With thousands of ideas and products trying to be meaningful at CES, it stands out that more than 60 million people have already witnessed the benefits of inteliLIGHT® in hundreds of cities all over the world. Most of them probably never heard about street lighting control, but nonetheless enjoy the improved security, decreased pollution and better lighting service quality.
With almost 200.000 visitors, CES is certainly one of the largest and most relevant consumer-oriented exhibitions in the world. In their own words, it is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies.
You might not expect to find street lighting control at CES, as it’s not quite consumer technology. Mostly cities, street administrators or logistics and industrial companies would be interested in outdoor lighting control. However, street lighting is mostly a public service and people are, in the end, the beneficiary. Also, in the CES context, lighting control is an ingredient technology for smart cities. Smart cities have been on everyone’s lips for quite some time now, and there are quite a few companies like ENGIE, who is actively integrating multiple technologies and applications to create Better Cities Today.
Acquired in 2018 by ENGIE, Flashnet, the company that produces inteliLIGHT, has invested in the last few years in adapting their products to cover most LPWAN and IoT communication technologies available on the market, offering unprecedented connectivity for any type of lighting project, anywhere in the world. Clean and efficient energy management, easy and affordable connectivity, integration for synergy has been Flashnet’s philosophy for many years, and inteliLIGHT street lighting control is a good example. It reduces energy consumption, efficiently manages the infrastructure, eases maintenance and connects to everything else to obtain smart city synergies.
ENGIE’s CES 2019 proposal for digital transformation included 9 different solution providers from the group (including 4 recent acquisitions) and 11 partner companies. It is an entire ecosystem, focusing on Smart World, Smart Energy, Connectivity, Blockchain and Access to Energy.
“Following Barcelona’s Smart City Expo last year, CES was the largest event we have attended together with ENGIE.” Said Lorand Mozes, CEO of Flashnet. “A fantastic opportunity to meet new people from ENGIE and team up to reach new business partners, another big step into creating a solid footprint on the American continent.”
We are a global energy and services group, focused on three core activities: low-carbon power generation, mainly based on natural gas and renewable energy, global networks and customer solutions. Driven by our ambition to contribute to a harmonious progress, we take up major global challenges such as the fight against global warming, access to energy to all, or mobility, and offer our residential customers, businesses and communities energy production solutions and services that reconcile individual and collective interests. Our integrated – low-carbon, high-performing and sustainable – offers are based on digital technologies. Beyond energy, they facilitate the development of new uses and promote new ways of living and working. Our ambition is conveyed by each of our 150,000 employees in 70 countries. Together with our customers and partners, they form a community of imaginative builders who invent and build today solutions for tomorrow.2017 turnover: 65 billion Euros. Listed in Paris and Brussels (ENGI), the Group is represented in the main financial (CAC 40, BEL 20, Euro STOXX 50, STOXX Europe 600, MSCI Europe, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, Euro STOXX Utilities, STOXX Europe 600 Utilities) and extra-financial indices (DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo Eiris – World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120, France 20, CAC 40 Governance). To learn more: www.engie.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. (www.flashnet.ro)
inteliLIGHT® is a smart street lighting control solution that offers detailed lamp-level management capabilities (ON/OFF, dimming, real-time reporting) over multiple IoT communication technologies. 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. Furthermore, inteliLIGHT® is integrated with Smart City management platforms and offers support for further Smart City development. (www.inteliLIGHT.eu)