Brasov, ROMANIA, February 22, 2018
Nehoiu (Romanian pronunciation: [neˈhoju]) is a small town in Buzău County (Romanian pronunciation: [buˈzəw]), Central Romania. With a population of 11,631 and with a limited economic development (wood processing is the local main economic activity), Nehoiu, looking for more efficient town management, approved in 2017 an investment plan to upgrade the existing street lighting. The funding was approved by the Romanian Ministry for Regional Development, with the Swiss-Romanian cooperation program – aiming to ”reduce economic and social disparities within the enlarged European Union”.
The smart lighting tender appointed Telekom Romania as a winner for the project, using inteliLIGHT’s control solution – hardware and software. The main project’s challenge is the geographical spread of Nehoiu, which includes several small villages around the main town. Considering the local situation (large distance, available line-of-sight, limited connectivity in some areas), Flashnet’s engineers proposed a mix LoRaWAN™ / GSM implementation.
In total, there are 1902 inteliLIGHT® smart street light controllers, 33 Feeder pillar control units and 2 LoRaWAN compatible base stations to be delivered by the end of March 2019. The total installation should take less than a month. By early May 2019, Nehoiu’s citizens should expect to see a completely upgraded street lighting infrastructure, offering a better lighting service, better visibility and increased safety for everyone.