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Igor and H.E. Williams Team Up in P.o.E. Partnership

H.E. Williams, Inc. has selected Igor, Inc. as a preferred software provider for the company’s turnkey Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) lighting solution.

“PoE has become a mainstream topic of conversation at the design and specification level,” said Steve Kantra, VP of Sales at H.E. Williams, Inc. “This partnership comes as a response to increasing customer demand for a PoE lighting solution and will increase our brand value by offering a large portfolio of PoE products.”

As Williams surveyed multiple PoE providers, Igor’s technical support, matured hardware and software capabilities stood out.

Igor’s POE technology is a plug-and-play solution for the connected lighting market. Integrating power and data in a single cable, the software platform eliminates the need for expensive electrical wiring while delivering higher quality lighting and greater cost reduction than LED lighting alone. Igor’s PoE solution is fully integrated, yet modular, connecting any lighting manufacturer’s LED fixtures with sensors. The solution also includes a powerful cloud analytics option which can provide customizable dashboards detailing energy usage and sensor data to greatly enhance facility operational costs and efficiency.

Igor’s software platform will enable Williams to be one of the first independent lighting manufacturers to release a turnkey PoE solution that complements its portfolio of LED lighting products.

Advancements in technology and pricing have set the stage for PoE to be a successful controls option of the future, as evidenced by the growing global momentum of PoE via large network gear providers and VARS.

“PoE is a true industry inflection point,” said Steve L’Heureux, CEO of Igor, Inc. “It’s a proven and trusted technology and is increasingly in demand as connected lighting solutions gain industry adoption.”

And according to L’Heureux, PoE benefits everyone.

“Designers can create unique lighting experiences, installation costs are dramatically lower, occupants experience an optimized lighting experience and the business owners realize dramatically reduced energy costs from day one,” he added.

Igor is one of the companies in the IICorp portfolio. These Iowa companies have received awards from several state funding programs through the Iowa Economic Development Authority. IICorp monitors the progress of the companies, tracks the returns on invested funds and identifies other ways to promote the companies’ long-term