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Acuity Brands Named Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

Acuity BrandsATLANTA — Acuity Brands, Inc. was named as a Visionary in this year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant for Indoor Location Services, Global.

The cited innovation, AtriusTM Software Solutions, uses technology embedded in Acuity Brands’ smart LED luminaires. The operational savings that result from replacing conventional lighting with more energy-efficient, smart LED luminaires enables customers in retail, healthcare and transportation fund use cases such as visitor analytics, customer engagement, employee or customer journey-mapping and asset tracking that are available using Atrius technology.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant study evaluates the strategies and current capabilities of vendors providing indoor location services globally. In the case of Acuity Brands’ services, indoor positioning and navigation are enabled by Visible Light Communication and Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) communication technologies embedded in the luminaire and accessed via software installed on mobile devices, while tracking and management of physical assets are enabled with tags that use BLE communication. Both signals combined provide the ability to transmit data over extended distances in addition to communicating with the sensors. Acuity Brands works with its Fortune 500 customers to develop solutions, ensuring the Atrius Software Solutions and supporting products evolve to support customer-specific requirements.

“Acuity Brands has been laying the groundwork for this innovation through research and development and acquisitions over the past decade,” said Greg Carter, Senior Vice President Connected Building Software for Acuity Brands Lighting. “We are fully committed to expanding the capabilities of our scalable solution and are excited about our position as a Visionary on the quadrant in this market.”

“We have a strong team and an extensive partner network whose combined efforts have helped solidify our market leading position. Our team is focused on driving the digital innovation and expansion of this platform by meeting the needs of our customers,” said Vinod Kashyap, Director of Product Market for IoT for Acuity Brands Lighting. “We believe Acuity Brands is the clear market leader and growing each month, demonstrating the ability of our solution to scale.”

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