TALQ Consortium welcomes Telensa as Regular Member

    Published on 2012-09-05

    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.

    “CMS is now recognised as an essential part of street lighting that helps deliver improved operating efficiency and significant energy savings”, according to Will Gibson, Director, Telensa Ltd. “The use of CMS within street lighting has grown widely over the last few years and as the industry matures it is now the right time to introduce standards. The TALQ consortium presents an exciting opportunity to help drive CMS adoption further into global markets, to the benefit of outdoor lighting owners and operators.”

    “I’m happy that Telensa, as a well-known supplier of lighting telemanagement systems, recognizes the clear benefits of a globally accepted standard for the management interface of outdoor lighting networks” said Gerard Lokhoff, the consortium’s Secretary General. “Telensa joining helps to ensure availability of a full range of TALQ based products to choose from once the specification is ready for implementation.”

    For more information: info@talq-consortium.org

    About Telensa Ltd.
    Telensa spun out from Plextek Ltd in 2010 to develop a telemanagement system for the street lighting industry based on Plextek’s UNB wireless technology. At the forefront of business and product innovation, Plextek has a proven track record for transforming entrepreneurial ideas into successful products and businesses.

    Telensa serves the growing demands of street lighting and smart grid operators; aiming to reduce energy and operating costs through automated management of the outdoor lighting inventory.

    The owners and operators of about 15% of the UK’s street lights are committed to installing a CMS solution; more than half of these lights will use Telensa’s PLANet (Public Lighting Active Network) system.

    For more information see www.telensa.com or www.plextek.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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