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Philips CityTouch Selects Sierra Wireless to Connect New Remote Lighting Management System for Smart Cities
|By Business Wire
|June 12, 2014 04:11 AM EDT
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR) (TSX:SW) today announced that Philips
CityTouch has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime® embedded wireless
modules to provide connectivity for the new CityTouch
LightWave remote lighting management system.
CityTouch LightWave is a new remote lighting management system that
includes intelligent ‘’plug and play’’ outdoor lighting fixtures. Cities
worldwide can roll out the CityTouch system quickly and cheaply, using
LED outdoor fixtures that feature built-in mobile connectivity to the
central management system, using integrated AirPrime modules.
Once such a fixture is plugged in, a light point automatically appears
on the CityTouch map at the right location and with its main technical
parameters already integrated into the system. Only a few clicks later,
the remote lighting management system allows central control of all
lights in an area, either individually or as a group. The software also
provides the current lighting status, auto-notifications of faults and
accurate information on energy usage of each street light. The system
can provide significant energy savings to municipal customers – LED
lighting combined with intelligent controls can deliver savings of up to
Philips CityTouch chose Sierra Wireless AirPrime modules for the
CityTouch LightWave system based on the level of global support Sierra
Wireless is able to provide as the market leader, as well as the
potential for evolution in future products with a simple migration path
from 2G to 4G technologies.
“The more we talked with Sierra Wireless, the more confident we became
that this company really understood what we needed to not only build and
launch a new generation of CityTouch Ready outdoor lighting fixtures,
but to also grow and evolve them over time,” said Vasanth Philomin,
General Manager of Philips CityTouch. “We knew we needed more than just
a simple hardware supplier, and Sierra Wireless offered both the
expertise to help us get to market efficiently and the long-term vision
we were looking for in a collaborative partner.”
“CityTouch LightWave offers an innovative approach to easily connect
city lights for smart cities,” said Dan Schieler, Senior Vice President,
OEM Solutions for Sierra Wireless. “The ability to monitor and manage
street lighting can provide more reliable service, more efficient use of
city funds, and a more environmentally-friendly solution. It’s a classic
example of how connecting everyday city services can benefit both the
municipal organization and its citizens.”
For more information about how Sierra Wireless device-to-cloud solutions
for connected infrastructures, please visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/Solutions/Industries/industrial_infrastructure.aspx.
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About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is the global leader in
machine-to-machine (M2M) devices and cloud services, delivering
intelligent wireless solutions that simplify the connected world. We
offer the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of 2G, 3G and 4G
embedded modules and gateways, seamlessly integrated with our secure M2M
cloud services. Customers worldwide, including OEMs, enterprises, and
mobile network operators, trust our innovative solutions to get their
connected products and services to market faster. Sierra Wireless has
more than 900 employees globally and has R&D centers in North America,
Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.sierrawireless.com.
“AirPrime” is a trademark of Sierra Wireless. Other product or service
names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
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