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Partner Program

Entities such as municipalities and utilities with an interest in the TALQ Consortium’s goal and specification can become a Partner. The Partner Program is a stakeholder outreach program to facilitate discussions with such entities on the adoption of the TALQ specification, the impact it may have on their tendering and operational processes, and keeping them up to date on the latest activities of the TALQ Consortium. read more

A New Logo

To easily identify products that are compliant with the TALQ specification a special symbol has been developed. As the certification procedure has not fully been specified yet, there are no 'TALQ Compliant' products in the market yet. However, to ensure easy recognition of the 'TALQ Symbol' once such products are available, we will from now on use the 'TALQ Logo' in our promotion materials and channels. read more

TALQ Specification approved!

The TALQ Consortium is happy to announce the completion of the TALQ Specification. The specification defines the application layer protocol between a Central Management System and Outdoor Lighting Networks. By providing this specification the TALQ Consortium aims to grow the market for intelligent outdoor lighting systems. The lack of interoperability among systems of different suppliers has been identified as one of the main obstacles for adoption of centrally controlled outdoor lighting systems. Municipalities and utilities will no longer have to fear supplier lock-in if they decide to require TALQ certified outdoor lighting systems. read more

Draft TALQ Specification in Member Review phase

Friday June 1st Christophe Orceau, chair of the Steering Committee of the TALQ Consortium, was able to send the Draft TALQ Specification for Member Review. All members are asked to review the specification that has been developed by the Technical Work Group since the end of June last year. read more

TALQ Consortium welcomes General Electric Lighting as Regular Member

2013-01-07 Today the TALQ Consortium welcomed GE Lighting as its next Regular Member. GE Lighting invents with the vigor of its founder Thomas Edison to develop energy-efficient solutions that change the way people light their world in commercial, industrial, municipal and residential settings. The business employs over 17,000 people in more than 100 countries. read more

TALQ Technical Work Group year's end sprint

The TALQ Consortium’s Technical Work Group met this week in Great Chesterford, Essex, UK for a year’s end sprint. The more the work on the specification is progressing, the more detailed the discussions get. read more

TALQ Consortium welcomes KMW inc as Regular Member

2012-12-10 - Today the TALQ Consortium announced it welcomed KMW as a Regular Member. KMW Inc. possesses the world’s most advanced communications technology and delivers products for wireless telecommunications. Based on the technical side of the communications infrastructure, we are developing specialized lighting products that possess combined lighting and communications technology. LED lighting products of KMW inc. are sold under the GigaTera brand. read more

TALQ Consortium members meet in Christmas Colored Paris

At the end of November, the TALQ Consortium members met in Paris, hosted by Streetlight.Vision. The beautiful Christmas illuminations on the Boulevard des Champs Elysees might have inspired the standardization discussions, as a lot of progress was made. read more

Register for the first TALQ Webinar!

The TALQ Consortium is inviting you to a webinar in which we’ll provide an introduction to the consortium, its objective and structure. This may be of special interest to - Municipalities considering to install outdoor lighting networks - Manufacturers of outdoor lighting equipment - Governmental agencies, regulators - Lighting management software providers - Outdoor Lighting Service Providers read more

TALQ Consortium welcomes OSRAM GmbH as Regular Member

2012-11-05 - Today the TALQ Consortium announced that OSRAM GmbH has joined as Regular Member. OSRAM is one of the leading light manufacturers in the world. This holds true both for classic and new lighting technologies, as well as related electronics and software. With LED-based products making up a share of about 25 percent of the total turnover, the company is setting the trend with regard to technological changes in the lighting market. 70 percent of its turnover comes from energy-efficient products. read more

TALQ moves East with October 2012 TALQ Meeting in China!

The TALQ Consortium held its first Asian meeting during the last week of October. Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronics Company kindly hosted the technical and promotion work group meetings. read more

TALQ Consortium initiates Logo selection process

Today the TALQ Consortium initiated the process to select a logo by issuing a Request for Quotes, aimed at logo design studios. read more

September 2012 TALQ Consortium meeting

During the last week of September TALQ Consortium members met in Normanton, West Yorkshire, UK. For 3 consecutive days Harvard Engineering kindly hosted the technical and promotion work group meetings, as well as the steering committee meeting. read more

TALQ Consortium welcomes Sinapse Energia as Regular Member

2012-09-13 - Today the TALQ Consortium welcomed Sinapse Energia S.L. as a Regular Member. Sinapse was established in 2007 with the aim of providing solutions to improve efficiency and contribute to energy savings in electricity networks, especially in the public and private lighting. Sinapse Energía is a member of the Spanish Committee of Illumination (Comité Español de Iluminación). read more

TALQ Consortium welcomes Telensa as Regular Member

2012-09-05 - Today the TALQ Consortium welcomed Telensa Ltd. as a Regular Member. Telensa is a leading provider of Central Management Systems (CMS) for the remote control and monitoring of street lighting, supplying to many local authorities and contractors who are deploying its solution across large populations of street lights. read more

TALQ Consortium welcomes Hubbell Building Automation as Regular Member

2012-08-17 - Today the TALQ Consortium welcomed Hubbell Building Automation (HBA) as its first North American Regular Member. Hubbell Building Automation, Inc. is a strong proponent of innovative, integrated and simple energy saving lighting controls. It is headquartered in Austin, Texas and is a division of Hubbell Lighting, an established leader in the lighting industry. read more

TALQ Press Release June 2012

New consortium to drive standardization of a management software interface for managing outdoor lighting networks Global initiative – The formation of a new global consortium made up from lighting industry players, with the aim of creating a globally accepted standard for a management software interface for outdoor lighting networks has been announced today. Named TALQ, the founders/participants are Harvard Engineering, Kingsun, Philips, Schréder, Streetlight.Vision and Thorn/Zumtobel. read more

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