Flashnet’s NB-IoT developments, presented during Telekom’s Prototyping Hub Summit in Bonn
Hundreds of participants had the opportunity to experience and learn more about Flashnet’s inteliLIGHT® street lighting control solution and its NB-IoT compatibility.
Brasov, ROMANIA, 27 March 2017
NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) is Telekom’s bet for changing the world of mass market IoT applications. The carrier-grade technology uses existing GSM infrastructure to provide almost omnipresent connectivity for millions of low-consumption devices anywhere within existing coverage. To stimulate its development, Deutsche Telekom has initiated the NB-IoT prototyping hub, that encouraged NB-IoT applications to be developed and tested during the last year.
This time in Bonn, hundreds of Telekom and hub:raum employees and partners have gathered to find out the latest news regarding the applications initiated in 2016 and presented at MWC in early 2017. The participants had the opportunity, besides watching informative presentations, to see the actual prototypes and use cases, getting to know the program solution partners, developers and other members of the NB-IoT ecosystem.
This event has been the closing summit for the program that started in Autumn of 2016. In the past 6 months, several meetups and developing workshops have taken place, eventually succeeding to create an industry ecosystem that combines entrepreneurs, start-ups and grown-ups to build viable products and customer-oriented applications. Besides inteliLIGHT, 15 other functional prototypes have been showcased, all on the same infrastructure, and integrated with the Deutsche Telekom Cloud of Things, including smart parking, smart metering, smart waste management, environmental monitoring and asset tracking.
inteliLIGHT® is a smart streetlight control system that transforms any legacy lighting installation into a modern and proactive infrastructure. The city management gains awareness and control over the entire street lighting grid, together with improved scheduling and maintenance applications. Furthermore, the street lighting grid remains powered up during the day, providing power and communications for additional IoT devices and applications.
Mr. Lorand Mozes, CEO of Flashnet, has explained why the inteliLIGHT® integration of NB-IoT is such an important development for the company: “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 several 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.”.
All inteliLIGHT® controllers are available in three different form factors, and the one using NB-IoT to communicate makes no difference: 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.
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies, with 156 million mobile customers, 29 million fixed-network lines, and more than 18 million broadband lines. It provides products and services for consumers, and information and communication technology (ICT) solutions for business and corporate customers in more than 50 countries around the world. (https://www.telekom.com)
hub:raum provides seed funding for startups that have the potential to fundamentally transform important markets for Deutsche Telekom. Startups receive capital to establish market traction as well as added benefits like co-working space, mentoring and introductions to Deutsche Telekom. (https://www.hubraum.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