A new whitepaper from the TALQ Consortium, Piscataway, N.J., a consortium that oversees efforts to develop a globally accepted standard for software interfaces to control and monitor smart city applications, offers details on the system architecture and data model of its Smart City Protocol.
The document explains in detail not only the system architecture and data model, but also its functions and services. The TALQ Smart City Protocol provides a flexible data model that is applicable to a wide range of sectors and many different uses cases, such as outdoor lighting control, waste collection, parking space detection, environmental data collection and energy management. By integrating TALQ, vendors are free to describe their devices using TALQ functions that include a set of agreed configuration, operational and metering attributes and events. These functions can be easily configured, controlled, commanded and monitored by using TALQ services.
TALQ developed the Smart City Protocol to help cities find future-proof, interoperable solutions for their smart-city ambitions. As many of the currently available solutions are proprietary, the TALQ Consortium developed the protocol to unify multifarious smart city requirements including device commissioning, configuration, control, command, monitoring, scheduled programs and data collection and control it all through a single management platform.
The full TALQ Specification Version 2.0 – allowing vendors to easily integrate the protocol in their systems - is available for TALQ member companies. The white paper is offered free to all.