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Cellular IoT Tech Tapped for LED Streetlight Control

Nordic Semiconductor has announced that leading smart city solutions provider, Urban Control, has specified a Nordic nRF9160 multi-mode NB-IoT/LTE-M System-in-Package (SiP) into each of its Urban Node 324 city streetlight LED luminaire controllers.

In operation, each Urban Node 324 simply plugs into an industry-standard ‘Zhaga’ LED lighting socket and connects over the local cellular IoT network where it can then be remotely controlled by any smart city Central Management System (CMS) that is based on the common ‘TALQ’ smart city standard.

Urban Control says its Urban Node 324 controller delivers all the benefits of smart city LED street lighting. These include the ability to precisely control brightness and thus energy consumption and costs depending on actual local conditions; the ability to dynamically respond to sudden changes in pedestrian numbers or road traffic; the ability to monitor energy consumption in real-time; and the ability to identify and even preempt faults and precisely target maintenance crews—again reducing operating costs and unnecessary maintenance via environmentally-polluting, service-van inspections.

The operational simplicity of each Urban Node 324 comes from them being engineered to work via a lightweight-machine-to-machine (LwM2M) platform called ‘ALASKA’ from award-winning scarce resource IoT device management and security specialist, IoTerop. This leverages the two most common smart city IoT standards: ‘uCIFI’ and ‘TALQ’. It additionally uses state-of-the-art embedded design engineering to minimize on-air bandwidth and get power consumption levels low enough to support battery-powered smart city sensors and devices.

Nordic Semiconductor |

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Cellular IoT Tech Tapped for LED Streetlight Control

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