SMART STREET LIGHTING

The smart street lighting system developed by Vectolabs for Presint 15 will be the first of its kind in Putrajaya. The system is designed to manage all types of street lighting assets, which includes feeder pillars and all types of street lighting, from the smart-ready LEDs to the conventional High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) luminaires. The system helps PPj to resolve faulty street lighting proactively with the automated notification system, and quickly using the information provided, such as possible faulty components, the exact location of the luminaire, and the feeder pillar, circuit, and phase the luminaire is connected to. PPj will also be able to track work orders for faulty street lighting to ensure high quality of service to its community.

THE CHALLENGE

This unavailability of a municipal operated IoT network is a major barrier to build smart cities because every pilot project requires its own network infrastructure without any interoperability. This drives up costs

THE SOLUTION

Perbadanan Putrajaya with Vectolabs Technologies Sdn Bhd an Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider, to set up the first municipal operated IoT infrastructure in Malaysia using LoRa technology to boost initiatives under the Putrajaya Smart City Blueprint. The Wireless and Photonics Networks Research Centre (WiPNET) of Universiti Putra Malaysia is also part of the collaboration.

LoRa is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology that uses a wireless modulation method to create long range communication links with low power consumption, which makes it ideal for transmitting sensor data from IoT devices. A single gateway is able to cover 2-5km radius in urban settings.

With the pilot funded by the National Technology and Innovation Sandbox (NTIS) under its Single Site Innovation Sandbox category, LoRa infrastructure will be built in Presint 15 Putrajaya, a commercial hub, with smart street lighting as the first application.

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