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The capital of Australia's Northern Territory is deploying an intelligent street lighting system as part of its smart city and energy efficiency initiatives in an initiative which includes Amazon Web Services.

The City of Darwin has selected Telensa to replace close to 10,000 lights on its street & public lighting network with LEDs.

The new street lighting system will be wirelessly operated and controlled using the PLANet intelligent street lighting monitoring platform.

The platform will be hosted by Amazon Web Services.

The City of Darwin has moved directly to full deployment and eliminated the need to run a pilot system to meet targets set by the Northern Territory Government for the city to take over control of street lights.

In addition to the street lighting management system, Telensa is providing the city with wireless nodes which will provide connectivity to the LEDs.

The system pays for itself in reduced energy and maintenance costs, improves quality of service through automatic fault reporting, and turns streetlight poles into hubs for smart city sensors.

Scott Waters, CEO, City of Darwin, said: “Key infrastructure projects such as street & public lighting demand the highest standards to ensure reliability and value for money, and Telensa’s proposition more than satisfies both of those criteria.

“With Telensa’s PLANet system, Darwin will be able to reduce costs whilst improving our street & public lighting service. This project is another example of City of Darwin’s leadership, delivering a safer, smarter, and more efficient environment for our community.”

“We are excited to be working with City of Darwin to deliver a modern, efficient and resilient street & public lighting system that will effectively respond to the community’s needs for decades to come,” said Will Gibson, Chief Commercial Officer at Telensa.