How to Install and Use Igor's PoE Technology
April 25, 2018
Igor’s Power over Ethernet technology is easy to use from start to finish. From connecting devices to the network, to managing them via the Gateway software, Igor is making life easier for businesses.
Our demo will help you dive right into Igor’s technology.
Getting Started with Igor’s PoE Technology
Our plug-and-play technology allows for easy setup of new PoE devices. Because Igor-enabled lights and devices already have an Igor node built in, simply connect the device to the network for automatic discovery on the Software Gateway. Igor’s technology also works with off-the-shelf devices such as LED lights and motion sensors.
Setting Up a Space to Group Connected PoE Devices
Once connected, use the Igor User Interface to create spaces, such as a room or specified area, and select the devices that are associated with that space. Spaces allow users to control and define settings for groups of devices.
Controlling the Space and Devices Through Policies
Spaces can be customized even further using policies. Policies are rules which allow the user to create settings unique to a space or group of spaces. One common policy that makes a building more energy efficient is setting up an occupancy timeout. Once elapsed, the space will be set to unoccupied mode, turning off lights and other devices. Policies can also be applied to specific devices.
Customizing Scenes and Schedules in Your Building
Fully customize buildings using Igor’s action sets, scenes and schedules. These will work alongside spaces to optimize each area for the desired environment. With schedules, the user can define when lights, occupancy sensors or security cameras should be active, and at what configuration. Lights can be programmed to turn on many different ways and at a variety of brightness and white lighting levels, to name just a few configuration options.
Additional Igor Services for Efficiency
Igor’s technology also includes a variety of additional services that make the IoT ecosystem more efficient and ensures IoT devices are safe from other networks. Services include the Igor Emergency Lighting Support, which allows the user to designate emergency lights that will connect to the Uninterruptible Power Supply and enter lower-power mode in the event of a power disruption.
Using Dashboards to Detect Inefficiencies
With Igor’s Software Gateway and analytics, every device is collecting data. The dashboard allows users to review data about light usage, motion sensor activation and much more. This data provides insights directly to businesses about their shortcomings. This level of transparency enables businesses to save money and time on support, instead focusing on overcoming inefficiencies and developing new applications.
Analytics are passively backed up every day and stored on a cloud-based system which can be accessed anywhere in the world. It’s simple to grant access to multiple users so building managers, engineers and even tenants can view necessary pieces of data.
Does Igor’s dashboard really help you save money?
Yes. Time and again Igor’s technology has helped businesses in a variety of industries save money after discovering inefficiencies which otherwise went undetected. The Igor team conducted a case study after installing the technology in a multi-tenant apartment building. The dashboard revealed that hallways and other spaces were never switching to unoccupied mode because the occupancy timeout was set too high. After making a few rounds of adjustments, annual lighting savings reached 86%.
The Igor Difference
Igor is a hardware, software and analytics solution which enables developers to create new service applications for additional innovative uses throughout spaces and buildings. The simple user interface allows individuals to connect devices and pair them with the best-fit application for optimizing the environment, saving money and creating a smarter building. To learn more about Igor, contact us for more information or request a demo.
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