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Telensa joins smart council

Telensa’s technology is deployed in more than 50 city and regional networks in eight countries

Telensa is looking forward to sharing its real world experience with members
Telensa is looking forward to sharing its real world experience with members

Connected street lighting and smart applications provider, Telensa, is joining the Smart Cities Council as a North America lead partner. It will work with the industry coalition sharing its experiences and expertise to advance development and innovation.


Telensa’s PLANet is a central management system (CMS) for streetlights, with over 50 city and regional networks deployed in eight countries and a project footprint covering over one 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 localised customisation of lighting levels and provides a city-wide platform for low-cost 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 two-way communication for massive numbers of devices.


“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,” said Jack Hanley, VP sales North America at Telensa.


“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.”


Launched in 2012, the Smart Cities Council has more than 120 members who have to date contributed to more than 10,000 projects. It is the author of the Smart Cities Readiness Guide, which provides guiding principles and best practices for an integrated, cross-cutting smart city.


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