LoRa devices: Lighting Streets with Smart Lamps

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LoRa devices: Lighting Streets with Smart Lamps

Ubicquia, a company offering cost-effective and modular solutions for deploying smart city services, has incorporated LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology by Semtech Corporation, a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, into its Ubicell streetlight gateway module.

Streetlamps represent a large portion of cities allocated energy budgets, in some cases reaching upwards of 40 percent. Studies of energy grids estimate that a smart grid IoT solution utilizing sensors, gateways and LED bulbs would provide large financial returns as well as valuable data. Ubicquia’s new LoRa-based gateway module allows the Ubicell streetlight to act as both a gateway and a client maintaining its core functionality that includes advanced light control, utility grade power metering, tilt and vibration sensing, connection to third party sensors and network integration.

Leveraging our Ubicell streetlight router that is compatible with more than 350 million streetlights worldwide, our Ubicell LoRa-based gateway module is the most cost-effective way to stand up or densify an existing LoRa devices WAN network,

said Ian Aaron, CEO at Ubicquia.

Our new gateway module is designed to meet the growing needs of LoRaWAN service providers and customers who are looking to scale the deployment of LoRa sensors for street lighting, utility metering, garbage collection, or an increase in data traffic from video and audio edge services.

Ubicquia provides cities with a reliable, smart grid solution to keep utilities running as efficiently as possible,

said Vivek Mohan, Director of IoT in Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group.

By leveraging Semtech’s LoRa Technology and smart grid sensor data, Ubicquia changes the way cities handle utility management, and turn streetlights into so much more. LoRa Technology’s long-range, low-power platform and ease of installation make it the solution of choice for city planners and civil engineers everywhere.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: Ubicquia

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