Smart City solutions provider, Urban Control® Ltd, today unveiled the Urban Node®—DC, a new integrated product with Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI), a leading networking platform and solutions provider for the Internet of Important Things™. The product is the first commercially available product of this type, which has been specifically designed to utilise the Sensor Ready (SR) Driver technology from Philips Lighting and sockets from TE Connectivity.
It is smaller, lighter and consumes less energy than previous AC models, ensuring extra safety for installers and operators through the maximum 60mA 24v dc supply to the external connectors. Mark Cooper, Product Manager for Urban Control stated, “By using the SR Driver, we have reduced the complexity of the node and the internal luminaire wiring. We have also increased the metering functionality with the open protocol DALI 2.0 interface. The ability to add SR certified sensors that use the standardised interface from Zhaga book 18 and our own Bluetooth and Digital Interfaces, means we can also add additional sensors via the Node. This allows us to accommodate multiple sensors on and around the node or luminaire aiding the development of an integrated Smart City system, all built within the security and reliability of the Silver Springs wireless network.”
The launch of this new addition to the Urban Control product portfolio positions the company as a fully integrated, Smart City Solutions provider.
“These are exciting times for the business” says Terry Dean, CEO of Urban Control. “ The launch of these products, demonstrates our passion for providing real solutions for real, urban challenges and I’m looking forward to continuing to work closely with our customers to drive future innovations.”
The Urban Node—DC will be unveiled at Lux Live in London on 15th and 16th November and can be found on the Urban Control stand E48. About Urban Control Urban Control is a network and technology solutions provider which can advise upon, design and create devices to meet the challenges of the Smart City revolution. Based in Hertfordshire in the UK, they have contracts to supply over 40,000 nodes to a number of Local Authorities across the UK and are expanding operations across Europe and Australasia.
Recent project wins include, amongst others • City of London • LB Brent • LB Barking & Dagenham • Cumbria County Council