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  • Building a Smarter Atlanta: How Acuity Brands is Weaving Technology Into  Building Spaces

    Building a Smarter Atlanta: How Acuity Brands is Weaving Technology Into Building Spaces

    That’s one reason why Acuity Brands has turned their focus to connecting building spaces, weaving technology into the existing architecture and built environment. The other reason ...

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  • An Innovation Journey Resulting in Frost & Sullivan's Recognition

    An Innovation Journey Resulting in Frost & Sullivan's Recognition

    When Acuity Brands embarked upon the innovation journey to create the Atrius brand, we were driven initially by customer insight. A customer needed a solution ...

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  • Test your digital IQ. The digital evolution driven by e-commerce sales should change the words associated with key words in retail.

    Test your digital IQ. The digital evolution driven by e-commerce sales should change the words associated with key words in retail.

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  • Delivering the Vision for a Single, Unified View of Commercial Building Portfolios

    Delivering the Vision for a Single, Unified View of Commercial Building Portfolios

    Building efficiency has always been a multibillion-dollar opportunity and a common focus for colleges, cities, building owners and others who operate commercial buildings. The hard part has been consi

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  • IoT Partner Expectations from Onboarding to Deployment in Retail

    IoT Partner Expectations from Onboarding to Deployment in Retail

    The longer I drive the technology business of Acuity Brands, it becomes clearer to have a flexible framework for partnership levels and classifications as a strategic imperative.

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  • Atrius™ Capabilities Add Even More Value to LED Lighting Systems

    Atrius™ Capabilities Add Even More Value to LED Lighting Systems

    Lighting-enabled services Atrius™ Navigator and Insights further extend the capabilities of indoor positioning services (IPS).

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  • Read Our White Paper … on Future-Proofing Your Building’s Lighting

    Read Our White Paper … on Future-Proofing Your Building’s Lighting

    Our latest white paper asks – and answers – key questions Facility Managers have to make the “smartest” smart building decisions.

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  • The “Buy it Now” Button For Brick and Mortar Retail

    The “Buy it Now” Button For Brick and Mortar Retail

    While every retailer knows that optimizing and harmonizing online and offline channels will drive sales and customer loyalty, they’re unsure which technologies will make for a marriage that works.

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  • Arora Technology Group is Flying High, with the Atrius™ IoT Platform

    Arora Technology Group is Flying High, with the Atrius™ IoT Platform

    Arora Technology Group is using our Atrius Navigator Platform Service with their ATLAS platform to develop IPS and location based services to advance the future of intelligent infrastructure.

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  • Accolades for Atrius™ from CIO Applications

    Accolades for Atrius™ from CIO Applications

    We're pleased to announce that CIO Applications named us and our Atrius platform as one of the Top 25 IoT Solution Providers -- 2017.

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  • Technologies Help Guard Grocers Against Today’s Challenges

    Technologies Help Guard Grocers Against Today’s Challenges

    Few technologies have singularly addressed so many challenges faced by grocers as those tied to LED lighting. And LED-based indoor positioning systems in IOT pay for itself in energy savings.

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  • Submeters: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

    Submeters: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

    Often built into the building-management system, submeters acquire and transmit data on the actual use of lighting, HVAC systems (chillers/air handlers) and plug loads.

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  • Atrius: Getting the Most Out of the Internet of Things

    Atrius: Getting the Most Out of the Internet of Things

    Nearly 60 million square feet. That’s the current commercial footprint covered by Acuity’s Internet of Things (IoT) sensory network installations.

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  • Welcome to … the Internet of Us

    Welcome to … the Internet of Us

    LED lighting is the best and least expensive gateway for IoT platforms that connect systems, spaces and people in a vast sensory network.

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  • Retailers: answer this simple question and make higher margins

    Retailers: answer this simple question and make higher margins

    How can retailers increase profitability and improve the in-store experience? Vinod Kashyap’s new article on retail IPS answers these burning questions.

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  • Real-Time Power Metering In A Lighting Controller…What Will We Think Of Next?

    Real-Time Power Metering In A Lighting Controller…What Will We Think Of Next?

    Building managers and owners can use an integrated lighting and controls system track and analyze weekly, monthly and yearly energy data to identify trends and savings. Now that's useful!

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  • Solid-State Lighting and BMS: A Match Made in Heaven

    Solid-State Lighting and BMS: A Match Made in Heaven

    New integration schemes move building management systems beyond energy savings into space optimization and occupant experience.

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  • The Rise of the O-Tailer

    The Rise of the O-Tailer

    A bold prediction: There will be a new breed of Omnichannel retailers – the o-tailers - that have figured out how to simplify the shop, order and fulfillment experience in every and any channel.

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  • As Costs Go Down, Integrated Lighting Controls Are a Logical Choice

    As Costs Go Down, Integrated Lighting Controls Are a Logical Choice

    Intelligent, embedded, networked controls offer clear advantages over traditional centralized dimming systems.

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  • From the Show Floor at AHR Expo 2017: Helping Smart Buildings Get Smarter

    From the Show Floor at AHR Expo 2017: Helping Smart Buildings Get Smarter

    Distech Controls and DGLogik are at AHR Expo 2017 to demo the latest in controls & IoT tools for smart buildings.

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