Smart Cities Week, Santa Clara, CA - May 8th 2017 - Telensa, the global leader in connected street lighting and Smart City applications, today announced that it has joined the Smart Cities Council, the world’s premier consortium of smart city practitioners and experts, with more than 120 members who have to date contributed to more than 10,000 projects. Telensa joins the Council as a North America Lead Partner and will work with the industry coalition sharing its experiences and expertise to advance development and innovation.
Telensa’s PLANet is the market-leading Central Management System (CMS) for streetlights, with over 50 city and regional networks deployed in 8 countries and a project footprint covering over 1 million streetlights, including the world’s largest deployment in the US. Based on a city-owned low power radio system that allows state-wide control and monitoring of street lighting, the PLANet application also future-proofs investments in LED street lighting. It enables localized customization of lighting levels and provides a city-wide platform for low-cost sensor applications.
Industry analyst Northeast Group has named Telensa as the clear global market share leader in smart connected street lighting systems. Telensa’s success is built on a robust end-to-end solution, with a proven business case built on energy and maintenance cost savings for city and utility customers.
“Telensa brings a huge amount of real-world experience in creating Smart Cities, gained through deploying commercial streetlighting networks at mass scale across the globe,” said Jesse Berst, Chairman of the Smart Cities Council. “This experience is a significant addition to our community and we are delighted to welcome Telensa’s expertise which will help accelerate initiatives with municipalities across North America.”
“We are delighted to be joining the Council alongside such an illustrious group of companies leading the move to embed technology into the heart of cities,” said Jack Hanley, VP Sales North America at Telensa. “We look forward to sharing our real-world experiences from deploying and operating networks to drive collaboration and co-operation in the development of Smart Cities around the world.”
About the Smart Cities Council
Launched in 2012, the Smart Cities Council is the author of the internationally recognized Smart Cities Readiness Guide, which provides guiding principles and best practices for an integrated, cross-cutting smart city. The Readiness Guide – which was developed based on input from hundreds of cities and solution vendors and has been applied all over the world – is the framework used to produce Readiness Workshops and Smart Cities Week conferences. The Council is comprised of more than 120 partners and advisors who have generated $2.7 trillion in annual revenue and contributed to more than 10,000 smart cities projects. To learn more, visit smartcitiescouncil.com.
**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. Recent case studies include: