Superior Essex and Platformatics Redefine Historical Preservation with Connected Lighting Solutions
Atlanta, GA, September 18, 2017
Superior Essex, a leading manufacturer and supplier of communications cabling products, is excited to announce that it has joined Platformatics, a leading innovator in intelligent lighting solutions, in the retrofit of the West Baden Springs Hotel in French Lick, Indiana. Seeking to boost operational efficiencies and improve its user experience, the Cook Group, which owns the French Lick Resort, sought the expertise of Superior Essex and Platformatics in converting its lighting infrastructure to the latest intelligent LED lighting technologies. Together, they provided a connected lighting solution that not only offers West Baden Springs Hotel a unique user experience and greatly improved energy efficiency, but also establishes a foundation for future converged network applications that will continue to add value as the hotel expands its in-building network.
“We were thrilled to uphold the West Baden Springs Hotel’s premier reputation by installing our state-of-the-art Power-over-Ethernet lighting system,” says Matt Laherty, President for Platformatics. “Our high-tech solution preserves the atrium’s historic character while providing the hotel with even more lighting and data-monitoring options than were previously imaginable…all while being 98.5% more energy efficient.”
The West Baden Springs Hotel is one of America’s oldest and most treasured resort hotels, with a history that stretches back more than 100 years. Its domed atrium, often called the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” is remarkable for both its size and aesthetic and serves as one of the hotel’s main attractions. Previously, the dome was equipped with a lighting system that was both inefficient and difficult to customize, repair and maintain. With the new system provided by Superior Essex and Platformatics, the dome now includes over 500 tunable, IP-ready lights that are interconnected over a single local area network (LAN) by more than 30,000 feet of Superior Essex PowerWise® 1 Gigabit 4-pair Power-over-Ethernet cabling. This new solution offers a myriad of benefits for the hotel, including data gathering and analytics, ease of use, improved energy efficiency, occupant health, safety and productivity.
“The connected lighting solution provided for West Baden is a great example of how technology and architecture can be blended together to produce a truly unique user experience, while also adding value in terms of operational efficiencies,” says Will Bryan, Vice President of Technology and Market Development for Superior Essex.
Read the full story of the West Baden Springs Hotel lighting retrofit in the August 2017 issue of Cabling Installation and Maintenance Magazine, available in print and on its website.
You can also watch West Baden Lights, a short documentary which highlights the West Baden Spring relighting project, available on the Superior Essex YouTube channel.
For more information about the West Baden Springs Hotel, visit its website.
For more information about PowerWise products, visit the
Superior Essex International LP
Will Bryan, Vice President of Technology and Market Development
About Superior Essex
Superior Essex is a leading manufacturer and supplier of communications cable and accessory products serving the communications industry and related distribution markets for over 80 years. Superior Essex is a trade name for Superior Essex International LP and other companies of Superior Essex Inc. SuperiorEssex.com
Platformatics provides a flexible, scalable, and secure system to support new application innovation in lighting, the Internet of Things, and building controls. Applications include white and tunable white light illumination, emergency and egress lighting, as well as energy and room environment condition monitoring.
About French Lick Resort
French Lick Resort is a $560 million historic restoration and casino development project that includes the West Baden Springs Hotel, French Lick Springs Hotel and the French Lick Casino. This premier resort and casino destination in Southern Indiana features 686 guest rooms and suites; a 51,000-square-foot, single-level casino; 45 holes of golf, including the fully restored 1917-designed Donald Ross Course at French Lick and the 18-hole Pete Dye Course at French Lick; two full-service spas with a combined 36 treatment rooms totaling 42,000 square feet; meeting and event space totaling 163,000 square feet and an array of dining and entertainment options.