The Leading Lights Awards, one of the most authoritative awards in the industry, recognize the industry’s top companies for their outstanding achievements in communications technology, applications or services. This edition’s applicants had to show how are helping change and improve cities and customer experiences with innovative Internet of Things devices and services. One of the recent projects that best illustrated this commitment was in Washington, D.C., where Flashnet is powering 75,000 inteliLIGHT® streetlight controllers.
It is no easy matter to adapt to the complex infrastructure, the existing architecture and security concerns of the U.S capital. However, Flashnet breezed through all the requirements thanks to an open philosophy and a high-degree of flexibility, which was proven many times before. What does that mean more precisely? An open-standard approach at the hardware, communication and software level.
The LED streetlights of the capital will use inteliLIGHT smart street lighting NEMA controllers to provide individual lamp control and monitoring capabilities, city-wide grid awareness and real-time malfunction alerts. Having NEMA socket controllers already in the product portfolio, the controllers are compatible were the existing lamps, with minimal visual impact and conserving the lamp’s architectural output, without any additions or adjustments.
The layer of intelligence added by Flashnet to the existing lighting grid will serve the city’s most ambitious objectives in a way that addresses the current challenges (public safety, energy efficiency and environmental concerns) and will improve the lives of the next generations through an IoT-ready platform – a binder for wider smart city investments.