Mandalay Bay unleashes Current’s controls with Intel IOT

MGM Resorts International has implemented an innovative wireless control network at its Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, one of the largest privately owned and operated convention centres in the world. The system controls more than 1,600 light fixtures covering approximately a million square feet of floor space across six exhibit halls. Current, powered by GE installed its Daintree wireless controls network to reduce the amount of supplemental lighting required for major trade shows while gaining exhibitor-specific control capabilities.

Daintree, which combines Intel technology with web-based software to automate energy management, building control and system configuration from any location, was recently designated as an Intel Market Ready Solution.

The new digital network was showcased earlier this year at one of Las Vegas’ largest trade exhibitions, UBM Fashion’s MAGIC Trade Show, where organizers reported that the need for supplemental lighting had been nearly eliminated by comparison to prior years. The ability to modify light levels from zero to 100 percent, along with real-time management capability above each booth, was a game-changing benefit for a fashion-forward show like UBM’s MAGIC.

“Current’s Daintree controls are supporting our energy saving goals while improving the customer and client experience,” said Chris Magee, VP of Sustainable Facilities at MGM Resorts. “Strong partners with significant commitment to the environment are what makes these types of projects a success.”

MGM Resorts is also exploring adding additional functionality that would integrate the lighting system data with its corporate building analytics platform.

“For many years, Las Vegas has sat at the epicentre of building innovation, and we are excited to be working with the MGM Resorts team to pioneer the next generation of digital lighting technology,” said Garrett Miller, Chief Digital Officer at Current, powered by GE. “The granular control capabilities of our Daintree system at a site as large as Mandalay Bay demonstrates the potential to extend beyond energy savings.”

Daintree is Current’s second platform to be designated as an Intel Market Ready Solution; Current and Intel also jointly market and sell Current’s CityIQ platform. “From office buildings to convention centres to city streets, our collaboration with Intel is transforming urban infrastructure into more intelligent environments,” said Miller.


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