Totem streetlight poles to combine wireless with power on city streets

Many companies are developing smart streetlights for cities that combine energy-efficient LED lighting with wireless communications and sensors.

A startup called Totem Power is taking that concept a step farther by adding battery storage to each pole and an electric vehicle charging port.

Each pole, called a Totem, would also incorporate solar cells for energy generation with LED lighting, and would communicate via 4G LTE wireless — and eventually — 5G wireless.

Totem Power announced the product in November.

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from Computerworld Mobile & Wireless


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