By BizLED Bureau
Mar 17, 2016: LED Lighting Solutions giants Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. and Acuity Brands collaborated to bring indoor positioning capabilities and services to retailers for commercial deployment of LED lighting fixtures/services that use Qualcomm Lumicast technology.
Acuity Brands & Qualcomm unite to install Lumicast
Lumicast applies visible-light signals transmitted from LED fixtures to deliver indoor positioning, which is unlike RF-based technologies. Qualcomm is the 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies provider.
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Any smartphone, with Lumicast software enabled apps, can receive the light signals through its front camera to determine the position and orientation with speed and accurate precision. Lumicast technology has already been deployed in more than 100 store locations by a couple of North America´s top 25 retailers.
Acuity Brands is one of the world´s leading providers of indoor/outdoor lighting and energy management solutions. The North American market leader with the fiscal year 2015 net sales of US$ 2.7 billion, it currently employs approximately 9,000 employees. Acuity Brands has its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout Europe, Asia, and North America.