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TALQ - The Smart City Protocol
The TALQ Consortium has defined a globally accepted interface standard for smart city device networks. The Smart City Protocol is a specification for information exchange, suitable for integration in various software products and systems. By this means interoperability between Central Management Software (CMS) and Outdoor Device Networks (ODN) from different vendors is enabled. Thanks to TALQ a single CMS can configure, control, command and monitor heterogeneous smart city device networks. Since July 2021 the detailed specification is public and shared as ‘OpenSource knowledge’ on GitHub.

TALQ provides answers to the main challenges of building really smart cities including increasing safety and comfort for inhabitants, reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions worldwide, raising cost efficiency for operators managing a smart city.

Founded in 2012 initially by smart outdoor lighting vendors, TALQ has become an open industry consortium addressing the entire smart city environment. Manufacturers of various smart city applications can join as members and certify their products as TALQ-compliant. Other smart city stakeholders such as cities, municipalities, utilities, consultants, universities and many others can join the consortium as Partners.

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