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Southend chooses Telematics Wireless to smarten streetlights

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The Smart City applications company Telematics Wireless 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, as part of the council’s “energy saving initiative”, upgrading their luminaires to LEDs and their replacement of street lighting columns.

Telematics Wireless says its T-light™ Pro System is a “highly robust wireless mesh multi-hop network, utilizing self-healing and cognitive radio algorithms”.  The company adds that this technology 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 says it chose Telematics Wireless 7-pin NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) LCUs for ease of installation and seamless network configuration.

Telematics Wireless says the Smart Lighting System will act as a platform for other future smart city applications, as the 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 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.”


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