inteliLIGHT smart streetlight control ads TALQ to its outstanding set of integration features
Besides out-of-the box interoperability with any inteliLIGHT components (hardware or software), all TALQ members and certified providers have now access to Flashnet’s IoT Platform, enabling them to use an entire array of IoT communications like LoRaWAN, Sigfox, NB-IoT, LTE-M or Wi-SUN.
As a continuation of their efforts to provide open and interoperable systems, FLASHNET, now part of the ENGIE group, has announced that inteliLIGHT has passed the TALQ certification program. But the integration with other providers of smart lighting software and hardware is not a new idea at FLASHNET.
“Since our first street lighting control implementation back in 2012, we have focused on open communication standards and open integrations. We have never truly understood closed systems and we believe that supplier-locked situations are simply unrealistic and impossible to manage in the fast-paced technological environment that creates today’s smart cities” said Lorand Mozes, CEO of Flashnet.
Even before the TALQ certification, inteliLIGHT controllers were available to be integrated with other TALQ software providers, like Streetlight Vision – through Flashnet’s APIs. So what’s new? Out-of-the-box interoperability between inteliLIGHT and any TALQ compatible device or CMS, without any additional integration effort during the implementation.
Furthermore, TALQ members now have access to Flashnet’s IoT Platform, encouraging hardware interoperability with multiple IoT communications technologies. The platform provides access to multiple IoT-specific communication infrastructures: LoRaWAN, Sigfox, Wi-SUN, NB-IoT, LTE-M or GSM. TALQ-compatible software and hardware solutions and developers can now become communication technology agnostic faster than ever.
This allows smart city businesses to expand faster, clearing out radio regulations conundrum and ensuring worldwide communication compatibility. Everything while keeping focus on their business idea and user experience, not on complex technical and communication integration issues.
“We must create a safe and encouraging environment for city managers. Allowing them to choose the communication technology that suits their needs is just a step, but an important step to take in order to encourage large scale adoption of new ideas and technologies” continued Mr. Mozes.
About the TALQ Consortium
Founded in 2012, the TALQ Consortium is establishing a globally accepted standard for management software interfaces to control and monitor heterogeneous smart city applications. The TALQ Smart City Protocol is a specification for information exchange, suitable for implementation in various products and systems. This way interoperability between Central Management Software (CMS) and Outdoor Device Networks (ODN) from different vendors will be enabled, such that a single CMS can control different ODNs in different parts of a city or region. For more information visit www.talq-consortium.org.
inteliLIGHT® is a reliable remote street lighting management solution developed by Flashnet. It ensures that the right amount of light is provided where and when needed, encouraging better resources management and sustainability. By upgrading your existing street lighting infrastructure, you not only save money and improve efficiency, but also transform the existing distribution level network into an intelligent infrastructure for the future. (www.inteliLIGHT.eu)
FLASHNET is a fast paced tech company that integrates the latest IT, energy and telecommunications technologies into hardware and software solutions, creating and implementing intelligent systems for smarter cities and better infrastructure. Founded in 2005, FLASHNET is a leader in intelligent utility management systems, with worldwide operations. Since 2018, FLASHNET is part of ENGIE group. (www.flashnet.ro)
A global energy and services group, focused on three core activities: low-carbon power generation, mainly based on natural gas and renewable energy, global networks and customer solutions. In 2018, ENGIE announced the acquisition of 60% of FLASHNET, a Romanian Internet of Things (IoT) company. Thanks to its solutions, many cities, both large and small, already enjoy all the benefits of smart public lighting networks. Learn more on www.engie.com.