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Next generation controller for smart city lighting

The system incorporates open-standard sensor inputs which lets customers integrate Internet of Things (IoT) applications

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Outdoor lighting plays a strategic role in making cities smarter and safer
Outdoor lighting plays a strategic role in making cities smarter and safer
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Combining LEDs with advanced controllers enables outdoor lighting to play a strategic role in making cities safer

City officials can integrate dimming and white tuning capabilities with emergency call box systems to assist first responders

Echelon Corporation has extended its multi-application platform for a connected smart lighting infrastructure with the CLP 4000 controller.

 

The next-generation controller incorporates open-standard sensor inputs which lets customers integrate Internet of Things (IoT) applications that can help to improve safety and comfort while providing energy and maintenance cost savings.

 

According to Echelon, the CLP 4000 and related central management system software support its strategy to create safer and more comfortable cities through connected lighting and white tuning, safe adaptive lighting, dynamic traffic analysis and incident lighting control.

 

For example, city officials can integrate dimming and white tuning capabilities with emergency call box systems to assist first responders by improving visibility, quickly and dynamically. They would also have the flexibility to adjust crosswalk and school-zone flashers on the fly for unscheduled early dismissals.

 

“Combining LEDs with advanced controllers enables outdoor lighting to play a strategic role in making cities safer, more comfortable and more efficient,” said Philip Smallwood, director of LED & Lighting Research, Strategies Unlimited. “Once a smart lighting platform is in place, municipal leaders should be able to easily and cost-effectively collect data in real-time, truly transforming themselves into smart cities.”

 

Built on advanced integrated power line meshing technology, the CLP 4000 provides ISO/IEC 14908-1 and -3 compliant, two-way communication between lamps and segment controllers for reliable, unobtrusive communications, said Echelon. Its optimised performance enables scheduling, alarming, notifications and remote command and control at every light point.

 

“This latest product is consistent with our goal of making outdoor lighting a strategic asset for enterprises and municipalities,” said Ron Sege, chairman and chief executive officer, Echelon.

 

“The Lumewave by Echelon system is currently controlling school zone safety flashers in five cities in the Pacific Northwest. With the CLP 4000 the range of applications we can support grows dramatically.”

 

The controller was developed for use with Echelon’s LumInsight Cloud and Enterprise Central Management System software for easy installation, reliable operations and long-term expandability.

 

The CLP 4000 supports Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI), the worldwide standard specified by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

 

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