Telensa a Streetlight Central Management System Maker Joins Smart Cities Council

Telensa of Santa Clara, California USA, reported that it has joined the Smart Cities Council, a consortium of smart city practitioners and experts. So far, the Smart Cities Council has more than 120 members who have contributed over 10,000 projects. Telensa joins the Council as a North America Lead Partner, and the company plans to share its experiences and expertise with the industry coalition to advance development and innovation.

Telensa--Timelapse image of illuminated Skyscrapers and City Streets in Beijing

Telensa–Timelapse image of illuminated Skyscrapers and City Streets in Beijing

Launched in 2012, the Smart Cities Council published the Smart Cities Readiness Guide, which offers best practices and guiding principles for an integrated smart city. The Council created the Readiness Guide based on input from hundreds of cities and solution vendors. The Readiness Guide has since been applied all over the world, and its framework has been used to produce Readiness Workshops and Smart Cities Week conferences around the world.

Telensa PLANet Platform Deployed Around the World

Telensa’s PLANet serves as a Central Management System (CMS) for streetlights. The company’s PLANet system is deployed in over 50 city and regional networks deployed across eight countries. In total PLANet systems manage the operation of over 1 million LED street lights, including the world’s largest deployment in the US.

Telensa bases their CMS technology on a city-owned low power radio system that allows state-wide control and monitoring of street lighting. The company also claims that the PLANet application future-proofs investments in LED street lighting.
PLANet provides a city-wide platform for low-cost sensor applications and enables localized customization of lighting levels, according to Telensa.

Telensa says it built its success on the company’s robust end-to-end solution that can offer city and utility customers energy and maintenance cost savings.

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.”