McWong Collaborates with Partners for Expanding Customer Connectivity Choice in PacWave Smart Sensor Controls

May 5

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 2, 2018—McWong International, a leading lighting and controls solutions provider, is pleased to announce collaborative relationships with Bluetooth® mesh networking companies, including Casambi and Silvair, to expand customer choice in its the PacWave® Smart Sensor Control Platform. McWong International will host a Bluetooth partner showcase at LIGHTFAIR® International, Tuesday afternoon, May 8, 2018 from 1-4 pm in booth #3979.

The PacWave control platform encompasses a range of occupancy and motion sensors, dimming wall switches and wall switch sensors, dimming power packs, fixture controllers, and mobile apps (Android and iOS) for remote configuration of sensor and dimming settings. It is founded on a patent-pending design for flexible integration of various wireless protocols, including Bluetooth® protocols and other commercially-available wireless control protocols.

McWong’s PacWave solutions fully support the Bluetooth mesh standard that was published by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) in July 2017.  This new mesh networking standard will guarantee cross- vendor interoperability, greatly accelerate the adoption of Bluetooth technology in industrial-grade IoT applications, and enable lighting to function as a smart platform to manage other devices in a building.  In addition, McWong’s PacWave solutions’ patented design could also be adapted to support proprietary Bluetooth mesh platforms and other wireless protocols such as Zigbee, 6LowPan and Thread.  By teaming with multiple Bluetooth software providers, McWong’s PacWave solutions can offer the most comprehensive set of solutions available in the marketplace.

“We are extremely excited to be working with these partners,” says Stephen Zhou, Vice President of McWong International. “Bluetooth connectivity offers a truly future-proof path for lighting control and beyond lighting, the technology is limitless.”

All three companies will be exhibiting at LIGHTFAIR® International, May 8-10, 2018 in Chicago. McWong International will host a Bluetooth partner showcase Tuesday afternoon, May 8, 2018 from 1-4 pm in booth #3979. The event will feature live demonstrations of McWong products with each partner’s Bluetooth technology. Representatives from all partner companies will be participating in the Tuesday afternoon event.

About McWong International
For more than 30 years, McWong has combined the best of East and West in leading the design and manufacture of high-quality lighting control equipment and related electrical components. Through its respected PacWave™ and Pacific product series, the company has demonstrated an unparalleled mix of innovation, quality and service to a strong and loyal customer base. With state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facilities in both the U.S. and China, the company offers a comprehensive line of control components for OEMs as well as robust stand-alone solutions for contractors, ESCOs and facility managers seeking to implement energy-saving control solutions. More information about McWong International can be found at www.mcwonginc.com.

About Casambi Technologies

Casambi Technologies was founded in 2011 by Timo Pakkala, CEO, and Elena Lehtimäki, CTO, with the belief that smartphones and wireless technologies will fundamentally change the way people interface with everyday objects around them. Today, Casambi is a global leader in modern wireless lighting control solutions based on Bluetooth Low Energy. Key aspects of the Casambi solution are great user experience, high performance and scalability from basic individual fixture controls to industrial scale solutions with cloud based remote control, monitoring and data logging. For more information, visit https://casambi.com.

About Silvair

Silvair is a pioneer in wireless lighting control and a leading provider of a qualified interoperable Bluetooth mesh technology. Component manufacturers can easily integrate Silvair Lighting Firmware into a variety of products, flexibly choosing specific features in accordance with their customers’ needs. In addition, our intelligent lighting platform includes dedicated tools for commissioning and managing connected lighting systems in commercial buildings, effectively future-proofing them against increasingly stringent energy codes. www.silvair.com