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Street lamps and other smart city applications

Communication plays central part in new applications for smart cities. The coordinated usage of infrastructure and assets yields often reduced costs and leads to better life quality for the inhabitants.

Potential applications of wireless mesh networks in cities include city lights control, parking space management, traffic control, garbage collection, construction monitoring and other. For many of them, system responsiveness plays a crucial role, which leads to local communication systems, that can span across multiple city blocks.

Another field of application that requires multipoint data exchange are smart buildings. Wireless networking is at the core of many building automation systems, allowing seemless communication between various subsystems and services such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), access control and security, sanitation and waste management, smart metering and other. Such applications often require superb radio sensitivity as the signal is heavily attenuated by walls and ceilings.

All of these features can be achieved within our wireless network.

Emergency lighting

Emergency lighting is a safety-related system mandatory for many types of buildings. It includes escape lighting as well as backup lighting.

With reliable wireless communication it is possible automate a lot of tasks related to installation and maintenance of emergency lighting devices. These tasks include periodic functionality tests, that are required by law, but also on-line status monitoring, backup battery conditioning etc. Network self-configuration allows to speed up the installation process, as well as adapt to changes within the building interior.

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HVAC and other building automation

Another field of application that requires multipoint data exchange are smart buildings. Wireless networking is at the core of many building automation systems, allowing seamless communication between various subsystems and services such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), access control and security, sanitation and waste management, smart metering and other. Such applications often require superb radio sensitivity as the signal is heavily attenuated by walls and ceilings.

Commercial lighting

Due to its large scale, large node density and low-cost requirements commercial lighting is one particular application that may greatly benefit from the TSCH mode of communication, that is utilized in our wireless networks. It opens up far more possibilities in data transmission services than sending simple on/off commands.

The built-in multicast data transmission services allows to group lamps with respect to their location or functionality. Due to built-in precise synchronization it is possible to control time-dependent light scenes as well as implement attractive light effects.

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Electronic price tags

Electronic price tags and electronic shelf labeling that are applicable in retail can reduce sore management cost significantly. However to achieve that, the installation and maintenance costs must be brought to a minimum. Here’s where the wireless communication comes into play. By using a reliable and low-cost wireless connections it is possible to build low-price hardware, suitable for large scale and large density deployments. Such conditions are typical for retail stores but are not easily met by todays consumer-grade radio communication standards.

Industrial automation

A lot of industrial processes can benefit from wireless data communication. It provides more flexibility while reducing installation and maintenance costs. Potential applications include smart factories, power plants including renevable energy sources, power grid, warehouses, thermal power stations etc.

In many cases radio transmission enables new applications in industrial processes, in ex. when sensors need to placed on moving/rotating parts or in hard to reach places. This combined with the possibility to power the devices from batteries allows to build new and innovative solutions to problems, that previously couldn?t be addressed.

Existing industrial radio solutions are often expensive and limited in functionality. Typical radiomodems do not natively support mesh networking and multipoint communication is reduced to relying messages to preconfigured nodes. Often, the communication is not secured enough. Our solutions also fit well as a serial communication medium, carrying in ex. Modbus RTU protocol, but the connections are self-organized and self-healed in case of failure, and the network is natively secure. Also, in many cases it is desired to integrate wireless data transmission directly into the product, to cut on data converter costs and reducing installation complexity. Our radio technology fits for that exact purpose.

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