June 20, 2022
Finnish smart lighting control company Casambi, which recently established a North America headquarters, has partnered with New Jersey-based commercial lighting control and automation company Crestron. By joining the Casambi Ecosystem, Crestron plans to integrate Casambi controls within its Zūm® lighting control portfolio.
The partnership will deliver cross-compatibility between Casambi’s wireless mesh network capabilities and the Crestron Zūm product line, a widely distributed lighting control system that uses industry standards such as 0-10V, DALI®, DMX, and phase control all merged onto one enterprise IoT network.
This interoperability means Casambi’s Bluetooth wireless mesh can extend a Crestron Züm system to enable luminaire level control of any “Casambi Ready” lighting fixture by Züm control devices and software.
“This partnership benefits both organizations in a meaningful way,” says Peter Augusta, VP/Sales, Casambi North America. “Crestron customers and representatives gain access to Casambi’s world-class wireless mesh network as a “snap-on” option for Zūm, while Casambi’s ecosystem expands to include the prestige of Crestron’s products and services.”
“Crestron is excited to work closely with Casambi to expand our Zūm ecosystem to integrate with “Casambi ready” fixtures,” said Jim McGrath, Executive Director/Lighting Business Development at Crestron. “Working with manufacturers such as Casambi provides reliability to the specification community to ensure that control systems and fixtures are tested to integrate with each other prior to specification and deployment.”
“The Casambi Ecosystem is predicated on the notion that diversity plays a central role in helping the lighting industry to innovate and transform. We’re extremely pleased to have Crestron onboard,” added Kari Metälä, CEO of Casambi. “By joining the Casambi Ecosystem, Crestron can immediately leverage our core competencies in wireless lighting control while focusing on the value they create for their customers. Conversely, this co-operation will undoubtedly reinforce Casambi’s usability – especially in high-end offices and conference rooms – further strengthening our presence in North America, and indeed, globally.”
Casambi’s system compatibility with Crestron products will benefit the industry by enabling smarter system installations to scale across a broad range of commercial applications, in addition to improving the integrated user experience with Zūm products via the use of Casambi smart wireless controls.