Sam Woodward
7 Feb 2018 | 17:00 - 17:30 | Smart Building Solutions Theatre | Lutron Add to calendar
Cutting the cord? Practical advice for wireless control reliability
Sam Woodward
Customer Education Leader
Can a smart building's control be achieved without the expense of running wires? Can wireless technology provide reliable control, even as the available radio spectrum gets gobbled up by more and more IoT devices? This session will address the practical pros and cons of wireless control, how to avoid common pitfalls, and how to ensure reliability in a crowded RF environment.
Speaker Biography:
A regular speaker at ISE and member of the CEDIA Global Technology Council, Sam is responsible for training on control of lighting and shading, for commercial and residential applications across Europe and Africa at Lutron. Sam does this through the development and delivery of education programmes in-person, online and via new channels. Sam's experience in the lighting industry spans over 16 years, with a specific focus on lighting controls. Prior to lighting he worked in the entertainment industry, both as a performer (he is former opera-singer), and also as a special-effects engineer in film/TV (with credits including James Bond and Gladiator) and in stadium entertainment: touring with Robbie Williams. His performance-background, combined with his technical depth-of-knowledge, means Sam is astute in communicating with customers and colleagues, to bridge the gap between complex technical products and clear operational requirements. Sam is a published author, with books published including the 'IET Code of Practice for the Application of LED Lighting Systems' and, in 2016, the 'IET Code of Practice for Connect Systems Integration in Buildings'. He is currently writing the new EDA Specialist Lighting Guide, due for publication in 2018. He is in demand as a conference speaker around the world.