Signify’s Interact Office helps businesses to keep employees healthy and safe in their return to the workplace

    May 28, 2020


    Eindhoven, the Netherlands – As governments and business around the world strive to get people back into the office after the global shutdown, keeping employees healthy and safe is a major concern and physical distancing measures need to be in place to protect employees. Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced it has optimized features in its Interact Office software applications (Space management and Workspace app) to help employees keep their distance and stay healthy and safe in the office. By using the Interact software applications powered by the connected lighting infrastructure, building managers can take critical decisions based on data rather than assumptions.


    Signify’s Interact Office Workspace app enables companies to use their connected lighting infrastructure for indoor navigation; guiding employees to uncrowded areas of the building and enabling them to reserve a desk in a space where occupancy is still at acceptable levels. All the while ensuring physical distancing rules are maintained.


    The Space management application provides data insights that enable building managers to make informed decisions about how to best manage their space. The application effectively monitors real-time occupancy data, allowing building managers to identify the most densely populated areas in the building and set COVID-19 related occupancy limitations. Data collected from the Interact connected lighting system can also identify any high-traffic areas so they can be cleaned more frequently.


    Signify is committed to protecting employee health, safety, and wellbeing. The company recently launched new IoT sensors with Environmental monitoring capabilities - including monitoring temperature, air quality, noise levels, daylight levels, and relative humidity. Another example of Signify enabling businesses to monitor their office environment and optimize conditions for their employees.

    Now more than ever, technology can help us ensuring that businesses can deliver an optimal working environment as we gradually start to make our return to office life. Interact will support to ease the transition and keep everyone safe and healthy."


    Ronnie Koster

    Global Systems Business Leader Office and Industry at Signify

    Interact Indoor navigation

    Interact Indoor navigation enables a mobile application to access the real-time and accurate indoor geo-location of a mobile device via lighting. The software can use several technologies such as Visible Light Communication (VLC) and Bluetooth-Low-Energy (BLE) in the luminaires and phone sensors to determine the location and direction of travel of the device with 30cm/1ft accuracy.


    By integrating the Indoor navigation kiosk or the Interact Office Workspace app with meeting room booking systems or employee directory management solutions, employees can easily book a meeting room, find a free desk, or locate a colleague. Facility managers can use the anonymized data on employee movement flows and behavior to further optimize and improve their employee services and building operations.


    For more information about Interact Office and how it can help in a safe and smooth transition back to the office, you can join Signify’s webinar on June 9, 2020 at 15.00 CET. You can register here.

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    For further information, please contact:

    Signify Global Media relations - Professional Lighting

    Wendy Schellens

    Tel: +31 6 51 863 401



    About Signify


    Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals, consumers and the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. In 2023, we had sales of EUR 6.7 billion, approximately 32,000 employees and a presence in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We have been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since our IPO for seven consecutive years and have achieved the EcoVadis Platinum rating for four consecutive years, placing Signify in the top one percent of companies assessed. News from Signify can be found in the Newsroom, on X, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors is located on the Investor Relations page.

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