Vizion® Central Management System

Introduction to Vizion 

Vizion Central Management System (CMS) provides an infrastructure to allow for the remote monitoring and control of the street lighting inventory. This is provided by the installation of a communication network and equipment within each asset to provide this monitoring and control. The data to and from the system is controlled by a database server (called Vizion Host) acting to provide this monitoring and control.

The Benefits

Control Of Costs

By ensuring precise switching times and appropriate variable lighting levels, and then alerting you immediately to any fixture operating defined parameters, Vizion delivers maximum operational efficiency across your network. This could save you up to 40% energy consumption per unit.

Environmentally Friendly

Conventional photocell controls only allow relatively simple control regimes to be implemented. In contrast, simple Vizion CMS provide the control platform to allow highly developed regimes to be put in place, closely tailoring the operation of each streetlight to the varying requirements of today's needs.

The fact that modifications can be very rapidly deployed across the network means that lighting can be flexibly designed to meet the actual requirements of today, with provisions included for tomorrow's challenges. This facility will also help towards achieving the government targets on energy consumption and help to reduce your carbon footprint. 

Efficient and Effective

Vizion CMS enables you to ensure that the street lights are always operating as intended. Problems can be addressed quickly and effectively, as any light working incorrectly will immediately be identified and an alert sent periodically to your computer.

By managing and controlling your network of street lights from one location, Vizion CMS reduces the reliance on manual patrols to determine the status of each light. In combination with greater efficiency of repair operations, this gives you the added benefit of a more effective use of your workforce.

Modularity

One of the real advantages of the Vizion CMS is that is can be implemented in phases and will be compatible with any other WiMAC enabled products on the network.

There is no need to replace all street light Nodes immediately, Vizion is highly scalable. Instead, as and when budget allow, your street light network can be replaced with Vizion CMS one section at a time.

How It Works

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Vizion Host

All authorised users are provided with secure access to this web-based system, via the internet. Here, the system can send instructions from your web enabled device to the Collector which will then communicate the information to the Nodes. It also collects information from the collectors which can be accessed through the internet by authorised users. Convenient and cost-effective systems mean that no additional software or equipment is required. 

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The Collector

A two-way transmitting module which communicates with the Nodes on all street lights within its range and the Vizion host. Each collector has a maximum capacity of up two 250 nodes within a 3km radius. The collector collects the information from all the street lights in its area, and using GPRS, sends the information to the Vizion Host. The collector also receives information from the Vizion Host and transmits them to the individual Nodes on the Street Lights.

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The Nodes

A node is located on the top or within each street light. It is a communication module which sends and receives information about the status of the street light to/from the collector. The NEMA node offers a quick and convenient replacement for any streetlight that currently uses a NEMA photocell. The Ballast node has been specifically designed to integrate exclusively with the Vizion ‘ZEBC’ Smart Electronic ballast to facilitate the variable lighting solution.

Putting It Together

The Vizion system provides you with total management if the entire street light network from any web based device. Once you have logged onto the Vizion website you have access to reports, information and control over your street lighting.

To accomplish the communication between the street light and you, the Vizion host exchanges information with the installed estate of Collectors. Using the safe and secure WiMAC protocol, the Collector sends and receives information from each Node within its range. A node must be installed within each lantern on the CMS scheme.

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