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PoE Lighting Leader Pursues The IoD…..Internet Of Desks

MHT Technologies, a leader in Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) lighting, has released Inspextor Smart Desk, a PoE connected, adjustable-height desk that monitors its surroundings, and communicates through the Inspextor cloud-based software / app. The desk can communicate with different building or workplace management systems.

Office workers can select an available desk based on their preferences, whether location, temperature, or being near others. The desks also inform employers of desk popularity by location, employee personas, progress toward return to office, and desk changes per day.

The desks can also reduce work station energy losses up to 20% since PoE devices avoid AC-to-DC conversion losses for PoE computers, desk lamps, and phones. Floor plans can be more easily adjusted because new line voltage outlets don’t need to be intalled at a new desk location, which typically requires core drilling in cement office buildings. Cisco Systems has installed hundreds of smart desks inside its PENN1 New York City and Atlanta Collaboration Center offices.

More information is available here and here.



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David Shiller
David Shiller is the Publisher of LightNOW, and President of Lighting Solution Development, a North American consulting firm providing business development services to advanced lighting manufacturers. The ALA awarded David the Pillar of the Industry Award. David has co-chaired ALA’s Engineering Committee since 2010. David established MaxLite’s OEM component sales into a multi-million dollar division. He invented GU24 lamps while leading ENERGY STAR lighting programs for the US EPA. David has been published in leading lighting publications, including LD+A, enLIGHTenment Magazine, LEDs Magazine, and more.


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