Brasov, ROMANIA, July 02, 2019
The new ZHAGA socket controller ads to the existing form factors provided by Flashnet, as a part of the company’s commitment for continuous innovation and implementation flexibility. Flashnet R&D engineers have adapted inteliLIGHT’s street lighting control to be used with ZHAGA socket luminaries respecting the DALI2 and DiiA specifications, adding this new product to the portfolio of existing form factors: NEMA socket, inside pole controller and embedded controller.
For now, the new controller is only available for LoRaWAN™ compatible networks, public or private. LoRaWAN™ is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) that provides bi-directional RF communication. It works over unlicensed radio frequencies and can be installed privately or used with an existing public service. In private installations, the initial cost is slightly higher, but there is no subsequent network monthly fee. One base station covers up to 5 km in low to medium density urban areas and up to 15 km line-of-sight in rural or remote area installations.
Part of Flashnet’s plan to adapt the new socket standard for other communication technologies, NB-IoT compatibility is scheduled to be released at the end of Q3 2019. As of now, inteliLIGHT uses with its products 6 communication technologies: LoRaWAN, Sigfox, LonWorks PLC, NB-IoT, LTE-M and GSM – that can be implemented individually or combined into the same smart street lighting project.
”We are proud to be at the forefront of smart lighting innovation with our ZHAGA socket public lighting controller. We have already received notable orders for this new product, with more than 15K units to be installed in the next quarter. Our commitment to keep up with the latest smart city and IoT developments pressures us to keep the pace of innovation, so stay tuned for more inteliLIGHT® news soon.” said Mr. Lorand Mozes, CEO of Flashnet.