Cleveland’s smart street lighting joins previous winning projects at Montreal, Eilat and Sterling Ranch
Austin, Texas, April 28, 2020 –ST Engineering Telematics Wireless today announced that its smart city project for Cleveland, Ohio in the U.S., has been recognized as a winning solution for its customer in the Smart 50 Awards 2020, under the Digital Transformation category. This marks the company’s fourth smart city project in the last three consecutive years to be recognized at the Awards. Held annually in conjunction with the Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo, in partnership with the Smart Cities Connect, Smart Cities Connect Foundation, and US Ignite, the Awards recognize the 50 most transformative and innovative smart cities projects in the world.
Smart lighting controls provided by ST Engineering reduce annual operating costs by as much as 20 percent for its customers, in addition to the anticipated 50 percent cost savings from converting to LED lighting. The solution in Cleveland uses the Telematics Wireless T-Light Galaxy platform to provide wide area communications network that manages the city’s 61,000 street lights.
One of Cleveland’s smart city projects, “Safe Smart CLE – LED Streetlights with Adaptive Controls” was submitted for the awards, and successfully demonstrated how the city is “building an economic engine to empower a green city on a blue lake.” Advanced technologies such as the smart street lighting solution was used to make Cleveland a safer, brighter and more attractive city for its citizens and visitors. Benefits of the solution include more accurate measurement of energy use and energy savings, reduced carbon emissions and streetlight outages, and the ability to adjust lighting levels in real time.
“Digital transformation has led to cities turning to smart solutions for a more sustainable and cost-effective city management. Streetlight management, which contributes to an increasingly significant part of cities’ energy use, is a growing concern on municipal budgets. The award win reflects our innovative technologies that have benefitted our customer, positioning them as innovators that drive smart cities of the future,” said Amir Hirsch, Business Development, ST Engineering Telematics Wireless.
Other award-winning Smart 50 projects by ST Engineering Telematics Wireless include:
City-wide T-Light Galaxy Network communications canopy installed in just three business days
Austin, Texas, Sept. 23, 2019 – To better serve its nearly 400,000 residents, Cleveland, Ohio has adopted the T-Light Galaxy Network from ST Engineering Telematics Wireless to manage the city’s 61,000 streetlights. Cleveland Public Power, a city-owned utility, deployed the T-Light Galaxy communications infrastructure in just three business days, utilizing FCC licensed frequencies to ensure the system is both secure and reliable. The system provider, ST Engineering Telematics Wireless, is a leader in smart city wireless networks and applications.
“This digital transformation of our streetlights fulfils a key component of the Safe, Smart CLE Project launched earlier this year,” said Cleveland Public Power Commissioner Ivan Henderson. That Project combines the conversion of all streetlights in the City to LED with the ST Engineering Telematics Wireless networked lighting control system and 1,000 cameras that are operated by the Cleveland Police Department. “Not only does the Telematics Wireless system enable us to control and manage our streetlight operations far more efficiently and cost-effectively, it also provides Cleveland the backbone for more advanced, future-ready Smart City applications like the high definition images and our police department’s remote control of streetlights that can be dimmed or brightened throughout the City.”
Smart lighting controls can reduce annual operating costs by as much as 20 percent in addition to the anticipated 50 percent cost-savings from converting to LED. In the Cleveland installation, the T-Light Galaxy platform functions as a wide area communications network. The end-to-end solution provides a web-accessed application software, BrightCity™, with 61,000 individual networked lighting controllers for each streetlight’s operation. The system will enable Cleveland to set different light intensity for residential, commercial and industrial locations, pre-program schedules for routine and real-time management of special conditions, and proactively manage maintenance support.
“Cleveland’s adoption and installation of the T-Light Galaxy streetlight control system is ultimately part of a bold statement from one of the country’s premier smart cities,” said Amir Hirsch, Business Development, ST Engineering Telematics Wireless. “It demonstrates a genuine commitment to visionary leadership, service, sustainability and cost containment for all the city’s citizens.”
For the Cleveland project, ST Engineering Telematics Wireless installed three gateways to cover the entire city’s network of streetlights, and a fourth gateway is planned for city-wide redundant coverage. The city plans to test other smart devices that run on Telematics Wireless’ Galaxy Network in the near future.
ST Engineering Telematics Wireless will be exhibiting at the Street and Area Lighting Conference (SALC) 2019 from September 22-25, 2019 in San Diego, California. To learn more about the Cleveland project, and speak with ST Engineering Telematics Wireless executives and the Cleveland Public Power Commissioner, please send your availability to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telematics’ Galaxy Network to be deployed Throughout Georgia
Austin, Tx – April 2019: Telematics Wireless, a leader in smart city networks and control applications, has announced that Georgia Power, a Southern Company, has selected its T-Light Galaxy platform to control and monitor part of more than 900,000 street and area lights throughout the state of Georgia. Under the current initial agreement, the Telematics solution will provide network coverage to several counties and metro areas and will control approximately 50,000 lights.
Georgia Power chose the Telematics T-Light Galaxy system, a highly robust wireless star network operating on FCC licensed frequency bands that provides wide area network coverage with minimal infrastructure costs. According to Jessica Tolley, Georgia Power’s LED Roadway Manager, “The base station to Networked Lighting Controller (NLC) ratio with the T-Galaxy System was very appealing and weighed heavily in Georgia Power’s decision to install Telematics NLCs.”
The T-Light Galaxy system will remotely monitor and control street and area lights and provide built in revenue grade metering for time of use billing. The system will provide real time data to Georgia Power for proactive maintenance, outage management, and billing. Additionally, the system will help Georgia Power to ensure that the lights are operating as expected, saving energy, increasing public safety, and improving customer satisfaction.
“We are proud that Georgia Power has recognized that Telematics Wireless is the leading technology solution provider and that our T-Light Galaxy network is the right choice to address their needs” said Amir Hirsch, head of Business Development at Telematics Wireless for North America, “The T-Light Galaxy smart city platform will help to reduce energy usage and ensure public safety.”
The T-Light Street Light Control networks and Telematics smart city capabilities will be on showcase at LIGHTFAIR International 2019 from May 21 to 23, 2019, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia (booth no. 3739).
Telematics Wireless Chosen to Provide Street Lighting Management Solution
Israel – August 23rd, 2016: Telematics Wireless (Telematics), a leader in smart city control applications, has announced that its smart city technology has been selected to be implemented for a control and monitoring solution for 132,500 street lights in the City of Montreal, Canada. Telematics’ solution will be provided as part of a C$28 million contract awarded to Énergère for the supply and installation of an intelligent street lighting management solution. Telematics’ solution will include its 7-pin external Lighting Control Units (LCUs) as well as internal LCUs that will control the operation of the lighting fixtures. Énergère intends to deploy multiple smart city networks which will work together to provide comprehensive city-wide coverage.
Énergère has chosen Telematics’ T-Light Pro™ System for its highly robust wireless mesh multi-hop network that utilizes self-healing and cognitive radio algorithms. Telematics’ solution for smart city applications enables reliable and secure two-way communications between lighting nodes and the Central Management Software (CMS) via a wireless network that uses a small number of gateways. This energy-saving solution controls lighting levels and monitors the power and energy usage of lightings. Street light outages are detected in real time, thus reducing maintenance costs and enhancing public safety.
In addition to monitoring and controlling the street lights, the T-Light communications platform will enable the City of Montreal to implement a vast array of smart city solutions. These solutions include the integration of snow sensors which can notify the public works when the streets need to be cleared of snow; the ability to blink the street lights on specific streets to warn citizens to move their cars for the snow plows; and the use of sensors on water meters to provide meter readings, detect leakage or monitor sewage lines for overflow.
“What makes this project unique, is that it successfully combines the solutions of various smart city technologies and companies”, said Eddy Kafry, CEO of Telematics Wireless. “Our reputation as a leader in providing smart city and wireless communications solutions has led us to be selected for this large-scale project for the City of Montreal.”
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.”