Hong Kong Highways Department Selects Telensa for Yuen Long Smart Street Lighting Pilot

17-Apr-2018 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 7:00 AM Print This Post

Wireless solution saves money by connecting and managing LED
streetlights and provides a low-cost platform for smart city applications

HONG KONG & CAMBRIDGE, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Telensa,
the market leader the leader in connected street lighting and smart city
applications, today announced that it has been selected by the Highways
Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government
(HKSARG) to deploy its PLANet intelligent street lighting system in a
pilot programme led by engineering services group South King-Kum Shing
JV to replace about 600 streetlights in Yuen Long Town with wirelessly
managed LED lights. The Yuen Long community has a population of 148,000
and is located in the New Territories.


Telensa PLANet is an end-to-end smart street lighting system, consisting
of wireless nodes connecting individual lights, a dedicated wireless
network owned by the city, and a central management application. The
system pays for itself in reduced energy and maintenance costs, improves
quality of service through automatic fault reporting, and has the
capacity to turn streetlight poles into hubs for smart city sensors.
With more than one million lights connected, Telensa PLANet is the
world’s most popular connected streetlight system.

“We’re delighted to be working with our partners, the Highways
Department of the HKSARG and South King-Kum Shing JV to pilot an
efficient, resilient and smart street lighting system for Hong Kong, one
that will be responsive to citizens’ needs for decades to come,” said
Will Gibson, Founder and Chief Commercial Officer at Telensa. “We’re
looking forward to working together in future on low-cost smart city
applications, enabled by the city’s lighting network.”

About Telensa

Telensa® makes wireless smart city applications, helping
cities around the world save energy, work smarter and deliver more
joined-up services for their citizens. Telensa PLANet is the world’s
most deployed smart streetlight solution, with a footprint of 1.5
million lights. Building on the compelling business case for its smart
streetlighting, the company provides cities and utilities with an open,
low-cost platform to add multiple sensor applications.

Telensa’s Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) wireless networks simply attach to
light poles. They can provide city or region-wide coverage in a matter
of days, and are designed to run reliably for decades. The company is
working alongside other leading vendors within ETSI (the
European Telecommunications Standards Institute) to develop standards
for LPWA networks.

Telensa is also a founding member of ETSI’s City Digital Profile (CDP)
that will help accelerate the delivery of integrated citizen services
and provide a technology road map for city leaders who will benefit from
standardized solutions from their suppliers.

Contacts

Temono PR for Telensa
Ed Howson
[email protected]
+44
(0)7740 173051

 


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