Itron and Sunrise Technologies Announce the Second Generation OpenGrid Network Lighting Control

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Today at the 2019 IES Street Light & Area Lighting Conference (SALC), Itron Inc., which is innovating the way utilities and cities manage energy and water, and Sunrise Technologies, Inc., the industry leading manufacturer of high-­performance street lighting photocontrols announces the 2nd generation of OpenGrid Network Lighting Controller (NLC). Itron’s proven industrial IoT platform is integrated into Sunrise Technologies’ utility-­grade OpenGrid NLC providing the industry’s most accurate power monitoring available on the market today as well as the ability to enable advanced smart city applications in the future.

“Itron and Sunrise Technologies’ proven technology and extensive experience with the world’s largest utilities makes us natural partners to help utilities, municipalities and other streetlight operators control costs, improve efficiencies and create safer cities as they modernize their public lighting systems,” said Dan Evans, senior director of product management, Itron. “The industry is definitively moving toward general-purpose IP networks powering multiple applications and we are proud to enhance our industrial IoT platform with Sunrise Technologies’ latest generation of OpenGrid NLC.”

“By leveraging Itron’s secure industrial IoT platform, which has been proven at scale across millions of Itron connected endpoints, our customers can rapidly deploy large streetlight networks across their service territory,” said Ken Lloyd, Vice President and General Manager, Sunrise Technologies. “In addition to delivering these advanced control solutions to our Utility customers, we also look forward to extending these innovations to our commercial lighting customers.”

The Itron-enabled Sunrise Technologies OpenGrid NLC provides network-­based control in an easy to install external module, with features including on-­off, dimming (energy reduction) functionality, luminaire energy measurement, remote lamp failure detection, and revenue grade power metering for LED and HID luminaires.

To learn more about Itron’s industrial IoT platform and smart city solutions as well as Sunrise Technologies’ OpenGrid NLC, visit Sunrise Technologies and Itron at the IES Street & Area Lighting Conference, Sunrise Technologies booth #35 and Itron at booth #46.

About Itron
Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably deliver critical infrastructure services to communities in more than 100 countries. Our portfolio of smart networks, software, services, meters and sensors helps our customers better manage electricity, gas and water resources for the people they serve. By working with our customers to ensure their success, we help improve the quality of life, ensure the safety and promote the well-being of millions of people around the globe. Itron is dedicated to creating a more resourceful world. Join us:

About Sunrise Technologies, Inc.
Sunrise Technologies, Inc., (, with nearly 70 years of industry experience assimilated through product development and acquisition, is the world’s largest manufacturer of Outdoor Roadway Lighting Controls. Products include: Contactors, LED Long Life, Dimming, Wireless Programmable and Mesh Networked Controls for Utility, Commercial and Industrial outdoor lighting applications.