An open ecosystem for secure and scalable smart cities
Ki. has been developed with interoperability in mind. It can seamlessly integrate with existing infrastructure yet is futureproof to work alongside the technologies of tomorrow. Removing the risks proprietary solutions may present, the interoperability of Ki. opens up a number of innovation and collaboration opportunities that help you shape the development of your smart city.
The Ki. ecosystem has three core elements that form the architecture of the entire solution. This can be broken down into the following areas:
ECOSYSTEM AREA 1
The value of Ki. is identified via data and how that is used to provide actionable insights. From a database of urban DNA (or big data) collected throughout the city, Ki. can intuitively identify regularly occurring events that may impact the efficiency and safety of your street lighting infrastructure and urban assets.
An open two-way data flow is established via the use of the TALQ 2.0 protocol, with LoRaWAN™ Class C enabling almost continuous data transmission from node to gateway. This ensures arising issues are captured quickly, so they can be communicated via the Ki. Platform to alert municipal teams and mitigate potential problems, before they impact the community.
ECOSYSTEM AREA 2
Communications throughout the Ki. ecosystem are enhanced via an open protocol, enabled by LoRaWAN™. This helps cities become smarter and more responsive by making it easier to transform existing infrastructure into IoT enabled assets, which communicate freely and securely.
Ki. is interoperable with a number of network providers for optimum and consistent connectivity, regardless of scale. This aids the management of data flow within the ecosystem to capture, send and receive information, bi-directionally, at all times.
ECOSYSTEM AREA 3
The Ki. Node has been developed considering a number of connection requirements, to enable compatibility between various luminaire connectors.
It is available with NEMA, conduit and SR sockets to ensure connectivity with different luminaire manufacturers and can be retrofit into existing luminaire schemes, as well as integrated with new and future designs.