The low building density in the area represented the main reason to recommend LoRaWAN™ in Brescia. Covering 5 to 15 km line-of-sight with only one base station in similar regions, LoRaWAN™ proved to be the best choice for the project. Brescia considered essential the combination of existing LoRaWAN™ coverage (A2A Smart City): fast integration, low installation and exploitation costs, without any civil works.
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 with no subsequent network monthly fee.
The Zhaga socket, more compact than the older NEMA socket, enables individual remote management of streetlight lamps with DALI 2 driver (ON/ OFF/ Dimming). Available for new luminaries as well as instantaneous upgrade for existing lamps, the Zhaga connector eases the implementation in any smart street lighting implementation.
Due to the chosen solution, the implementation was simple and fast: