Internet of Things pioneer Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON), has announced that its smart city solutions have been chosen by the City of Rancho Cucamonga to add intelligence to their streetlight network LED upgrade, the company said.
Echelon, in partnership with contractor Tanko Lighting, is providing a solution including Top900TLX wireless lighting controllers, base stations and the LumInsightÂ® Central Management System (CMS), which will give the city many new advantages beyond just the energy and cost savings.
With the new intelligent Echelon controllers and CMS, the city will have vastly improved control over the streetlights, as well as automated monitoring and reporting for the first time.
Automated monitoring offers real time visibility into conditions of the lights thereby reducing maintenance costs by minimizing the need to have workers visually inspect the lights to see if they are not functioning, and improving maintenance effectiveness by enabling quicker replacement of lights that are not working.
Automated reporting provides detailed information on energy use down to the individual light. These advantages will be especially beneficial for Rancho Cucamonga´s arterials and at intersections, where maintaining optimal lighting is most critical.
For 30 years Echelon has pioneered the development of open-standard networking platforms for connecting, monitoring and controlling devices in commercial and industrial applications. With more than 140 million connected devices installed worldwide, Echelon´s proven, scalable solutions host a range of applications enabling customers to reduce energy and operational costs, improve safety and comfort, and create efficiencies through optimizing physical systems. Echelon is focusing today on two IoT (Internet of Things) market areas: creating smart cities and smart campuses through connected outdoor lighting systems, and enabling device makers to bring connected products to market faster via a range of IoT-optimized embedded systems. More information about Echelon can be found at www.echelon.com.
Tanko Streetlighting was founded in 2003 and is a national firm focused solely on providing professional services for municipal energy efficiency streetlight conversion projects. The company´s data-focused services include GIS auditing of existing inventory, data management, design, procurement, installation management and project management services to provide a tailored, turn-key solution for any outdoor lighting project.