The growth of Smart Cities around the world has meant that advanced infrastructure that captures the digital data needed to manage a city has to be housed and supported in precincts that are already crowded with people, transport and many single application poles.
As a city develops, information technology is now the principle infrastructure needed to be placed on the streets. Advanced cities will plan their infrastructure to accommodate IOT applications.
The solution to housing these technologies is Multipole™ a modular aluminium column system.
Multipole™ is the brand of Goldspar Australia and comprises a range of aluminium multi-function Smart Columns that are installed around the world to house todays Smart City technologies. Goldspar are leading designers and manufacturers of a variety of tubular aluminium products including single function light poles.
In 1997, Multipole™ was conceived as the light pole of the future. Originally known as Smartpole, it was designed to offer, via an integrated bracketing system, a column that had multi-function capability meaning multiple applications could be simply be attached, relocated, removed and replaced as a cities requirements changed and technology developed. It delivers an adaptable, sustainable, long lasting, aesthetic platform to house and support the lighting and digital infrastructure required by todays advanced cities.
Marine grade structural anodised aluminium was chosen as a material that had a very long life, no corrosion or rusting issues, a significantly lower carbon footprint to steel and light to install whilst offering strength and a sculptural aesthetic. Being aluminium the columns are impact absorbing frangible offering an additional layer of safety in the streetscape.
Goldspar Australia’s global operations are headquartered on the northern beaches of Sydney, Australia. Founded in 1979 the business initially specialised in extruded tubular aluminium items such as yacht masts, light poles, flag poles and sporting posts. Over time the company has expanded to offer many diversified products including bespoke designs.
Multipole manufactures its aluminium products in Australia, India, China and plans are well advanced in Europe. Our Multi-Function pole designs have been granted The Australian Industrial Design Award.