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Alliance expands to deliver ready-to-go smart city solutions

Cimcon has recruited four new partners for its NearSky Connect programme to offer a range of smart applications in areas such as air quality and public safety.

Alliance wants to make it simpler and faster for cities to procure and deploy smart solutions
Alliance wants to make it simpler and faster for cities to procure and deploy smart solutions

Cimcon, a global provider of smart city solutions including outdoor lighting management, has announced that four new solution providers have joined its NearSky Connect partner programme.


By joining this alliance of technology and service providers, these companies will work together to deliver ready-to-go smart city solutions.


Driving smart city innovation


Collectively the partners aim to make it simpler and faster for cities to specify, procure, and deploy smart city solutions that monitor and improve air quality, public safety, road conditions/snow removal, traffic flows and economic growth.


According to Cimcon, by signing up to the programme the companies have all reinforced their continued ambition to drive innovation in the smart city space.


In addition, all have integrated their solutions with NearSky, Cimcon’s smart city platform, which transforms a city’s existing streetlight infrastructure into a city-wide network of connected outdoor digital assets, or an Internet of Municipal Things. The companies are:

  • Aeroquel: a maker of sensors and equipment for air quality monitoring. It aims to help people, companies and governments make better air quality decisions by providing them with cost-effective and reliable instrumentation and information
  • intuVision: creates intelligent video analytics solutions and products with “real world” performance, that are intuitive, affordable and easily customisable for diverse video surveillance applications, such as traffic analytics, pedestrian analytics, and public safety monitoring
  • Roadwatch: known for road surface temperature sensors that use state-of-the-art infrared measuring technology. This provides accurate, real-time road surface temperature information critical to proper deployment of anti-icing and de-icing materials
  • Sensit Technologies: designs, manufactures and services a complete line of gas leak detection instruments, combustible gas indicators and confined space monitors. Its air quality sensors allow cities to better understand environmental conditions on a neighbourhood scale.

“Our new partnership with Cimcon will allow cities to deploy air quality sensors for less cost and hassle by leveraging their smart city infrastructure,” said Carl Beck, CMO, Aeroqual. “Finding sites is a key challenge in deploying dense air sensor networks, and that just got easier with the NearSky platform.”


Edge processing


Cimcon’s NearSky platform includes a streetlight-mounted edge data processor that captures, aggregates, and distributes data from a wide array of sensors and devices.


The platform also includes cloud-based data management software, which allows cities to securely aggregate, analyse, and act on the data collected.


“Becoming a smart city can mean different things to different municipalities,” added Chris Davis, vice president of smart cities and strategic partnerships at Cimcon.


"By onboarding this group of partners, Cimcon continues to execute on our vision of a dynamic ecosystem of like-minded companies that cities can leverage to build bespoke solutions that meet their unique needs.”


NearSky Connect said it is continuously working with new and unique sensor and solutions companies to help them integrate with the platform and engage with its municipal customers.

These applications fall into the following categories: infrastructure; mobility; environmental; public safety; platforms; funding, electric vehicle charging; energy/sustainability; and services.


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