Key West, Florida and Holon, Israel - March 14, 2016 - Keys Energy completed the second of a three phase wireless smart street lighting project to evaluate the effectiveness of replacing their existing High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lamps with LED light fixtures in order to produce energy and maintenance savings for the City’s streetlights. The first phase involved the installation of T-light™ Galaxy NEMA* Lighting Control Units (LCUs) to network the City's LeoTek LED Cobrahead fixtures; the second phase involved the installation of the LCUs to HPS Cobrahead fixtures in the City's public beaches. The process was supported by local Telematics Wireless partner SESCO Lighting.
“This project demonstrates the System’s unique ability to control both LED and HPS lamps using the same central management software,” said Dale Finigan, Director of Engineering and Controls, Keys Energy. “The final phase of the project will connect LED lights further afield to evaluate the robustness of the System and its effectiveness in controlling dispersed fixtures in isolated island locations.”
Telematics Wireless long-range T-Light™ Galaxy Central Management System uses radio frequency based on “star" topology, allowing it to reach isolated areas. The System controls and monitors up to 50,000 luminaires within a 10 mile radius operating on a licensed frequency band. This enables reliable and secure two way wireless communications between networked lighting control nodes and the single Galaxy gateway.
The T-light™ Galaxy System offers Key West real-time control of the network such that they can create lighting schedules, vary luminance levels in real time, and automatically receive fault reporting and warning alarms as well as comprehensive energy consumption reports. The System's advanced scheduling feature could help the Island control its beachside path lights during turtle egg-laying season, where turtles confusedly follow the streetlights home instead of the moon.
“The Galaxy gateway is a backbone for a complete Smart City solution, in addition to achieving energy savings,” said Amir Hirsch, Head of Business Development, Telematics Wireless. “Keys Energy and the City of Key West will be able to implement other supported smart sensors, such as water resource management, traffic, and environmental monitoring.”
* NEMA – National Electrical Manufacturers Association
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Telematics Wireless is a recognized global leader in the delivery of outdoor lighting control systems, as well as robust, reliable and advanced energy and water resource management systems based on RF wireless networks. With almost 20 years of experience in Machine-to-Machine technologies, our solutions support a wide spectrum of smart city applications, increasing their efficiency, reliability, and cost-effectiveness. The company has deployed tens of thousands of Light Control Units worldwide in dozens of cities. Telematics Wireless has also deployed over 14 million cutting-edge wireless devices and water systems for Automatic Meter Readings, Advanced Metering Infrastructure, energy resource management, smart grid, location-based services, asset tracking, and electronic toll collection.