Acuity Brands Partners With Silver Spring Networks on Intelligent Photocontrol for Street Lighting and Smart City Solutions

Acuity Brands, Inc. based in Atlanta, Georgia USA, announced that its Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. subsidiary selected Silver Spring Networks, Inc. as a technology and channel partner for its smart street light and smart city solutions. Acuity Brands has developed and intends to market its DTL® DSN intelligent photocontrol.

Acuity Brands teams with Silver Spring Networks to offer photocontrol for street lighting applications.

Acuity Brands teams with Silver Spring Networks to offer photocontrol for street lighting applications.

Silver Spring Networks will manage the wireless network on which Acuity’s DTL® DSN intelligent photocontrol will operate. According to Acuity Brands, this solution gives municipalities and utility companies improved functionality and provides adaptive control of their LED street lighting systems.

LED street lighting can serve as an ideal infrastructure platform for delivering secure and reliable connectivity for smart lighting, smart metering and new Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Therefore, enabling IoT connectivity for smart lighting, smart grid, and future smart city applications lets lighting system operators take advantage of their lighting infrastructure assets.

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Acuity Photocontrol Works with Silver Spring Networks IPv6 Networking Platform

Acuity says that this new solution benefits from the reliability and long lifetime the of the DLL Elite™ of its LED-compatible photocontrol. The photocontrol reportedly improves its functionality and combines the lighting solution with the Silver Spring Networks standards-based, IPv6 networking platform and Streelight.

Vision control management software, a cloud-hosted management environment centralizes lighting system monitoring and control and grants access to data through open APIs. The software also brings new value to operators and their customers. Acuity backs the networked lighting control solution with service level agreements and supports it with 24×7 monitoring and over-the-air access to firmware updates.

Acuity points out that through the Silvers Spring Networking platform, the wireless photocontrol features AES256-bit encryption. The device links to a network that supporting over 26 million devices. The company says that the photocontrol sensor, which can connect with multiple smart city devices and applications, delivers real-time, actionable data for business critical needs. Also, access via open APIs helps future-proof the sensor.

“This innovative solution, which combines the DTL DSN intelligent photocontrol and Silver Spring Networks multi-application platform, brings together two market leaders to provide smart lighting control and networking to large-scale lighting operators. This solution will enable these customers to leverage their smart lighting canopy to easily and cost-effectively deploy additional smart city applications over time,” said Trevor Palmer, Acuity Brands Lighting vice president, Product Management Controls.

See Acuity Brands outdoor controls systems for more information, or visit www.acuitybrands.com.