CIMCON Lighting Introduces the NearSky Connect Program for Accelerating Growth of Smart Cities

By CIOReview | Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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CIMCON Lighting, the leading global provider of intelligent lighting and smart city technologies, announced the launch of the NearSky Connect program. With the collaboration of like-minded technology and service providers, the NearSky Connect is centered around CIMCON Lighting’s NearSky platform which transforms existing streetlight infrastructure into an Internet of Outdoor Things thereby addressing the challenges that cities face.

Cities across the world are opting advanced 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 is responsible for bringing 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. Besides, the NearSky Connect is bringing in the innovation, enabling members to co-create new products and services that go well beyond what they could have individually conceptualized or developed.

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 incorporates cloud-based management software, which enables the cities to organize, monitor securely and remotely manage devices at scale throughout their lifecycle.

Anil Agrawal, CIMCON's CEO said, "Every smart city initiative is different, and the NearSky platform offers the flexibility to address any city's needs. 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 has opened its door for new member organizations in the following categories: infrastructure, mobility, environmental, public safety, platforms, funding electric vehicle charging, energy or sustainability, and services.