CentraLab Campodenno

 
Climate last update

How do we get the data?

A weather control unit communicates information (about temperature, humidity, intensity, and windward) to a branch point of wireless net (Algorab CRD) that belongs to the streetlight net. By radio, this branch point rebounds information to the nearest streetlight, and this one transmits it to another streetlight nearby. This “pass of word” among streetlights make delivering data to the control center in the town hall of Campodenno possible.

Climate

How do we get the data?

A weather control unit communicates information (about temperature, humidity, intensity, and windward) to a branch point of wireless net (Algorab CRD) that belongs to the streetlight net. By radio, this branch point rebounds information to the nearest streetlight, and this one transmits it to another streetlight nearby. This “pass of word” among streetlights make delivering data to the control center in the town hall of Campodenno possible.

 
Air quality last update

How do we get the data?

Field specific sensors constantly monitor pollution parameters and transmit measurements to a specially provided control unit (Algorab CRD). This one transmits the information by radio to the nearest streetlight that transmits as well the information to another streetlight nearby. This “pass of word” among streetlights make delivering data to the control center in the town hall of Campodenno possible.

Air quality

How do we get the data?

Field specific sensors constantly monitor pollution parameters and transmit measurements to a specially provided control unit (Algorab CRD). This one transmits the information by radio to the nearest streetlight that transmits as well the information to another streetlight nearby. This “pass of word” among streetlights make delivering data to the control center in the town hall of Campodenno possible.

 
Energy last update

How do we get the data?

A control unit – connected to a wireless net – collects consumption data of the electric net that also serves public lightning and transmits the same data to the control center in the town hall of Campodenno.

Energy

How do we get the data?

A control unit – connected to a wireless net – collects consumption data of the electric net that also serves public lightning and transmits the same data to the control center in the town hall of Campodenno.

 
The CentraLab project

Campodenno – a little municipality of Val di Non, Trentino – is now even more “smart”! A town always attentive to energy conservation and technological innovation, an innovative system of “smart” public lightning is now also working in Campodenno.

Smart streetlights

Thanks to the European project CentraLab (Central European Living Lab for Territorial Innovation) realized by Informatica Trentina within the initiative “Trentino as a Lab”, the control unit P5-SL – a little and revolutionary device conceived and produced by Algorab, a leading ICT company of Trentino – has been installed on the 129 streetlamps of the municipality, transforming every light source into a “smart streetlight”. By radio, every smart streetlight searches for the nearest other smart streetlight and connects to it. As a chain reaction, this process is repeated for each smart streetlight, until they all form a big radio network that covers the whole town of Campodenno widespread. Thanks to this very low power network and to the control centre (physically located in the town hall), it is possible to reach, diagnose and handle remotely every single streetlight and to regulate its luminous intensity the best as possible, in order to conserve energy and to promptly intervene in case there is a fault.

The Centralab project

Smart streetlights

Thanks to the European project CentraLab (Central European Living Lab for Territorial Innovation) realized by Informatica Trentina within the initiative “Trentino as a Lab”, the control unit P5-SL – a little and revolutionary device conceived and produced by Algorab, a leading ICT company of Trentino – has been installed on the 129 streetlamps of the municipality, transforming every light source into a “smart streetlight”. By radio, every smart streetlight searches for the nearest other smart streetlight and connects to it. As a chain reaction, this process is repeated for each smart streetlight, until they all form a big radio network that covers the whole town of Campodenno widespread. Thanks to this very low power network and to the control centre (physically located in the town hall), it is possible to reach, diagnose and handle remotely every single streetlight and to regulate its luminous intensity the best as possible, in order to conserve energy and to promptly intervene in case there is a fault.

City sensing in Campodenno: the future of the cities starts from here!

The smart streetlight of Campodenno is also able to hear! There are sensors are spread over the surrounding area and they constantly tell the streetlight what is happening around, in terms of climate and energy. Thanks to this sort of “pass of word” among streetlights, information acquired by sensors is transmitted to the nearest streetlight and it rebounds from a streetlight to another, until it reaches the control center in the town hall. The data regarding climate, air quality and energy consumption of the public lightning network that you can see on this web-app represent a “live” example of city sensing applied to little Campodenno municipality; it anticipates smart city future, bigger scenarios where acquired information is constantly elaborated in order to dynamically optimize how to run of the cities.

The living laboratory to get a common planning

The pilot project of Campodenno is one of ten experimental initiatives CentraLab project has realized in eight countries of the European Union to spread the concept of “Living Lab”. The idea of a “living lab” allows research and technological development to put infrastructures into real contexts in order to permit a process of common planning with final users. The project is co-financed by the “Central Europe” European program, through the European Fund for Regional Development.

 
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