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Atlanta, Feb. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ATLANTA – February 19, 2019 –Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) today was named as a Visionary in this year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant* for Indoor Location Services, Global.
The cited innovation, AtriusTM Software Solutions, uses technology embedded in Acuity Brands’ smart LED luminaires. The operational savings that result from replacing conventional lighting with more energy-efficient, smart LED luminaires enables customers in retail, healthcare and transportation fund use cases such as visitor analytics, customer engagement, employee or customer journey-mapping and asset tracking that are available using Atrius technology.
The Gartner Magic Quadrant study evaluates the strategies and current capabilities of vendors providing indoor location services globally. In the case of Acuity Brands’ services, indoor positioning and navigation are enabled by Visible Light Communication and Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) communication technologies embedded in the luminaire and accessed via software installed on mobile devices, while tracking and management of physical assets are enabled with tags that use BLE communication. Both signals combined provide the ability to transmit data over extended distances in addition to communicating with the sensors. Acuity Brands works with its Fortune 500 customers to develop solutions, ensuring the Atrius Software Solutions and supporting products evolve to support customer-specific requirements.
“Acuity Brands has been laying the groundwork for this innovation through research and development and acquisitions over the past decade,” said Greg Carter, Senior Vice President Connected Building Software for Acuity Brands Lighting. “We are fully committed to expanding the capabilities of our scalable solution and are excited about our position as a Visionary on the quadrant in this market.”
Atrius solutions are available for big box retail, grocery, aviation, healthcare, office and other buildings and spaces. By leveraging the data analytics and insights garnered from operation of a space, Acuity Brands’ technologies can deliver benefits to improve performance. Building performance improvements include energy savings that can be realized from Acuity Brands’ solutions that manage and integrate HVAC, lighting control systems and LED luminaires. Business improvements include enhanced space utilization and asset tracking, while also offering occupants more direct control over their office environments.
“We have a strong team and an extensive partner network whose combined efforts have helped solidify our market leading position. Our team is focused on driving the digital innovation and expansion of this platform by meeting the needs of our customers,” said Vinod Kashyap, Director of Product Market for IoT for Acuity Brands Lighting. “We believe Acuity Brands is the clear market leader and growing each month, demonstrating the ability of our solution to scale.”
The Atrius indoor location service solution comprises: Atrius-Ready Sensory Network (ASN), local network hardware, Atrius Software Services, the Atrius Cloud and Browser-based Dashboards (analytics). An ASN includes embedded sensors, Visible Light Communication technology and BLE technology radios, which receive signals to calculate the X, Y position of a location tag or smart device. Additionally, Atrius offers Software Development Kits (SDKs) on both Android™ and Apple® iOS operating systems for building mobile applications.
*Source: Tim Zimmerman, Annette Zimmermann, Gartner, 28 January 2019.
A Gartner Magic Quadrant is a culmination of research in a specific market, giving you a wide-angle view of the relative positions of the market’s competitors. By applying a graphical treatment and a uniform set of evaluation criteria, a Magic Quadrant helps you quickly ascertain how well technology providers are executing their stated visions and how well they are performing against Gartner’s market view.
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About Acuity Brands
Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is the North American market leader and one of the world’s leading providers of lighting and building management solutions. With fiscal year 2018 net sales of $3.7 billion, Acuity Brands currently employs approximately 13,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. The Company’s products and solutions are sold under various brands, including Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Aculux®, American Electric Lighting®, Antique Street Lamps™, Atrius™, DGLogik™, Distech Controls®, DTL®, eldoLED®, Gotham®, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, Indy™, IOTA®, Juno®, Lucid®, Mark Architectural Lighting™, nLight®, Peerless®, RELOC® Wiring, ROAM®, Sensor Switch®, Sunoptics® and Winona® Lighting. Visit us at www.acuitybrands.com.
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