Telematics Wireless Supports Southend-on-Sea’s Energy Saving ‘Smart Cities’ Scheme
Southend-on-Sea, UK and Holon, Israel – January 25th, 2016: Telematics Wireless, a leader in smart city applications, has announced it has been selected to deploy its T-light™ Pro streetlight control and monitoring system across the Borough of Southend-on-Sea. The system includes the deployment of 14,500 Light Control Units (LCU), system gateways, and a management control solution, and will network LED Ampera lanterns provided by Urbis Schréder. This deployment continues the council’s energy saving initiative of upgrading their luminaires to LEDs and their replacement of street lighting columns. Southend-on-Sea is situated 40 miles east of central London and is the largest conurbation in the East of England with a population of 175,000 and an area covering more than 16 square miles. The deployment of Telematics Central Management System (CMS) is programmed to begin in February 2016.
Telematics Wireless T-light™ Pro System is a highly robust wireless mesh multi-hop network, utilizing self-healing and cognitive radio algorithms. It enables reliable and secure two way communications between lighting nodes and the CMS via wireless network using a small number of lamppost-mounted gateways with cellular modems. Southend-on-Sea has chosen Telematics Wireless 7-pin NEMA LCUs for ease of installation and seamless network configuration. The T-light™ Pro system offers the Council real-time control of the network such that they can vary luminance levels and automatically receive fault reporting and warning alarms, allowing faster response to outages and reduced maintenance costs while realising energy savings.
The Smart Lighting System will acts as a platform for other future smart city applications. The new CMS RF infrastructure can support additional smart sensors and applications such as water resource management, traffic, and environmental monitoring.
“A Smart Infrastructure will give our residents confidence in Southend-on-Sea’s Council to meet its goals of efficiently reducing energy costs and CO2 emissions, whilst realising further savings in the future through other smart characteristics,” said Paul Mathieson, Group Manager of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. “We hope to align this smart CMS system with other IT applications such as future ICT based procurements and cloud computing.”
“Southend-on-Sea is clearly demonstrating its commitment to grow the use of technology. Installing a Smart Infrastructure will set the stage to cost-effectively add other smart city applications to the Borough,” said Eddy Kafry, Chief Executive Officer of Telematics Wireless. “We look forward to working with Southend-on-Sea to be at the technological forefront helping them generate further savings and income through the implementation of other Smart City applications.”