Acuity Brands has acquired a leading manufacturer of networked data communications and interface equipment for architectural and entertainment lighting control applications world-wide. Established in 1985, Pathway designs and manufactures innovative electronics that enable lighting control systems to communicate with intelligent lighting fixtures and power devices, even when those products utilize different communications protocols.
Pathway is strategically positioned at the intersection between architectural and entertainment lighting. Its established management team and product portfolio support the lighting control requirements of many types of “architainment” applications for its customer base, including theatre and television, architectural visual-effect environments, theme parks, cruise ships and concert tours. Pathway’s innovative product portfolio provides interoperability solutions for sophisticated lighting control systems. These real-time applications demand the highest degree of network reliability and performance in order to deliver spectacular visual experiences for live audiences as well as occupants in dynamic architectural environments.