Innovative Smart Lighting Solution in Bosnia & Herzegovina
In the heart of Bosnia & Herzegovina, the city of Gradiska has undergone a transformative journey towards smart urban living with an innovative LoRaWAN network designed for intelligent street lighting.
Through this network, individual lights or groups of lights can be remotely monitored and controlled, adjusting their brightness based on time, weather conditions, or specific events. The smart street lighting solution reduces energy consumption and maintenance costs, while increasing public safety and improving urban aesthetics.
This initiative not only reshapes the cityscape but aligns with Gradiska’s vision of sustainability and smart urban development, showcasing the potential of IoT and LoRaWAN in advancing eco-friendly city management systems.
The main challenge was the lack of an effective, energy-conserving street lighting management system in Gradiska. The existing system was manual and demanded considerable time and resources for maintenance and operation.
Moreover, the inability to adjust the lighting based on real-time factors resulted in unnecessary energy waste and high operational costs, while the lack of a centralized control system made it difficult to promptly identify and rectify technical issues, leading to prolonged periods of faulty lighting and consequent public inconvenience.
Established in 1978, UNIS Telekom d.d. has evolved into one of the leading system integrators in the region, specializing in the design and implementation of conceptual telecommunication solutions.
The company offers its clients an array of services that encompass consulting, project management, system integration, monitoring and support services, as well as the design, installation, and analysis of various systems. Furthermore, they provide a range of educational services, equipping their clients with necessary knowledge and skills. In addition to these services, UNIS Telekom d.d. also supplies IT and telecommunication equipment from reputable manufacturers, ensuring their clients have access to top-tier technology solutions.
TEKTELIC, a pioneer in LoRaWAN gateways, played a crucial role, supplying reliable KONA Macro gateways. These gateways are an ideal solution for operators and enterprises requiring a scalable, low-cost LoRaWAN® gateway, minimizing network TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) while improving coverage and capacity.
Unis Telekom built a complete LoRaWAN network and network server in the city of Gradiska, utilizing devices from X-Logic, Croatia based company. These devices enable LPWAN communication for remote lighting system management, supporting the DALI-2 protocol for efficient control.
TEKTELIC, as the chosen supplier of gateways for this ambitious project, contributed with KONA Macro gateways known for their exceptional quality and reliability. UNIS Telekom recognized the importance of TEKTELIC’s contribution in building a robust LoRaWAN infrastructure, ensuring seamless connectivity for smart lighting solutions across Gradiska.
This collaboration brought numerous benefits to Gradiska:
Improved Performance: The LoRaWAN network enables real-time control and monitoring, enhancing public lighting performance and energy efficiency.
Cost Savings: Smart lighting management led to significant cost savings for the city.
Enhanced Public Services: Data-driven efficiencies improved public services in Gradiska.
In essence, the synergy between Unis Telekom, X-Logic, Neos, and TEKTELIC has propelled Gradiska into the realm of smart cities, enhancing not only the efficiency of the city’s public lighting system but also achieving significant cost savings. This collaborative success story illuminates the transformative power that arises when innovative minds and cutting-edge technology converge to shape a smarter and more sustainable urban future.