CIMCON Lighting bringing smart lighting to Jamaica
The U.S. company will provide intelligent streetlight controls to Jamaican utility JPS for the implementation of smart lighting initiative
The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has selected Boston-based CIMCON Lighting to provide 35,000 intelligent streetlight controls as part of JPS’ smart lighting program.
CIMCON Lighting specializes in the provision of intelligent lighting and smart city technologies.
CIMCON’ intelligent controls will connect to Silver Spring Networks advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) network to provide JPS with the ability to realize reduced energy and maintenance costs through features such as remote control and scheduling, adaptive dimming control, revenue grade energy metering, automated fault monitoring and alert notifications, and superior asset management capabilities.
“Our controls coupled with Silver Springs AMI network will allow JPS to reduce its energy costs while simultaneously providing a clear path to the realization of its vision for a Connected Nation by providing the platform for a wide variety of sensors and applications including environmental sensors, video analytics, traffic monitoring, electric vehicle chargers and more,” said CIMCON Lighting’s CEO Anil Agrawal.
Jamaica Public Service Company is an integrated electric utility company and the sole distributor of electricity in Jamaica. The company is engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, and also purchases power from seven independent power producers. JPS currently has 630,000 customers across Jamaica.
Vodafone to launch NB-IoT in the Czech Republic in the coming months
In other news, Vodafone Czech Republic expects to launch commercial NB-IoT network services in the coming months.
The European telco is currently carrying out a number of pilots with partners including Czech smart home equipment producer Jablotron, metering firm Landis+Gyr and research institute VUT Brno.
Vodafone said it is working with Chinese vendor Huawei in the rollout of NB-IoT. Pilot services have been deployed in selected locations in Prague, Brno, Ostrava, Plzen and Ceske Budejovice, and by the time of full launch Vodafone intends to have comprehensive NB-IoT network coverage.