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What is ROAM?
ROAM is a wireless outdoor lighting management system that delivers the flexible control strategies customers need to fit a wide range of applications – from individual parking lots to large municipalities and utilities, new construction or retrofit. With a complete portfolio of solutions, ROAM has the right platform for every outdoor lighting need.
How It Works
ROAM consists of a mesh network of intelligent photocontrols, or nodes, used to control 70-1000W 120- 480VAC LED, HID and other fixtures. Nodes monitor fixture performance and operating conditions, and execute commands based on inputs such as schedules and daylight levels. Information collected about fixture performance is wirelessly transmitted to a gateway and passed on to a server, where it is graphically displayed at a customer workstation.
A locally hosted system deployed on a customer’s IT infrastructure and sized to meet the needs of municipal, multi-site and large institutional customers. It is unlimited in scale and provides an extensive set of diagnostic capabilities.
Providing the same extensive feature set as ROAM Enterprise, ROAM Concierge offers a centrally hosted system for customers that don’t want to make any IT infrastructure investments.
Who Uses ROAM
ROAM Enterprise and Concierge are suitable for the below applications:
 - Cities and Municipalities
 - Utilities
 - Multi-Site Commercial/Industrial
 - Large Universities and Campuses
 - Military Bases
Benefits of ROAM
 - Monitor individual fixture performance
 - Manage reports and maintenance through the work order management module
 - Improve repair, service and replacement efficiency
 - Enhance public safety while reducing liability
 - Remotely control individual or group of fixtures on-demand or by schedule

Cities and Municipalities

ROAM represents a complete transformation in the way street lighting is operated and maintained. Now cities and municipalities can proactively manage their lighting assets.
 - Energy Savings: Through dimming and ON/OFF control of individual or groups of lights, ROAM gives lighting system operators the capability to drive energy savings and accelerate return on investment in outdoor lighting systems while  - extending LED product life. Owners can use ROAM’s meter-grade node to validate utility bills.
 - Feature/Event Lighting: Group fixtures and create schedules to enhance select areas during special events and holidays.
 - Safety and Security: Ensure streetlights are operating properly to enhance roadway safety, provide a proven deterrent to crime and reduce liability.
 - Maintenance Savings: Optimize maintenance practices by repairing fixtures at the first sign of malfunction. Dispatch repair crews and ensure repair completion utilizing the ROAM work order management tool.
 - Record Keeping: Store historical data regarding lighting performance. Track maintenance and equipment replacements, generate reports on maintenance and repair activities and capture warranty claims.

Utilities

Significantly improve the efficiency of your lighting system operations while enhancing public safety and delivering state-of-the-art control and metering solutions to your customers. ROAM extends the benefits of LED fixtures by preserving LED life and enhancing opportunities for energy savings through dimming.

 - Energy Savings: Separately group and schedule fixtures to match light levels with user/event needs. Capture and deliver energy savings to your customers with revenue-grade metering of energy use on every fixture.
 - Increased Efficiency: Improve the efficiency of your lighting repair crews by providing the exact location and material needs for every repair, and utilize ROAM’s work order management tool to expeditiously assign, close and verify repair activities. Eliminate night patrols, repeat trips and customer calls to your call center.
 - Safety and Security: Ensure lights are working when and where they need to be. Quickly detect and repair fixture problems, improving public safety and customer satisfaction.
 - Asset Management: Pinpoint the location and business critical attributes of every pole and fixture ensuring crews have needed information and materials to make repairs in one trip.
 - Reduce Liability: Greatly improve the burn rate of your lighting system by responding to outages as they occur. Eliminate long outage periods and establish precise records of operation for each fixture.
 - Record Keeping: Capture and store historical data regarding your lighting assets. Track maintenance and equipment replacements and generate reports on maintenance and repair activities to support warranty claims and purchasing decisions.

Multi-Site Commercial / Industrial

Provide a welcome and safe parking environment for customers and staff by addressing outdoor lighting outages, while reducing energy costs. 

 - Energy Savings: Minimize energy costs through proven control strategies such as scheduling, dimming, part-night dimming or ON/OFF. Reduce after-hours parking lot lighting levels to support security needs while significantly reducing energy usage.
 - Feature Lighting: Support flexible hours of operation by grouping lighting fixtures, scheduling ON/OFF and dim-level control of parking lot lighting.
 - Safety and Security: Reduce risk by ensuring lights are ON when and where they need to be, providing security for customers and employees. Monitor the system to rapidly detect outages and other anomalies for more efficient maintenance and work order management.
 - Asset Protection: Rapidly detect operating problems that can shorten the life of fixtures while extending LED service life through dimming, alternating lamp usage through grouping and identifying daytime operation.
 - Seamless Interface: After installation, simply log on to the secure website using any web browser to begin monitoring and controlling the lighting system, with no special computer work or support required.
 - Ease of Retrofit: A typical fixture can be ROAM-enabled within minutes, without costly lamp replacement, trenching or new lighting panels.

Large Campuses and Universities

Ensure a safe and secure nighttime campus environment by rapidly and accurately addressing lighting issues for individual or multi-site campus areas, while reducing total energy costs for lighting.

 - Campus and Student Safety and Security: Enhance student safety and reduce risk by ensuring lights are ON when and where they need to be. Quick detection and repair of fixture problems provide a more secure environment.
 - Maintenance Efficiency: Increase maintenance efficiency by using the ROAM system to monitor fixtures and detect outages. If an outage is detected, work orders are generated and the location of the fixtures is provided via GPS identification nodes. Quickly detecting, locating and repairing fixtures significantly reduces maintenance costs.
 - Feature Lighting: Showcase building and other priority site locations through grouping and scheduling.
 - Energy Savings: Minimize energy costs through proven control strategies such as scheduling, part-night dimming or ON/OFF, or dusk-to-dawn shutoff.
 - Asset Protection: Rapidly detect operating problems that can shorten the life of fixtures, while extending service life through dimming, alternating lamp usage through grouping and identifying daytime operation. System offers a single control point regardless of fixture type or light source.
 - Ease of Retrofit: A typical fixture can be ROAM-enabled within minutes, without costly lamp replacement, trenching or new lighting panels.
 - Seamless Interface: After installation, simply log on to the secure internal website using any web browser to begin monitoring and controlling the lighting system, with no special computer work or support required.

Case Studies

City of Glendale
The City had more than 18,000 streetlights and, due to excessive outages and customer complaints, determined a new approach to manage streetlight repairs was needed.
Camelback Toyota
Camelback Toyota recently built a new facility and leaned heavily on technology to help it achieve a competitive advantage. The result - from the indoor showroom to the outdoor lot - is a modern facility that is contemporary, attractive, and efficient.
Plymouth School District
Outdoor lighting controls solved all of the problems Plymouth was facing and provided added benefits including rebates from its utility provider. Ultimately, the District is pleased with its LED lighting and controls selection.

System Overview

ROAM works through a large mesh network of intelligent photocontrols, or nodes, that monitor outdoor lighting. It then communicates information needed to control their performance – easily, individually and precisely.

Nodes
Each node simply replaces the twist-on photocell that’s atop your existing fixture. The node responds to system commands and monitors fixture performance, ensuring that each fixture is doing exactly what it is programmed to do.
 - Installed one per LED, HID or other type of lighting fixture
 - Monitor voltage and current to send information to gateway
 - Operate through commands received from gateway
 - Can be spaced up to 1,000 feet apart

Gateways
Each ROAM gateway receives data and transmits commands to nodes, with each one communicating with up to 2,000 devices. They are mounted on poles or attached to buildings, and uplink via Ethernet communication, or, in the case of ROAM, also by cellular link.
 - Uplink via cellular or Ethernet communication
 - Communicate with up to 2,000 nodes
 - Transmit/receive fixture data to/from nodes and forwards to network
 - Mount on pole or building

ROAM Network
ROAM’s Network Operation Center will collect, store and analyze your data for maximum lighting-control efficiency and accountability.
 - Safeguards and communicates data

ROAM Concierge

Providing the same extensive feature set as ROAM Enterprise, ROAM Concierge offers a centrally hosted system for customers that don’t want to make any IT infrastructure investments.

ROAM Enterprise

A locally hosted system deployed on a customer’s IT infrastructure and sized to meet the needs of municipal, multi-site and large institutional customers. It is unlimited in scale and provides an extensive set of diagnostic capabilities.
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Atlanta, GA 30309-7676
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