Sharmila Kumbhat - MD - Klite Industries
The concept of smart cities came into being as a consequential development to internet of things (IoT), digital connectivity, global warming and the compelling necessities for energy saving. More than 50 % of the world’s population lives in cities, A city environment, with a closely knit street light network, became a natural choice for a smart city concept, hosting sensor networks and wireless communications for traffic control, smart parking, noise and air quality monitoring, incident detection, and more. Smart city lights are not a standalone system; rather, they have to be integrated with other systems under IoT. Hence, smart city light poles should be able to accommodate a full range of lighting controls compatible with remote control and integral with suitable sensors for the respective application.

Smart Lighting Pole

In fact, the smart city pole is going to be a service platform for various services for network redundancy, application areas such as mobile connectivity (WLAN), traffic control, security camera (CCTV), information transfer, public announcement with loud speakers, smart parking, environmental monitoring, and even the electric charger for electric cars etc.

K-Lite’s smart city ‘Intelligent’ pole is a modular solution to cater to the above needs in the upcoming smart cities. K-Lite’s one main pole with one to five modules is a smart column that comes in a multitude of combinations. With flexible modules, the smart column is very handy and flexible for add-ons. Users can choose the combination, add the module, connect them together, and the smart column is ready to meet their requirements.