The TALQ Consortium has published version 2.5.0 of its Smart City protocol. The continuous evolution of the protocol guarantees the adaptation of the interface standard on a global level to meet changing market needs. Version 2.5.0 introduces a new Lighting Asset Management profile, which addresses a long-standing demand from cities to be able to manage and track their street lighting assets more effectively.
To fulfill this demand, TALQ Consortium members worked collaboratively with end-customers to define a new profile, which includes a new entity (the TALQ Type) and a related service for managing it. The TALQ Type is designed to manage data common to many devices, while a newly added concept of asset functions enables data specific to a particular device to be managed. Both Type and asset functions have been created to model the street lighting assets like luminaires, drivers, controllers, and brackets in the ODN (Outdoor Device Network) and in the CMS (Central Management Software) of a city.
By investing in any TALQ-certified smart city application, cities can avoid vendor-lock-in and can rely on data interoperability when monitoring and controlling devices in heterogenous smart city ecosystems.
“While the main aim of the TALQ standard remains the same, we are proud to continue to provide innovative solutions that address the demands of the smart city market, and we look forward to seeing the new Lighting Asset Management profile in action,” comments Simon Dunkley, Secretary General of the TALQ Consortium.
The 2.5.0 version of the Smart City Protocol standard is available to software developers for download on GitHub.
To watch a video on what the TALQ Consortium is trying to achieve, click here