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.


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.


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.