Osram enhances expertise in Smart City

2016/11/04

Osram is expanding its expertise in smart outdoor lighting systems for cities by acquiring a minority stake in the Dutch software specialist Tvilight. The lighting maker will hold 47.5 percent of the company, which offers sensor technology and smart light management software for smart city solutions, among other things. Tvilight offers a platform for cities and other public space stakeholders to realize smart city visions and will continue to provide an open platform for suppliers of smart city solutions. “To extend our portfolio of lighting solutions for cities and to provide superior value to our customers, Osram equips its outdoor luminaires with additional intelligence. Tvilight’s software solutions are the optimum extension for our luminaires” said Eladia Pulido, Head of Osram Lighting Solutions (LS). Lighting networks can be the foundation for a smart city infrastructure. They create additional value beyond pure illumination, like supporting the inner city traffic management or the monitoring of air quality.

By acquiring a stake in Tvilight, Osram is responding to the growing demand for smart light solutions in cities. Smart, networked lighting is one of the focal points of Osram Lighting Solutions. Osram has already gained a leading position in outdoor lighting for cities. By adding Tvilight’s portfolio, the company has further bolstered its position in this area.

The Dutch company Tvilight, which was established in 2012, specializes in light management software for outdoor applications and sensors. Driven by the vision that intelligent streetlights would play a pivotal role in supporting sustainable urban growth and making cities smart, connected and future-ready, Tvilight has developed an innovative smart city software platform and has deployed thousands of intelligent devices across the globe.

“We are pleased to enter into a strategic partnership with Osram, an esteemed international group representing over 100 years of lighting technology experience and excellence. Together with Osram, we will continue to deliver IoT-ready, connected intelligent lighting solutions on a global scale, transforming urban infrastructure, enabling smart city applications and improving lives of the citizens. Our combined strength will help delivering superior level of products, software, and services to our partners worldwide. This partnership will further enable Tvilight to pursue the increasing demand for large-scale smart city lighting projects based on our open, versatile, multiservice software platform. We look forward to this mutual journey with great excitement, commitment, and ambition,” adds Chintan Shah, Founder and CEO of Tvilight.

ABOUT OSRAM

OSRAM, which has its headquarters in Munich, is one of the world's leading lighting manufacturers and has a history stretching back more than 100 years. Its portfolio ranges from high-tech applications based on semiconductor technologies, such as infrared and laser applications, to intelligent networked lighting solutions in buildings and cities. As of the end of the 2015 fiscal year (September 30), OSRAM employed around 33,000 people worldwide and achieved sales in that fiscal year of almost 5.6 billion euros. The company is listed on the Frankfurt am Main and Munich stock exchanges under SIN: LED 400 (abbreviation: OSR). You can find more information at www.osram.com

ABOUT TVILIGHT

Tvilight B.V is a European market leader in professional end-to-end street lighting control solu-tions. The company specialized in sensors, wireless lighting controls, and connected lighting man-agement software for outdoor applications. Tvilight products create an independent open network that allows integrating a multitude of third-party applications and thus constitute a reliable, future-proof base for Smart Cities and IoT. Tvilight has an installed base of more than 100 projects glob-ally and has deployed thousands of intelligent devices in iconic cities and critical infrastructure around the world. Tvilight’s international projects include, among others: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Dutch Railways, more than 30 Dutch towns and cities, Seoul city, as well as the German cities Düren, Köln, Münster, and Berlin. For more information, visit: www.tvilight.com