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Implementing an intelligent standard for smart cities worldwide

Why TALQ for outdoor lighting

Why TALQ for smart cities
The TALQ Consortium has established a globally accepted standard for management software interfaces to configure, command, control and monitor heterogeneous outdoor device networks (ODN) including smart street lighting.

This way interoperability between Central Management Software (CMS) and Outdoor Device Networks (ODN, so called ‘gateways’) for smart city applications from different vendors is enabled, such that a single CMS can control different ODNs in different parts of a city or region.

TALQ eases the introduction of networked Smart City Solutions with a large variety of benefits for cities like:

  • Multi-vendor choice
  • Open platform with OpenAPI Specification for accelerated innovation
  • Common language for different smart city applications
  • Increasing cost efficiency
  • Faster introduction of LED luminaires in road and urban lighting
  • Reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions worldwide
  • Professionalization of operations management
  • Cross-departmental cooperation

The TALQ interface is a software protocol for information exchange, suitable for implementation in various products and systems. That’s why the approach fosters competition and helps to grow the market for the benefit of the users and the environment.