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Mandalay Bay Unleashes Current by GE's Digital Lighting Controls with Intel IoT Technology to Maximize Energy Savings & Transform Convention Center Experience


MGM Resorts International has implemented an innovative wireless control
network at its Mandalay Bay Convention Center to digitize more than
1,600 light fixtures covering approximately 1 million square feet of
floor space across six exhibit halls. Current, powered by GE (NYSE: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 in Mandalay Bay's giant convention center, the
second-largest in Las Vegas. 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

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Lighting controls from Current by GE with Intel IoT technology allow MGM Resorts to manage lighting  ...

Lighting controls from Current by GE with Intel IoT technology allow MGM Resorts to manage lighting specifications for each exhibitor. (Photo: Business Wire)

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 was nearly
eliminated compared to prior years. The ability to modify light levels
from 0-100 percent, along with real-time management capability above
each booth, was a game changing benefit for a fashion-forward show like
UBM's MAGIC, which is opened
another show
at the Mandalay Bay today.

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

of Boulder, CO worked with Current to implement the
platform as a first step toward fully digitizing the facility's lighting
infrastructure. 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 epicenter 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

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™
, which is being deployed in cities like San Diego, Atlanta
and Portland, OR.

"From office buildings to convention centers to city streets, our
collaboration with Intel is transforming urban infrastructure into more
intelligent environments," said Miller.

About Current, powered by GE:
Current is the digital engine
for intelligent environments. A first-of-its-kind startup within the
walls of GE (NYSE:GE), Current blends advanced LED technology with
networked sensors and software to make commercial buildings, retail
stores, industrial facilities and cities more energy efficient &
productive. Backed by a broad ecosystem of technology partners, Current
is helping businesses and cities unlock hidden value and realize the
potential of their environments.

* Trademark and/or Service Mark of General Electric Company

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