Making brighter cities

Telensa certified as TALQ-compliant for its market-leading connected street lighting solution and smart city platform

TALQ certification confirms Telensa PLANet’s place as the industry standard central management system and the ideal launchpad for lighting and other smart city applications

Cambridge, UK 15th September 2020: Telensa, the leading global provider of connected street lighting and smart city applications, today announced that PLANet, Telensa’s Central Management System, has been awarded TALQ certification after successfully passing the TALQ Consortium’s robust testing programme. TALQ certification confirms that Telensa’s market-leading smart streetlighting solution, PLANet, conforms to this global standard, ensuring interoperability with a range of Outdoor Device Networks and smart city solutions.

“Telensa has been a member of the TALQ Consortium and a supporter of the TALQ vision of a globally-accepted smart city protocol since 2012, and we have been at the heart of TALQ’s development of a smart city interface which enables interoperability and avoids lock-in to proprietary systems. Telensa’s customer-focused solutions are built on openness and interoperability and, like TALQ, they grow with the needs of the smart city. We see TALQ as the future – enabling cities to build their smart city of today and tomorrow.”, says Brent Hudson, CEO Telensa.

PLANet features sophisticated, adaptable programming providing customers with complete control. The ability it provides to operate, manage and maintain an entire streetlight estate centrally yields significant energy, emissions and operational savings. Citizens reap additional value in the form of lower crime and more responsive services. Built using open interfaces Telensa’s Central Management System integrates to other third-party asset management, metering and billing systems.

With TALQ certification a single smart city Central Management System can control a range of different vendor solutions: cities are not locked into any one vendor and can choose to adopt networks of devices from multiple sources.

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 2 million lights. Telensa’s Urban IQ system builds on the compelling business case for smart street lighting to provide cities and utilities with an open, low-cost platform to add multiple sensor applications. Telensa is based in Cambridge in the UK, and manufactures with Sony UK Tech in Pencoed, Wales. It also has regional operations in the USA and Australia.