February 6, 2018
Hubbell said today it has developed a new Power over Ethernet (PoE) product it added will help make buildings smarter, better connected and more energy efficient.
PowerHUBB is an enterprise-level PoE lighting and control platform that integrates luminaires, sensors, user interfaces and software for a scalable intelligent building control offering. Currently being demonstrated at BICSI Winter Conference 2018 in Orlando, Fla., it was developed by Hubbell Control Solutions, with resources from Hubbell Lighting and Hubbell Premise Wiring.
According to the company, the advantage of a PoE solution is its ability to simplify lighting and control installations by reducing the time, specialized resources and materials needed when compared to traditional line voltage installations.
It is estimated the global revenue for PoE lighting is expected to grow from an estimated US$35.8 million in 2016 to US$419.9 million in 2025.
“Commercial building owners are increasingly enlisting the support of actionable intelligence for energy management and better building performance,” the company said in a release.
“Analytics, the process of turning data into actionable information, can have a significant impact on sustainability and cost-saving strategies. Hubbell added that PowerHUBB can be scaled from basic lighting control to advanced cloud-based analytics, establishing it as a cost-effective solution for smart building deployments that demand an immediate return on the investment.
“The installation of PoE lighting solutions reduces material and labour costs by using a single Cat5e/6 connection for power and communication.
By using a low-voltage cabling approach the installation process is simplified. Facility owners, like those in healthcare, see tremendous advantage in having the flexibility to make infrastructure changes to support the evolving needs of the real estate.”
PowerHUBB can be installed by low voltage installers and it can be configured and reconfigured through software by IT personnel.