More and more companies from continents and countries around the world are deciding to become TALQ members. They can choose between two different membership levels: Regular or Associate members. Both options allow manufacturers to access and influence the TALQ Specification. Now, at more than 50 vendors, the number keeps growing.
“Wellness TechGroup has always been committed to open-standard products that enable integration with other smart systems. TALQ presents an excellent opportunity to consolidate this commitment to interoperability through the adoption of the consortium specifications in our extensive Smart City solutions portfolio.” explains Francisco Bernardo, Chief Product Officer, Wellness TechGroup.
“With our international projects in different cities’ IT environments, integrating TALQ was a natural step for our current and future smart city lighting projects.“ adds Kim Krahl Larsen, CEO, Novalume Solutions. “TALQ is the globally accepted standard for Smart City Lighting networks and provides real time integration to solve the main challenges of building genuine smart cities including increasing safety and comfort for inhabitants, reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions worldwide, raising cost efficiency for operators managing a smart city.”
“Interoperability is critical for smart city technologies to truly take off and TALQ enables that. Having multiple field area networks which are able to speak the same language to a single control and management platform enables municipalities and other large agencies to adopt state-of-the-art solutions like our T-Light street light control solution, without having to worry about being tied down to a single provider. Potentially, adoption of such technologies will be accelerated because decision makers will be facing less risk.” states Amir Hirsch, Business Development, ST Engineering Telematics Wireless.
“RealTerm Energy is pleased to be a TALQ Partner and believes the goal of creating a global communication standard for outdoor devices and central management software will be to help our municipalities, utilities, and university customers to more easily deploy IoT solutions to better the lives of their residents, customers and students respectively.” is explained by Mark Carter, Vice President Smart Solutions, Realterm Energy, as the reason to support TALQ as a partner.
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.
TALQ is an open industry consortium currently consisting of about 50 member companies.
For more information visit www.talq-consortium.org
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