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Visualising Environmental Data: IBM Living Lab (Grade II Listed Building Retrofit)

August 2016

Visit the IBM Hursley Living Lab dedicated website to experience how they are using the halcyon system to provide real time data within a grade 2 listed building. Key Products: HalcyonPRO2, Omnia Sensor, Halcyon TRV. Visit the IBM Living Lab Microsite: http://iot-living-lab.eu-gb.mybluemix.net/#intro


Cloud Based Building Management: IBM Case Study

July 2016

Environment monitoring using halcyonPRO2 and Omina environment sensors provides data to halcyon cloudBMS for building utilisiation, lighting and heating management, as a service.

Case Study: IBM (This link takes you to the IBM Website)

LEDs Magazine Coverage of PhotonStar Circadian Lighting Retrofit at NHS Hospital

April 27 2016,(Project October 2015)

LEDs Magazine - UK smart lighting and LED specialist PhotonStar said it has completed a circadian lighting installation at a dementia ward in London where the dynamically changing light levels are expected to improve patient health.

Read the full LEDs Magazine article on the PhotonStar circadian lighting retrofit project at the NHS St Mary's Hospital in London, here.

PhotonStar circadian lighting install at NHS London hospital

Internet of Things security patent granted to PhotonStar 

March 22 2016,

PhotonStar LED Group Plc has received notice from the UK Intellectual Property Office that its application titled Wireless Nodes with Security Key has been granted. The secure commissioning patent is a critical element of the Halcyon and halcyonPRO2 wireless network technology.

Read the full press release here.

halcyon partners launch products at  Ecobuild

March 07 2016,

PhotonStar will be demonstrating the capabilities of the Halcyon intelligent building solution alongside partners Umbra Shading and Monodraught at Ecobuild 2016.

Umbra Shading will be launching an intelligent building shading system, idealite, which uses the HalcyonPRO2 and halcyon cloudBMS to create ambient office environments, reduce energy costs and improve the wellbeing of the occupants. More information on the intelligent shading solution can be found here and will be demonstrated on stand E4144 at Ecobuild.

Monodraught will be presenting the LuxLoop Sunpipe product that has been developed in collaboration with PhotonStar. LuxLoop Sunpipe combines Monodraught's Sunpipe Natural Daylight System with PhotonStar's LuxLoop, controlled by Halcyon, to deliver a solution that results in ultimate energy savings and the ultimate in healthy, human focussed lighting. Visitors to stand E3130b will able to use virtual reality glasses to see how commercial and residential buildings will look like when a LuxLoop Sunpipe has been installed. More information can be found here.

Ecobuild runs from 8-10th March 2016 and London ExCeL.

PhotonStar demonstrating Halcyon intelligent building solution at Ecobuild 2016

Demonstration at IBM Interconnect 2016: Critical Asset Monitoring in Fast Food Restaurants

halcyonPRO2 servers on site monitor key assets incuding cold storage, extraction and hot water to predict failures before they occur. halcyon cloudBMS creates escalation policies to automatically notify local and area management of actions to take, and  integration with IBM maximo generates work orders for preventative, just in time maintenance.

The commercial cost of the failure of a critical asset (in terms of trade losses) is very high, and the total cost is even higher if cold stored food is written off. The cost of installing the system across multiple sites would typically be less than the potential losses from a single incident of lost trade & stock write off, resulting in payback measured in weeks.

PhotonStar previews major halcyon expansion for retrofit IoT solutions for intelligent buildings with IBM, at IBM Interconnect in Las Vegas

February 23 2016,

PhotonStar previews major halcyon expansion for retrofit IoT solutions for intelligent buildings with IBM, at IBM Interconnect in Las Vegas


Halcyon is now scalable from lighting control, adding management of HVAC, shading and other assets,  right through to multi site building management and monitoring with the cognitive power of Watson IoT. This is the first retrofit BMaaS that offers affordable, powerful solutions for small to medium multi site