CPqD Launches IoT Solution for Smart Cities

The Internet of Things system, developed in partnership with Exati, offers a gateway that manages a wireless communication network via public lighting.
By Edson Perin
Aug 31, 2017

CPqD, located in Campinas, Brazil, has announced a solution that uses public lighting as an Internet of Things (IoT) platform for smart cities. The project is the result of a partnership with Exati Tecnologia, a Curitiba-based company that offers a platform for Internet Protocol (IP) management currently used in more than 200 Brazilian cities.

The Embrapii CPqD unit and Exati have created a gateway that manages a wireless communication network, to which various devices for smart cities can be connected, according to Dennis Weis Naressi, Exati's CEO. "In conjunction with Exati's IP management application," he says, "the new solution is an intelligent network of public lighting and other services."

The sensor developed by the partner companies
This development follows a trend already observed by RFID Journal, in which IoT platforms begin to see lighting systems as a smart and practical outlet to enable the connectivity of devices (see Smart Lamps Will Change the World [NOTE: This article is in Portuguese, but can be translated into English]).

Naressi says that the modernization of public lighting systems, which has been taking place throughout Brazils, brings a great opportunity for municipalities interested in adhering to the concept of smart cities. After all, the same connectivity infrastructure used for the tele-management of public lighting (IP) can also be used by other IoT applications that make cities smart.

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