Alliance of Technology and Service Providers Simplifies the Deployment of Smart City Solutions for Energy, Public Safety, Mobility, Environmental, Sustainability, and Infrastructure Improvements
BEDFORD, Mass., October 3, 2018 – CIMCON Lighting, the leading global provider of intelligent lighting and Smart City technologies, today announced the launch of the NearSky™ Connect program. An alliance of like-minded technology and service providers, the NearSky Connect will work together to deliver ready-to-go solutions which address the challenges that cities face as they build more efficient, healthier, and more vibrant environments for citizens and businesses.
Cities across the world are rapidly adopting technologies, including intelligent streetlights, air quality and other environmental sensors, gunshot detectors, video surveillance systems, and traffic and people counters, to build the next generation city infrastructure. The NearSky Connect brings together these technology and service providers, so that they can develop and present smart city applications and solutions that are easier to test, deploy and manage. In addition, the NearSky Connect will drive innovation, enabling members to co-create new products and services that go well beyond what they could have individually conceptualized or developed.
“The populations of the world’s cities are expected to swell over the coming decades and city planners and CIOs will need assistance from technology and service providers to build the city infrastructure of the future,” said Gordon Feller, founder of Meeting of the Minds.org, a global leadership network focused on urban sustainability, connected technology and innovation. “Through the NearSky Connect, CIMCON Lighting is providing not only the technology and service building blocks cities require, but also the business and technical coordination cities require to achieve their vision of the city of the future.”
The NearSky Connect is centered around CIMCON Lighting’s NearSky platform, which transforms a city’s existing streetlight infrastructure into a city-wide network of connected outdoor digital assets – or an Internet of Outdoor Things. The NearSky platform includes a streetlight-mounted data hub that captures, aggregates, and distributes data from a wide array of sensors and devices. The platform also includes cloud-based management software, which allows cities to securely organize, monitor, and remotely manage devices at scale throughout their lifecycle.
“Every smart city initiative is different and the NearSky platform offers the flexibility to address any city’s needs,” said Anil Agrawal, CIMCON’s CEO. “The NearSky Connect makes the platform come to life, helping cities manage the complexity of developing smart city solutions and enabling cities to deploy smart city applications more quickly.”
The NearSky Connect is currently accepting applications for new member companies in the following categories: infrastructure, mobility, environmental, public safety, platforms, funding electric vehicle charging, energy/sustainability, and services. For more information on joining the NearSky Connect, visit https://www.cimconlighting.com/partners/nearsky-connect.
About CIMCON Lighting, Inc.
With a heritage of over 25 years of innovation and experience in industrial automation and outdoor wireless applications, CIMCON Lighting is the world's leading provider of scalable, intelligent wireless outdoor lighting management solutions for traditional, LED and solar-based street lights along with a variety of Smart City devices and applications. Focused on offering solutions that provide the lowest "Lifecycle Cost of Ownership," CIMCON provides hardware and software technologies that allow Cities and Utilities to monitor, maintain and in many cases, monetize their lighting assets and other devices on or near the light pole. CIMCON's "Just in Time Lighting™," reduces energy, maintenance and repair costs while improving the quality of lighting services and enabling the path to a Smart City. CIMCON's lighting management solutions are appropriate for roadways, parking lots and parking garages, corporate and university campuses and a variety of Industrial applications. For more information please visit www.cimconlighting.com.
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