Kerlink and Telemar Demonstrating Smart-Building Proof-of-Concept near Vicenza, Italy

February 28, 2018

The project, which is one of the first LoRaWAN smart-building projects in Italy, involves two buildings near the Piovene Rocchette Town Hall. The system generates data and information about air temperature and conditioning. The customized LoRaWAN network deployment includes Kerlink Wirnet iBTS Standard outdoor and Wirnet iFemtoCell indoor gateways, 17 temperature sensors and 14 actuators. Users can control each room’s temperature, including turning heat on or off, with a smartphone.

Wirnet iBTS Standard in Vicenza

When the proof-of-concept project ends in March, a pilot project whose goal is to reduce the city’s heating bills, while maintaining comfortable temperatures in buildings, will begin. Buildings will include a day-care center, a nursery, a warehouse, a primary and a secondary school, 12 athletic-stadium locker rooms and a library. Each room will have a thermostat that will monitor thermal conditions and specific parameters, such as temperature, humidity, airflow, heat output, electricity consumption and even the water-boiling temperature in the school canteen.

Telemar is a leading provider of information and communications technology in eastern Italy.

‘With this proof-of-concept project, Telemar and Kerlink are laying the foundation for a larger and more comprehensive project in the Vicenza area that will demonstrate the range and benefits of deploying LoraWAN networks for smart-city applications.’

Yann Bauduin, Kerlink Infrastructures Solutions business unit Sales Director