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Smart Lighting Via Cellular Data Networks

26 April 2016

Looking to provide a new way of enabling outdoor smart lighting, Sensity Systems Inc. has introduced an extension to its NetSense Core Node product that allows consumers to control smart lighting and gather sensor data by using cellular data networks.

The Core Node EX-C extends Sensity’s portfolio of smart lighting products to allow for smart light- emitting diode (LED) lighting controls in residential, suburban and other areas of a city or metropolitan area that lack Wi-Fi coverage. The technology can fill in the gaps of a city’s smart lighting capabilities, such as suburbs making control of smart lighting as easy as in their central business districts.

Sensity worked with AT&T in order to create the cell core node technology to take advantage of cellular coverage, which is nearly ubiquitous across populated regions, Sensity says. The Core Node EX-C technology allows for smart outdoor LED lighting control, including scheduling, dimming, ambient light detection and energy monitoring and management. Other features include the ability to use motion-based lighting control, environmental temperature sensing, and auxiliary power and sensor expansion capabilities.

While cities can use the high throughput and low latency of Wi-Fi networks for urban concerns such as parking management, public safety in large gatherings and traffic congestion, suburban and residential areas do not face the same application needs. So control of outdoor LED lighting via cellular networks is well suited for these regions, Sensity says.

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