How to Commission IoT Devices with no IT Expertise
An Interview with Karl Jónsson, Chief Commercial Officer, Tridonic Inc.
EdisonReport: Karl, you are co-presenting with Aman Bastani on the topic, “Commissioning Smart Lighting Systems” at Lightfair International on Tuesday, May 8 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in room S405AB. What are we going to learn from your presentation that we won’t find anywhere else?
Karl: Well, first, Tridonic is excited to be presenting at Lightfair. Also, last year we announced the opening of our U.S. office and this event allows us to share all that we have learned over the past year and introduce new products and systems for the U.S. lighting market. As for the presentation, it builds on a recent keynote presentation from our CEO Guido van Tartwijk. He presented the vision of Tridonic as an Internet of Light (IoL) company that is enabling the IoT. He talked about how the company’s success doesn’t come from making every driver and component just because we can, rather, success comes from listening to customer challenges and then developing leading technology solutions that are open, scalable and simple to implement. And that is where my presentation comes in, I will be talking about the history of commissioning and how commissioning smart lighting systems vs. legacy systems are very different worlds. Commissioning legacy systems comes with a lot of “bad habits” that are mainly present due to history and technology limitations. With these limitations out of the way and new possibilities beyond lighting control, we need to clear our mind and rethink the commissioning process based on achieving the expected results in a fast and user-friendly way versus simply understanding the underlying technology.
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