inteliLIGHT cabinet controllers – a smart streetlighting solution that supports the local needs of Italian small towns
Most big cities think of smart lighting as a platform for their smart city ambitions. But what about the small towns that still want to reap all the benefits of smart street lighting? How can they use technology and data in a way that addresses their specific concerns influenced by local particularities? Several towns form Southern Italy have found the answer: inteliLIGHT FRCM lighting cabinet controllers.
Apart from the usual benefits in terms of energy savings, community comfort and sustainability, the inteliLIGHT solution addressed one of the towns’ local priorities: improving administrative activities and the infrastructure control. By using advanced user management, the solution allows different towns to manage their street lighting together. The solution’s capacity to integrate multiple deployments, supports the local effort to foster collaboration between municipalities and promote a stronger connection at a regional level.
The FRCM cabinet controllers installed inside the feeder pillar enable segment-level lighting for a cluster of lamps. It allows the municipalities remote real-time on/off control and even completely autonomous lighting operation based on predefined astronomic calendar and/or external light level sensors.
More than that, the controllers come with immediate benefits in terms of detailed electrical measurements for the segment power supply and consumption. The entire lighting network connects and communicates with the inteliLIGHT Streetlight Control Software, which allows the administration to control and monitor the street lighting of the desired areas.
The other factors that encouraged the Italian small towns to consider the inteliLIGHT FRCMs were the fast and easy deployment, the lower implementation cost and the hassle-free maintenance. All these aspects make the cabinet controllers a suitable solution for the towns with budget constraints that are on track to become more connected. Comune di Sammichele, Castel Madama, Formigine and Commune di Gravina are only a few of the towns that decided to improve efficiency and community life with a smart street lighting system.
With a minimum investment, small communities such as Trepuzzi or Tivoli have access to all the essential functionalities of a connected lighting system. FRCMs enable them to evaluate both the costs and benefits of switching to an individual lamp control, while opening the way for the implementation of other smart city applications in the long term. And given the fact that the inteliLIGHT system is a modular, interoperable future-proof solution, all of that can be gradually implemented, without any pressures on local authorities’ budgets.
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. In 2018, ENGIE announced the acquisition of 60% of Flashnet, a Romanian Internet of Things (IoT) company. Thanks to its solutions, many cities, both large and small, already enjoy all the benefits of smart public lighting networks. Learn more on www.engie.com
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)
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)