Public lighting management technologies
Expert in management lighting solution for more than 10 years, Citylone, designs, manufactures and sells products dedicated to public lighting.
Citylone masters lots of technologies of this application field, in powerline or radiofrequence technology.
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 25 years’ experience in LonWorks® use (technology used by Arcom group for indoor lighting).
RADIO FREQUENCE SOLUTIONS: LORAWAN AND WIREPAS
New technologies has been developped today and radio technologies are now largely deployed: Citylone develops today solutions using LoRaWAN radio protocol to answer to the new needs of the collectivities. We have chosen this standardized protocol, which allows, as we do in powerline, to maintain interoperability with other actors of the market or of the smart city.
We also develop Wirepas protocol solutions in order to be able to deploy a mesh network, especially for our detection solutions where the luminaires must be able to communicate together. This solution offers the same possibilities than powerline technology with a radio protocol.