Brasov, ROMANIA – March 15, 2015
FLASHNET, a European provider of solutions for smart utility management, has successfully integrated Semtech’s LoRa™ technology into its leading streetlight management solution and smart city platform, inteliLIGHT®.
The communication between the lamp controllers and the monitoring units, previously performed through PLC (power line communication) or mesh RF, will be made via the latest long range, low power RF technology developed and patented by Semtech under the LoRa™ trademark.
With inteliLIGHT®, FLASHNET has improved the streetlight management for millions of people living in tens of cities around the world. But the PLC technology was limited to structured power supply grids and the classic mesh RF communication alternative was restricted by its low range, significantly increasing the implementation costs.
LoRa™ base stations are capable to manage up to 20,000 controllers in a range of up to 15 km, depending on the urban density.
Its spread spectrum of radio frequencies, high interference immunity and low power consumption will make LoRa™ technology ideal for establishing bi-directional communication with any smart city devices besides the lamp controllers (like environmental sensors and utility meters), thus providing cost effective connectivity for other, countless, smart city applications.
By using LoRa™ advanced RF communications, inteliLIGHT® can now be installed and configured regardless of the lighting grid energy supply structure, fully adapting to the any city’s infrastructure, minimizing implementation investments and increasing its smart city capabilities.
“LoRa™ is not only providing low-consumption long-range bidirectional communication for our lamp controllers, it can integrate other smart city applications with minimum cost and effort. We are expecting a revolution in overall city management solutions due to latest technology innovations” said Lorand Mozes, Flashnet’s CEO.
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 LoRa™ Alliance since 2014. www.flashnet.ro
inteliLIGHT® is a street lighting remote management solution and smart city platform. In-depth grid management gives an accurate real-time feedback of any change occurring along the grid, reduces energy loss and offers advanced maintenance optimization tools. inteliLIGHT® manages more than 70.000 lamp controllers today, in 10 cities around the world, being responsible for reducing the lighting energy consumption with more than 100MWh/month. www.https://intelilight.eu
Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, computing, communications and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit www.semtech.com.