Flashnet® announces Sigfox compatibility for inteliLIGHT® streetlight control, available from Q2 2017
The efforts to transform inteliLIGHT® into the first communication technology agnostic streetlight control solution on the market continue with the integration of Sigfox.
Brasov – ROMANIA, March 2-nd 2017
Street lighting control is no longer belonging to the distant future, with thousands of cities around the world testing different such solutions and communication technologies. For years, most of the connected streetlights used proprietary communication protocols, restricting the cities regarding upgrades or future developments, and sometimes even creating supplier-locked situations.
In the last few years, the development of numerous IoT communication protocols has changed the market perception. Cities request faster deployments for both pilot and large scale projects, while lighting fixtures manufacturers desire to be able to offer ready-to-be-connected luminaries. But it is useless to have compatible luminaries for one communications technology, if your customers have no such coverage in their city. Therefore, Flashnet has made a commitment to of trying to bring light to cross-communication issues of modern lighting control.
After LonWorks PLC, LoRaWAN™ and NB-IoT, Flashnet has announced that its R&D department is in the final stages of integrating Sigfox communications into inteliLIGHT® street lighting control. Furthermore, all inteliLIGHT® Sigfox controllers will be 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, to be embedded into luminaries right from the production line.
“With so many available IoT communications around, it is not enough to provide a robust and reliable street lighting control solution, it has to adapt to existing communications available to the customer. With inteliLIGHT®, you can choose from any of the four communication technologies already integrated or combine them into hybrid implementations. Also, you can use existing luminaires and just connect the controllers or, if the investment budget allows it, change everything and start from scratch. We are committed to offer full flexibility to our customers.” said Lorand Mozes, CEO of Flashnet.
Using Sigfox’s outstanding coverage, inteliLIGHT® streetlight control deployment becomes a fast plug-and-play process, decreasing significantly the installation costs. Practically, using an existent network provider, any city can have access to the full range of connected lighting benefits within days: autonomous lighting ON/OFF and dimming operation, detailed electrical parameters and grid awareness, advanced maintenance and optimization tools. Energy costs are immediately reduced by up to 35% through intelligent light switching, dimming and efficient energy management, while overall operational costs can be decreased by up to 42% through detailed maintenance and preventive grid interventions based on system generated reports.
Sigfox is a cellular style communication technology that provides low power, low data rate and low communication costs for Internet of Things and M2M applications. Due to the scalable network topology, based on a simple and easy to rollout star-based cell infrastructure, together with the LPWAN capabilities and IoT readiness, Sigfox operators have extended rapidly in the last years. Officially, today there are more than 486 million people living in more than 40 countries with Sigfox network coverage.
Sigfox is probably the biggest IoT ecosystem. From predictive maintenance, asset management to crop management or pallet tracking it has given life to more than 8 million objects across the world. (https://www.sigfox.com)
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 LoRa™ Alliance. Further information available via www.flashnet.ro
inteliLIGHT® is a reliable remote street lighting management solution developed by Flashnet. It ensures that the right amount of light is provided where and when needed, encouraging better resources management and sustainability. By upgrading your existing street lighting infrastructure, you not only save money and improve efficiency, but also transform the existing distribution level network into an intelligent infrastructure for the future (www.intelilight.eu).