The Challenge

Develop an intelligent street lighting software solution for smart city applications used by a Fortune 50 industrial company.


  • Security of the IoT networks of utmost importance to ensure reliable trusted information is available when needed.
  • Solution must constantly adapt to new use cases and technology challenges enabling the client the flexibility to create revolutionary new business models and applications.

Client: Global Fortune 50 Company


The Solution

Orthogone designed a flexible, scalable and secure IoT platform that can be deployed, upgraded and maintained to quickly adapt to rapidly evolving smart cities applications.

The Details

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Software Design

Software development based on Intel Apollo Lake processor – the platform includes multiple cameras, microphones, environmental sensors, GNSS and connectivity devices (WiFi, 4G/LTE, Bluetooth, Ethernet).

  • Board Support Package and device drivers (Intel Apollo Lake processor, Wind River Pulsar Linux, MIPI-CSI, audio support)
  • Security Architecture and design:
    • Secure Boot loader (using Trusted Platform Module)
    • Secure Boot loader update
    • Security (Key management, secure connection, Software hardening: Rootfs partition crypto, CYBERSEC, VPN, etc.)
    • Firewall
  • Code and memory optimization
  • Over the Air (OTA) system update
  • Light control and metering accuracy
  • Camera support, video on demand
  • Audio support, noise detection, audio on demand, FLAC compression
  • MQTT (Provisioning and control)
  • Manufacturing tests
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Technology Used
  • Atom X-series processor (Apollo-lake)
  • Intel Trusted Execution Engine v3.x

The Result

Successful product introduction in multiple North American cities that are embracing the digital transformation to create new business models and revenue segments.