Paradox Engineering and Philips Lighting working together on smart city solutions05.04.2013 04:02
Paradox Engineering SA and Royal Philips Electronics collaborate to develop integrated technologies for network-connected street-lighting management solutions. Recognizing the high value of Paradox Engineering's PE.AMI wireless network platform, Philips Lighting builds the network-compatible lighting products in complement to their existing offer.
Cooperation between Paradox Engineering and Philips Lighting started with the realization and implementation of a pilot project with remote management and monitoring of public services in San Francisco, CA (USA).
"We are really glad that a global leader such as Philips Lighting values our technology and is willing to build joint, unique solutions perfectly fitting customers' requirements", states Gianni Minetti, President and CEO, Paradox Engineering. "PE.AMI represents the ideal foundation of any Smart City project, since it offers the opportunity to develop scalable and multipurpose architectures to host current urban services, including street lighting management, solid waste collection, public transportation and traffic management and any kind of future application. It is a very innovative platform for all vendors - such as Philips Lighting - which want to integrate their own technologies and offer smarter solutions based on the 'Internet of Thing' approach".
The two companies have been working together to combine PE.AMI technology with Philips Lighting's control components as an integral part of a luminaire system.
"Smart cities will migrate to common-use wireless networks and Paradox Engineering's PE.AMI is at the forefront of this technology. The city's street lighting is an excellent carrier for these ubiquitous network infrastructures.. Integrating LED street lighting in a way that allows interoperability and exchange of available sensor data will help to improve lighting performance and efficiency drastically. This will contribute to the city's safety, ambience and not least it will reduce carbon emissions and operational expenses! Philips Luminaires and CityTouch Lighting Management Services are obvious components of such smart city networks." According to Niels Van Duinen, Strategic Marketing Director of Philips Professional Lighting Solutions.
The integrated propositions will enable cities to remotely monitor and manage lighting assets as a part of their larger smart-city infrastructure. Leveraging synergies of interconnected sensors and devices, including LED luminaires for street lighting, cities will save costs and improve livability while reducing carbon emissions.
Paradox Engineering SA is a highly dynamic company that pioneers technologies to enable customers unlocking the value of their data. Established in 2005 and headquartered in Switzerland, Paradox Engineering acts as a 'one stop shop' provider of turnkey solutions and technologies on a truly global scale through a consolidated network of strategic partners.