Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, continues its commitment to adding value to its global network of installers and contractors by developing and enhancing the Digital Lighting Partner (DLP) programme. Siemon’s Digital Lighting Partner programme is uniquely designed to deliver business opportunities to a network of Siemon installers by leveraging key industry partnerships and growth in the development of intelligent buildings.
The growth of IP-based intelligent building and Power over Ethernet (PoE) enabled lighting technologies is rapidly turning the role of network cabling into a building asset that not only supports voice and data but an array of building automation system (BAS) services over one structured cabling network. These include audio/video, energy management, lighting controls, security, digital signage, fire and safety systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC).
Siemon’s Digital Lighting Partner programme is specifically designed for network and low-voltage (LV) cabling contractors to help them leverage and further expand their knowledge of IP network deployment and become a go-to expert in the PoE lighting space – a market that according to a new market research report by market research firm MarketsandMarkes is estimated to grow from €6.5 billion in 2018 to €17.4 billion by 2023.
Subsequently, customers looking to deploy IP-based intelligent building and PoE lighting technologies will be able to connect with low-voltage experts for new projects.
Installers and contractors joining Siemon’s DLP programme will benefit from specialised training with remote or onsite sessions and access to a vast pool of educational resources including webinars, white papers and technical guides. Additionally, members of the programme will have access to Siemon’s intelligent building experts and Technical Services Group who are readily available to support at every phase of the project cycle providing help in solution selling, design assistance, vendor alignment and sales support.
According to Siemon, eligible contractors will benefit from the company’s ecosystem of partners who are market leaders in provisioning services for intelligent buildings. Today, the company is globally aligned with some of the world’s leading PoE equipment manufacturers, lighting vendors, systems integrators, software application developers, managed services providers as well as experienced intelligent building consultants and developers.
“We take great pride in our partnerships and we feel this approach creates most value for customers by leveraging the innovative offerings from the ecosystem of partners that we can pool together to offer truly unique solutions for sustainable smart buildings now and in the future,” explained Lee Funnell, Head of Technical Services Group for Europe, Russia and Africa at Siemon. “Our digital lighting partners also benefit from joint marketing and branding opportunities which help expand their reach and exposure to PoE lighting and intelligent building projects,” he added.