- Founders: Sharan Avati, Sanu Davis and Vinay Hiremath
- Founded in: 2018
- Employees: 25
- Money raised: Self-funded
- Ultimate goal: Build a smart and sustainable future by transforming buildings and greenhouses globally
Smarter and more efficient light control makes buildings, greenhouses, and warehouses save on energy costs and reduce their carbon footprint. Cosmicnode covered them: they developed a data-driven IoT platform allowing farmers and building managers to operate lighting remotely.
We featured Cosmicnode in a previous Start-up of the Day series episode. Since then, the company has expanded its business and introduced Infinity, its new platform for remote light controlling, also suited for building control. Vinay Hiremath, one of the company’s co-founders, takes us through his company’s latest developments.
How is Cosmicnode doing one year after we last spoke?
“Cosmicnode has had a fantastic year. We further developed our solutions, started new partnerships, and launched into the US market. We are incredibly proud that our Multi-radio Wireless Mesh platform was named a LEDs Magazine 2023 BrightStar Awards winner. Our wireless lighting solution enables Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), lighting manufacturers, and installers to easily integrate reliable and robust wireless technology into their product ecosystem.
This recognition is a testament to our incredible team’s hard work, dedication, and exceptional talent. Receiving the LED Magazine’s BrightStar Award highlights our commitment to excellence and innovation in the Horticulture Lighting Control Industry. It is a significant milestone in our journey, showcasing our position as a front-runner in the industry and a trusted partner for our valued customers.”
What did you focus on the most in the past year?
“We have focused on creating valuable partnerships and building product ecosystems. We act as a technology partner and combine our wireless lighting solutions with customers’ product lines. This way, we allow their customers to easily integrate robust wireless technology into their projects and lighting schemes for various applications.
We have also turned our attention to expanding into the US market. Founder Sharan Avati and co-founder Sanu Davis attended this year’s LightFair in New York City to share our mission and solutions with the lighting market in the US. We have achieved incredible success in Europe, with over 150,000 wireless nodes successfully deployed in various projects. Launching our new Infinity IoT Platform to the US market at LightFair is the next step towards our ongoing global success, branching out to offer wireless mesh network and control solutions to various markets and applications.”
Can you tell us more about Infinity?
“The Infinity IoT platform is an enterprise-level multi-tenant and multi-site cloud-connected lighting management system. Infinity offers advanced lighting control and monitoring solutions for large-scale lighting installations. Infinity turns every light point into a digital data point to provide value-added services on top of lighting infrastructure, providing ease of data management and allowing clients to control and monitor Cosmicnode-powered lights and other IoT devices.
Building insights can facilitate the better management and optimization of space in the building, eliminating inefficiencies. Using IoT-enabled smart systems makes operating efficiency and significant energy savings easy to achieve by automating settings such as luminaires, temperature, and air quality based on occupancy. With IoT data analytics, businesses have real-time access to the conditions and performances of the building infrastructure systems. Businesses can optimize and streamline their operations by allowing users to remotely check the performance, connectivity, and security of devices.”
How far are you in your mission of making greenhouses autonomous?
“In just three years, we have already made good on our aim to provide horticulture automation for a more sustainable future. We deployed our first wireless mesh control system in the horticulture industry in the summer of 2020 in the Netherlands. Since then, we have successfully deployed more than 150,000 wireless nodes in greenhouses and buildings globally. We will continue to grow and develop, utilizing our solutions for a smart and sustainable future.”