor LED performance, track footfall and communicate directly with occupants.
"We believe these factors will be of significant interest to many of our customers, in particular those in the retail, commercial property and industrial sectors, enabling them to operate more efficiently and effectively within our increasingly connected world."