CIMCON Lighting, the leading global provider of intelligent lighting and Smart City technologies, recently 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 to build the next generation of city infrastructure.
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 of 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 life cycle.
“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.
ABOUT: CIMCON Lighting Inc. has a heritage of more than 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. Visit www.cimconlighting.com for more information.