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    Integrating the TALQ Interface Standard in no Time

    Published on 2024-03-13

    New member companies prove the easiness of becoming TALQ-certified

    Since the TALQ Consortium published its protocol on GitHub, the time for new members to achieve TALQ Certification has shortened considerably. The numerous certifications of the past month confirm not only the importance of the interface standard in the street lighting and smart city environment, but also that the published technical details and clear documentation allows new joiners to integrate the standard into their systems in next to no time. The case study of the Polish Associate Member LUG highlights that the time to becoming TALQ-certified can be measured in a few weeks.

    Since 2017, the TALQ Consortium verifies the implementation of its interface protocol (TALQ Smart City Protocol) – which enables systems to interoperate smoothly with other vendors – with a rigorous certification procedure. To facilitate the process to become TALQ-certified for outdoor lighting and smart city application manufacturers, the consortium decided in 2021 to make the detailed TALQ Specification available on GitHub. Since then, city representatives, software developers as well as project planners and consultants around the world can access and benefit from TALQ’s knowhow developed over more than a decade.

    The short path to TALQ certification
    Like many others, BIOT, a subsidiary of LUG Capital Group that operates in the IoT and smart city environment, had been looking into the published TALQ protocol for quite some time to understand its approach better, but waited for the perfect moment to start the integration. This moment came in spring 2023 and they signed up as an Associate Member end of May. The goal was to ‘open’ and future-proof their Smart City Management System Urban. The key requirement was to allow interoperability with other vendors in order to be able to partner up in global projects.
    As a member, the team received access to the TALQ Certification Tool (TCT) which allowed its development team to intensively test the integration internally. Additionally, having admission to join the internal TALQ Slack Channel for members with the possibility to interact among software engineers further eased the process of finalising the integration of the protocol.

    “Becoming a TALQ member and acquiring certification was really a natural next step for our Central Management System (CMS) Urban, which was already well established in the market, but needed wider compliance and formal confirmation of its openness as a platform. By using the Test Tool and exchanging ideas with other developers, the integration was pretty self-explanatory and went smoothly. This allowed us to certify our CMS in six weeks” reports Wojciech Lewandowski, CEO BIOT Sp z o.o., LUG S.A. Capital Group. “In our opinion, TALQ is a necessity in smart cities and the perfect solution to enable the interaction among different systems, as it works as a common language to exchange data. But TALQ is not ‘Plug & Play’ and cities cannot expect that there won’t be any effort to combine systems from different vendors. As soon as the city has a clear idea of their needed features and requirements, TALQ helps it to select suitable solutions that are ‘ready to interact’.”, says Wojciech Lewandowski, summarising LUG’s decision.

    Another extremely quick integration has just been achieved by the Chinese member Guangdong Rongwen Technology Group. The company joined the consortium end of 2023 and in January 2024 they dispose already over two TALQ-certified products, a CMS and a Gateway solution.

    The need for open and interoperable systems is obvious in many countries worldwide. On a global scale vendors start to interact among one another and start to educate the smart city market and end-customers, such as cities and utilities. The public TALQ Specification on GitHub is an important part of this educational approach.

    Entire press release (English) as pdf

    NOTA DE PRENSA (Español)

    Integración rápida del Protocolo TALQ

    Nuevas miembros demuestran lo fácil que es obtener la certificación TALQ

    Desde que el TALQ Consortium publicó su protocolo en GitHub, el periodo para que nuevos miembros obtengan la certificación TALQ se ha reducido de manera considerable. Las numerosas certificaciones del mes pasado confirman no solo la importancia del estándar en el alumbrado público y el sector de las ciudades inteligentes, sino que los detalles técnicos publicados y la documentación clara permiten que los nuevos miembros integren el estándar en sus sistemas casi de inmediato. El estudio de caso del miembro asociado polaco LUG demuestra con claridad que el tiempo necesario para obtener la certificación TALQ puede medirse en pocas semanas.

    Nota de prensa Español (pdf)


    Intégration éclair de la norme d’interface TALQ

    De nouvelles sociétés membres du consortium démontrent l’accessibilité de la certification TALQ

    Depuis que le consortium TALQ a publié son protocole sur GitHub, la certification TALQ s’obtient beaucoup plus rapidement. En plus de confirmer l’importance de la norme d’interface dans l’éclairage public et l’environnement de ville intelligente, les nombreuses certifications du mois passé montrent que la documentation technique publiée est suffisamment claire et détaillée pour permettre aux nouveaux partenaires d’intégrer la norme dans leurs systèmes plus facilement. Comme le prouve l’étude de cas du membre associé polonais LUG, seules quelques semaines suffisent pour devenir membre certifié TALQ.

    Communiquè de presse française (pdf)


    Integration des TALQ-Schnittstellen-Standards in kürzester Zeit

    Neue Mitgliedsunternehmen beweisen, wie einfach es ist, TALQ-zertifiziert zu werden

    eit das TALQ Konsortium sein Protokoll auf GitHub veröffentlicht hat, hat sich die erforderliche Zeit, die TALQ-Zertifizierung zu erlangen, erheblich verkürzt. Die zahlreichen Zertifizierungen der letzten Monate belegen nicht nur die Bedeutung des Schnittstellenstandards im Straßenbeleuchtungs- und Smart-City-Umfeld, sondern auch, dass die öffentlich zugänglichen technischen Details und die klare Dokumentation neuen Mitgliedern ermöglichen, den Standard in kürzester Zeit in ihre Systeme zu integrieren. Die Fallstudie des polnischen Mitgliedsunternehmen LUG zeigt, dass die Zeit bis zur TALQ-Zertifizierung auf wenige Wochen beziffert werden kann.

    Vollständige Pressemeldung auf Deutsch (pdf)

    보도 자료

    TALQ 인터페이스 표준 즉시 통합

    새로운 회원사는 TALQ 인증에 대한 용이성을 입증했습니다

    스마트 시티 애플리케이션용 글로벌 인터페이스 표준을 개발한 TALQ 컨소시엄이 GitHub에 프로토콜을 발표한 이후 새로운 회원들이 TALQ 인증 획득에 걸리는 시간이 매우 단축되었습니다. 지난달의 수많은 인증으로 가로등 및 스마트 시티 환경에서 인터페이스 표준의 중요성을 확인했을 뿐만 아니라 공개된 기술 세부 정보 및 명확한 문서로 새로운 가입자가 표준을 즉시 시스템에 통합할 수 있음을 확인했습니다. 폴란드 준회원 LUG의 사례 연구는 TALQ 인증에 걸리는 시간은 몇 주 안에 측정될 수 있음을 강조합니다.

    보도 자료 (pdf)


    即刻整合 TALQ 接口标准

    新加入的成员公司证实,通过 TALQ 认证并非难事

    自为智慧城市应用制定全球通用接口标准的 TALQ 联盟在 GitHub 上发布其协议以来,新成员获得 TALQ 认证所需的时间便大大缩短。过去一个月通过了许多认证,这不仅证实了该接口标准对街道照明和智慧城市环境具有重要意义,还证实了所发布的详细技术信息和清晰明了的文件让新加入的成员很快就能将该标准整合到其系统中。在对波兰准成员 LUG 进行的案例研究中强调,只需几周时间即可通过 TALQ 的认证。

    新闻稿 (pdf)

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