The 8th LoRa Alliance™ All Members Meeting and Open House, focused on Smart Cities
Flashnet will present their IoT Smart City vision and showcase inteliLIGHT® LoRaWAN™ compatible streetlight control to Philadelphia-area software developers, startups, universities, and municipalities – Philadelphia, PA – June 12-14, 2017
Brasov, June 7th 2017
The first LoRa Alliance’s ALL MEMBERS MEETINGS & OPEN HOUSE in the USA this year will be held in June 12-14, 2017 in The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA. Comcast, the US company hosting the event, is planning to bring together the LoRaWAN™ IoT technology and Smart City enthusiasts in the Philadelphia region.
“Global companies representing each portion of the IoT stack (modules, network, cloud, applications) will be in attendance, making the events a rare opportunity for any organization that is planning a municipal IoT strategy, product, or service, to attend and accelerate their respective plans.” said Alex Khorram, general manager of Comcast’s machineQ initiative.
Following this goal, the week-long event will begin with a Smart City Hackathon organized by machineQ, where technology enthusiasts and Smart City startups will focus on solving Smart City challenges using IoT. The winning teams and solutions will be presented to LoRa Alliance™ summit participants and will receive a total of $7,500 in prizes.
The Alliance Global All-members Meeting, starting June 12, will focus on the new LoRa Alliance™ branding and will continue to monitor the development of LoRaWAN™ specifications, certification program and roaming roadmap. The Open House event follows the Alliance Member meeting and welcomes all Philadelphia-area visitors interested in LoRaWAN™ and its Smart City applications with detailed presentations and live demonstrations.
On June 14-th, the closing event will be the Smart Cities Summit, where Comcast has invited municipal officials, civic technology enthusiasts, and the development community to The Franklin Institute to learn about the benefits of LoRaWAN™ technology in creating smarter cities.
Flashnet®, sponsor member of the Alliance, will be present at the open house event with a fully functional inteliLIGHT streetlight control solution, including the NEMA-socket LoRaWAN™ compatible controller, available for live demonstrations and testing. Furthermore, Lorand Mozes, Flashnet CEO, was invited to open the Technology panel section of the Smart Cities Summit. The visitors will find out Flashnet’s vision about how LoRaWAN™ can improve city management, and details about inteliLIGHT® IoT street lighting management solution.
NEMA connectors are power plugs used in the USA. Although a specific US standard, the NEMA socket standard has been increasingly used worldwide in the last years to ensure interoperability of different streetlight controller technologies with a compatible luminaire build. The inteliLIGHT® FRE-220-NEMA controller is compatible with 7-pin NEMA socket (ANSI C136.41), offering full lamp management and feedback functionality.
“The inteliLIGHT LoRaWAN™ compatible NEMA socket controller is already functional and we will be showcasing it to IoT and Smart City enthusiasts in Philadelphia. Municipalities and developers can have a closer look to our street lighting control solution in a larger Smart City environment, focusing on synergy, interoperability and integration.” said Lorand Mozes, CEO of Flashnet®
All inteliLIGHT® controllers are available in three different form factors: as a wired upgrade for existing lighting installations, as a 7-pin NEMA connectable device (ANSI C136.41) or compact form, to be embedded into luminaries right from the production line.
Today, inteliLIGHT® is already improving streetlight management and overall quality of life for millions of people. There are more than 100 LoRaWAN™ compatible projects deployed on all continents and the company is expecting the first large-scale deployment to start in the second half of 2017, as there are several opportunities in progress.
About LoRaWAN™ and Lora Alliance ™ (https://www.lora-alliance.org/)
The technology utilized in a LoRaWAN™ network is designed to connect low-cost, battery-operated sensors and actuators over long distances, in conditions that were previously too challenging or cost prohibitive to connect. With its unique penetration capability, a LoRaWAN gateway deployed on a building or tower can connect to sensors more than 10 miles away or to water meters deployed underground or in basements. LoRaWAN™ offers unique benefits in terms of bi-directionality, security, mobility and accurate localization. Furthermore, very fast and low-cost deployment and operation encourage IoT initiatives globally.
About Comcast (http://corporate.comcast.com/)
Comcast Corporation is an American global telecommunications conglomerate, the largest broadcasting and cable television provider in the world by revenue. It is the second-largest pay-TV company, largest cable TV company and largest home Internet service provider in the United States, and the nation’s third-largest home telephone service provider.
About Flashnet (www.flashnet.ro)
FLASHNET is a fast-paced tech company that integrates the latest IT, energy and telecommunications technologies into hardware and software solutions, creating and implementing intelligent systems for smarter cities and better infrastructure. Founded in 2005, FLASHNET is a leader in intelligent utility management systems, with worldwide operations. Flashnet is a member of the LoRa Alliance™.
About inteliLIGHT® (www.intelilight.eu)
inteliLIGHT® is a smart street lighting control solution that offers detailed lamp-level management capabilities and ensures that the right amount of light is provided where and when needed. In-depth grid awareness is obtained through accurate utility-grade readings of any changes occurring along the grid, reducing energy loss and offering advanced maintenance optimization tools. Using the existing infrastructure, you can have live detailed information over the grid and transform the existing distribution level network into an intelligent infrastructure of the future.