Green TechPress Releases

CIMCON Lighting Launches the NearSky™ Connect Program to Accelerate Smart City Transformations

BEDFORD, MassachusettsOct. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — 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, 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  

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

Show More


I am the owner of and the Verizon Wireless Reviewer for Ben’s love of gadgets came from his lack of a Nintendo Game Boy when he was a child . Ben vowed from that day on to get his hands on as many tech products as possible. Ben’s approach to a review is to make it informative for the technofile while still making it understandable to everyone. Ben is a new voice in the tech industry and is looking to make a mark wherever he goes. When not reviewing products, Ben is also a 911 Telecommunicator just outside of Pittsburgh PA. Twitter: @gizmoboaks Hangouts: Beavercountyemt Skype: Ben.Oaks

Related Articles

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top button
%d bloggers like this: