A look at developing fiber-optic sensor networks including the challenges and advantages.
The world depends on fiber-optic links: from phone links around the globe to the backbone network of the Internet, fiber-optic cabling carries millions of megabits every day and this is increasing.
The industrial lighting space is one where well-defined light types and colors are used for specific tasks.
Optical rather than electronic communications are attractive solutions for designers of industrial networks and relatively low rate, short-range data networks such as in the automotive sector.
The Human Machine Interface (HMI) is the physical, electronic or virtual environment in which interaction between human operators and machines occurs.
At the heart of a smart lighting system is the sensor. Detecting changes in light and environment is a key part of developing a power-efficient lighting system for homes, offices and the outside environment.