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Opinions, think-pieces, articles and observations around smart cities and the future of urban living.

27 May 2020

3 different approaches to metering streetlight energy consumption

Smart streetlights create numerous benefits: enabling users to audit progress in their switch to LED lighting, reduce energy usage, reduce carbon footprint, remotely diagnose faults, better maintenance efficiency and many more. The initial up-front cost of smart street lighting requires a rapid return-on-investment (ROI) to justify the capital expense. The good news is, smart streetlight ROI is fast if users are able to financially benefit from the energy reduction achieved using the enhanced dimming and trimming profiles that these systems provide.

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6 May 2020

Telensa celebrates major production milestone

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17 April 2020

Infographic: Top 10 smart city influencers

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31 March 2020

Infographic: 5 ways horizontal data sharing can benefit your smart city

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16 January 2020

3 steps to build trust in data sharing

Writing in Forbes, Yung Wu reports that Sidewalk Labs’ initial plans for a smart city development in Toronto received significant push-back due to issues including data privacy and community engagement.

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18 December 2019

Is open technology the answer for smart city progression?

We think so! That’s why we’ve launched Urban IQ.

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15 November 2019

Event: Telensa Smart City Forums

Over the past couple of months Telensa has been hosting Smart City Forums, inviting local authorities and others in the smart lighting industry to discuss the evolution and future of smart cities. It’s been a pleasure to see new and familiar faces and we’re thankful to all those that contributed and participated. Below is a recap of the forum held at Sony’s UK Tech Centre in Pencoed, Wales, where all Telensa products are made:

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27 September 2019

Infographic: Using Your Connected Streetlight Central Management System to Meter Energy Consumption

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27 September 2019

Using Your Connected Streetlight Central Management System to Meter Energy Consumption

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21 March 2019

Funding smart city applications: why connected street lighting is different

Most smart city applications are never deployed across whole cities and regions. Instead they stay as perennial small-scale pilots. Why?

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