Telensa deploys smart street lighting in Darwin

Wednesday, 27 March, 2019

Telensa deploys smart street lighting in Darwin

The City of Darwin has chosen Telensa to roll out its smart street lighting project.

In one of the largest council-run projects of its type in Australia, Darwin will replace close to 10,000 lights on its street and public lighting network with LEDs wirelessly connected by Telensa.

Telensa will deploy its PLANet intelligent street lighting system, with lighting controlled by the Telensa Central Management System (CMS) and hosted in Australia by Amazon Web Services.

This project follows a Northern Territory Government initiative to transfer the control of street lights to councils, with some now contracting for LED and smart controls upgrades. By selecting a system proven at mass scale across the world, the City of Darwin was able to move directly to full deployment, eliminating the need to run a pilot system.

Telensa PLANet is an end-to-end intelligent street lighting system, consisting of wireless nodes connecting individual lights, a dedicated wireless network owned by the city, and a central management application. According to the company, the system pays for itself in reduced energy and maintenance costs, improves quality of service through automatic fault reporting, and turns streetlight poles into hubs for smart city sensors.

“Key infrastructure projects such as street and public lighting demand the highest standards to ensure reliability and value for money, and Telensa’s proposition more than satisfies both of those criteria,” said Scott Waters, Chief Executive Officer, City of Darwin.

“With Telensa’s PLANet system, Darwin will be able to reduce costs whilst improving our street and public lighting service. This project is another example of City of Darwin’s leadership, delivering a safer, smarter and more efficient environment for our community.”

“Telensa’s flexibility and scalability means that we are able to begin deployment straight away, and we’re looking forward to working with the City of Darwin on low-cost smart city applications which can be enabled by the city’s new lighting network,” said Will Gibson, founder and Chief Commercial Officer at Telensa.

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