Oct 03, Colombo: Viper Networks, a U.S. based LED technology company has entered into an agreement with Sri Lanka's Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources to commence a short-term pilot program as an initial requirement to install LEDs to illuminate the country's harbors, the company said in a release today.
The pilot program will install about 100 LED indoor lights and approximately one dozen street lights near the Ministry's administration building as a small size, short trial test period of an estimated 30 - 90 day period.
The pilot program, has been agreed to as an initial requirement to confirm Viper Networks (and Apollo Metro Solutions) LED lighting electricity savings and ease of installation capabilities as it relates to potentially replacing all of Sri Lanka's 18 existing harbors and 11 new harbors under construction with approximately 150 to 200 indoor lights and street lights for each location.
The largest of these new harbors being built is slated to open next month during November 2012, which along with all of the country's harbors, is under the supervision of Sri Lanka's Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.
The Company said the new agreement announced today with the Fisheries Ministry is expected to be only the first of several separate agreements with different ministries in the country.
The CEO of Viper Networks Farid Shouekani has met with other key ministers and government officials this week, including Colombo Mayor and officials of Ministry of Power and Energy. The talks were centered on Viper Networks and Apollo Metro's solicitation to provide LED street lights and other advanced lighting technologies for Sri Lanka's roads and highways, the release said.
Following the meeting Sri Lanka officials have requested a detailed plan and proposal for the Company to provide various LED lighting solutions for three major cities in the country, including capital Colombo.
Shouekani is also meeting with officials of Sri Lanka's Ministry of Irrigation & Water Resources Management since they have expressed a strong desire for an automatic meter reading system similar to the system Viper and Apollo are working on in the United States.
The Minister of Water Resources Management is scheduled to visit the U.S on October 16th for an official review of the live working system prior to signing an agreement, the Company release said.
Viper Networks, Inc is a fast growing company that started out in VOIP but is quickly diversifying into LED lighting as well as the multi-billion dollar U.S Energy Sector.