The concept of smart cities came into being as a consequential development to IoT, digital connectivity, global warming and the compelling necessities for energy saving. More than 50 per cent of the world’s population lives in cities. A city environment with a closely knit street light network became a natural choice for a smart city concept; hosting sensor networks and wireless communications for traffic control, smart parking, noise and air quality monitoring, incident detection, and more.
Smart city lights are not stand alone system. They have to be integrated with other systems under IoT. Hence, the chosen smart city light poles should be able to accommodate a full range of lighting controls compatible with remote control and integral with suitable sensors for the respective applications.
In fact, the smart city pole is going to be a service platform for various services for network redundancy and application areas such as mobile connectivity (WLAN), traffic control, security camera (CCTV), information transfer, public announcement with loud speakers, smart parking, environmental monitoring and even the electric charger for electric cars etc.
K-Lite’s smart city poles (intelligent poles) with its modular solution will cater the above needs in the upcoming smart cities. One main pole come with one to five modules and a smart column is a multitude of combinations. With flexible modules, the smart column is very handy and flexible for an add-on. One just have to choose the required combination, add the module, connect them together; the smart column will be then ready to meet the requirements.