TALQ Consortium welcomes General Electric Lighting as Regular Member

    Published on 2013-01-07

    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.

    “We are delighted to be joining the TALQ Consortium and provide our assistance and support to creating a globally accepted standard for the management interface of outdoor lighting networks,” commented Diederik de Stoppelaar, Global Director Outdoor, GE Lighting. “The membership is integral to our outdoor lighting strategy and our commitment to sustainable outdoor lighting.”

    “GE Lighting joining the TALQ Consortium means an acceleration of the growing support to create a globally accepted standard for the management interface of outdoor lighting networks.” said Gerard Lokhoff, the consortium’s Secretary General.

    For more information: info@talq-consortium.org

    About GE Lighting
    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, and sells products under the Reveal and Energy Smart consumer brands, and Evolve, GTx, Immersion, Infusion, Lumination and Tetra commercial brands, all trademarks of GE.
    General Electric (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter to build a world that works better.

    About the TALQ Consortium
    The TALQ Consortium brings together global lighting industry players, with the aim of creating a globally accepted standard for a management software interface for outdoor lighting networks. At present the market is characterized by a diversity of proprietary systems and interfaces. The lack of standards makes it difficult to integrate, operate and maintain management systems and is prohibiting the growth of outdoor lighting networks.
    The TALQ Consortium aims to promote the application of outdoor lighting network systems by delivering and governing a well-defined software protocol specification for the interface between central management systems and outdoor lighting networks and by managing a promotion, certification and compliance program. It was founded June 2012 by Harvard Engineering, Kingsun, Philips, Schréder, Streetlight.Vision and Thorn/Zumtobel.
    The TALQ Consortium plans to have a draft specification prepared early 2013. More information is made available at www.TALQ-consortium.org.

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