SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Internet of Things pioneer Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON), today announced that its smart city solutions have been chosen by the City of Rancho Cucamonga to add intelligence to their streetlight network LED upgrade.
Installer in process of upgrading streetlights to LEDs with smart controllers. Photo courtesy of City of Ranch Cucamonga.
Echelon, in partnership with contractor Tanko Lighting, is providing a solution including Top900TLX wireless lighting controllers, base stations and the LumInsight® Central Management System (CMS), which will give the city many new advantages beyond just the energy and cost savings. With the new intelligent Echelon controllers and CMS, the city will have vastly improved control over the streetlights, as well as automated monitoring and reporting for the first time. Automated monitoring offers real time visibility into conditions of the lights thereby reducing maintenance costs by minimizing the need to have workers visually inspect the lights to see if they are not functioning, and improving maintenance effectiveness by enabling quicker replacement of lights that are not working. Automated reporting provides detailed information on energy use down to the individual light. These advantages will be especially beneficial for Rancho Cucamonga’s arterials and at intersections, where maintaining optimal lighting is most critical.
According to Fred Lyn, Utilities Division Manager at the City of Rancho Cucamonga, the combination of Echelon smart city solutions and LED conversion is expected to save the city over $1 million per year due to reduced energy and maintenance costs. “Installing intelligent controls at the same time as the LED upgrade makes logical sense. We now have visual status reports of lamp conditions, better control of our assets, improved connectivity and the foundation of a smart city network,” said Lyn.
Echelon’s lighting control system helps lower electric costs beyond the savings enabled by LEDs alone, by allowing intelligent control of light levels. For example, instead of running lights at full intensity at dusk and dawn, the lights can automatically brighten or dim based on ambient light levels. Similarly, light levels can be increased or decreased as needed based on time of day, day of week or month, scheduled events, or neighborhood needs. Echelon’s controls enable these capabilities on a per light, per street, neighborhood, or whole city level.
“Our technology is paving the way for smart cities to improve safety and quality of life, while achieving energy efficiency and sustainability goals,” said Ron Sege, Chairman and CEO of Echelon Corporation. “Combining Echelon’s proven wireless control and sensor technology with industry standard LED lighting fixtures provides numerous benefits over just LED upgrades alone, including additional energy cost reduction, improved maintenance, extended lifetime for LED lamps, and lighting level that is adjusted to fit any situation.”
About Echelon Corporation
For 30 years Echelon (NASDAQ: ELON) has pioneered the development of open-standard networking platforms for connecting, monitoring and controlling devices in commercial and industrial applications. With more than 140 million connected devices installed worldwide, Echelon’s proven, scalable solutions host a range of applications enabling customers to reduce energy and operational costs, improve safety and comfort, and create efficiencies through optimizing physical systems. Echelon is focusing today on two IoT (Internet of Things) market areas: creating smart cities and smart campuses through connected outdoor lighting systems, and enabling device makers to bring connected products to market faster via a range of IoT-optimized embedded systems. More information about Echelon can be found at www.echelon.com.
About Tanko Streetlighting, Inc.
Tanko Streetlighting, Inc. (“Tanko Lighting”) was founded in 2003 and is a national firm focused solely on providing professional services for municipal energy efficiency streetlight conversion projects. The company’s data-focused services include GIS auditing of existing inventory, data management, design, procurement, installation management and project management services to provide a tailored, turn-key solution for any outdoor lighting project. Tanko Lighting’s projects have spanned more than twenty-three states and have led to the conversion of more than 360,000 streetlights throughout the nation. To learn more, please visit: http://tankolighting.com/
Echelon, the Echelon logo, and LumInsight, are trademarks of Echelon Corporation that may be registered in the United States and other countries. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.
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