Southwire's Spark Studio Case Study
November 10, 2020
Igor recently announced the integration of their PoE technology with Somfy smart shading. Building a strong partnership through collaboration and innovation, the two companies worked together to transform Southwire's Spark Studio, into a future-proof, sustainable space that benefits both building occupants and the environment.
The Spark is part of a larger initiative at Southwire to scale innovation. Created as a tangible place for much of this innovation work to happen, it was important for Southwire to create an adaptable space at The Spark which would work just as well for small teams innovating as it would for large scale panel events. Southwire’s dedication to sustainability meant searching for ways to make this new innovation lab a place focused on adapting to the occupants inside, improving energy efficiency, and enhancing occupant wellness.
Finally, Southwire wanted to create a space within The Spark for quiet, focused work to be done. The conference room, often flooded with bright light at inopportune moments, posed a particular struggle.
Turning the innovation lab into a smart building seemed a logical choice. When designing The Spark, it was important for Southwire to create a space where everything was adaptable and modular, from rolling tables to movable whiteboards. The next step was a smart system with that same spirit of adaptability and modularity, and Igor’s Nexos IoT platform with open API made them the right choice.
The Nexos IoT platform by Igor helped create a building where factors like lighting and shading could be easily controlled in a more intelligent way. An all-in-one hardware, software and analytics solution, Nexos made it possible for The Spark to dive into an ecosystem of partners, which allowed the building to incorporate motorized shades powered by Somfy. By embracing PoE technology, The Spark created an innovation lab that allows those who utilize the building to experience the benefits of this technology firsthand. where everything was adaptable and modular, from rolling tables to movable whiteboards. The next step was a smart system with that same spirit of adaptability and modularity, and Igor’s Nexos IoT platform with open API made them the right choice.