Paradox Engineering delivers smart lighting management technology to Swiss city of Chiasso

Aug. 9, 2013
Date Announced: 09 Aug 2013 Novazzano – Paradox Engineering SA announces the delivery of its smart lighting management platform in Chiasso, Ticino Canton, Switzerland, where the company has its headquarters. Part of a wider plan that will support the City of Chiasso “turning smarter” and developing Smart Grid and Smart City solutions, the project supports the management and control of the public lighting thanks to Paradox Engineering’s PE.AMI, the company’s open standard multipurpose platform supporting future proof lighting management and multiple other Smart City applications.Strongly committed to innovation and sustainability, Chiasso has been certified last year for the second time by the Energy City label. The choice for Paradox Engineering’s PE.AMI reflects the City’s forward-looking approach, fully recognizing the high value of PE.AMI wireless network platform in supporting the City’s environmental sustainability and energy efficiency objectives. Implemented in close collaboration with AGE SA, managing water, power and gas in Chiasso and neighboring municipalities, the project actually focuses on the management and control of 150 OSRAM-SITECO street lights and some IP cameras for traffic video surveillance in the area of the ring road of the town. In addition, PE.AMI will support a WiFi hotspot network in the area of the municipal swimming pool. The project has already entered its second phase that includes the remote control and management of existing power, water and gas meters with Advanced Meter Reading functionalities. After a limited pilot phase, the PE.AMI network will thus open the way to the implementation of the concept of Smart Grid, which plays a key role on the agenda and priorities of both the City and AGE SA.The choice for PE.AMI technology reaffirms Chiasso’s and AGE’s orientation to innovation and set their pioneering position in Ticino in setting the path to turn the City into a Smart City thanks to a solution supporting the City livability, sustainability and economy.PE.AMI’s open standard technologies and full interoperability, in fact, support existing infrastructures – therefore preserving past investments – and enable the extension to different applications over time, along with Cities’ evolving needs and challenges in a totally future-proof approach."We are proud that our technology has been chosen by the City of Chiasso - said Gianni Minetti, CEO, Paradox Engineering. Our Company is born with a global DNA, as shown by the successes with projects around the world such as those in San Francisco, USA, and in Paris, France, but we are also strongly linked to the territory and are glad that our technologies bring value to it.” “By chosing PE.AMI for street lighting management AGE expresses its firm intention to stay up to date by balancing the benefits of accurate costs and power management (guaranteed by the technological evolution) and, on the other side, the continuous improvement of the service offered to its customers”, added Corrado Noseda, Director, AGE SA. “The solution we adopted, in fact, allows to monitor the network and, in the meanwhile, to work at the integration of new services such as free Wi-Fi, video surveillance and other services supporting citizens’ needs in the future."All over the world, urbanization challenges, policy frameworks and sustainability and livability objectives are changing the way Cities and governments are thinking about lighting. Municipalities and utilities are increasingly looking for smarter solutions to effectively optimize their public lighting assets as it offers tremendous opportunities to reduce operational costs and energy consumption. Moreover, the urban lighting infrastructure is the ideal carrier to implement city-wide networks enabling multiple wireless service delivery applications. If leveraged through an integrated, common use scalable network platform this in turn leads to a more efficient and integrated approach to address the city’s challenges, also allowing shared investments and a much quicker return on investments.About PE.AMIPE.AMI is a natively multipurpose IPv6/6LoWPAN full mesh wireless network platform, ready for the Internet of Things, specifically conceived and designed to support multiple Smart City applications managing and controlling such urban services as lighting management, advanced meter reading, traffic signal management, solid waste management and many more, to be deployed at once or in the time so to support Cities’ needs today and in the future. Offering superior scalability and flexibility, PE.AMI is based on open standards and grants full interoperability and independence of any proprietary protocol and technology. It is also fully agnostic to the application, therefore ensuring a future proof choice to Cities and no kind of lock in - as further supported by the OEM strategy recently launched by Paradox Engineering with its PE.STONE offering, providing companies with the fundamental building blocks of Paradox Engineering’s open standard core network technologies to design any Internet of Things.About Paradox Engineering SAParadox Engineering SA is a highly dynamic company that pioneers technologies to enable customers unlocking the value of their data. Urban and industrial wireless sensor networks and global virtual networks are key components of Paradox Engineering’s solution portfolio for any company implementing Smart City, smart grid, energy management, condition and remote monitoring, industrial process monitoring, engineering and telemetry projects. 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.

Julia Arneri Borghese, marketing & communication, Paradox Engineering SA +41-91-233-0100

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