Cambridge, UK — Plextek has spun out a new venture, designated Telensa Ltd, that is focused on the commercialisation of a cost effective wireless system for actively controlling, monitoring and metering large populations of outdoor street lights, so they can be managed with maximum energy and operational efficiency.
Led by Tim Jackson and Will Gibson, Telensa develops and markets its economical PLANet system, actively targeting local authorities and electrical/construction sub contractors who manage street lighting for councils.
Colin Smithers, Managing Director, Plextek comments: "Plextek has a proven track record of incubating entrepreneurial ideas into successful businesses. For the last few years the Telensa team has benefited from our financial backing, advice and resources, and is now in a position to move forward as an independent company. The increasing focus on energy efficiency means that the market for Telensa's PLANet system is growing rapidly. As a result of its great technology I firmly believe Telensa is well placed to achieve major success, both in the UK and internationally."
Telensa's PLANet system claims to be the first of its kind, providing flexible control, monitoring and full energy measurement, suitable for a wide range of existing and new street lighting. It makes innovative use of Plextek's proven Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) wireless telemetry technology, which has been very successfully deployed, in applications such as stolen vehicle recovery and smart metering, with several million UNB based units in operation around the world.
For further information visit www.telensa.com.