When the Arena Is a 'Shark Tank'

With precision fabricated parts and many manufacturing partners, ilumi realized it required an easy-to-deploy bill of materials management solution

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Solutions, the pioneer of cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) applications, announced a new deployment of Arena PLM by ilumi, a provider of intelligent, simple and innovative wirelessly controlled LED lighting solutions, to manage all of their design and manufacturing data, including sophisticated microelectronics and precision fabricated parts, for the manufacturing of ilumi Smartbulbs.

In April 2014, ilumi swam with the sharks on ABC's "Shark Tank," a result of which attracted billionaire, Mark Cuban, to become an investor in the company. Based in Dallas, Texas, ilumi transforms ordinary things into extraordinary experiences, starting with the reinvention of the light bulb. The innovative ilumi color tunable LED Smartbulbs are wirelessly controlled from a free iOS or Android app using Bluetooth Low Energy. Deemed the world's smartest lights, each ilumi Smartbulb includes RGBW LEDs, a microprocessor, a Bluetooth radio with meshing capability, and other electronic components that allow a user to adjust, set, and program the color and brightness of their lighting to get just the right light at the right time. The ilumi Smartbulb is as simple as screwing in a light bulb, but with LED and automation capability, lasts up to 20 years and uses substantially less energy than traditional lighting.

With such sophisticated microelectronics, precision fabricated parts, and a number of manufacturing partners, the company realized it would require a powerful and easy to deploy bill of materials management solution. "ilumi really selected Arena PLM for its easy to use bill of materials management functionality," said PLM consultant and trusted advisor, Paul Peck.

"It really helps to have your PLM process under control," said Swapnil Bora, co-founder of ilumi. "Arena has made it easy for us to utilize world-class PLM practices and show the importance of being able to collaborate around a single version of the truth with unlimited scalability."

"Arena is ideally suited for global enterprise and early-stage companies alike that need an affordable yet comprehensive PLM and supply chain solution," said Craig Livingston, chief executive officer at Arena Solution. "We are very grateful for ilumi's success, the notoriety brought to them by their successful appearance on "Shark Tank," and feel privileged that Arena could help them reach their goals."

If you missed the original airing, make sure to tune in to ABC's "Shark Tank" on Friday, August 29th to see ilumi's original presentation to the Sharks.

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