The universal software system Sirius developed by the Institute of High Technologies of Belgorod State University is included in the Unified Register of Domestic Computer Software and Databases of the Ministry of Communications and Communications of the Russian Federation (minutes of the Expert Council meeting No. 175pr dated 03/21/2023).
The universal software system Sirius is designed to provide solutions to the tasks of operational dispatch monitoring of electric substations and allows to respond more quickly to emergency situations, which makes it possible to eliminate accidents. In addition, the software system and «Universal signal indicator» devices can also be used for remote monitoring of the presence of voltage and monitoring of discrete outputs in pumping stations, elevator rooms, server rooms, heating points, boiler rooms, traffic light cabinets.
The inclusion of the IVT BelSU product in the Unified Register of Russian Computer Programs and Databases means that the universal software package is officially recognized as Russian software and approved for procurement by state and municipal institutions. The inclusion of the universal software system Sirius in the register also confirms the quality and reliability of the company’s innovative product.
Congratulations on Energy Day!
The staff of the Institute of High Technologies of the Belgorod State University sincerely congratulates you on your professional holiday – Power Engineer’s Day.
In the modern world, energy is the basis for the prosperity of society. Light in apartments, fuel for household “assistants”, lights of the night city… Behind all this is the painstaking work of power engineers.
The Communication Cabinet for Smart Crosswalk produced by the Institute of high technologies of Belgorod State University has successfully passed certification for compliance with the requirements of TR CU 004/2011 “On the safety of low-voltage equipment” and TR CU 020/2011 “Electromagnetic compatibility of technical means”.
The certificate of conformity confirms the safety of the equipment, its compliance with standards, technical regulations and GOST standards.
IVT BelSU ensures the quality of development and production of equipment corresponding to the international level.
On October 6-8, 2021 in Moscow took place all-Russian conference on street and architectural lighting Citilight.
The following issues were discussed in the round table format:
- Organizational models of street lighting modernization
- Lighting of public spaces
- Innovative equipment from Russian manufacturers for street, park, architectural, and holiday lighting: quality control, performance improvement
- Lighting as a factor of tourist and image attractiveness of the city. Modern trends in the organization of lighting space
- Outdoor lighting management. Integration of lighting control into the “smart city” system.
The staff of IVTBelSU took part in the conference Citylight. It allowed to adopt the experience and advanced industry knowledge of specialists from all over Russia. Based on the results of the conference, the company updated and supplemented the methods and technologies used to solve the tasks of its clients.
IVTBelSU took part in the forum “Smart City. Instructions for Use” which was held in Belgorod. It was organized by the Ministry of Construction in cooperation with the government of the Belgorod Region. The forum gathered representatives of more than 60 subjects of the country and representatives of more than 100 Russian enterprises, including major IT companies.
The forum discussed the work of the Regional Development Centers (RDCs), which have become one of the main drivers of digital development in the regions. The RDCs have become an intermediary between citizens and authorities, thanks to which the whole picture of the region’s problems can be seen. There were also sessions devoted to the application of Big Data and artificial intelligence technologies in urban economy, financing of Smart City projects, development of intelligent transport systems, digitalization of housing and utilities, and other topical issues of urban management.
At the plenary session of the forum, the governors of Belgorod, Kursk and Murmansk regions presented the results of digitalization of their regions. They are introducing smart housing and utilities services that control snow removal, transportation projects to solve the problem of traffic jams, launching digital feedback services for residents, as well as projects in the field of health care and security.
A project to introduce an intelligent lighting control system has recently been completed in the Wujiang District of Suzhou, China. The NB-IoT platform used is designed to provide real-time operational control of the outdoor lighting network.
Thanks to the use of a low-power WAN network, this project has been included in the program for creating an eco-civilization implemented by the National Development and Reform Commission.
The functionality of the NB-IoT intelligent lighting control platform allows monitoring and dimming of individual luminaires, as well as automatically reporting malfunctions. After the introduction of the system, the energy saving indicator reached 68.4%, and the average illumination of the road increased by 30.4%.
The smart lighting project implemented in Suzhou has significantly improved the quality of road lighting, while maintaining a high level of energy efficiency.
Gulf States are currently leaders in implementing smart solutions in the Middle East. The most active smart city technologies are developing in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. A special place in the region`s urban infrastructure modernization projects is given to smart lighting.
As in other regions of the world, energy-efficient measures undertaken in this sector involve the replacement of obsolete lamps. The last major project to install LED lighting in the UAE is the replacement of 85,307 fixtures, carried out by the Dubai Electricity and Water Supply Authority (DEWA) as part of the modernization of the Jebel Ali Free Economic Zone.
The measures taken resulted in 32.6% energy savings during the first year and an annual reduction of carbon dioxide emissions of 17,000 tons. The completion of a further program including the modernization of 75% of Dubai’s outdoor lighting networks is expected by 2030.
The introduction of smart city technologies continues In the UK. Leeds City Council (Yorkshire, England) is replacing obsolete street lights with LED ones as part of a project to modernize urban infrastructure. An update of 86,000 lighting devices is planned. The amount of investment will be 25.4 million pounds ($ 32 million). Work will begin in September and will last 4 years.
The use of LED lighting is expected to reduce energy consumption in the city by about 62%. Another result of the planned energy-efficient measures should be a reduction in carbon emissions and the achievement of an optimal level by 2030.
Additional investments in the amount of £ 5 million ($ 6.3 million) are aimed at organizing a remote lighting control system using the latest technologies as part of the smart city approach. The introduction of such a system will allow you to control the outdoor lighting network online, as well as integrate with other intelligent solutions, including CCTV cameras, vehicle monitoring, air quality and temperature sensors. This option for the development of Leeds smart city infrastructure is still being discussed.
The administration of the city of Dunedin (New Zealand) plans to modernize the outdoor lighting network. At the moment, the city is illuminated by 15,000 lanterns with HPS, whose service life is expiring. The project assumes the replacement of obsolete light sources with energy-saving LED. In addition, after the upgrade, a wireless control system will be connected to the Dunedin street lighting network. The expected duration of the work is from 18 to 24 months.
The implementation of energy-efficient measures will create a single network of intelligent lighting, providing control of illumination anywhere in the city. The possibility of automatic registration of faults will increase the efficiency of maintenance, which will also reduce the cost of operating lighting equipment. In addition, sensors that are used by digital smart city-based applications can later be installed on lamp posts.
The main participant of the project financing is the New Zealand Transportation Agency. It is noted that the modernization of lighting in Dunedin is consistent with the overall strategy for the development of urban infrastructure in the state, focused on creating a safe and cost-effective urban environment.
Modern energy efficient lighting system is an important part of the infrastructure of a smart city. Since, the various sensors and other smart city-based applications install on the street lights when the outdoor lighting network upgrading. This approach is implemented during energy efficiency measures in many cities around the world.
In the US, for example, projects in San Jose and Chicago can be noted. In California, the project is aimed at the digital transformation of urban infrastructure, in which the modernization of street lighting occupies one of the key places. Currently, San Jose has 670 controllers and 550 LED lights, as well as about 100 Wi-Fi routers on lantern supports. Approximately the cost of work is $ 1 million.
A large-scale project in Chicago involves the installation of 140,000 intelligent street lamps, of which about 40,000 devices should be installed by August. The program covers the modernization of outdoor lighting in several large areas of the city.
Both projects should reduce electricity consumption and improve lighting efficiency. Also of particular importance is the further development of systems.
Another interesting project is being implemented in Germany. In the commune of Maxdorf tested new street lights, developed by researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Innovative technology has reduced energy consumption, with the existing level of savings, another 20%. Another important indicator of the effectiveness of the solution is the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.
The presented projects demonstrate positive results of modernization of street lighting networks both for public needs and for the environment.