Smart Street Lighting:

Smart Cities

Dynamic Adaptive Roadway and Area Lighting  • Vehicle Lane Monitoring • Environmental Monitoring Pedestrian, Cyclist, and Vehicle Counting • Multi-Lane Vehicle Monitoring • Energy Management

Unified Smart City Management • AI Predictive Analytics and Automation Advanced Cybersecurity

What Makes Street Lighting Special?

A Smart City needs an accessible, standards-based network for Smart City applications to connect to and provide information back to the city’s operations teams. This enables the municipalities to provide automated, enhanced services to its citizens.

  • Lighting poles are everywhere
  • Lighting poles have 24/7 electricity
  • Lighting poles are here for a long time
  • Lowest activation cost for the Smart City

Smart City visions begin with Tondo Smart Lighting and Smart Networks.

Lighting poles represent a strategic infrastructure for smart city development (and, in particular, for video-surveillance services and autonomous driving) thanks to their capillarity, connectivity and electrification.

Arthur D. Little S.A., October 2019

The Case for Smart Roadway Lighting

Energy Efficiency

  • Migrate your street and area lighting from unmetered to metered rates for a rate reduction of 50% or more
  • Dimming-enabled lighting design delivers consistent illuminance across a wide range of lamp types and lifecycle stages and up to 15% energy savings
  • Standards-based adaptive dimming control based on traffic and pedestrian demand for 50% or greater reduction in energy demand

Operations and Management

  • Non-electricity operating cost reduction of as much as 50% based on remote management, control, and diagnostics that reduce truck rolls
  • AI-based monitoring of luminaire and lamp current and voltage, pole vibration and tilt for predictive and proactive maintenance
  • Enable 24/7 electrification of street poles to support an array of sensors and devices, and Smart Poles

GHG Goals

  • 60%-70% decrease in GHG footprint related to electricity usage

Light Pollution

  • 60%-70% decrease in night-time luminance that interferes with human and animal sleep patterns that cause significant health problems and disruptions to animal migratory patterns
Municipal Street Lighting Cost of Ownership chart

Tondo's Smart City Platform


Tondo’s Smart Lighting for Smart Cities provide a complete lighting control and communications platform for Smart City applications:

  • On-lamp socketed connection, on-pole direct wiring, or in-luminaire installation
  • Automatic sensing of connected lighting ballast drivers
  • Lighting control based on global standards such as DALI-2
  • A city-wide Smart City network for sensor and device connectivity via Bluetooth 5 LE, Bluetooth Mesh, and DALI D4i
  • Internal Dual LTE cellular cloud gateway – no need for external gateways
  • True plug-and-play automatic installation for rapid deployment

Tondo packs a complete lighting control, sensor and device control, and smart city network into a single compact package.

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Advanced Lighting Control


Tondo supports connection to a variety of lighting types using ANSI/NEMA or Zhaga Book 18 socket types on your luminaires, and we also offer central cabinet control and internal luminaire solutions.

We support on- or in-fixture 0v-10v dimming, and DALI-2 lighting control standards, and our Cabinet-IQ cabinet-based controller provides on-off controls for older non-dimmable lighting such as metal halide and sodium lighting.

Advanced Cryptographic Security


Tondo’s team designed our controllers with the expectation that well-resourced bad actors will target your operations.

Every Tondo Edge-IQ controller contains the world’s most advanced cryptographic cybersecurity chip designs from ARM: the Cryptocell® and TrustZone provide unique encryption keys and accelerated hardware-protected encryption operations that are responsible for ensuring we are talking to who we expect.

In this way, we overcome the limitations of 30+ year old software-only security certificate designs that are easy targets for bad actors.

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Tondo Sensor Solution Diagram describing a range of different smart city applications.

Turning Light Poles into Smart Poles


When you install Tondo’s Edge-IQ controllers, light poles become individually-controlled and electrified 24 x 7 x 365 without wasting energy.  This transforms tired old light poles into Smart Poles for Smart Cities.

Instead of purchasing sensors, meters, cameras, and other controls – each with their own different technology, network, cellular connections – you can simply attach them to your Tondo Smart City network. This can reduce your operating cost of sensors and other devices by as much as 80%.

AI, Data Lakes, and Deep Learning


The Smart City will bring with it an unprecedented growth in data.

Tondo’s Cloud-IQ central management system (CMS) is the most advanced platform of its kind, using Deep Learning AI technology that analyzes that data to provide actionable insights for your business.

Cloud-IQ’s Data Lake and Real-Time Processing systems makes it possible to collect data from city- and nation-scale Smart City systems that don’t surprise you with unexpected costs to scale later.

We can connect Cloud-IQ with your enterprise asset management, analytics, and other operations management software (OMS) to create a seamless ecosystem for into your entire connected asset network.

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Unified Smart City Management

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Tondo’s Cloud-IQ central management system (CMS) is the most advanced platform of its kind, using Deep Learning AI technology that analyzes the data you collect to provide actionable insights for your business.

More than lighting, the Tondo Cloud-IQ CMS can support a wide range of sensors and connected devices – and Tondo can take your ideas and use-cases and turn them into reality.

We can integrate our management system with your enterprise asset management, analytics, and other operations management software (OMS) to provide you with a single window into your entire connected asset network.

True Plug and Play Installation


Tondo’s design reduces project deployment costs, eliminates in-the-field configuration, tedious installer training, and reduces your risk of project delays.

Once physically connected, all Tondo controllers automatically know the type of lighting they are connected to, and communicate back to the Tondo Cloud-IQ CMS to apply the correct lighting profile in seconds.

The Tondo Mobile-IQ app for Android is also provided for lighting installers in the field to validate operation as soon as a controller is plugged in, and they can optionally add valuable asset data for you using custom asset fields that are updated to the Tondo Cloud-IQ CMS and your asset management system.

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Standards = Choice

the power of being open

At Tondo, we are committed to providing standards-based solutions that keep the control in the hands of our customers.

Our design choices such as selecting Bluetooth for wireless network communications with its full, end-to-end open specification for true interoperability, is just one example.

Our support for DALI lighting control, ANSI/NEMA and Zhaga fixture and sensor connections, our support for CAT-M and NB-IOT cellular communications, and our adoption of TALQ APIs for Smart City interoperability, are all part of our strategy to protect your investment in Tondo.

Request a Live Demonstration

We’ll walk you through a real-world street lighting deployment and show you how easy it will be to transform your roadway lighting assets into a Smart City platform, and the savings you can expect to drive for your taxpayers.

The advanced technology we are [using] here today allows us to quickly and efficiently respond to road events, which will increase road safety. Our ability to access traffic accidents or other events occurring on our road, faster and quickly direct [resources] there will reduce traffic disruption.

Hila Haddad Hamlenik, VP Strategy & Innovation
Netivei Israel

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