The Talq Consortium, which developed the Smart City Protocol, a global interface standard for smart city device networks, has announced it is available on GitHub.
According to the consortium, it decided to share the specification to help cities better understand why they should include it as a request in public tenders across a range of smart city applications.
In a statement, Talq said after nine years developing a modern, functional and flexible software protocol to enable interoperability of smart street lighting systems and other smart city applications from multiple vendors, the consortium is “pleased to share with the smart city community” the detail of its OpenAPI specification in the public domain.
“Personally, I believe that this is a very exciting time for the consortium as membership continues to grow, new Talq certifications are confirmed nearly every month and Talq branches further out into smart cities,” said Rui Peixe, chairman of Talq’s technical workgroup.
“We are confident that greater exposure of the standard will drive yet more progress in the industry.”
Making the specification public allows manufacturers of central management software (CMS) and outdoor device networks (ODNs, so-called ‘gateways’) to consider integrating the protocol into their own systems and to become interoperable with the solutions of other vendors.