A new Led-based lighting system is now fully installed and operational in Via Dante Alighieri in the Swiss City of Chiasso, improving quality of street lighting service for citizens and businesses along the prominent arterial road.
Coordinated by the local utility AGE SA in close collaboration with the technical department of Chiasso municipality, this initiative represents the evolution of the Smart Lighting strategy kicked-off in 2013 and aimed at cutting energy consumption through the gradual dismissal of mercury-vapor lamps, the adoption of energy efficient technologies and the development of an advanced system for remote monitoring and control.
The Via Dante Alighieri project was promoted by the Swiss company MaDe Energy and included the installation of 50 Led lamps with Mini Stelvio fixtures by Disano Illuminazione and the extension of PE.AMI platform by Paradox Engineering, already being used by AGE to manage street lights in other city areas, and also provide public Wi-Fi and traffic video surveillance services.
Through our PE.AMI platform, each Led lamp is actually transformed into a smart and connected object. PE.AMI enables AGE to manage the entire infrastructure from remote, thus monitoring lamps performance and varying light intensity whenever needed. Key feature of PE.AMI is the possibility to host multiple urban services over the same architecture, even if deployed over time, allowing municipalities to schedule urban services development according to upcoming priorities and resources availability.
AGE and the City of Chiasso did appreciate the benefits of this technology and currently leverage the same network platform to manage street lighting and other urban applications, such as public Wi-Fi in some city areas, traffic video surveillance along the ring road though IP cameras, and a pilot smart metering project. AGE and the City of Chiasso are now planning to extend PE.AMI network to a smart parking project and test some pioneer drone applications in the same area, thus pushing the idea of Smart City even further.