Prounique has installed a LoRaWAN™ compatible IoT network in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, allowing the city authorities to test the features and capabilities of multiple applications enabled by the LoRa technology. InteliLIGHT®’s street lighting control solution is one of the first pilot projects to be implemented, as lowering the street lighting energy bill and improving the maintenance efficiency are important objectives on the Hungarian municipalities’ agenda.
inteliLIGHT®’s connected lighting solution has been installed and tested in several projects in Hungary already: the most important deployment has more than one year of functioning in Szada, in the vicinity of Budapest; another pilot project was deployed with the cooperation of Tracon.
Building a network in Budapest proved to be a challenging task because of the city’s geographical position and the relatively high buildings in the city center. The capital of Hungary is split in the middle by Danube, with very different landscape features on the two sides of the river.
To maximize the network’s uses, besides deploying inteliLIGHT® streetlight controllers, the IoT platform has been set-up for sensing applications as well. The main focus of the actual network deployment has been to maximize the coverage area with a limited number of gateways. In the process, more than 100 000 measurements have been made, with a 25mW transmission power. Taking into consideration the results, it can be concluded that in the urban environment of Budapest, the project achieved an excellent outdoor coverage of 5-8kms per gateway. The test results are detailed below: