Find your workspace through connected lighting

Find your workspace through connected lighting

Press Release

June 26, 2019

Find your workspace through connected lighting

Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Pharmaceutical company Roche has transformed an area in one of its German offices into a smart workplace by implementing the Interact Office Space management application from Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting. The pilot office space at Roche in Grenzach-Wyhlen, Germany was equipped with Philips LED connected lighting and IoT sensors, using Signify’s Interact Office software and insights to increase building efficiency and optimize space.

Recent studies indicate that 25-50% of office desks1 in buildings are vacant on any given day. Interact Offices’ Space management helps to understand occupancy rates across buildings, floors, meeting rooms or even at desk-level by counting people and analyzing the number of workers in a given space. Through accurate reporting on historic and real-time space usage, Corporate Real Estate professionals can assess and optimize space requirements and workplace designs easily.

Roche chose to implement Signify’s Space management application to get a better understanding of their building. “Understanding how our buildings are being used is key for Roche today and in the future, ”said Tobias Bächtold, Digital Real Estate manager for Roche. The data collected via IoT sensors and the lighting system using Interact Office software, gives us tremendous insights and best granularity in terms of occupancy, desk level accuracy and people counting in meeting rooms.”

Research has shown that up to 70% of workers waste up to 15 minutes per day looking for a meeting room and 24% waste up to half an hour a day2. That will soon be in the past with the launch of the Interact Workspace mobile app for personalizing lighting, wayfinding and booking free meeting rooms and workspaces. This mobile app enables employees to view which desks or meeting rooms are available and book

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