Tridonic opens lighting academy and tech hub

Tridonic UK, a manufacturer and enabler for smart, connected lighting, has opened a technology hub at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London and invested in a new Connected Lighting Academy, in its Basingstoke headquarters.

These investments are central to its digital and business transformation strategy, designed to help support and educate its OEM partners through training on the company’s latest products. This includes net4more and basicDIM wireless, and will enable partners to learn more about the opportunities for connected lighting and how best to sell these complex, integrated lighting solutions.

Simon Blazey, Strategic Solutions Sales Manager at Tridonic, says, “The ubiquitous nature of light, in our buildings and the wider urban environment – combined with advancements in technology – means that lighting is set to be the communications backbone for the smart buildings and smart cities of the future. The London hub is intended as a ‘think tank’ to help incubate ideas around real business issues, through demonstrations of our technology, and help visitors to gain an understanding of how the many building technologies deployed today can interoperate.”

He continues, “Our first OEM has already undergone training at the academy, and they were excited about the new opportunities that are opened up with our products and solutions.”

– Tridonic has also welcomed Chris Slattery to its team. He takes on the role of OEM Controls and Solutions Manager, and was previously Emergency Lighting Product Manager. Slattery comments, “I enjoyed the challenge of bringing innovation into the emergency lighting sector and now look forward to using my experience and technical and business knowledge in this new position. Our latest solutions including basicDIM wireless and sceneCOM, alongside net4more offer great opportunities for OEM’s looking for innovation and wanting to expand their offering beyond the traditional lighting market.”

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