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Telensa is to deploy its Planet intelligent street lighting system as part of an upgrade project in the city of Palmerston, Australia.
Athina Pascoe-Bell, Palmerston mayor, says: “Telensa’s smart technology will improve our street lighting service, save money and provide a platform for future smart city innovations.”
The city, in Australia’s Northern Territory, will replace 5,000 streetlights with wirelessly connected LEDs, controlled by Telensa’s central management system hosted by Amazon Web Services.
This project follows a Northern Territory government initiative to transfer the control of public light back to councils, who are now contracting in the private sector for LED and smart controls upgrades.
Planet consists of wireless nodes connecting individual lights, a dedicated wireless network owned by the city and a central management application. The system comes with automatic fault reporting and turns streetlight poles into hubs for smart city sensors, the company says.