This week Telensa and partners ACS Wireless were networking sponsors at the Middle East Smart Lighting and Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.  The Middle East is a leader in energy saving connected infrastructure, with Dubai and Abu Dhabi in particular pioneering a variety of smart city technologies.

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One of the key deployments being discussed was Dubai's Canal Bridge project, where ACS Wireless has installed several smart city applications including Telensa's PLANet remote control street lighting.

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The bridge is part of the flagship canal project that will link Dubai's Business Bay with the Arabian Gulf.  The waterside will feature a retail mall, hotels and restaurants, and when complete is expected to attract 20 million visitors each year.