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Human-Friendly Buildings Start Here

Cisco's Digital Ceiling is putting people first, and transforming the indoors everywhere. Find out how.

What can you do with a Digital Ceiling

Combine disparate building networks

Combine disparate building networks

Merge lighting, air, physical security, and other networks onto a single IP network.

Improve efficiency and sustainability

Improve efficiency and sustainability

More than 50% energy savings over traditional methods helps lower total costs

Deliver new user experiences

Deliver new user experiences

Room temperature, and light color and intensity settings follow workers to their spaces.

Enable business analytics

Enable business analytics

Sensors help analyze traffic patterns, space utilization, and occupancy rate in real time.

Who is using a Digital Ceiling

Commercial office buildings

Commercial office buildings

RBC Waterpark Place III in Toronto converged all IP devices and building systems onto one network to reduce an array of capital and operating expenses.

Education

Education

Miami-Dade County Public Schools wanted to cut costs and raise student results. Cisco Digital Ceiling is illuminating the way.

Energy provider reduces energy use by 75%

Energy provider reduces energy use by 75%

"We regularly invest in new technology to reduce environmental impact. Remodeling our boardroom, executive wing, and atrium was a perfect opportunity to demonstrate the advantages of intelligent lighting. Ethernet cable is much easier and faster to deploy compared to electrical conduit. And we don’t need to call an electrician if we want to move a light."

Paul Hofman, Vice President of Information Technology, Central Iowa Power Cooperative

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How Cisco uses a Digital Ceiling

How Cisco uses a Digital Ceiling

Using a Cisco Catalyst switch, we connected lights and other building systems in our headquarters to monitor and manage them together. Workers can now personalize their environment with a smartphone app to improve their output. New LED technologies mimic natural light, which has been proven to improve employee performance.

What's inside a Digital Ceiling

Run your buildings with high service levels. At the same time, deliver cost savings and environmental benefits through reduced power consumption.

Networking

A Digital Ceiling combines innovations in smart IoT devices and sensors with Cisco PoE and Universal Power over Ethernet products. Our Catalyst switches deliver PoE+ and UPOE to connected endpoints.

Lighting

Lighting

Lighting enables the first wave of innovation by creating an initial layer of IP-connected (light) endpoints into the ceiling.

Building Automation

Building Automation

Our partners provide building automation technology, controls and equipment to integrate HVAC, communications, and security systems at the infrastructure level.

Enablers

Enablers

Enablers supply the essential parts you need to converge separate networks, such as cabling to support Power over Ethernet.

Independent software vendors

Independent software vendors

Our ISVs add value to your Digital Ceiling investment with innovative applications you can choose to deploy.

Brighten a room, brighten the mood

Brighten a room, brighten the mood

Let your workers adjust light intensity, color, and room temperature to their preferences.

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