| In Spain there are 4.6 million LED luminaires without remote control and sodium vapor that need to be replaced due to their inefficiency or high cost | This system is already operating in the municipalities of Alcantarilla (Murcia) and Gozón (Asturias) after being successfully tested in 3 pilot projects in Madrid and Castilla La Mancha.The solution consists of some IoT nodes that, installed in each point of light, control and collect information about its operation so, through a control application and connected by an NB-IoT network, to be able to manage its lighting individually or collectively.
, which will save costs and energy.The main difference with other similar solutions is that it does not need wiring, that they are long-term projects that easily adapt to new technologies such as 5G and that reduce CO2 emissions by up to 15%.Telefónica, Ferrovial Servicios and Tellink Sistemas de Comunicación have deployed a point-to-point remote management solution for luminaires based on NB-IoT that allows all lighting to be managed from a single point of control, improving efficiency and energy savings.The main recipients of this type of lighting are municipalities, provincial councils and autonomous communities, as is the case of the population of Alcantarilla in Murcia and Gozón in Asturias, who have already deployed 1,200 and 5,000 lights, respectively.
This deployment has taken place after carrying out 3 pilot projects in Guadalajara (Castilla La Mancha), Alcobendas and Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid).The new system allows remote control in real time of each point of light individually or jointly, allowing on-off and setting the level of brightness according to natural light cycles, and controlling its operation by monitoring different parameters , such as the individual energy consumption of the luminaire.
All this improves energy efficiency and optimizes the management and maintenance of the facilities, controlling consumption."These improvements are possible because we have used NB-IOT technology in the deployment of the network, which represents a great saving in installation and support, as it does not require wiring and is compatible with all manufacturers of the luminaires.
In addition, its development It is designed for long-term projects, as it adapts to 5G ", said Adrián García-Nevado, director of companies at Telefónica Spain."We have created a state-of-the-art solution, using the best existing technology and ready for the future.
XPERIoT combines low costs and energy savings, with the possibility of being used anywhere in the world, in any luminaire on the market.
It will allow digitization lighting, energy efficiency and Smart Cities enter a phase of exponential growth ", says Alberto López, Director of Development and Operations at Ferrovial Servicios España."The new generation of Tellink TSmarT NB IoT Nodes deployed represent a technological leap of several orders of magnitude compared to any alternative available today.
It is a tool that allows a true digital transformation of the tasks of control and maintenance of public lighting And the most important thing is that the implementation of this technology will result in an improvement in the level of service to citizens, making both small municipalities and large cities more comfortable and safer places for their inhabitants, and more attractive for visitors and investors ", says Dionisio Martinez, CEO of Tellink.The new system proposed by the three companies reduces light pollution and CO2 emissions.
This energy saving can be between 10 and 15% compared to the total consumption of the original installation without remote management, although it can be even higher, since it is directly proportional to the number of luminaires on which this technology is installed.
This solution also allows interaction with other sensors to know, for example, its impact on the environment and the temperature it reaches.Another advantage is that, thanks to the LED lighting and the ability to manage each node individually, great efficiencies in electricity consumption are achieved.
This will avoid late attention to incidents due to lack of data, detecting system failures in real time; and to be able to adapt the lighting according to the needs and events of each moment.The technical elements of this solution are:The IoT control nodes: developed and manufactured by the Spanish company Tellink Sistemas de Comunicación, and installed in each light point, are in charge of controlling them and collecting information on their operation.
Each Control Node is equipped with a powerful wireless communications transceiver with support for NB IoT technology, allowing them to interact with the Central Lighting Application.The control software application: is the set of software tools in charge of receiving information from all nodes, through their IP addresses, and of "˜sending" them ™ orders, subsequently analyzing the data and interacting with the users of the system.
.The communications network is deployed over NB IoT coverage.
This technology is a new standard on licensed band and specific to the IoT that guarantees both the correct massive deployment and high concentration of nodes as well as maximum security through IP connectivity from the luminaire's Control Nodes.Currently, there are 4.6 million sodium vapor luminaires in Spain and LED luminaires without remote control that can be replaced and that could achieve greater efficiencies, both in consumption and maintenance, through the use of technological solutions such as those acquired by the municipalities of Alcantarilla and Gozón.