Frequently Asked Questions
- Energy costs are reduced by up to 35% through smart dimming scheduling.
- Overall operational costs come down by up to 42%.
- By reducing energy waste, you significantly reduce the CO2 print of your city.
- You can monitor all street lighting grids and be informed in real time of any malfunctions or power losses
- It gives real time monitoring.
- You will be able to anticipate and plan maintenance routes automatically.
- It requires a lower investment as it adapts to your existing city lighting infrastructure.
- It can be implemented without any fixture components replacements and without any civil works.
- It uses an array of sensors and add-ons to suit your particular needs, thus proving high flexibility.
- By using open protocols, it is adaptable to third-party components and integrates with other present and future city systems.
- Our Street Light Control software suite (iStreet.networks) will enable to remotely monitor and manage the entire street lighting system, from your desk or, by using our mobile app, on the road.
- Also, it allows adding various smart services that will bring additional incomes to the community or cut down even more your street lighting energy costs.
Considering all these benefits of DevtechM2M lighting system it is end of your search for streetlight management system.
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As every city is unique and, due to system’s complexity and adaptability, it is difficult to estimate a deployment cost without detailed information regarding your project in particular area.
Hardware replacement mainly contributes in recurring cost.
Besides the usual maintenance tasks of your street lighting network, system components also have a limited life expectancy, so you will probably need some hardware replacements after years of functioning. The good news is that these replacement’s costs would have been already covered from the system’s cost savings, so they will not represent a burden on your city budget.
DevtechM2M does not use any sensor technology for lighting automation.
Lighting Control Gear (LCG) is used to communicate with lamp and controller. Power Line Carrier Communication (PLCC) is basically used to fetch data from each lamp. This data is stored in IoT controller. This preprogrammed controller atomizes the lighting.
The controller’s can be used to monitor and manage other applications along the street lighting grid, such as sprinklers or access barriers that require remote on/off switching. Also, with the street lighting networks controlled by system being continuously under power, they allow the use of sensors and add-ons even during the day. Advertising back-lit panels on the poles, Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure all over the city or wireless communication devices are only a few ideas that can bring additional incomes to your community.
Devtech M2M lighting automation system is basically designed for 30KVA load. So you can make so many permutation and combination of the light rating within this load limit.
It is a remote street lighting management solution that offers you detailed, lamp-level management capabilities of every street light in your city and ensures that the right amount of light is provided where and when needed. Equally important, in-depth grid management gives an accurate real-time feedback of any change occurring along the grid reduces energy loss and offers advanced maintenance optimization tools. Using the existing infrastructure, you can have live detailed information over the grid and transform the existing distribution level network into an intelligent infrastructure for the future.
We can start setting up system anywhere in the city, and continue as your priorities dictate. It’s not necessary to install the whole city at once, or to have any continuity between the managed street lighting segments. The system will function immediately after installing the first Remote Terminal Unit and the assigned controllers, and we can plan the installation schedule according to your priorities and budget availability.
You don’t have to change any components in order to successfully implement system. It is able to manage and monitor any luminary in street lighting installations, even decorative and architectural lighting. Our controllers successfully manage all LED and high intensity discharge lamps available on the market, using either magnetic or electronic ballasts. Our solution can be therefore easily embedded and adapts immediately to your existing infrastructure of cables, poles, ballasts and light bulbs.
The controllers are mounted inside or outside the street lighting fixtures, while the communication devices are placed inside the power supply cabinets. It communicates using PLC or RF communication between the lamps and the power supply cabinets and using any IP-based communication solution available between the cabinets and the management software. The built-in advanced signal repeating mechanisms makes it possible to communicate securely even over the largest street lighting networks.
There are no civil works needed for the system. We use your existing lighting grid for communications and energy supply, we adapt to any IP-based communication solution available in the area and we install our controllers and communication devices on the existing infrastructure of lighting fixtures and distribution cabinets.
Once, we agree upon all the data regarding the project and prepare the technical and financial proposal, you can choose from an advanced functionality demonstration or a pilot project deployment. For the pilot project, we implement the planned adaptations to the technical and software solutions and, deploy the pilot project together with our local implementation partner, so you can validate the system and its outcomes by yourself.
The actual pilot implementation, can take 4-8 weeks, depending on the local deployment conditions. But you need to take into consideration that we can deploy a pilot project only after the technical and compatibility assessment process and system business proposal (technical solution, budget and deployment timeline are finished and approved.
After installing the first Remote Terminal Unit you can start using the system and benefit from the savings immediately. Energy costs are immediately reduced by up to 35% for the afferent lights through intelligent on/off switching, targeted progressive dimming and overall efficient management of the consumption.
Yes, Devtech Lighting Controllers is an enabled automatic street lighting solution, retrofit solution and can work with existing lighting panels and fixtures of all types.
Yes, series of modules are based on low power radio frequency with 360?
Wireless connectivity, it is able to communicate across obstacles, large angles and curves.
Yes, the solution supports manual override feature and no modification is required in existing wiring.
ON / OFF schedule can be changed through the below user touch points
- SMS through registered mobile
- Smart phone application
- Cloud based application
Yes, Devtech Lighting Controllers modules have inbuilt mechanism to detect, if the light is working. A fault detection alert with location shall be delivered.
No, schedule or configuration updated on the server shall be stored on the DCU and can work without connectivity. Connectivity with the server is required periodically and can also be achieved via GPRS for remote locations.
Lighting Controllers modules come with required provision and installation guidelines to avoid tampering and protection from weather.
The solution ROI shall depend on the number of lights on an average for a typical installation of more than 50 lights, the ROI is of 12 – 15 months.