Nagaokakyo, Kyoto – March 6, 2018 – Murata, a world leading manufacturer of electronic components and solutions, today announced a partnership with Silvair, a pioneer in Bluetooth®-based lighting control technologies for commercial applications. The company has selected Silvair's Bluetooth® mesh stack and commissioning platform as the most suitable software for its fixture-integrated sensor which is expected to be one of the first commercially available products with Bluetooth® mesh connectivity for professional lighting.
Murata's fixture-integrated sensor combines occupancy sensing, daylight harvesting, 0-10V analog dimming and Bluetooth® mesh radio circuits in conjunction with Silvair's Bluetooth® mesh stack into a small cylindrical package. When used with 0-10V dim-to-off LED drivers, it enables any lighting manufacturer to deliver wirelessly-controllable and sensor-equipped fixtures with minimum engineering effort.
The sensor-equipped luminaires just need to be connected to mains power and can be commissioned and configured using Silvair Platform. The result is both occupant comfort and energy savings that meet the most demanding building energy codes. Taking advantage of Bluetooth® mesh, the first wireless standard that ensures unmatched scalability and reliability, the wireless lighting control system can be expanded seamlessly with Bluetooth® mesh-certified products and/or compatible Bluetooth® switches as needed.
“As Silvair, we are delighted to join forces with one of the world's leading component manufacturers. I am absolutely convinced that Murata's fixture-integrated sensor driven by our Bluetooth® mesh-based technology will become an important part of many lighting control systems” said Rafal Han, CEO of Silvair. “Our relationship with Murata symbolises a revolution that is about to disrupt an entire lighting industry.”
“We are very excited to collaborate with Silvair on launching our fixture-integrated sensor node into the Bluetooth® ecosystem,” said Norio Nakajima, Murata's Senior Executive Vice President, Module Business Unit. “Our RF design and sensor technologies combined with Silvair's solution enable our customers to provide future-proof IoT lighting fixtures, which we believe will transform commercial buildings to even more comfortable and efficient spaces.”
More information about Murata's fixture-integrated sensor and Silvair's Bluetooth® mesh solutions can be found at the Silvair booth (no. 9.1 E80) during Light + Building in Frankfurt, March 18-23, the world's leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology.
About Silvair Inc.
Silvair provides complete and flexible lighting control solutions based on Bluetooth® mesh networking technology. Component manufacturers can easily integrate them into a variety of products, flexibly choosing specific features and capabilities in accordance with their customers’ needs. In addition, our intelligent lighting platform includes dedicated tools for commissioning and managing connected lighting systems in commercial buildings, effectively future-proofing them against increasingly stringent energy codes. We empower our partners to successfully navigate the connected lighting landscape, while at the same time laying the infrastructure for innovative IoT services. For more information visit
Murata in Brief
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at www.murata.com