Samsung Electronics and Silver Spring Networks partner to develop street lights solution

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Silver Spring Networks, Inc. have announced a partnership to develop a networked LED street lights solution, helping to cut costs and simplify connected lighting componentry for luminaire manufacturers.

This aims to accelerate the road to smart cities for municipalities, utilities, transportation departments and other outdoor lighting network operators. Networked LED public lighting systems deliver significant energy and operational savings, helping cities, utilities and other entities quickly establish a broad network canopy that can also be utilised for Smart City and Internet of Things (IoT) applications, such as traffic and parking management, environmental sensing and citizen safety.

The joint smart street light solution will be designed to enable luminaire manufacturers to take advantage of a pre-integrated networked photocell with auto-configuration and management capabilities, lowering costs and simplifying the end solution for customers. The collaboration will enable advanced capabilities such as wiring multiple sensors to a single driver, dynamic override commands, and advanced management of configuration files and firmware images across large-scale lighting networks.

image013The solution will build on Silver Spring’s IPv6- based Gen5 wireless networking platform and SLV6 smart city management software, and the Samsung Smart Lighting Module (SLM) that powers the Samsung Smart Lighting Platform (SLP). SLM is an all-in-one lighting application-specific wireless and wired connectivity solution that can be embedded into a sensor bus for smart cities and other IoT environments. Samsung SLM supports both wired and wireless communication protocols, including DALI and Bluetooth, to help operators seamlessly connect to various sensor networks and smart devices. SLM enables smart lighting luminaires to act as nodes for diverse smart lighting environments.

“Samsung and Silver Spring Networks share a common vision for the IoT. Large-scale outdoor lighting networks offer a viable path to smarter cities and safer communities, and provide a solid foundation for future Internet of Things applications,” said Dr. Jacob Tarn, EVP, LED Business Team, Samsung Electronics. “The Samsung and Silver Spring solution will leverage open standards to provide a simple, scalable and highly efficient long-term path for connecting Internet of Things devices.”

“We are pleased to partner with an industry leader like Samsung to help advance the outdoor lighting, smart cities, and broader IoT markets,” said Brandon Davito, vice president of Smart Cities and Lighting, Silver Spring Networks. “We are committed to delivering standards-based solutions that simplify the roll out of smart lighting networks and unlock clear economic benefits for our customers.”

Silver Spring connects critical infrastructure IoT devices in iconic global cities such as Chicago, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Melbourne, Mexico City, Paris, Sao Paulo, San Francisco, Singapore, Washington DC and others, including what is believed to be the largest networked street light project in the world, nearly 500,000 connected lights across Miami and South Florida.

To learn more, please visit Silver Spring at the Samsung Booth at Light + Building Expo – Hall 6.2, Stand B04 – from March 15-18 in Frankfurt, Germany.

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