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DALI Summit: Jens Herter

Standardizing luminaire technology with D4i

Time: 15:00-15:30

The presentation provides an insight into DiiA’s new D4i specifications and the benefit for the luminaire manufacturer of also including Zhaga connectors. It demonstrates the benefits of a jointly developed approach for luminaire technology using a truly interoperable standard.

(Full abstract to follow soon).

Speaker: Jens Herter

Head of Global Standardization & Funding


Jens Herter has worked within the software industry for 19 years and also has 9 years’ experience in lighting management at Zumtobel Group AG. Jens holds a diploma in Business Administration. He is the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the DiiA (Digital Illumination Interface Alliance) and an active member of the Zhaga Consortium. Both of these organizations are industry-wide alliances which focus on standardization of next-generation lighting solutions.

Jens’ expertise ranges from single luminaire management to room solutions and building management solutions, mainly based on IPv6 and DALI. The latest developments in the lighting industry are also driven by inputs of the building management. Industry 4.0 or Internet of Things (IoT) are the main drivers for the business area. His vast experience in Product Management for lighting and OEM solutions along with knowledge of international luminaire manufacturers, makes him a strong contributor in the development of up-to-date lighting management solutions.