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Smart Lighting Costs and Benefits

The Business Case for Smart Lighting Controls summarizes the costs, savings, and methodologies associated with deploying their advanced lighting solutions.

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Tooltip-Chart-Smart City Network Sensor Savings

Tondo Smart Lighting also creates an open standards-based Smart City network for connecting sensors and other wireless and wired devices to Tondo's Cloud-IQ management platform. This can reduce sensor and device deployment costs by 80% or more versus proprietary...

Tooltip-Definition-NO/NC Contacts

Normally open(NO) and Normally closed (NC) are terms used to define the states that switches, sensors or relay contacts are under when they are not activated. A NO contact or a normally open contact is the one that remains open until a certain condition is satisfied...

Tooltip-Definition-Tondo CabinetIQ Lighting Control

Lighting control cabinets typically control a group of street lights or advertising signage from a "control cabinet". These controls have historically provided on-off functionality based on the time of day using an "astronomical clock"-based switch or daylight...


CAT-M/LTE-M and NB-IoT are similar but have differences that may make one suitable over another, or simply selected based on the support for one or the other that is available in your area. NB-IoT uses a narrow bandwidth of 200 kHz, where CAT-M uses 1.4 MHz. The...

Tooltip-Definition – Cat-M IoT

CAT-M wireless (aka LTE-M) is a low-power wide area network (LPWAN) cellular data transmission standard that operates over the data and physical layer. CAT-M was designed for IoT projects, with an average upload speed between 200 kbps and 400 kbps.