Brazilian city is seen as one of the country’s tech friendliest
Brazilian city Uberlândia is connecting almost 22,000 streetlights as part of a major infrastructure modernisation programme.
The city, the fourth largest in the interior of Brazil, is working with connected street lighting provider Telensa on the project. The vendor, working alongside its local partner Novakoasin, will provide its PLANet central management solution as well as professional services to train and support staff.
The PLANet system connects individual lights into a cloud based software platform by using nodes plugged into a dedicated wireless network. Staff will be able to control the city’s lighting system centrally and detect faults auomatically. Telensa said the system helps reduce energy consumption, decrease carbon emissions and makes streetlight maintenance more efficient.
The Uberlândia deployment marks Telensa’s first large scale deployment of its technology in Latin America. The vendor has connected more than two million lights worldwide.
Uberlândia prides itself upon its innovation ecosystem and boasts the fourth largest number of start-ups per inhabitant across Brazil, with companies developing the likes of travel expense reimbursement systems and consumer engagement platforms.
Its Polo Tecnologico Sul is an incubator housing around 1,000 companies in the information and communications technology sector, fintech, Mmdtech, telecommunications and management systems.
The Uberlândia win is Telensa’s latest smart lighting project. In December 2020, it expanded the footprint of its network to cover 23 towns and cities across Poland and the Czech Republic with a total population of 250,000.
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