Trulifi, two-way wireless network connectivity through infrared and visible light, from Signify, the world leader in lighting, is joining forces with Nook Wellness Pods, a family of personal and social spaces designed for personal wellbeing and engagement, to bring a unique and new experience for freelancers and coworking spaces during the European Freelancers Week 2020.
European Freelancers Week 2020 or #EFWeek is an annual series of events held under a common branding in a variety of European countries from October 16 to 25 this year. Events include meet-ups, workshops, training sessions, conferences, and networking events, which are designed and hosted by local organisers and then added to a central database on the website.
The two companies during the event will together showcase an innovative collaboration combining the online and offline worlds. A Nook huddle pod will be placed at the venue, Creative Works in London, and Trulifi by Signify will then enable fast, reliable and secure network connectivity in the Nook Pod.
This brings together the best of both worlds – the much-needed privacy and peace that Nooks bring to the table, along with super-secure and stable connectivity over light, brought by Signify.
Trulifi by Signify is perfect for high-performance coworking networks and was designed with open-plan office space and flex desk areas in mind. The revolutionary systems modulate light waves to transmit data, so it’s also perfect for ensuring security in meeting rooms and other areas of data privacy concern, because light can’t travel through walls. A transceiver connected to the Internet sends data that is captured by a USB access key in the line of sight that’s plugged into a laptop, to establish a two-way connection.
Says David O’Coimin from Nook Wellness Pods: “We are very excited to be collaborating with Signify. Trulifi will bring secure and reliable, high-speed connectivity to Nook’s quiet and mindful spaces. This is particularly valuable in times when uninterrupted productivity is key, and individuals need calm space in order to efficiently and effectively perform whatever task is at hand.”
Nook wellness pods are both easy to set up and highly modular, enabling underutilised floor space to be maximised. The pods are ideal for a meeting place or a quiet interview, sheltering users from the surrounding hustle and bustle that goes hand in hand with open workspace or major industry events.
In many offices and workspaces, finding a modicum of privacy is practically unheard of, and delegates are forced to go offsite or find a table in a common area, where negotiating or discussing private business without being overheard, is practically impossible.
“We are excited to install Trulifi in Nook’s award-winning pods,” says Karen Bamford, Product Manager for Trulifi at Signify. “The Nook is a smart and agile innovation in a time where the world of work is changing very quickly. With Trulifi’s fast, reliable and secure wireless connectivity, Nook and Trulifi are a great match.”
During these surreal times, the Trulifi-enabled Nook Wellness Pod it is the ideal solution, designed for both mindfulness, security and sustainability. Throughout the event, Nook Pods will help manage social distancing and solve density issues and will lower stress levels and promote wellbeing. Moreover, they cultivate engagement, increase productivity and promote neurodiversity.
In addition, Nook Pods will be deployed at participating coworking spaces during the 10-day celebration, forming part of event activations and meet-ups across Europe. Keep an eye out at your local coworking space and make use of these dynamic collaborative environments.
Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. With 2019 sales of EUR 6.2 billion, we have approximately 36,000 employees and are present in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We achieved carbon neutrality in 2020 and have been named Industry Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for three years in a row. News from Signify is located at the Newsroom, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.
Nook Wellness Pods are a multi-award-winning tool for adding dynamism and mindfulness to working environments. Crafted to help people of all brain types find good focus and wellbeing in busy environments, these globally certified autism resources come in a small range of sizes for single, multiple, accessible and special needs use. Designed for circular sustainability and built on a mission of ‘Design For The Extreme Benefits The Mean’, Nook is ‘Furniture with purpose’ which is found in the world’s top organisations and in workspaces where people are paramount. Engage with Nook Wellness Pods on our Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, Linkedin and Pinterest pages.
The European Freelancers Week (#EFWeek), hosted by the European Coworking Assembly (ECA), is the largest annual celebration of independent work in Europe, and aims at self-empowerment of the self-employed.