Internet of Things Industry Leaders Accelerate Path to Smart Cities.
Today at Light + Building, the world’s leading trade show for lighting and building services technology, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Silver Spring Networks, Inc. announced a partnership to develop a networked LED street lights solution, helping to cut costs and simplify connected lighting componentry for luminaire manufacturers. This will accelerate the road to smart cities for municipalities, utilities, transportation departments and other outdoor lighting network operators. Networked LED public lighting systems deliver significant energy and operational savings, helping cities, utilities and other entities quickly establish a broad network canopy that can also be utilized for Smart City and Internet of Things (IOT) applications, such as traffic and parking management, environmental sensing and citizen safety.
The joint smart street light solution will be designed to enable luminaire manufacturers to take advantage of a pre-integrated networked photocell with auto-configuration and management capabilities, lowering costs and simplifying the end solution for customers. The collaboration will enable advanced capabilities such as wiring multiple sensors to a single driver, dynamic override commands, and advanced management of configuration files and firmware images across large-scale lighting networks.
The solution will build on Silver Spring’s IPv6- based Gen5 wireless networking platform and SLV6 smart city management software, and the Samsung Smart Lighting Module (SLM) that powers the Samsung Smart Lighting Platform (SLP). SLM is an all-in-one lighting application-specific wireless and wired connectivity solution that can be embedded into a sensor bus for smart cities and other IOT environments. Samsung SLM supports both wired and wireless communication protocols, including DALI and Bluetooth, to help operators seamlessly connect to various sensor networks and smart devices. SLM enables smart lighting luminaires to act as nodes for diverse smart lighting environments.
“Samsung and Silver Spring Networks share a common vision for the IOT. Large-scale outdoor lighting networks offer a viable path to smarter cities and safer communities, and provide a solid foundation for future Internet of Things applications,” said Dr. Jacob Tarn, Executive Vice President, LED Business Team, Samsung Electronics.
“The Samsung and Silver Spring solution will leverage open standards to provide a simple, scalable and highly efficient long-term path for connecting Internet of Things devices.”
“We are pleased to partner with an industry leader like Samsung to help advance the outdoor lighting, smart cities, and broader IOT markets,” said Brandon Davito, Vice President of Smart Cities and Lighting, Silver Spring Networks. “We are committed to delivering standards-based solutions that simplify the roll out of smart lighting networks and unlock clear economic benefits for our customers.”