Mexico. Even with important advances in domestic and business developments based on Internet, via WiFi or with the Internet of Things (IoT), solutions based on radio frequency technology hold a predominant place in the lighting industry, said Rubén Urquijo, Sales Director of Stock and Flow & Specification of Lutron Electronics.
"In 1992 we invent and patent a solution for lighting devices to communicate wirelessly, today people know it as WiFi or IoT, but we are creators of that concept, because we invented a device to talk to another wirelessly, via a FM signal in a frequency that operates in 434 MHz, which makes it very light, robust and reliable and we want to continue driving it as we do commercially from 1996 until today, "said the executive during his participation in Expo Lighting America , ELA, 2018, held in Mexico City.
Urquijo added: "Our expertise in the field of lighting control, in wireless radio communication, we are now mounting to the IoT platforms. That is, you can control home lighting systems by radio frequency or outside the home from any mobile device. People are looking for innovation, technology and ease so that this can be a reality. In addition, this technology has been incorporated into more Lutron solutions, such as wireless and wired curtains, both for residence and for function rooms, offices, schools, hotels, meeting rooms. "
The executive mentioned that Mexico and Latin America are very important for Lutron globally. "In the company we have decided to continue investing in Mexico; our growth -of two digits- shows that we are very solid. From 2009 we decided to invest in a manufacturing plant in Chihuahua, and it is one of the most important for Lutron worldwide. Mexico is an anchor country for Lutron in Latin America. We sell our products in more than 106 countries, and this means that we must comply with the quality standards in each of them, and therefore we are a world-class company. "
Text written by Vladimir Martínez for AVI LATINOAMÉRICA.