More than 50 customers worldwide have already tested the inteliLIGHT® LoRa™ controller, using both public and private LoRaWAN™ infrastructure.
Brasov, July 13, 2016
After announcing the introduction of the world’s first LoRaWAN™ streetlight controller in mid-2015, Flashnet, a Romanian technology company, has immediately begun pilot project installations for customers from all over the world. The new possibilities of long range RF communications and LoRaWAN™ interoperability raised a significant interest from smart city and street lighting control integrators, which led to more than 50 pilot projects on four continents in the last year.
Customers from 28 countries have tested the inteliLIGHT® LoRa™ controller, with a special interest shown by companies in France, Switzerland and Germany. Europe hosts the most implementation to date, but there are also several pilot projects deployed in North America (including two in the USA), South America and Asia.
During these implementations, inteliLIGHT® hardware and software was tested across multiple platforms and proved its interoperability with multiple public LoRaWAN™ providers (Actility/Thingpark, Orbiwise, Loriot or Everynet) and gateway manufacturers (Kerlink, Cisco or Multitech).
‘The last year proved that LoRaWAN™ is a suitable communications environment for street lighting control and that our inteliLIGHT® LoRa™ controller is a reliable and cost-efficient solution. We are now preparing several large scale implementations that we are hoping to start deploying by the end of 2016.’ Lorand Mozes, CEO Flashnet.
About LoRa™ Alliance
The LoRa™ Alliance is an open, non-profit association that has grown to more than 330 members since its inception in March 2015, becoming one of the largest and fastest growing alliances in the technology sector. Its members are closely collaborating and sharing their experience to promote the LoRaWAN™ protocol as the leading open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWA connectivity. With the technical flexibility to address multiple IoT applications, both static and mobile, and a certification program to guarantee interoperability, the LoRaWAN™ is already being deployed by major mobile network operators and is anticipated to widely expand in 2016.
The technology utilized in a LoRaWAN network is designed to connect low-cost, battery-operated sensors over long distances in harsh environments that were previously too challenging or cost prohibitive to connect. With its unique penetration capability, a LoRaWAN gateway deployed on a building or tower can connect to sensors more than 10 miles away or to water meters deployed underground or in basements. The LoRaWAN protocol offers unique and unequaled benefits in terms of bi-directionality, security, mobility and accurate localization that are not addressed by other LPWAN technologies. These benefits will enable the diverse use cases and business models that will enable deployments of large scale LPWAN IoT networks globally.
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.https://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. Flashnet is a member of the LoRa™ Alliance. www.flashnet.ro