The TALQ Consortium recently held its second annual Plug Fest in Valencia, Spain. It brought together 14 member companies to test against its new certification. The Lucy Zodion team participated at the plug fest, where our developers were able to test the Ki. platform and its interoperability with other members’ central management systems (CMS) and Gateways.
Undergoing rigorous processes, the Lucy Zodion team immersed themselves into the Smart City Protocol to test against as many member CMSs, as possible. This resulted in the successful integration and testing of three out of the four CMSs available.
The TALQ 2.0 Specification
The TALQ specification provides manufacturers with flexibility to define their own devices and functionality as needed, within a state-of-the art Smart City Protocol definition. TALQ 2.0 unlocks single vendor tie in and opens up flexibility for cities and municipalities to choose and adapt solutions that meet their evolving smart city requirements.
TALQ Version 2.0 aids the development of smart cities by ensuring the solutions used to make them more intelligent are interoperable with others, should requirements evolve or priorities shift. It provides flexibility, offering freedom of choice and gives city leaders more control over the vendors they work with and the solutions they deploy, both now and in the future.
Working towards a smart city standard
The Plug Fest proved that the Ki. platform is interoperable with a number of smart city central management systems (CMS) and Gateways, which ensures that city leaders are able to manage an entire suite of smart city solutions, provided by multiple vendors, via a single interface.
Lucy Zodion has developed Ki. in line with latest the protocols and standards to ensure interoperability. The certification will mean that we can continue to develop our Ki. smart city solution with the confidence that it meets the latest industry specification. This marks a shift away from proprietary models, in favour of a more open approach; considering hardware and the interfaces that support it.
We will provide more news on the TALQ Certification soon, keep checking our LinkedIn page for the latest updates