Miami to receive 75,000 web-enabled streetlights
Florida’s Miami-Dade county region is to receive 75,000 networked streetlights, in a move that will completely revolutionise its infrastructure. The lights will be linked through a wireless “mesh” network, where data will be transmitted “hop by hop” rather than via a central network, which will be built on the new IPv6 system. This new protocol will allow huge numbers of devices to be connected without the issues IPv4 addresses used to face. This move will allow better efficiency and reliability, and give power companies more control over lighting. Any problems will also be easier to detect.