The Mayflower and TTP smart city partnership shines again


Mayflower and TTP have been selected as finalists for the Power/Energy category of the 2015 IET
Innovation Awards.


'Internet of Things' (IoT) innovators Mayflower and its development partner The Technology Partnership plc (TTP) are pleased to announce that they have been shortlisted for this year’s 2015 IET Innovation Awards. Mayflower and development partner TTP, were shortlisted for the highly successful commercial UK deployment of a ZigBee wireless mesh network‐based street light central management system (CMS).

Commenting on the selection, Project Manager at TTP, Richard Sims said “With over 300 applicants from 28 countries, being selected as a finalist in the competition is a great result. With two previous awards already, it underlines the quality of the Mayflower innovation in the Smart City sector. ”

Mayflower and TTP have been at the forefront of the development of the ‘Smart City’ concept – a smart city is one which uses digital information and communication technology to enhance the quality and performance of its urban services in order to reduce costs and resource consumption.

Mayflower currently offers clients a cloud‐based back office system to manage their lighting using data collected from the ZigBee wireless mesh network. This includes flagging of faults, inventory management and variable lighting control with the capability to predict and model energy savings. However, this is just one of the smart city applications of IoT. Opportunities include utilising existing networks of street furniture such as bus stops, street lighting, and bill boards, where nodes can be placed to collect data that ranges from traffic and pedestrian behaviour, through to environment monitoring.

Patrick Mitchell, Head of Mayflower, commented: “The Mayflower team, in‐conjunction with our development partner TTP, continues to deliver tangible and relevant solutions for the lighting industry. Further applications to collect additional data useful to city managers are under development which further demonstrates our ambition to become a major contributor in the Smart City space”


About TTP

The Technology Partnership plc (TTP) is Europe's leading technology and product development company. TTP works closely with its clients to create disruptive products based on advances in technology and engineering innovation. TTP’s technology lies behind many products and
processes in areas as diverse as communications, digital printing, instrumentation, consumer & industrial products, biotechnology, medical devices, cleantech and security systems.

About Mayflower

Mayflower Complete Lighting Control systems represent the 21st Century solution for management of highway lighting and illuminated equipment. Mayflower is a Central Management System (CMS) that provides remote control, monitoring and energy measurement of street lighting over a wireless interface (Zigbee\GPRS) 

The functionality of the system gives asset managers the ability to monitor and report faults automatically, control switching and vary light output as well as manage energy consumption Mayflower, a proven CMS system, is involved in some of the biggest street lighting projects in the UK. Mayflower has recently celebrated its 250,000th CMS node installation in the UK with its biggest project totaling 170,000 nodes in full operation across the City of Southampton and the County of Hampshire. These areas now have a ‘Smart City’ network ready for future IoT applications.

Mayflower is part of SSE Enterprise, the largest electrical contractor by turnover (£489m) in 2014. SSE Enterprise brings together Energy Solutions, Contracting, Lighting, Utilities and Telecoms, delivered with energy and supported by a dedicated centralised relationship management function. For more information visit


For more information contact:

Richard Sims (
+44 1763 262626

Patrick Mitchell (
+44 345 076 7664



TTP is an independent technology company where scientists and engineers collaborate to invent, design and develop new products and technologies. Working across a wide spectrum of industries including health, telecoms, industrials and consumer, TTP creates breakthrough solutions that bring strong commercial value to clients and the benefits of technology to all.

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