Today’s smart cities need more than smart street lighting: information, control and reduced energy consumption are just steps towards the greater goal. Things are moving fast, and planning has become harder than ever. Decisions that should last a lifetime are only valid for a decade, and decade-long investments can become obsolete in less than a year. The entire global context changes fast, and the only chance to keep up is represented by open, future-proof solutions and a flexible approach to integration.
Started as a smart street lighting integration protocol, TALQ has become a global standard that provides a common language for smart city applications, enabling command and monitor of different types of connected devices through an easy-to-integrate protocol.
For city managers, TALQ provides the freedom to select among an entire array of lighting management solutions (hardware and software) when choosing to go smart. Moreover, it promises a smooth transition towards unrelated smart city applications.
In accordance to its open architecture philosophy, inteliLIGHT’s Connected Lighting solution embeds outstanding integrations and can natively adapt to multi-vendor hardware and software, as it comes with north-bound (software) and south-bound (hardware) API connectivity. Moreover, Flashnet’s engineers are continuously working to integrate more standards, for out-of-the-box connectivity.
In this context, the TALQ2 certification represents for inteliLIGHT another step towards keeping the promise of building easy-to-integrate smart systems. It guarantees that inteliLIGHT can connect to any other TALQ2 certified device/application. Furthermore, TALQ2 and inteliLIGHT’s Streetlight Control Software leap beyond street lighting control. It’s a step towards multipurpose, interoperable smart city deployments and management synergies.