Enabling intelligent street lighting with WiMAC
Eseye simplifies international rollout to enable WiMAC to meet global demand on time and on budget.
WiMAC is a product development company that has a created market leading street lighting control and management solution. The solution enables local governments to remotely dim street lighting while at the same time monitoring energy usage.
The problems WiMAC were experiencing were around poor connectivity, service and flexibility from a local mobile network operator. Also, the business required custom billing formats with additional information to provide independent audit proofs of operation to the local government.
Lastly, they were being asked to quote and deliver solutions across the world, however the support and integration issues associated with managing these remote devices was rapidly becoming unsustainable.
From local MNOs to single global multi-IMSI SIM
Initially WiMAC had looked towards the local MNO for the local and international connectivity but they quickly realised this would be difficult to manage and become fragmented as the deployments expanded.
WiMAC chose Eseye for a connectivity service provider who could deliver a single connectivity solution that would help them roll out the product across the UK and Europe, supporting their growing base in the USA and internationally. Eseye supplied a single integrated connectivity and management platform interfacing to the best operator for each deployment.
We are pleased to be enabling innovative service providers such as WiMAC who are at the forefront of making smart cities.
Julian Hardy CEO, Eseye
Eseye provided the AnyNetT connectivity solution with dual redundant VPNs into the WiMAC Central Management System and granular level billing to meet the internal accounting needs as well as the needs of WiMAC’s customers.
The Eseye architecture provides a global single point solution across for support, billing and device management making the on-boarding of new countries quick and cost effective. The unified back office delivers optimised workflow across the WiMAC operation.
Eseye is the only M2M service provider that we have come across who provides in-depth technical support and end to end managed services.
Paul Beech, WiMAC
New contracts won across Europe
This focused approach to global deployments has meant that WiMAC has been able to win contracts across Europe and more recently in the USA.
WiMAC now have over 100,000 streetlights deployed in more than five countries and three continents.