Modern cities and businesses are facing enormous challenges, such as tighter budgets and an increase in energy footprints. But technological developments and, more specifically, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and the Internet of Things (IoT) gives new capabilities that enhance sustainability and help us more efficiently manage the resources needed to improve the urban environment. This is being achieved through the participation of citizens, municipal authorities and local businesses in the daily life of the city.
COSMOTE is facilitating this transition to new Smart Cities through innovative technologies and solutions. These solutions are applicable to various aspects of city life and are offered through a ‘smart’ services platform and an integrated networking infrastructure. Smart Lighting is one of these solutions.
By replacing existing lighting fixtures with new LED-technology fixtures, energy consumption can be reduced by up to 50%. What’s more, the installation of a smart lighting system, which consists of sensors mounted on lampposts and a central management application, provides additional energy savings (up to 20%).
On/off cycles can be scheduled and dimming criteria can be determined via completely remote management of all connected lighting. The system also provides operating and maintenance cost reduction capabilities that were not available until now.