In 2001, Mayflower identified the need for a Central Management System (CMS) to control and monitor public lighting installations.
Deployment of a remote monitoring concept began to be trialled in 2003 in Plymouth and then Wales.
By 2005, 15,000 Mark 1 Nodes had been installed across the UK.
In 2009, SSE Contracting, part of SSE plc, purchased Mayflower outright and began development of a brand new product range – Mayflower Complete Lighting Control.
The Mayflower CMSs have received Elexon approval and the CMSs can be used as equivalent meters for measuring energy usage. In the last few years, Mayflower has won several large contracts to supply Street Lighting PFI Projects with its remote monitoring equipment, including the South Coast, Nottingham and Knowsley PFIs. The Hampshire PFI project alone will include installation of approximately 150,000 Mayflower Nodes. Mayflower’s current installation programme is in excess of 400,000 units.