New Itron partnership to optimise utility control of smart street lighting


Itron has partnered with Sunrise Technologies to deliver the latest smart street lighting solution to utilities and commercial lighting operators.

Itron and Sunrise have announced the 2nd generation of OpenGrid Network Lighting Controller.

The Controller comprises Itron’s IoT platform and Sunrise Technologies’ utility-grade OpenGrid solution.

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The aim is to provide street light operators with accurate power monitoring and the ability to enable advanced smart city applications in the future.

The solution features a network-based control system in an easy to install external module, on-off, dimming (energy reduction) functionality, luminaire energy measurement, remote lamp failure detection, and revenue-grade power metering for LED and HID luminaires.

Smart street lighting and smart city technologies are hot topics disrupting the energy and IoT industries and will be exhibited and discussed at this year’s Itron Utility Week. To register and attend the event, click here

Dan Evans, senior director of product management at Itron, said: “Itron and Sunrise Technologies’ proven technology and extensive experience with the world’s largest utilities makes us natural partners to help utilities, municipalities and other streetlight operators control costs, improve efficiencies and create safer cities as they modernize their public lighting systems

“The industry is definitively moving toward general-purpose IP networks powering multiple applications and we are proud to enhance our industrial IoT platform with Sunrise Technologies’ latest generation of OpenGrid NLC.”

“By leveraging Itron’s secure industrial IoT platform, which has been proven at scale across millions of Itron connected endpoints, our customers can rapidly deploy large streetlight networks across their service territory,” said Ken Lloyd, Vice President and General Manager, Sunrise Technologies. “In addition to delivering these advanced control solutions to our Utility customers, we also look forward to extending these innovations to our commercial lighting customers.”