TALQ Consortium welcomes Hubbell Building Automation as Regular Member

    Published on 2012-08-17

    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.

    “Outdoor lighting control is the next frontier for energy efficiency in lighting systems. The mission of the TALQ Consortium to create a global standard for a software protocol specification for the interface between central management systems and outdoor lighting networks is aligned with Hubbell Lighting’s and HBA’s strategy to provide advanced energy efficient outdoor lighting systems for the North American market.”,  according to Thomas Braz, Vice President and General Manager, Hubbell Building Automation. “We look forward to working closely with the Consortium to insure the requirements of the North American market are represented. The development of a standard such as this will result in maximum energy savings for all property owners with outdoor lighting applications”.

    “I’m delighted to welcome Hubbell Building Automation as our first additional member, less than two months after the formation of the TALQ Consortium.”, said Gerard Lokhoff, the consortium’s Secretary General. “This is a clear indication that the objective of the consortium is recognized around the world as an important catalyst to enable the growth of the outdoor lighting networks market.”

    For more information: info@talq-consortium.org

    About Hubbell Building Automation
    Hubbell Building Automation (HBA), a division of Hubbell Lighting, Inc. and an established leader in the lighting controls industry is a strong proponent of innovative, integrated and simple energy saving lighting controls. In 1888 company founder Harvey Hubbell invented what could arguably be called the world's first lighting control device, the pull chain switch. Nearly 125 years later, HBA continues this tradition of innovation with the development of wireless networked lighting controls. More information is available at www.hubbell-automation.com.

    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 by the end of 2012. More information is made available at www.TALQ-consortium.org.

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