Street lights as service network
This is the innovative idea that provides the GEOLUMEN System with a key role in the development process that sees the urban territories evolve into Smart Cities. Wireless access to a communication network consists of the street lights gives the opportunity to provide services to citizens, with the guarantee of full coverage of the urban area. The geolocation of individual light points, which are ports of entry and exit from the network provides a channel for sharing information useful for both the public and the private sector.
RADIO REMOTE MANAGE SYSTEM FOR A SMART CITY
Thanks to the total coverage of the urban area through the street lights network, and due to the short-term payback resulting from the intervention of energy efficiency and management optimization, you can improve several services to be provided through the GEOLUMEN System
• Light / motion / presence sensor
• Remote Panic Button
• Safety and teleassistance
• Environmental monitoring (Weather, Pollution)
• Smart metering
• Parking management
• Waste management
• Info traffic
• Infoturist and advertising
• WiFi / Videosurveillance
GEOLUMEN System is composed by:
L-RD node: it is a HW/FW component capable of interfacing with the light components to receive and send messages and commands. it realizes the remote management of single light point and others mobile devices.
L-RDC Coordinator node: it pilots and queries the individual points of light collecting all the information shared between them, and sends messages to the Control Station vis LAN/UMTS.
Central Station SW: it is the management SW for the WEB Central Control Unit. Powered by a GIS System, it can manage and control the single light point by web. Thanks to an user friendly interface, it reports in real time on map all the anomalies and alarms coming from the light points or from other mobile devices.
Central Station funcionalities:
• Switch on/off of the single light point
• Operating state control of the lamps
• Calendar programming for automatic scheduler
• Individual light point management
• Dimming for single light or groups
• Registry and statistics data
• User management System WEB based
• Report and database storage
The pont-to-point RADIO communication:
The communication between the light points and the Central Station is via wireless network. Every single L-RD node communicates with each other trought a MESH network, automatic reconfigured in case of signal loss. Node Coordinator L-RDC interfaces directly to the Control Station, operated trought a user friendly graphical interface:
• No wired infrastructure
• Coverage of the whole urban area
• Ability to convey heterogeneous information
• Easy installation and configuration of devices
• Analog / digital interface
With the expertise of its engineers, GEOLUMEN S.r.l. offers the necessary designing support, taking care to identify the best lighting solutions in accordance with local regulations. GEOLUMEN S.r.l. engineers aim to optimize the lighting system to make it efficient without modify, where it is possible, the state of things.
Since the GEOLUMEN System is based on radio waves, they are not to be required wiring operas or installation of several remote control devices to full manage a facility. Given the small size of the hardware components of the System, they can be easily integrated in the luminaire bodies. The designers of GEOLUMEN S.r.l. can easly engineer different solutions to offer customers an intuitive product easy to install.
GEOLUMEN S.r.l. supports not only designers, but also installers and maintainers. The entire HW / SW supply is equipped with datasheets and installation guides. Also GEOLUMEN S.r.l. provides support on site during the installation and configuration of the whole system, supporting the customer after the testing phase, with a dedicated Customer Services.
GEOLUMEN System is web based. This not only ensures the availability of the service H24/7days and access from any terminal connected to the Internet, but allows the GEOLUMEN S.r.l. to act promptly in case of request for assistance. If the "help menu" is not sufficient, GEOLUMEN S.r.l. engineers can intervene in real time from a remote suite, dialoguing directly with operators and reducing the time to resolution of any problem.
There are limits to the installation and operation of the system GEOLUMEN?
GEOLUMEN adapts to any technology and can be integrated in discharge lamps or LEDs. There are no limits to the operation of the system due to the absence of replacement of components (ballasts, power supplies, etc ....) and the web-based central "user friendly" through which it is possible to remote control and remote manage lighting plants, including the one in large cities.
Is it always necessary to replace the light fixtures to install GEOLUMEN?
NO! In the presence of new and performing light fixtures would be a waste to proceed with the replacement. GEOLUMEN integrates perfectly with the existing armor and is able to achieve energy and management efficiency without replacement of components.
What is geo-referenced points of light?
GEOLUMEN is equipped with a web based interface that displays individual points of light placed on a map; each fixture is assigned a specific geographical location, and you can locate and control it with a simple "click" of the mouse.
In the presence of an obsolete power line, can you install GEOLUMEN?
Absolutely YES! The advantage of the system GEOLUMEN lies in overcoming the concept of remote control of lighting through the cables of the power line. GEOLUMEN uses radio waves to remotely control each light point, reducing installation costs and all the controls related to the switchgear.
In case of failure of the node, how does the device react?
The node and the device are mutually independent. This means that, in case of failure of the node, beyond the real time reporting, the device operates regularly to 100% of its power, bypassing the control of the node.
Can you remotely control just some of the lamps connected to a single switchgear?
Sure! The "selective remote control" is one of the pluses of the system GEOLUMEN that thanks to the "dot-dot" communication using radio waves, allows you to remotely control each light point belonging to a line, regardless of the switchgear.
What happens if I turn off the lights manually?
The system reports the lack of power to the node / lamp and, of course, the lamp will not turn on!
If the system crashes, what should I do?
The system never stops. The gateway L-RDC manages H24 the individual lamps. In case of failure of the gateway L-RDC simply switch off the gateway, instantly turn off and on the lights at the breaker. In this way, the lamps restore the state of operation at 100%. If they are not turned off and on, they maintain the status of regulation at the time of the communication break between nodes L-RD and gateways L-RDC.
If the internet does not work the system handles the lamps anyway?
The gateway L-RDC has an internal clock that continues to operate even in the absence of internet connection. The connection is used to synchronize the clock of the gateway L-RDC with the time of the remote NTP server.
If I turn off and relight the lamps, at which power are theyt working?
With manual starting the lamps work at the 100%. Is the gateway L-RDC that, questioning the L-RD nodes individually, verifies, depending on the time, the programming cycle combined with the individual lamp and, in real time, set the correct level of dimming.
Which malfunctions does the system report?
The system reports all the malfuncions related to the presence / absence of electricity and / or radio communication. Malfunctions are detected through the reading of consumption and removals for each light point, identifying the possible causes (plate, power supply, node, etc ...) .
Can I automatically set the light intensity with a photocell?
Absolutely yes. The GEOLUMEN System, thanks to the "smart" nodes, can integrate automatic functions to read values arising from sensors, such as photocells, but also temperature sensors, motion, manual controls (panic button), etc. ...
Can I safely manage the remote connection to the gateway L-RDC?
Absolutely yes. In fact, thanks to the GEOLUMEN VPN server, everyone can remotely access their systems using a simple Internet browser (eg Firefox or Chrome) connected to the Internet through personal encrypted certificates. It's obvious that the gateways L-RDC must be connected to the Internet.