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By Rich Handley

Telensa, FarSite Partner on Wireless Bin Sensing for Smart Cities

Telensa, a provider of smart street lighting and smart-city applications, has announced that it is working with FarSite Communications to integrate its wireless bin monitoring into Telensa's smart-city dashboard. By deploying FarSite wireless netBin sensors, local authorities and their contractor partners can obtain a snapshot of the performance of their waste operations, in order to improve efficiency and quality of service. Telensa is deploying netBin sensors as part of a trial of smart-city technologies in Essex and Hertfordshire, England, that also includes traffic, gully and environmental monitoring.

FarSite's netBin is a wireless monitoring system for commercial and public bins. It consists of wireless monitors hidden inside each bin to measure fill level, tilt and temperature, connected to a central management system that issues alerts, creates a predictive fill model and optimizes collection routing.

Telensa PLANet is a wireless central management system (CMS) that enables centralized remote control of outdoor lighting. It consists of wireless nodes connecting individual lights, a wireless Internet of Things (IoT) network, and a central management application. Data collected from light pole and street-level sensors can be consolidated in the Telensa data hub, visualized by the dashboard and made available to other city apps by the the company's API set. Telensa's technology already controls 1.5 million streetlights worldwide, including one in ten of the United Kingdom's lights.

"We are delighted to be working in partnership with FarSite for optimised waste collection, as we build out our smart-city solution ecosystem," said Will Gibson, Telensa's chief commercial officer and founder, in a prepared statement. "Expert mass-scale applications that encapsulate deep domain expertise are the foundation for true data-driven smart cities."

"We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Telensa to bring another key component of an overarching smart-city solution," said Steve Scott, FarSite's sales and marketing director, in the prepared statement. "Telensa's large international customer base can now benefit from optimized waste collection within a data-centric smart city."

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