Expert in management lighting solution for more than 10 years, Arcom group, with its subsidiary Citylone, designs, manufactures and sells products dedicated to public lighting.
Citylone masters lots of technologies of this application field, especially powerline technology and LonWorks® protocol.
POWERLINE AND LONWORKS®
Citylone has a range of products which uses Powerline technology. This way of communication allows to send data through existing electrical network.
To communicate, Citylone has chosen open and interoperable LonWorks® protocol in PLC (ISO/IEC 14908 -Norm CENELEC EN 50065-1). This solution is the most convenient because all equipment’s using this protocol, even from different manufacturers, can communicate together.
This system warranties permanent communication between for example segment controller (i.LON from Echelon) and lighting controllers (SLxx from Citylone). It evaluates quality of communication and allows “repeating “ of orders (repeating of orders send by one of the controller of the line till the latest has received the information).
Even though Citylone is a young company, thanks to Arcom group, it beneficiates of more than 20 years’ experience in LonWorks® use (technology used by Arcom group for indoor lighting).
LED AND PRESENCE DETECTION APPLIED TO PUBLIC LIGHTING
With its innovation spirit and desire to find solutions adapted to city needs, Citylone also develops solutions for LED management, or integrating presence sensors, cars radar detection…
Our laboratory has developed dynamic lighting solutions (lighting of luminaries coordinated with the walk of a pedestrian in a street), remote alarms… and is open to new ideas in the city.
Technology is evolving and radio solutions are now ready for the market; Citylone works on radio solutions such as LoRa to answer new needs of collectivities.