CEC Adds New PoE Lighting Technology to its Portfolio

VIA Quad Cities Chamber

28 OCTOBER, 2016

CEC, a nationally recognized systems and technology integrator based in Hiawatha, IA, is excited to announce the availability of a new lighting technology that uses Ethernet cables to power and control LED lighting fixtures. Through a partnership with Innovative Lighting, a market leader in LED technology, CEC offers LED lighting design, integration, and technical services.

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow, this Power over Ethernet (PoE) LED lighting can be connected to any network environment to provide building owners and facilities managers with several time- and money-saving benefits.

Instead of using expensive, heavy-duty copper wire and conduit, cost-effective Ethernet cables are used to power, control, and connect Innovative Lighting’s GENISYS PoE lighting systems to the network. This lighting technology is based on a low-voltage platform, and will help CEC customers achieve major energy reductions. This technology also makes lighting moves, adds, and changes simpler, allowing building owners and facilities managers to make adjustments when needed without assistance from a third party.

“PoE lighting technology integrates seamlessly with several other technologies we currently offer, including VoIP, A/V, fire and security, as well as IT systems,” says CEC CEO Matt Dlouhy. “As more and more devices connect to networks, CEC can help customers get new lighting systems in place to take advantage of IoT as well as ensure that their networks are set up to support this emerging technology.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with CEC to help businesses, schools, hospitals, warehouses, hotels, and government agencies across the Midwest take advantage of PoE lighting technology that is easy to use, saves energy, and reduces installation and maintenance costs,” says Jerry Handsaker, president and CEO at Innovative Lighting.

About CEC

With offices in the Midwest serving local and national customers, CEC offers solution design, integration, and technical services specializing in audio/video, safety and security, IT, structured cabling, and two-way communications. Focused on the customer experience, our teams partner with clients to understand their businesses, tailor solutions, and plan for future technology needs. To learn more, visit www.cecinfo.com.

About Innovative Lighting 

Innovative Lighting was founded in 1993, and is one of the oldest U.S. LED Lighting manufacturers. It has been recognized in Inc. Magazine’s 500 list numerous times and holds dozens of patents and trademarks. Its GENISYS PoE Lighting System uses two technologies – Power over Ethernet (PoE) and solid-state lighting (LEDs) – along with a simple Category cable to create energy savings of up to 90% as compared to traditional lighting systems. To learn more, visit www.innovativelight.com.