Smart street lighting solutions connect Tallin and Helsinki17/08/17Science & Technology
A LoRaWAN luminaire controller device for near-future smart street lighting solutions has sent a signal 86km in a real-life usage scenario.
Developed by Nordic Automation Systems (NAS), the controller, located in Tallinn, Estonia, transmitted more than 200 messages to the gateway in Helsinki, Finland.
The receiver of the signal was located in the Finnish capital, where NAS partner Etteplan has installed a multi-tech gateway.
Jaakko Ala-Paavola, technology director in Etteplan, said: “The gateway is situated on the rooftop of the water tower in Ilmalankuja.
“As the water tower itself is located at the top of a high hill, we would estimate the height [to be] around 90 metres above sea level.”
The LoRa-based outdoor waterproof rated luminaire controller can monitor each light by means of a bi-directional data exchange. A controller reduces both consistent energy savings and CO2 emissions, and enables efficient maintenance cycles.
Viljo Veesaar, founder of NAS, added: “We were very glad to see the numbers of the coverage.
“[The] LoRaWAN luminaire controller is without a doubt one of the most promising devices for the near future smart street lighting solutions.”
NAS offers custom-made smart metering, smart monitoring and smart city solutions to meet each project specific needs.