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Classic look bench seating
for a more connected world

Steora 'City' Solar Bench Seat

A hi-tech alternative to regular street benches, Steora 'City' solar charging bench is the first bench seat that brings traditional park and street seating into the modern, connected world.

Although resembling a conventional park bench with slatted seats, the Steora ‘City’ skillfully conceals solar power cells within the seat structure to power an impressive array of USB and Qi phone charging outlets, ambient lighting, environment sensors and Wi-Fi modem. 

With the option of adding a 19" LCD screen (requires electrical grid connection), the Steora ‘City’ can act as information hub or a source of advertising revenue, with the additional option of adding an Ai camera to monitor pedestrian traffic. 

Features

For not much more than the cost of a traditional park bench, Steora 'City' solar charging bench boasts an impressive range of additional features which are so essential in today’s connected world.

A more advanced version of the Steora ‘Classic’ model, the ‘City’ model also features 2 x rapid Qi chargers, optional 4 x USB fast charging outlets and WiFi access, but offers the extra ability to install an LCD screen in the side panel.

Although the power draw of the LCD requires connection of the bench to the electrical grid, it provides the opportunity to gain advertising revenue or simply act as a high visibility platform for community notices.

In the background, an array of sensors is continuously gathering and storing up-to-the-minute data on temperature, humidity, particulate matter as well as visitor activity, while at night, a bank of under-bench LEDs light up to provide extra safety and security.

At all times, software is also monitoring the 'health' of the system, including solar power production, power usage and battery voltage. All this recorded and stored data can be instantly accessed at any time, from any location via the 'Solos Smart City' dashboard, which acts as a complete operating system within your web browser.

Each bench purchase includes 5-years free connectivity to the ‘Solos’ monitoring - no mobile phone subscription or SIM card required.

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Rapid charging Qi pads
Rapid charging Qi pads

2 x Qi rapid charge pads included. Extra 4 x USB fast charging outlets available at extra cost.

System monitoring
System monitoring

Energy production, energy usage & battery status is constantly monitored and recorded.

Environmental monitoring & usage tracking
Environmental monitoring & usage tracking

Standard sensors record temperature, humidity and air pressure. Load sensor records the number of people who have sat on the bench.

Remote access & control
Remote access & control

Real time and stored data can be accessed from any device, at any time – phone, tablet PC

Efficient power generation
Efficient power generation

Three seat planks with integrated PV panels operate independently for maximum efficiency.

Fan cooled seating
Fan cooled seating

Fans in each slat activate automatically to avoid the seat getting too hot.

Ambient lighting
Ambient lighting

Under bench LED lights provide added safety & security at night

Battery status indicator
Battery status indicator

Integrated into the bench body. Indicates 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% charge status

LCD display option on side panel
LCD display option on side panel

19″ outdoor LCD display (requires electrical grid connection)

Options

  • Additional sensors

    Additional environmental sensors - PM2.5, PM10 & Ozone sensor can be included.

  • Surface heating

    Automatic temperature trigger. Requires hybrid module with mains electric connection.

  • Integrated planter

    Matching planter supports bench at one end. Equipped with soil moisture sensor.

  • Five standard RAL colors

    Other RAL colors available at extra cost.

  • AI camera module

    Track info about pedestrians - number of pedestrians walking or looking at the display screen and even their gender.

  • Backrest

    Incorporates extra PV modules with 66W total power output.

  • 19" LCD display

    Create advertising revenue or use as a community information resource. Requires connection to electric grid.

  • WiFi hotspot

    Editable homepage and Wi-Fi name. Supports SIM or ethernet connectivity.

Options

Specifications

Specifications
Size: 71 1/4" L x 17 ¾” W x 20"H
Seat: Steel framed slats with polycarbonate insert
Solar panels: 99W total - three independent panels
Battery: Li-ion - 190Wh
USB outlets (optional): 4 x USB fast chargers. Apple fast charging, Qualcomm quick charge, Samsung adaptive fast charging.
Wireless pads: 2 x Qi fast chargers
Ambient LED lighting: Under bench - 8W, 4500K, dimmable, timer controlled
Weight: 143 lb
Warranty: 2 years on electronics, 3 years on batteries and corrosion.

Configuration options

Bench with no backrest
Bench with backrest
Bench with LCD side panel
Bench with no backrest
Bench with backrest
Bench with LCD side panel