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IST Launches First Visual Light Communication (VLC) LED Drivers for Indoor Positioning

July 2017 will witness the launch of the iDrive® Force 12 Hybrid+, one of the world’s most advanced LED drivers, incorporating Visual Light Communication (VLC) capabilities to enable luminaire manufacturers and system integrators to create their own high precision, indoor location- based marketing solutions.

The new Hybrid+ LED output stage has taken four production iterations and nearly a decade to perfect, in order to provide unprecedented levels of smooth, flicker-free dimming with seamless integration of optical VLC beacon technology.

The iDrive® Force 12 Hybrid+ builds on IST’s worldwide patent portfolio and extensive know-how to deliver the first open platform and cost-effective indoor positioning VLC drivers enabling the lighting industry to capture a large section of the burgeoning positioning market.

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IST Case Partner Case Study: iDrive® Force 12 Specified for Refurbishment of Exclusive Tokyo Retirement Home

The Sun City retirement home is the most exclusive of its kind in Tokyo, with resident entry fees starting at one million dollars. The building is designed to the highest standards with luxury furnishings and features facilities such as restaurants, pool, gym, spa and other extravagant comforts.

NTT Group’s construction arm, EXEO, is in charge of all construction, development and maintenance of the building. The lighting system for the pool was outdated and EXEO equired an LED solution that would add a touch of elegance and meet the high standards throughout the rest of the building.

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IST's iDrive® White Knight 36 LED Driver Installed at Citizen HQ, Japan

The “Light is Time” installation powered centrally by the iDrive® White Knight 36 in the headquarters of Citizen Watch Manufacturing Co. Ltd. is a stunning example of the fusion of technology and design.

The project is the latest in a series of installations resulting from the collaboration between the Citizen watch design team and Paris-based architect Tsuyoshi Tane (DGT), which have been designed to explore the relationship between light and time.

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IST's Centralised iDrive® LED Drivers Power Victoria Gate Shopping Centre, Leeds

Architects ACME were commissioned by Hammerson to design the Victoria Gate shopping centre in the centre of Leeds, using a novel design in keeping with the style of old-fashioned Victorian arcades of the past, whilst incorporating a modern and vibrant feel. The shopping centre is anchored by John Lewis and has a dynamic, high quality feel throughout.

The interior of the shopping centre has a roof of latticed steel and glass, designed to flood the space with natural light. However, there is a large area of the ceiling that has no access to natural light. In order to uphold the design concept, a ceiling of light was designed which required bespoke, dimmable luminaires to be fitted within the lattice steel sections and centralised LED drivers to power them.

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IST and Siemon collaborate to exhibit a unified vision of secure, Intelligent Building Management

IST and The Siemon Company will be exhibiting IST’s iMune® centralised low voltage LED lighting building management system and Siemon’s ConvergeIT™ cabling solutions for intelligent buildings at the upcoming Tech Leaders’ Summit on the 15th September 2016 in London.

The Tech Leaders’ Summit is the UK’s largest summit for IT technology leaders and covers four important themes, including security, data, cloud and mobile leadership and is an ideal event to demonstrate how the collaboration between IST and Siemon can deliver converged network solutions, incorporating smart lighting and control systems.

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IST Sponsors the Art-Net Zone at PLASA 2016 in London

IST is proud to sponsor and support the dedicated Art-Net zone on stand R71 at the PLASA 2016 exhibition, which takes place from the 18th to 20th September at London Olympia.

 

The dedicated Art-Net stand promises to be a hub of activity, with some of the industry’s most highly regarded figures in Ethernet and DMX/RDM lighting control on hand to provide one-to-one training, mini-seminars and practical product advice in the ‘Art-Fest’ session.

 

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IST Launches a 16 Channel Constant Voltage Driver with DALI Lamp-out Detection 

IST Ltd continues to revolutionise LED driver technology with the launch of the iDrive® Thor 16, which combines the high performance and functionality necessary for the increasingly smart world of networked buildings.

 

Designed specifically for unparalleled dimming control of constant voltage linear profiles with DALI, DMX, RDM and Ethernet connectivity, the iDrive® Thor 16 follows its more powerful brother, the iDrive® Thor 36, and the nimble single channel iDrive® Uno CV, which all feature lamp-out detection within DALI.

 

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iDrive® Lands a Starring Role at the Shakespeare Live! From the RSC Show

iDrive® centralised LED drivers took centre stage at the recent Shakespeare Live! Show, which was broadcast live by the BBC from the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in Stratford-upon-Avon to celebrate the life of William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death.

The iDrive® Thor 36 proved to be the ideal solution for the RSC's requirements for a flicker-free, constant voltage LED driver with excellent dimming and colour control, which would be easy to install and dismantle for the extremely high profile, one-off event.

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iDrive® is Driving the Li-Fi Revolution!

The iDrive R&D team have developed a VLC technology platform to facilitate the mass adoption of Li-Fi, which will be available to all developers and end-users.  Li-Fi or Visible Light Communication (VLC) is an enabling technology providing a means of transmitting information using LED light fixtures by modulating their light at a frequency too high to be perceptible to the human eye. 

The advent of Li-Fi and VLC is hugely exciting because of the high data transfer rates that can be achieved and the fact that LED lighting is a huge growth market.


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IST Ltd Ensures A Brighter Future for Top Laser Company: Case Study

IST Ltd. has recently completed a full lighting refurbishment of a warehouse, adjoining offices, meeting room, training room and reception area of the premises shared by SSC Laser and Turfmech. 

The Turfmech and SSC warehouses operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so good quality lighting is absolutely essential for the health and safety of the employees within the premises. Find out more about the complete lighting and power solution provided by IST Ltd.

 

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IST Provides Lighting Makeover for Empire Cinema, Leister Square, London: Case Study

IST Ltd has delivered an ambitious project to reinvent the outdated lighting scheme for an iconic cinema in Leicester Square, London.

The cinema has been subject to a number of reinventions since its opening as a West End variety theatre in 1884, the most recent being the redevelopment of Screen 1 into the impressive 728 seat IMAX screen and 400 seat IMPACT screen. Now it has been given a complete LED lighting makeover, comprising luminaires, power and controls.

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Dr Geoff Archenhold Meets Former Japanese Prime Minister to Discuss the Future of Lighting

Dr Geoff Archenhold, founder of IST, recently met with Mr Yukio Hatoyama, former prime minister of Japan, to discuss technologies that are strategically important for the future of the global lighting market.

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Fantastic New Additions to the Wall-Mounted Satellite iDrive® LED Driver Range

The iDrive® range of multi-channel, wall-mountable "satellite" LED drivers offer the perfect solution in instances where our centralised LED Drivers, which are installed in 19” cabinets, might not be appropriate. The extended range now includes the Thor 16 and Thor 16S, as well as the Force 12S, for constant voltage and constant current solutions respectively.

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Healthier Lighting for the NHS: Case Study

In a first for the NHS, Serenity Lighting® has recently completed a ground-breaking PFI lighting installation across several NHS dementia wards. Installation of tuneable or ‘biodynamic’ white LED panels offers not only an energy efficient and cost effective lighting solution, but more importantly flicker-free, "healthy lighting", compared to alternative artificial light sources.

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IST Founder Visits House of Lords

Dr Geoff Archenhold, Founder and CTO of IST, was recently invited to meet Lord Paul of Marylebone at the House of Lords for a prestigious event to encourage stronger links between top businesses and universities, in order to boost innovation and business growth.

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The Importance of Choosing Flicker-Free LED Drivers

Most modern light sources include an element flicker, which can have health implications for all living things and LED light sources are certainly no exception.

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IST Implements DALI 2 Commands for iDrive® Uno CV & DALI+

IST has announced the new generation of its DALI+ LED drivers, which incorporate updated functions from the new DALI 2 standard.  The main improvement in DALI 2 compared to its predecessor first launched in 2000, is the opportunity to integrate innovative features, including remote control, light output compensation as LEDs fade over time and the ability to reduce lighting load when electrical demand is high.

The iDrive® DALI+ and iDrive® Uno CV are the first two IST products to receive the DALI 2 makeover and customers are able to upgrade their current boot-loadable systems by downloading new firmware from the IST support portal.

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IST's Award Success Continues!

It was recently announced IST has been selected as one of three finalists in the category of Business Innovation of the Year for the 2015 Business Achievement Awards.
IST’s award nomination centres around its ground-breaking development of an advanced lighting control system called iMune®, which incorporates user-centric controls and highly functional, self-learning features, using the latest Internet-of-Things technology for both fixed and wireless devices.

 
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IST Celebrates Big Win at Environmental Business Awards

IST Group was the proud winner of the Excellence in Retrofit Award at the 15th annual Midlands Environmental Business Company Awards. The awards honour companies who have made a significant contribution to the retrofit industry through the development of innovative products designed to improve a building’s green credentials and reduce the cost of installations. 

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IST Shortlisted for Low Carbon Retrofit Award

Integrated System Technologies Ltd left stiff competition standing after being shortlisted for the coveted MEBC 2014 Annual Business awards, which celebrate sustainable development and the Low Carbon economy. The successful lighting technology company, which designs and manufactures LED drivers and wireless control systems through to LED lighting fixtures, has been shortlisted in the retrofit category.

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US and Chinese Patent Offices Grant IST's LED Downlight Patent for High Efficiency LED Fixtures

Integrated System Technologies (IST) Limited, a leading British manufacturer of smart lighting solutions, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Chinese Patent Office have granted patents covering high efficiency LED luminaires for downlight applications:  “Collimated Illumination System Using an Extended Apparent Source Size to Provide a High Quality and Efficient Fixture”.

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IST Develops App to Calculate Voltage Drop Between LED Drivers and Fixtures

IST announces the launch of its first ever app for Android mobile phones and tablets. The aptly named Dr Voltz is an intuitive, highly user-friendly app capable of calculating the voltage drop between an LED lighting fixture and an LED driver, depending on the length of cable which links the two, as well as a number of other critical installation factors.


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It Just Takes Two! New iDrive® 40 LED Drivers Help Reduce Inventory Costs with Amazing 1:5 Driver Output Voltage Range

Integrated System Technologies (IST) Limited, a leading British manufacturer of the trusted iDrive® brand of intelligent LED lighting driver solutions, today announced the launch of the iDrive® Solo 40 range, consisting of just two models which can cover the majority of LED fixtures types

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IST Launches the World's Most Secure Lighting Control Network at LuxLive 2013

IST formally launched the iMune™ secure wireless lighting control system on stand H13 at LuxLive 2013, Earls Court, on 20th and 21st November.


iMune™ is probably the world's most secure lighting network control system and is based upon the industry standard Ethernet and WI-FI control protocols 802.11 b/g/n to enable a secure yet open and easy-to-use architecture.

 

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IST's iDrive® Centralised LED Driver Range Stands Out from the Crowd at the Elektrotechniek Show

IST Sales Director, Matt Fitzpatrick, is spending the week at the Elektrotechniek show with LRS Solutions, IST's Benelux distributor, where IST's innovative iDrive® centralised LED driver range is standing out from the crowd and has caught the eye of the Dutch media.


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IST Launches iDrive® Thor 36: A 36-Channel Internet-Connected Centralised LED Driver

The latest addition to IST’s portfolio of world-wide patented LED driver technology is the iDrive® Thor 36™, the world’s highest powered (2kW), 36 channel centralised LED driver system, which boasts a super slim 1U 19” rack-mounted chassis compatible with a wide range of embedded dimming protocols, including DMX, RDM, DALI, DSI, Art-Net 3, KiNet[1]and Ethernet as standard.



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IST Shortlisted for Business Innovation Award

Integrated System Technologies (IST) Ltd, has left stiff regional competition standing by being shortlisted for Business Innovation of the Year at the coveted Business Achievement Awards 2013.

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IST Launches iDrive® Uno CV: an 'All-in-One' Dimmable Constant Voltage LED Driver

Integrated System Technologies Limited announces the launch of the iDrive® Uno CV: a smart, single channel constant voltage LED driver, which is a perfect multi-protocol solution for applications where precision 8- or 16-bit dimming control is required.IST Launches iDrive® Uno CV: an 'All-in-One' Dimmable Constant Voltage LED Driver Solution


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Geoff Archenhold Demonstrates IST's Advanced Lighting Technology to Government Minister

IST recently participated in the exclusive ‘Innovation in Lighting’ exhibition to showcase the very best of innovation and manufacturing in the UK lighting industry. The showcase event, which took place in the foyer of the Department for Business and Enterprise (BIS) at 1 Victoria Street, London in December 2012, was limited to leading companies who manufacture their products in the UK.

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iDrive® Force 24™: A Force To Be Reckoned With.

The latest addition to IST’s portfolio of world-wide patented LED driver technology is the iDrive® Force 24™, the world’s first DSP enabled, 24-channel LED driver, which is a multiple channel solution for 19” rack-mounted server cabinets. Designed specifically with the entertainment and architectural lighting industries in mind, the Force 24™ is currently proving just as popular for white light dimming applications, due to its ability to mimic tungsten dimming on DMX.

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IST Announces Record Profits and Expansion of Production Facilities

Integrated System Technologies (IST) Limited, the British designer and manufacturer of iDrive® intelligent LED lighting solutions, announces record turnover, profits and an expansion to its UK manufacturing facilities for its most recent financial year.

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IST Invents World's Widest Dimming Dynamic Range LED and OLED Driver

Integrated System Technologies (IST) Limited, the British manufacturer of iDrive® intelligent LED lighting driver solutions, announces it has invented the world’s first commercially available LED driver that can control the LED current from one millionth of an Amp to over 2.1 Amps in a single output stage.

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IST Obtains Further UK LED & OLED Driver Patent to Improve Efficiency and Reduce Ripple Content Through Solid State Lighting Loads

Integrated System Technologies (IST) Ltd announced today the issuing by the UK Patent Office of its patent that covers power supply technologies for the rapidly expanding LED and OLED lighting sector.

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IST Appoints Lightfactor as iDrive® Distributor

IST Ltd, the UK designer and manufacturer of iDrive® LED driver and Serenity Lighting systems, has announced the formation of a strategic distribution agreement with the Cooper Controls Group company Lightfactor to distribute the iDrive® range of LED drivers, which includes DMX/RDM, 1-10V, DALI and trailing edge dimmable options.

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New iDrive® DALI+ Offers Widest Choice of DALI Drivers

IST Ltd, the UK design and manufacturer of iDrive® LED drivers, has announced the highly anticipated launch of the iDrive® DALI+ range of single channel, dual-protocol DALI and 1-10V dimming constant current LED drivers.

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IST Launches New iDrive® Solo LED Driver Range

Integrated System Technologies (IST) Ltd has announced that the launch of the iDrive® Solo range of LED drivers: a low cost, low power solution for mains dimmable, constant current and constant voltage LED lighting applications, such as MR16 and GU10 fixtures used in indoor, spot, decorative and downlight applications.

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IST Presents LED technology at Leading Renewable Energy Centre, Germany

Dr Geoff Archenhold was recently invited to present to a capacity audience on LED technology assembled at the Technology Centre for Future Energies (TZL) in Lichtenau, Germany.

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Geoff Archenhold Demonstrates IST's Advanced Lighting Technology to Government Minister

IST recently participated in the exclusive ‘Innovation in Lighting’ exhibition to showcase the very best of innovation and manufacturing in the UK lighting industry. The showcase event, which took place in the foyer of the Department for Business and Enterprise (BIS) at 1 Victoria Street, London in December 2012, was limited to leading companies who manufacture their products in the UK.

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