The work of the Weightless SIG is performed by Core Members who work within sub-groups and regularly meet for Plenary Meetings. The Weightless SIG is managed and run by the Board of the SIG, which comprises Promoter Group Members. Promoter Group Members are companies that have agreed to devote significant time and funding to the organisation.
There are currently five Promoter Group Members: Accenture, ARM, M2COMM, Sony-Europe and Telensa.
- Chairman: Aidan Quilligan
- CEO: Professor William Webb
- Director: Derrick Wei
- Director: Andy Frame
- Director: Chris Clifton
- Director: Jon Lewis
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
ARM designs the technology that is at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. Visit us at www.arm.com.
Pioneering ultra-low power wireless technology, M2COMM has become a distinguished leader in the IOT wireless connectivity solution space with a myriad of successful deployments in retail, logistics and factory sectors. Based on its breakthrough cellular-inspired Platanus protocol, M2COMM’s newest LPWAN innovation, Weightless-P, provides an optimal balance of reliability, range, scalability, and power consumption. M2COMM's mission is to become a driving force for the next wave of connected “smart city” objects. M2COMM is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan and has regional offices in Paris and Tokyo. Visit us at www.m2comm-semi.com.
Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, imaging, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately $72 billion. Visit us at www.sony-europe.com.
Telensa makes wireless smart city control systems, including the worlds most deployed smart streetlight solution. The company, founded in 2005, was formerly part of renowned electronic design consultancy Plextek, whose wireless technology is used in medical, security, tracking and smart metering applications.
Telensa PLANet is the market-leading Central Management System (CMS) for smart streetlights, with over 50 city and regional networks deployed in 8 countries and a project footprint covering over 1 million streetlights. A bi-directional radio-enabled system that allows full control and monitoring of street lighting across a wide area, PLANet pays for itself in lower energy and maintenance costs, and it future-proofs LED investments by providing ongoing adaptation of local lighting levels.
Telensa’s Smart Parking reduces congestion, enforcement costs and driver frustration. The solution includes some of the world’s largest deployments such as Moscow and Shenzhen.
Fundamental to Telensa’s success is its Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) radio system, which has the unique combination of low cost, long range, long battery life and 2-way communication for massive numbers of devices. With over 9 million devices across 30 countries using UNB, it is easy to see why it is fast becoming the deployment standard for smart city control applications.
By deploying a Telensa smart city solution, the city also acquires its very own dedicated smart city network. This enables authorities to take control of their smart city strategy by adding new wireless sensors and by monetising new applications. Visit us at www.telensa.com.