Having identified NB‑IoT as strategically important, InteliLIGHT chose to partner with u‑blox on the development of its FRE‑220‑NB range of NB‑IoT compatible luminaire controllers.
The new family of controllers can be embedded into most luminaire designs and enables the individual remote control (on/off, dimming) of LED street lights with electronic ballasts up to 400W.
The smart control offered extends to monitoring a wide range of electrical parameters, the ability for Over The Air (OTA) updates and support for autonomous operation.
The NB‑IoT protocol targets IoT applications that have low bandwidth requirements, as such it is ideal for smart lighting.
As part of the LTE family of standards, NB‑IoT can be supported within existing LTE infrastructure, offering carrier-grade reliability and security, as well as excellent penetration and stability.
u‑blox’s SARA‑N2 series was the world’s first NB‑IoT module and successfully combines ultra low power consumption with an extended temperature range in a small LGA (Land Grid Array) form factor.