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Telensa, Georgia Power, City of Harrisburg and Northeastern Group to participate in panel on connected LED streetlights at Smart Cities Connect

Pioneering vendor, city and utility representatives to deliver deployment case studies and explore economic impact and Smart City potential of connected LED streetlights

Austin, Texas – June 26th 2017 – Telensa, the global leader in connected street lighting and Smart City applications, will host a panel discussion at this week’s Smart Cities Connect, featuring case studies from a pioneering City and Utility that have deployed connected LED Streetlights. Wayne S. Martin, the City Engineer for City of Harrisburg, PA will be presenting on how the entire city was converted to connected LED streetlighting, and the impact it has had, and Scotty M. Hutto, Lighting Services Manager at Georgia Power will be discussing the world’s largest connected LED streetlight deployment.

The panel will be moderated by Jack Hanley, Telensa’s VP Sales North America and will also feature Ben Gardner, President, Northeastern Group which predicts that by 2026 95% of the North America’s streetlights will be LED and 65% will be connected “smart” streetlights. The session will also explore the market drivers for this transformation, examine the business case for combining smart controls with LED conversion and discuss examples from around the world of how connected street-lighting is providing a simple low-cost platform for Smart City applications.

“Connected LED Streetlights are being deployed rapidly around the world, offering a Smart City Solution which is innovative but also deployment proven at scale and supported by a comprehensive business case,” said Jack Hanley, VP Sales North America for Telensa. “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to share a stage with such a prestigious line-up of industry pioneers.”

The panel, Connected LED streetlights – Economics and Smart City Potential Explored through City and Utility Deployment Case Studies, will take place at Tuesday June 27th at 2:30pm.

**About Telensa**

Telensa makes wireless smart city control applications, including PLANet, the world’s most widely deployed smart streetlight solution with a global footprint of over one million lights across five continents. Based on a compelling business case with proven scalability, Telensa’s solutions also provide a low-cost platform to add multiple city-wide sensor applications. Fundamental to Telensa’s success is its Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) radio system, which has the unique combination of low cost, long range, long battery life and 2-way communication for massive numbers of devices.

**For further information**
Ed Howson