Signify’s indoor luminaire will be embedded with Ericsson 5G Radio Dot in a joint offering that will enable service providers to easily add indoor connectivity to buildings when the lighting systems are being built or upgraded.
This is the latest concept born from the successful relationship between Signify and Ericsson, who previously co-developed Lightpole Site Slim, the connected outdoor lighting pole small cell solution.
The new luminaire light fixture features an embedded Ericsson Radio Dot, and will deliver not only light, but also 5G connectivity inside buildings. Ericsson’s indoor small cell solution, 5G Radio Dot, is embedded into Signify’s lighting systems to deliver 5G indoors.
“It’s all about connectivity inside buildings. The bulk of internet traffic is there and corporate WiFi will not always be the preferred option. Our connected lighting system, Interact Office, makes it possible to have a high-bandwidth network in the ceiling with Ericsson’s 5G Radio Dot embedded in the luminaires,” said Remco Lansbergen, Senior Director Global Strategic Alliances at Signify.
The embedded 5G Radio Dot will work with Signify’s Interact Office, benefiting from the innovative architecture of the Radio Dot System – with power and backhaul delivered though standard networking cables.