Hong Kong Highways Department Selects Telensa for Yuen Long Smart Street Lighting Pilot

Yuen Long Skyline (By WiNG - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0)

Yuen Long Skyline (By WiNG – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0)

Wireless solution saves money by connecting and managing LED streetlights and provides a low-cost platform for smart city applications

Hong Kong and Cambridge UK – 17th April 2018 – Telensa, the market leader the leader in connected street lighting and smart city applications, today announced that it has been selected by the Highways Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG) to deploy its PLANet intelligent street lighting system in a pilot programme led by engineering services group South King-Kum Shing JV to replace about 600 streetlights in Yuen Long Town with wirelessly managed LED lights. The Yuen Long community has a population of 148,000 and is located in the New Territories.

Telensa PLANet is an end-to-end smart street lighting system, consisting of wireless nodes connecting individual lights, a dedicated wireless network owned by the city, and a central management application. The system pays for itself in reduced energy and maintenance costs, improves quality of service through automatic fault reporting, and has the capacity to turn streetlight poles into hubs for smart city sensors. With more than one million lights connected, Telensa PLANet is the world’s most popular connected streetlight system.

“We’re delighted to be working with our partners, the Highways Department of the HKSARG and South King-Kum Shing JV to pilot an efficient, resilient and smart street lighting system for Hong Kong, one that will be responsive to citizens’ needs for decades to come,” said Will Gibson, Founder and Chief Commercial Officer at Telensa. “We’re looking forward to working together in future on low-cost smart city applications, enabled by the city’s lighting network.”

About Telensa

Telensa® makes wireless smart city applications, helping cities around the world save energy, work smarter and deliver more joined-up services for their citizens. Telensa PLANet is the world’s most deployed smart streetlight solution, with a footprint of 1.5 million lights. Building on the compelling business case for its smart streetlighting, the company provides cities and utilities with an open, low-cost platform to add multiple sensor applications.

Telensa’s Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) wireless networks simply attach to light poles. They can provide city or region-wide coverage in a matter of days, and are designed to run reliably for decades. The company is working alongside other leading vendors within ETSI (the European Telecommunications Standards Institute) to develop standards for LPWA networks.

Telensa is also a founding member of ETSI’s City Digital Profile (CDP) that will help accelerate the delivery of integrated citizen services and provide a technology road map for city leaders who will benefit from standardized solutions from their suppliers.

 

 

New Zealand’s Whakatane District Council Selects Telensa for its 2,500 Smart Street Lighting Project

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System will save money by connecting and managing LED streetlights whilst providing a low-cost platform for smart city applications

Cambridge, UK and Whakatane, NZ – 27th March 2018Telensa, the market leader in connected street lighting and Smart City applications, today announced that it has been selected by Whakatane District Council to deploy its PLANet intelligent streetlighting system. The project, part of a New Zealand Transport Agency programme to convert existing road lighting to LED, will involve replacing Whakatane’s 2,500 streetlights with wirelessly managed LEDs. The project is due for completion in June 2018.

Telensa PLANet is an end-to-end intelligent street lighting system, consisting of wireless nodes connecting individual lights, a dedicated wireless network owned by the city, and a central management application. The system pays for itself in reduced energy and maintenance costs, improves quality of service through automatic fault reporting, and turns streetlight poles into hubs for smart city sensors. With more than 1.5 million lights connected, Telensa PLANet is the world’s most popular connected streetlight system.

“Telensa PLANet will help Whakatane District Council reduce costs whilst improving our streetlighting service,” said Council Transportation Manager Martin Taylor. “This project is a significant step forward in intelligent infrastructure and will deliver a safer, smarter, and more efficient service environment for District residents.”

“Following our recent announcement with Wellington, we are delighted to be working with Whakatane to deliver a more efficient streetlighting service, one that can respond to the District’s changing needs,” said Will Gibson, Founder and Chief Commercial Officer at Telensa. “We are also excited about the potential for low-cost smart city applications, enabled by the new lighting network.”

About Telensa
Telensa® makes wireless smart city applications, helping cities around the world save energy, work smarter and deliver more joined-up services for their citizens. Telensa PLANet is the world’s most deployed smart streetlight solution, with a footprint of 1.5 million lights. Building on the compelling business case for its smart streetlighting, the company provides cities and utilities with an open, low-cost platform to add multiple sensor applications.

Telensa’s Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) wireless networks simply attach to light poles. They can provide city or region-wide coverage in a matter of days, and are designed to run reliably for decades. The company is working alongside other leading vendors within ETSI (the European Telecommunications Standards Institute) to develop standards for LPWA networks.

Telensa is also a founding member of ETSI’s City Digital Profile (CDP) that will help accelerate the delivery of integrated citizen services and provide a technology road map for city leaders who will benefit from standardized solutions from their suppliers.

Temono PR for Telensa
Ed Howson
Ed.howson@temono.com
+44 (0)7740 173051

Essex and Hertfordshire County Councils work together to pilot UK innovation in smart city services

Two pioneers of smart street lighting work with award-winning smart city firm Telensa

6th March 2018 – Essex County Council and Hertfordshire County Council today announced that they are working together to pilot new smart city services.

The project, a partnership with Cambridge-based technology firm Telensa, will assess the potential quality-of-life and economic benefits of a range of smart city technologies.

Essex and Hertfordshire are building on a foundation of investing in practical innovation.

Both councils were early adopters of Telensa’s wireless streetlight controls, which pay for themselves and save money every year, by reducing energy consumption and enabling a more efficient maintenance operation. They also recognised that by harnessing their county-wide lighting networks, they could introduce new smart city monitoring services at a fraction of the cost.

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The smart city solutions in the project include:

  • Gully monitoring: blocked street drains (gullies) cause flooding, and monitors can alert and even predict problems before they cause a flood.
  • Highway wind monitoring: instantly alerts the highways team of high winds or gusts, and builds a data set that helps to predict dangerous local driving conditions.
  • Traffic monitoring and analytics: from dimming unnecessary streetlighting on empty roads to understanding local traffic patterns.
  • Waste bin monitoring: enables cleaner streets through more responsive collections, and helps make sure there is enough capacity where it is needed.
  • Air quality monitoring: provides street-by-street measurement of air quality to complement the broad picture provided by existing monitoring stations.

It’s not just about the operational benefits.  Infrastructure monitoring builds up a vast data set that can be used to spot trends across departments, leading to better decision making and more joined-up working.

The councils are currently assessing the suitability of three sites in Hertfordshire and Essex towns. The pilot is due to commence in March and will run initially for two months.

Cllr Ian Grundy, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “I am extremely excited about the benefits this trial offers by using technology to deliver more for less for our residents.

“We currently rely on inspections and residents reporting issues, like blocked gullies, to us across more than 5,000 miles of roads in Essex.

“The potential to monitor issues remotely will not only save taxpayers money, it will also improve our reaction times and allow us to fix issues before they become a problem.

“Last summer we became the first authority in the country to install ‘smart’ streetlights which offer the potential to monitor pollution, create Wi-Fi hotspots and even guide driverless vehicles in the future. These are now being rolled out across Essex by Ringway Jacobs crews and we believe this work will really complement the smart city partnership work we are doing with Hertfordshire County Council and Telensa.”

Ralph Sangster, Executive Member for Highways at Hertfordshire County Council, said: “Smart technology is becoming an essential tool in delivering a high quality highways services and “Safe Smart” is an exciting opportunity to trial a modern technology which reinforces Hertfordshire County Council’s ongoing commitment to maintain and improve roads for the benefit of all Hertfordshire residents.

We have already converted around 65,000 of our street slights to LED and are in the process of converting the remainder, some 50,000, by March 2020. These LED lights are controlled by a wireless Central Management System (CMS), which detects faulty lights and enables changes to be made to light settings with the flick of a switch at a central point. Therefore many faults will be resolved before anyone notices. LEDs not only use much less energy but also emit less CO2 than conventional lamps, helping to cut the county council’s carbon tax contribution.”

Will Gibson, founder and Chief Commercial Officer at Telensa, said: “Hertfordshire and Essex are pioneers of smart street lighting, and between them already use Telensa technology to control 250,000 streetlights.  This project will show the community and financial benefits unlocked by adding new sensor applications to the Telensa streetlight network.”

About Telensa
Telensa® makes wireless smart city applications, helping cities around the world save energy, work smarter and deliver more joined-up services for their citizens. Telensa PLANet is the world’s most deployed smart streetlight solution, with a footprint of 1.5 million lights. Building on the compelling business case for its smart streetlighting, the company provides cities and utilities with an open, low-cost platform to add multiple sensor applications.

Telensa’s Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) wireless networks simply attach to light poles. They can provide city or region-wide coverage in a matter of days, and are designed to run reliably for decades. The company is working alongside other leading vendors within ETSI (the European Telecommunications Standards Institute) to develop standards for LPWA networks.

Temono PR for Telensa
Ed Howson
Ed.howson@temono.com
+44 (0)7740 173051

Telensa Ranked 4th in Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100

Smart City Technology Firm Recognised among Top UK Exporters Following Rapid Global Growth

Cambridge,2018 SME Export Track 100 logo 26th February 2018 – Telensa, the global leader in connected street lighting and Smart City applications, has been ranked 4th in the annual Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 which ranks Britain’s 100 small and medium-sized (SME) companies with the fastest-growing international sales over the latest two years. The list is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each February, with an awards dinner in May.

This accolade follows the company’s recent expansion into the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America, building on success in Europe and the US. In addition, Telensa is behind the world’s largest smart streetlighting deployment in the US State of Georgia, and has been awarded significant new city and regional projects over the last year, the latest being in the New Zealand capital, Wellington. The company’s revenues have grown by 90% since 2016, and are 3 times those reported for 2015.

Telensa’s smart streetlight system pays for itself in reduced energy and maintenance costs, improves quality of service through automatic fault reporting, and enables LED streetlight output to be dynamically controlled. And the streetpole-based wireless network allows multiple sensor applications to realise the potential of the data-driven city.

“We are delighted to have ranked so highly in the SME Export Track 100. This award reflects our exceptional growth in recent years, as the world wakes up to the potential of connected streetlights and the follow-on benefits of smart city applications,” said Will Franks, CEO of Telensa. “Our Cambridge-based company has grown into a global smart city infrastructure player, with deployments around the globe, including the world’s largest. With our building momentum and product innovation, the sky is the limit for Telensa’s continued growth and profitability.”

The full results were published in a special four-page supplement within the Business section of The Sunday Times on 25th February, both in print and online.

About Telensa
Telensa® makes wireless smart city applications, helping cities around the world save energy, work smarter and deliver more joined-up services for their citizens. Telensa PLANet is the world’s most deployed smart streetlight solution, with a footprint of 1.5 million lights. Building on the compelling business case for its smart streetlighting, the company provides cities and utilities with an open, low-cost platform to add multiple sensor applications.

Telensa’s Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) wireless networks simply attach to light poles. They can provide city or region-wide coverage in a matter of days, and are designed to run reliably for decades. The company is working alongside other leading vendors within ETSI (the European Telecommunications Standards Institute) to develop standards for LPWA networks.

Telensa Named Global #1 in Smart Street Lighting for Second Consecutive Year

Independent study hails the arrival of Smart Cities with LED and smart streetlighting market set to be worth $64.2bn by 2027

Cambridge, UK 12 December 2017 – Telensa, the leader in connected street lighting and Smart City applications, has been named as the global market share leader for the second year running in an independent study by Northeast Group LLC. The fourth edition of Global LED and Smart Street Lighting includes market share data on leading vendors, cost-benefit analyses, case studies, and 10-year market forecasts for 125 individual countries.

Northeast Group Report TelensaBy 2027 there will be 363 million streetlights in the world, and smart streetlighting will account for 29% of them, in a total LED and smart street lighting market worth $64 billion. The study reveals that Telensa has retained its market share lead over Silver Spring Networks, Philips Lighting and Echelon, with almost double the number of deployed smart streetlight nodes as its nearest competitor.

“Telensa is the global market share leader in smart street lighting, systems that represent the next wave of large-scale smart city IoT deployments,” said Ben Gardner, president of Northeast Group. “In the past few years, smart streetlights have progressed from a nascent market to established early deployments of smart city infrastructure, as cities across the globe have embraced the technology.”

Telensa is behind the world’s largest smart streetlighting deployment in the US, and has been awarded significant new city and regional projects over the last year, the latest being with Wellington in New Zealand.  The company’s revenues have grown by 90% since 2016, and are 3 times those reported for 2015.

The full report is available from http://www.northeast-group.com

About Telensa

Telensa® makes wireless smart city applications, helping cities around the world save energy, work smarter and deliver more joined-up services for their citizens. Telensa PLANet is the world’s most deployed smart streetlight solution, with a footprint of 1.5 million lights. Building on the compelling business case for its smart streetlighting, the company provides cities and utilities with an open, low-cost platform to add multiple sensor applications.

Telensa’s Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) wireless networks simply attach to light poles. They can provide city or region-wide coverage in a matter of days, and are designed to run reliably for decades. The company is working alongside other leading vendors within ETSI (the European Telecommunications Standards Institute) to develop standards for LPWA networks.

Telensa Triumphs at Amazon Growing Business Awards 2017

Smart City Firm Named Growing Business of the Year at Prestigious Awards

Cambridge, UK – 30 November 2017 – Telensa, the global leader in connected street lighting and Smart City applications, today announced that it has been named as Growing Business of the Year with a turnover between £10m-£25m at the Amazon Growing Business Awards 2017, at an awards ceremony held on Wednesday 29th November in London.

Telensa wins Amazon Growing Business Award With well over a million lights connected around the world, this year the company turned a profit of £3M on revenues of £23m. Telensa’s revenues have grown by 90% since 2016, and are 3x those reported for 2015.

Telensa’s smart streetlight system pays for itself in reduced energy and maintenance costs, improves quality of service through automatic fault reporting, and enables LED streetlight output to be dynamically controlled. And the streetpole-based wireless network allows multiple sensor applications to realise the potential of the data-driven city.

“Cities around the world are embracing the potential economic, societal and environmental benefits offered by our Smart City technology,” said Will Franks, CEO of Telensa. “We are delighted to receive the Amazon Growing Business Award from an illustrious shortlist of the best high-growth UK companies.”

Created by Real Business in 1998, headlined by Amazon and supported by the CBI, the Amazon Growing Business Awards are the UK’s most established and respected recognition of SME and entrepreneurial success. Previous winners have included Zoopla, Innocent Drinks and fashion giant Net-a-Porter. The event itself is considered to be one of the highlights of the entrepreneurial calendar, bringing together the cream of UK business and industry VIPs.

About Telensa

Telensa makes wireless smart city applications, helping cities around the world save energy, work smarter and deliver more joined-up services for their citizens.  According to Northeast Group, Telensa PLANet is the world’s most deployed smart streetlight solution, with a global footprint of more than one million lights. Building on the compelling business case for its smart streetlighting, the company provides cities and utilities with an open, low-cost platform to add multiple sensor applications.

Telensa’s Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) wireless networks simply attach to light poles. They can provide city or region-wide coverage in a matter of days, and are designed to run reliably for decades. The company is working alongside other leading vendors within ETSI (the European Telecommunications Standards Institute) to develop standards for LPWA networks. Telensa solutions are designed and developed in Cambridge UK, with hardware manufactured with Sony UK Tech in Pencoed, Wales.

Telensa solutions are designed and developed in Cambridge UK with hardware manufactured with Sony UK Tech in Pencoed, Wales.