Flashnet has developed the first NB-IoT compatible ZHAGA smart streetlight controller, long awaited by those who prefer the NB-IoT communication technology for their smart city projects.
A modern alternative to the NEMA socket, the ZHAGA connector is more compact (80 x 49 mm instead of 80 x 65 mm) and can be quickly and securely installed on today’s slim LED fixtures. NB-IoT compatible, the new inteliLIGHT streetlight controller completes the portfolio of communication technologies that inteliLIGHT can offer for this form factor.
Back in 2019, after months of development and testing, Flashnet started producing the company’s first inteliLIGHT ZHAGA streetlight controllers, LoRaWAN compatible. Compliant with the DALI2 protocol and produced according to a global lighting-industry standard, the ZHAGA socket can be mounted on-lamp through plug-and-play installation and can be deployed on any compatible lighting infrastructure.
Flashnet R&D engineers have worked to expand customer available options, so they built the new FRE-ZHAGA-NB1 inteliLIGHT controller that uses the NB-IoT technology. NB-IoT is a narrowband radio communication technology designed for the Internet of Things (IoT) with very low power consumption and great coverage, which connects devices on established mobile networks and handles 2-way data securely and reliably.
Besides the ZHAGA connector, Flashnet’s solution also includes NEMA, pole-mounted and embedded controller form factors. Following Flashnet’s open philosophy, inteliLIGHT products are compatible with a wide range of communication technologies (LoRaWAN, NB-IoT, LTE-M, Sigfox and GSM) and can be implemented individually or combined within the same street lighting project.
“We know that, in the smart lighting industry, it is never a matter of one-size-fits-all. That’s why we are committed to find flexible solutions that can be fitted to each project’s needs. The new NB-IoT compatible ZHAGA controller contributes to Flashnet’s promise to offer innovative, flexible street lighting solutions and opens up exciting opportunities for smart city and IoT developments.” Lorand Mozes, CEO Flashnet
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)
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.