… but it’s even better when you win!
We’re beyond excited to announce our uLANTM solution was recently awarded a Vision Award from FacilitiesNet.com!
What is the uLAN, you ask?
The uLAN is an emerging ecosystem of utility applications (lighting, security, AV, HVAC, etc.) that traditionally haven’t been IP-enabled, but are now being connected and powered by the IP network.
Earlier this year, together with Cree Lighting and Transition Networks, Berk-Tek launched the first complete solution for connecting and powering the smart building’s uLAN. This coalition collectively offers the smart building’s nervous system: Cree’s SmartCast® Intelligence Platform is the brain, Transition Network’s PoE switch technology is the muscle, and Berk-Tek’s cabling, along with Leviton’s connectivity solutions are the nerves.
The Vision Awards recognize best-in-class products, systems and technologies in 10 different facilities management categories, judged by an independent panel of facilities executives. The uLAN won in the Smart Buildings/IoT/Software category.
This award is especially sweet.
We’re especially proud of this award because it’s a nod to the significance that cabling infrastructure plays in the smart building. The Vision Awards honor innovation and excellence in products that contribute to the efficient and profitable operations and management of institutional and commercial buildings. That’s not typically a sandbox that cabling plays in. But with increasing IP-enabled system convergence, that’s changing.
While the term smart building can mean many things to many people, the essence of a smart building is really about connections. These connections enable building systems to collect data about its occupants and environment, respond automatically to conditions and activities, and communicate with other systems both inside and outside the building.
The effectiveness and overall success of a smart building hinges on its ability to collect, share and analyze data. And it’s pretty awesome to be a part of that!