IES + TIA = PoE light fixtures, right?
The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) announced recently that it is joining with the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) in signing an Honorary and Friendship Agreement to exchange information and promote harmonious standards development in intelligent building systems, energy efficiency, and sustainability initiatives.
???The illumination industry has realized that the key to maximizing energy-efficiency lies in the use of technologies that are integrated and work intelligently to control the function and operating time of building lighting systems,??? said William Hanley, executive VP of IES. ???The key to these technologies is the ability to collect useful information and communicate that information to the lighting control system. Working with TIA to develop, enhance, and promote these technologies will result in reduced energy consumption and lower costs while maintaining a productive, safe environment.”
This is the most exciting news to happen to the telecommunications industry since BICSI published a joint publications with InfoComm. (But then did nothing with it.)
Here’s to hoping something comes out of this ‘friendship’.