SAN JOSE, Calif. — PointGrab announced that it has joined the Cisco Digital Ceiling framework as a partner in developing building automation solutions over one IP network. The Cisco Digital Ceiling is an Internet of Things (IoT)-based solution to connect building services in a single, converged IP network through an ecosystem of leading-edge technologies. PointGrab’s edge-analytics smart sensor, CogniPoint™, complements the Cisco Digital Ceiling framework by providing occupancy analytics with low cost and intelligent connectivity to ensure that organizations are able to make better, more informed decisions affecting building management.

As a member of the Cisco Digital Ceiling framework, PointGrab will collaborate with leading organizations to drive toward smarter, connected, and more secure buildings. These leaders from building automation, lighting, and other technology disciplines reflect an integrated approach to the digitized building, ensuring that building operators and occupants get optimal results.

“The quality and breadth of information available for digital building management is determined by the smart sensor’s data capture and analysis, making sensors a critical technology for smart buildings,” said Itamar Roth, chief business officer, PointGrab. “PointGrab’s inclusion in the Cisco Digital Ceiling partnership is a welcome recognition of the CogniPoint sensor’s unique contribution to next-generation building automation.”

By embedding deep learning technology into optical sensing devices, PointGrab’s CogniPoint sensor provides analytics precision in the detection of occupants’ locations, count, and movements, thus enabling effective office space management and enhancing buildings’ operating efficiency. The sensor is a miniature network-connected device, running state-of–the-art deep learning algorithms on a low-cost embedded ARM-based processor.

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Publication date: 7/7/2016

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