Pioneer in Smart Street Lighting and Smart City IoT Expands US Arm with Industry Experts
Cambridge, UK, 11th August 2015: Telensa, the leader in Smart City IoT solutions using long-range low-power radio, has announced that it has strengthened its US operation with highly experienced industry experts. These strategic appointments coincide with the company’s growing momentum in the US market with contract wins and pilot deployments in major cities such as Atlanta GA, San Francisco CA and Bellevue WA. Telensa has now deployed its Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) radio technology in 9 million devices in 30 countries around the world and operates several of the world’s largest wireless street lighting control networks.
Tim Dodge has joined the company as Regional Sales Manager, US East. He comes to Telensa with 11 years of experience in the outdoor street lighting industry, including GE Lighting, Acuity Brands and Philips Lighting. He has a strong track record successfully managing strategic accounts and leading sales teams to secure new technology growth.
Paul Premo has also been named as Technical Support Manager, North America, to support large-scale networks that the company is currently deploying. Paul is a Certified Broadband Engineer with more than 20 years of RF field and application support for large scale, high complexity and high visibility projects.
“The global market for Smart City solutions is rapidly gathering pace as municipalities recognise the significant benefits of adding intelligence to infrastructure,” said Paul Dunn, Sales and Marketing Director, Telensa. “Our undeniable track record in providing low-power, long range wireless technology that is cost effective, robust and highly adaptable has been central to our recent successes both in the US and worldwide. I’m delighted to be welcoming Tim and Paul to the team and look forward to our continued success in the market.”
Telensa’s telecells are fitted to streetlights that connect wirelessly to a base station accommodating up to 5,000 telecells over a range of 1-3 miles (urban) or 3-6 miles (rural). Wide area coverage is achieved by linking these base stations in a cellular architecture creating networks of several hundred thousand lights across hundreds of square miles.
Telensa delivers ultra-scalable, private network solutions that have monetized opportunities in the IoT space from day one. It is doing this through a proven business model, field-tested technologies and by focusing on high-value opportunities in utilities and Smart Cities. Fundamental to the success of Telensa’s offering is its Ultra Narrow Band system, developed over the past 17 years – the longest-range, low power wide area radio technology with an established track record in delivering robust and efficient IoT solutions. Ultra Narrow Band is low risk and best in class – more than 9 million UNB devices have already been deployed across 30 countries.
Together with industry leaders including Cisco, Accenture and BT, Telensa is a founding member of the Wireless Internet of Things Forum. Created to drive standards adoption and establish common approaches, the WIoTF is committed to uniting the growing ecosystem and accelerating the adoption of wide-area wireless IoT.
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