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Pierlite acquires SenseAgent to expand IoT ecosystem


Pierlite, a lighting and technology solutions provider, has acquired the SenseAgent smart building technology portfolio from Levaux for an undisclosed sum. 

The transaction bolsters Signify’s Interact smart IoT ecosystem offering by integrating the SenseAgent technology.  

SenseAgent offers innovative IoT sensor technology and real-time monitoring software for health, education, commercial, retail offices and other segments. The SenseAgent portfolio features IoT sensors that track a range of environmental and physical metrics such as air quality, air flow, energy consumption, temperature, humidity, building occupancy, and people. 

These sensors feed real-time data into a cloud dashboard software, enabling asset managers to track building analytics in real-time and integrate with existing building management systems, leveraging this data for optimisation, planning and physical built asset management. 

SenseAgent’s sensor products are installed in offices, hospitals and industrial facilities and are used daily by building managers to create safer indoor environments and reduce building operating costs.  

SenseAgent technology already plays a central role in combination with the Pierlite portfolio and is a key component of the company’s Aether LED Troffer – a first-of-its-kind smart luminaire equipped with UV-C/HEPA air disinfection technology – allowing for the combination of live monitoring with improved environments that provide an additional layer of safety to their occupants. 

The acquisition offers Pierlite the opportunity to radically improve how it addresses building performance and lifecycle management, Pierlite general manager Future Markets Lydell Stokes said. 

“SenseAgent’s technology platform offers unmatched indoor monitoring and tracking capabilities. It will enable us to integrate best-in-class IoT technology into more of our products and offer new solutions, for the benefit of our customers,” Stokes said. 

According to David Gardner, CEO Pacific Market at Signify, the acquisition aligns strongly with Signify’s commitment to product innovation in the region and ambition to expand its portfolio to meet the changing needs of Australian and New Zealand customers. 

“In an industry known for fast-paced technology change and fierce global competition, Signify is proud to be expanding our local footprint through Pierlite and investing in smart IoT technology to help facility managers and asset operators improve the way they manage their environments for years to come,” he said. 

Ronnie Koster, global segment leader Office and Industry for Signify, said SenseAgent is a perfect fit with its current Interact IoT offering for smart buildings. 

“The Interact data platform and its current sensing capabilities will be enriched with SenseAgent’s technologies. This acquisition will allow us to offer a richer portfolio to our customers and deliver sustainable and efficient buildings which provide improved well-being for their occupants,” Koster said. 

“We simplify data enabled decisions and actions to optimise the well-being and efficiency of employees while making buildings more sustainable.” 

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