Street lighting and highways industry specialist showcases smart city capabilities at upcoming annual conference
SOWERBY BRIDGE, UK: Lucy Zodion, HEMSA member and specialist in the design and development of power distribution equipment, street lighting controls and innovative smart city solutions, is exhibiting at the HEA Annual Conference. The event is held at Celtic Manor and Resort Hotel in Newport, Wales on 31st October 2019.
About Lucy Zodion
Working within the street lighting and highways industries for over 50 years, Lucy Zodion has a reputable position in low voltage power distribution and street lighting control. Over the past 10 years the company has also become a leading innovator in intelligent street lighting and smart city solutions, where the Ki. Smart City Platform was recently introduced.
Combining industry knowledge with technical expertise, Lucy Zodion offers effective power distribution solutions that support street lighting infrastructure. And, with UK-wide DNO approved fused products that are compatible with most street lighting configurations, as well as industry leading photocells that support the latest luminaire designs; the company has solutions to optimise street lighting from the ground-up.
In addition to this, Lucy Zodion has a deep understanding of the smart city environment. It offers innovative systems that help Local Authorities and highways agencies gain useful insights into the challenges on the street, from street lighting to EV management. With both enabling hardware and IoT platforms providing a great opportunity for the delivery of power and insights, Lucy Zodion can help stakeholders from a range of sectors look at the bigger picture, from the street to highway.
At the event
The specialist will take the opportunity to showcase its Ki. smart city solution and demonstrate how it is driving positive change for users throughout the country. Ki. transforms street lighting networks from illumination hardware into smart and responsive assets, via an interoperable ecosystem that unlocks urban data and generates actionable insights.
The Ki. platform helps users remotely control & monitor the performance of their smart city assets (such as street lighting), with a sleek and responsive user interface for enhanced asset management. Ki. is also able to evaluate and analyse urban data to provide real-time reports that flag events before they impact road users and citizens, optimising highway planning and making maintenance scheduling more effective.
The Ki. open ecosystem considers both physical assets and intelligent software, working towards smart city industry standards and protocols: (TALQ 2 Gateway Certified and LoRaWAN Class C). It is structured in the following ways:
- Enabling hardware (Ki. node and other smart devices)
- Communications (Network agnostic for choice of gateway)
- Data and Insights (Ki. platform communicates challenges on the street)
From the fundamental role of street lighting control, to monitoring and evaluating performance, Ki. is able to inform users about how their assets are, or should be, behaving by translating unique urban data into actionable insights. The Ki. platform aggregates a wide range of data from various connected points and communicates these in a contextual and intuitive way, to help drive operational and power efficiencies.
John Fox, Lucy Zodion MD, comments:
Ki. is a pivotal solution for Lucy Zodion. It’s been developed based on our extensive street lighting knowledge, yet employs some of the world’s most advanced technologies to ensure users receive a future-proof solution they can trust. We recently gained TALQ 2 Gateway Certification for Ki., which reinforces our dedication to openness and interoperability; something that will be extremely valuable to users and their ongoing smart initiatives. It’s the ideal choice for those looking for a solution that will grow at the same pace and scale of smart city evolution; working with today’s technology yet compatible with the innovations of tomorrow.
Lucy Zodion and HEA
As a HEMSA member, Lucy Zodion is a regular attendee and exhibitor at the annual event. The Award ceremony helps identify the achievements of HEA and HEMSA members over the past 12 months, where in 2016 Lucy Zodion was awarded with the accolade of Manufacturer of the Year.
At this year’s HEA Annual Conference, Exhibition and Awards, Lucy Zodion will be offering visitors further details about its next generation innovation, as well as providing more information of the company’s latest developments. Visitors are encouraged to look for Lucy Zodion’s ‘Unlock the potential…’ stand on 31st October 2019 at the Celtic Manor & Resort Hotel in Newport, Wales.