HCL Opens Remote Operation Center for Connected Lighting in Collaboration with Philips Lighting

Published By : 27 Sep 2017 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

In collaboration with Philips Lighting, HCL Technology has opened a remote operation facility, a first among the large-scale IoT centers across the world for connected lighting services. IT companies in India, although, have years of experience in managing remote operation facilities for the data center infrastructures of their clients; however, it is for the first time they will be managing things, such as municipal lighting that includes commercial lighting and street-lights fixtures. Ashish Gupta, the corporate vice president of HCL tech, stated that previously, even for their biggest client, HCL managed nearly 50,000 servers but this is 10-100 times more than that.

Philips Lighting is managing nearly 22 mn connected light points and is planning to utilize the facility to offer a larger number of services that will include data analytics to manage the offices of its clients. There are nearly 26 bn light points and nearly 300 mn streetlamps across the world, where connected lighting services can be implemented.

Marie-France Crevecoeur, the business leader (professional services) of Philips Lighting, stated that they have established this facility to assist their customers in gaining maximum benefit from their connected lighting infrastructure. “They will also provide them with a wide array of managed services from fault reporting in real-time to detailed consultancy services,” she added. The facility is viewed as a competitive advantage for both the company. With this step, they have marched much ahead of their competitors. Currently, the center manages 0.1 mn connected light points; however, it expects to scale up rapidly in the years to come.

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