Wireless street light central management system helps Telensa achieve 20 percent sales boost

Wireless street light central management system helps Telensa achieve 20 percent sales boost

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By eeNews Europe

The Cambridge ‘smart’ street lighting technology company achieved sales of £8.0m and pre-tax profit of £1.2m ($2m) for the year ending 31 March 2013.

Telensa’s revenue in 2011/12 totalled £6.7m.

Telensa’s PLANet system accurately controls switching and dimming of street lights as well as measuring energy and detects faulty street lights and helps customers deliver significant savings on energy bills and meet government carbon emission targets.

Telensa is the UK market leader for CMS with unit sales and orders of its products for over 650,000 street lights across 25 local authorities. Leicester City Council announced earlier in 2013 that it is replacing its entire network of 33,000 old-style sodium street lamps with new light emitting diode (LED) technology and simultaneously installing Telensa’s CMS to control and monitor each LED’s performance.

Will Gibson, co-founder and managing director, Telensa Limited, said: “Our growth and strong order book are further proof that demand is rising for ‘smart’ street lighting systems. Telensa is the leading supplier in this market because our long range, low power wireless solution is the simplest to deploy, the most reliable, extremely cost-effective, and is compliant with European and American radio regulations".

“We estimate that there will be up to 200 million ‘smart’ street light units installed globally in the next two decades and we believe that with our large installed base in the UK, we are in a strong position to penetrate overseas markets. We are particularly focusing our efforts in the Americas and have a number of pilot projects underway, one of which is in San Francisco where our system has been selected for an adaptive lighting trial linked to changing traffic flows.”

The UK is leading the world in the adoption of ‘smart’ street lighting with 21% (1.5 million) of the UK’s 7 million street lights already committed to being equipped with CMS technology.

Telensa’s PLANet system uses advanced ultra narrow band (UNB) wireless technology which differentiates it from other solutions on the market. UNB requires less infrastructure equipment for large populations of street lights, meaning networks can be rolled out more quickly and with simpler network management than competitor systems.

The PLANet system comprises telecell control units & dimming modules, base-stations (or gateways), a central system server and a user interface. With a full
range of devices, the system can be applied to all types of lighting fixtures, retro or new build deployments. The system also works with a wide range of lamp types including LEDs.

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