Telensa and Streetlight.Vision to deliver integrated best-of-breed solution to street lighting

CAMBRIDGE, England & PARIS, France: Telensa, the market-leading ‘smart’ wireless street lighting technology company and Streetlight.Vision (www.streetlightvision.com), the leading central management software provider for ‘smart’ street light and ‘smart’ street solutions, have announced a strategic partnership to integrate their best-of-breed hardware and software systems.

The strategic collaboration will see the two companies’ engineering teams working together to interface Telensa’s PLANet (Public Lighting Active Network) system seamlessly with Streetlight.Vision’s central management software platform.

According to the companies, this partnership will provide street lighting and ‘smart’ grid operators with a compelling, cost-effective and interoperable street lighting management solution designed to significantly reduce energy bills and help meet government carbon emission targets.

Telensa is the UK’s leading ‘smart’ street light control company and its systems have been sold to over 25 UK local authorities to control and monitor over 600,000 street lights. Streetlight.Vision’s industry-leading software is the most widely adopted in the market and used by many cities across 15 countries, including Europe, China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia and South America.

Christophe Orceau, general manager, Streetlight.Vision, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the UK’s leading ‘smart’ street lighting company to enable Streetlight.Vision end-users to control, command and monitor any luminaire equipped with a Telensa telecell.

We believe Telensa’s PLANet wireless system is an extremely reliable and cost-effective solution. Together, Telensa and Streetlight.Vision offer a compelling street light control system for any city wanting to drastically save energy and reduce maintenance costs on their street light networks.

Will Gibson, managing director, Telensa, said: “This partnership effectively brings together the best-of-breed in hardware and software for the street lighting controls industry. Furthermore, giving customers the option to use our radio products and infrastructure with Streetlight.Vision’s software is a positive commercial step for Telensa as Streetlight.Vision has a large installed worldwide customer base.”

Telensa’s PLANet system uses advanced ultra-narrow band wireless technology which differentiates it from other solutions on the market. Its telecells and dimming modules are fitted to street lights and these connect wirelessly to a base station which accommodates up to 5,000 telecells over a range of 2-3km (urban) and 5-8km (rural).

Many base stations can be deployed in a cellular architecture providing wide area coverage of a region supporting up to 150,000 lights in total. Base stations connect over a regular IP network to Telensa’s own central system server and user interface software, or to a third party such as Streetlight.Vision’s platform.

Streetlight.Vision’s open and interoperable central management software platform controls several powerline and radio-frequency technologies and provides the end-user with a unified web interface to control and monitor heterogeneous devices. Features include: automatic data collection, equipment inventory, user profile and access rights management, data mart, easy configuration and commissioning, alerts about street light failures including their identification and analysis, central alarm management, scheduling manager, real time control on maps and operating reports.

“We are looking forward to working with Streetlight.Vision and to having an integrated system in the near future,” added Will Gibson. “Interoperability is important to some of our customers and so our ability to interface with the market-leading central management software platform is vital, as is our on-going involvement in standards bodies such as the TALQ Consortium.”

Telensa and Streetlight.Vision are both members of the TALQ Consortium (www.talq-consortium.org), which is working for the standardisation of a management software interface for outdoor lighting networks.

For more information about Telensa, please visit www.telensa.com, telephone +44 (0) 1799 533200 or email enquiries@telensa.com.

For more information about Streetlight.Vision, please visit www.streetlightvision.com, telephone +33 1 47 70 25 25 or email contact@streetlight-vision.com.

About Streetlight.Vision (www.streetlightvision.com)
Streetlight.Vision is the leading provider of central management software for ‘smart’ street light and ‘smart’ street applications. Streetlight.Vision provides solutions that save energy, reduce maintenance costs and leverage existing streetlight networks to collect environmental data and access remote control devices located in the street. Streetlight.Vision’s central management software has been adopted by many streetlight maintenance companies, ballast/luminaire manufacturers and cities in 15 countries. Streetlight.Vision’s central management software supports open and proprietary control systems to provide a unified web user interface, services, data and reports to the end-user whatever the underlying control and monitoring technology.

Telensa supplies CMS system for Leicester City’s LED street lighting energy reduction project

CAMBRIDGE, UK, July 31, 2013: Telensa, the market-leading ‘smart’ street lighting technology company, is providing its PLANet (Public Lighting Active Network) central management system (CMS) for Leicester City Council’s £13.8 million pioneering LED street lighting energy reduction project.

Leicester City Council is replacing its entire network of 33,000 old-style sodium street lamps with new light emitting diode (LED) technology and simultaneously installing Telensa’s CMS to control, monitor and meter each LED’s performance. Once installed, the new system will help the council reduce the energy cost of the city’s street lighting by at least 57 per cent and help cut carbon emissions by over 5300 tons each year.

Using Telensa’s advanced ultra narrow band (UNB) wireless CMS will enable the council to accurately control the brightness of each lamp to suit the local environmental requirement through the night. The system also monitors the usage and energy consumption of each lantern and can instantly detect a faulty unit.

Will Gibson, managing director, Telensa, said: “We are delighted to be involved in this pioneering energy reducing project. Our PLANet system is used by more than 25 UK local authorities because it’s simple to deploy, reliable, cost-effective and can be applied to all types of lighting fixtures, retro or new build deployments. It also works with a wide range of lamp types including LEDs.

The replacement project – being carried out by contractor Balfour Beatty using OrangeTek AriaLEDs – is due to be completed by February 2016. Residential streets will be the priority and will undergo the upgrade in the first year of the contract, with the bigger traffic route lanterns being installed in years two and three.

City Mayor Peter Soulsby said: “By investing in this new LED and CMS technology, we can dramatically reduce our carbon footprint, slash the cost of our street lighting and ensure that the city’s road network stays well lit around the clock.

Telensa serves the growing demands of street lighting operators aiming to reduce energy and operating costs through automated management of the outdoor lighting inventory. The PLANet system comprises telecell control units & dimming modules, base-stations (or gateways), a central system server and a user interface.