Steora Hybrid is a powerful model which includes all the features of Steora Standard, plus an integrated AC charging module. It is designed to adapt to cooler climates with less sunshine. The Hybrid will maintain full functionality whatever the weather, using renewable energy plus an AC grid connection.
Steora Hybrid has an additional option of seat heating – making it an even more attractive meeting place for residents or visitors to your urban space.
It can also power other devices within its vicinity.
Balanced and beautiful, the Steora Hybrid is the smart bench for all seasons.
Attractive deep black photovoltaic modules, designed exclusively for Steora, ensure the bench is solar powered even when the seating area is occupied and the PV modules are shaded.
Many different types of devices can be charged on the Steora, via two USB ports, as well as wireless charging technology. The USB ports are lit by attractive ambient light. Devices can be charged cable-free, by placing them on the acrylic glass cover.
Superfast Wifi hotspots
For a limited time, local authorities across the EU can register for EU funding to build free wireless internet hotspots in public spaces like libraries, city centres, parks, museums and squares. The scheme is designed to benefit residents, the visitor economy and local businesses. Called WiFi4EU, the funding offers €15 000 (over £13 000) towards free WiFi installation costs. WiFi4EU-funded networks will be free of charge, free of advertising and free of personal data harvesting. Registered local authorities will be able to apply for the funding from mid-May 2018.
With Wifi hotpots taking off across the UK, Steora is the number one smart solution for smart cities.
Steora provides superfast internet connection with speeds of up to 433 Mbps*. Internet connection is via SIM card, Ethernet cable, or optical fibre cable.
The Steora technical support system takes care of your security while you shop online, check emails and social media or read the news.
15 sensors inside Steora monitor everything that happens on and around the bench. Every second, data is gathered about air parameters, bench usage and system status, which is then made available to customers via the dashboard. The benches are connected to central Steora technical support, so that any incidents can be reported to the owner immediately.