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Huawei launches smart city connected lighting solution

The solution uses a GIS-based management system

Huawei, looking to grow its industrial “Internet of Things” portfolio, launched a smart city connected lighting solution designed with multilevel intelligent control.

Huawei said its solution connects street lamps to the IoT and adopts a GIS-based management system, enabling cities to enhance the control and performance of street lamps. The solution provides municipal managers with status information on each lamp, and enables control of switches and brightness of individual street lamps, allowing on-demand lighting and a claimed 80% reduction in energy consumption.

Huawei’s connected city lighting solution adopts 6LoWPAN technology, which claims lower power consumption and can automatically diagnose, network and trouble-shoot problems, as well as enable interaction between street lamps and other smart devices. The GIS-based management system displays information about the street lamps, including the number of lamps on each street, their status, their installation position and time. Using this solution, Huawei claims one person can manage thousands of lamps in different streets. When a street lamp malfunctions, the system is automatically alerted and sends a message to notify maintenance personnel.

“Lighting IoT lays a solid foundation for the integration of a variety of sensors, to facilitate functions such as environmental and transportation monitoring, and installation of smart charging facilities and intelligent rubbish bins, providing smart city development with valuable big data and integrated interaction to improve citizens’ lives,” explained Wu Chou, CTO of Huawei Switch and Enterprise Communications Product Line.

ZTE launches new mHealth terminal

In other APAC news, ZTE launched an all-in-one physical medical examination terminals dubbed MHealth. The product is said to use IoT technology to improve medical and health care services.

ZTE said its health terminal has integrated functions for blood pressure, ECG, blood oxygen saturation and routine urine test, among others.

The Chinese company also signed a memorandum of understanding with German telco Telefónica Deutschland and the City of Düsseldorf Health Department to develop an open lab for e-health initiatives. The parties have agreed to form a cooperative partnership to launch an open living lab for healthy aging and smart home in Düsseldorf, starting in the second quarter of 2016.

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