the market-leading 'smart' wireless street lighting control company, has
appointed Burt Wallace to head up its North American operation in
As business development manager for North America, Burt's role will be
to spearhead Telensa's ongoing expansion into the United States and
Canadian markets, where it already has several successful projects
underway including one with the San Francisco Public Utilities
Burt brings to the Telensa team a comprehensive knowledge of the U.S.
electric utility industry with over 25 years' experience spanning
utility operations, outdoor lighting, retail and wholesale marketing,
and regulatory compliance. This includes serving a critical role in the
successful start-up of Georgia Power's unregulated lighting business.
Burt's responsibilities will include providing full pre-sales technical
and sales support capability to end-user customers, contractors, and
luminaire suppliers, as well managing North American operations as
Telensa increases its portfolio of global projects.
"I am excited at this opportunity as Telensa has a proven track record
of large scale implementation of steet light control systems the world
over," commented Burt Wallace. "There are not many companies over here
that have such experience or that already operate networks of one
hundred thousand plus lights."
Will Gibson, CEO, Telensa, commented: "Burt's appointment marks a
significant step for Telensa as we continue to expand our global
operations to meet the increasing market demand for our field proven
central management system in North America.
"With almost 10 years of market experience, we will continue to innovate
to provide the features our North American customers need including
resistance to lightning, high humidity and salt spray required for
tropical weather conditions. And, as the trend towards LED street
lighting continues, by adding a GPS module to our wireless control
(telecell) and a 5-7 pin NEMA connector for LEDs."
According to Telensa, its PLANet (Public Lighting Active Network) system
uses far lower broadcast power than comparable U.S. CMS systems yet has
far greater range due to its patented ultra narrow band wireless
technology. This brings major benefits in terms of reduced
infrastructure (fewer gateways and base-stations) and it makes
deployment of the system far easier - a critical consideration in large
systems like the 125,000 street light central management system,
currently the world's largest, that Telensa operates today in the county
of Essex in the United Kingdom.
Telensa's wireless CMS system accurately controls switching and dimming
of street lights. It also measures energy and detects faulty street
lights and helps municipalities and smart grid operators to deliver
improved maintenance and significant savings on energy bills. It can
also be applied to all types of lighting fixtures, retro or new build
deployments and works with a wide range of lamp types including LEDs.
For more information about Telensa, please visit www.telensa.com,
telephone +44 (0) 1799 533200 (Europe and Rest of World), +1 (770)
726-0166 (North America) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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