In the era of smart cities, the need for intelligent, efficient, and sustainable solutions is paramount. One such solution is the Smart Street Light Platform, an IoT-enabled system designed to control and monitor streetlights. This platform was developed as part of the Government of India’s Smart City initiative.
The objective of the Smart Street Light Platform is to provide a comprehensive solution that includes a street light controller hardware, a cloud-based backend application, a web application and dashboard, and a mobile application for field support. The hardware controller, equipped with wireless communication modules, can retrofit any traditional streetlight, bringing it onto the network. The platform offers a range of features, including voltage sensing, current and power factor sensing, ten-step dimmable control, and over-the-air firmware upgrades. The cloud-based web dashboard allows remote viewing of on-off status, setting automatic and manual on-off for individuals or groups of lights, and setting dimming levels.
Liberin’s pivotal role in the development and deployment of the Smart Street Light Platform showcased their expertise in creating innovative solutions. One of their standout contributions was the in-house design and development of a highly adaptable street-light controller. This controller was engineered to seamlessly retrofit with any LED light, ensuring compatibility across a variety of lighting infrastructures. The device exhibited versatile connectivity options, including GSM, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, empowering efficient communication.
Moreover, Liberin incorporated sophisticated features such as schedule storage, voltage sensing, current and power factor sensing, and a 10-step dimmable control mechanism, allowing for precise lighting management. The inclusion of OTA (Over-The-Air) firmware upgrades and surge protection with isolation mechanisms ensured the system’s reliability and adaptability to evolving needs.
In line with modern smart city requirements, Liberin integrated a cloud-based web dashboard that provided remote visibility into the on-off status of individual or grouped lights. This dashboard also facilitated the geo-tagging of lights to municipality divisions/wards and offered a map-view feature for enhanced control. Users could easily set dimming levels and leverage APIs for seamless integration with third-party smart-city platforms. Additionally, Liberin went a step further by developing a mobile application for wireless provisioning and diagnostics, adding a layer of convenience and efficiency to the overall solution. These well-thought-out elements collectively contributed to the success of the Smart Street Light Platform, aligning it with the evolving needs of rapidly scaling smart cities.
Key Business Benefits:
- The Smart Street Light Platform’s scalability, reliability, and security have been greatly enhanced.
- Faster manufacturing and testing of the IoT controller hardware have streamlined the production process, reducing costs and time to market.
- The platform’s ability to retrofit any traditional streetlight has increased its market potential.
- The cloud-based backend application and web dashboard have improved operational efficiency, allowing for real-time monitoring and control of streetlights.
- The mobile application for field support has further enhanced the platform’s usability, providing a valuable tool for provisioning and diagnostics.
In conclusion, the contributions to the Smart Street Light Platform have not only ensured a high-quality, reliable product but also delivered significant business benefits, paving the way for the future of smart cities.