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City of Philadelphia Deploys Smart City Pilot from CIMCON NearSky

By Ken Briodagh

In a recent release, CIMCON, a global provider of smart city solutions, announced that the city of Philadelphia has selected a Connected Lighting solution from CDW-G, including CIMCON’s NearSky smart city platform and lighting controllers as part of a pilot program for the city's SmartCityPHL Initiative.

The city has deployed a suite of smart city technologies, including intelligent streetlight controls, air quality monitors, and vehicle and people traffic counters, to better understand the benefits of these solutions on the efficiency of city operations and the quality of city services for citizens, businesses and visitors. 

“We are committed to modernizing our city services in a sensible and sustainable way so that we can continue our growth as a city of the future,” said Richard Montanez, Deputy Streets Commissioner for Transportation, Philadelphia Streets Department. “We are looking at technology that allows us to leverage our existing streetlight infrastructure to evaluate and deploy smart city technologies. This technology gives us the flexibility to deploy the solutions we need now and address future requirements as our City's needs evolve.”

The smart city solution deployed in Philadelphia also includes air quality sensors, digital surveillance cameras, video analytics software and networking technology from Cisco.

Philadelphia has deployed the smart city technologies on Arch Street in front of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The solutions was on display to attendees of the LIGHTFAIR International 2019 architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference.

“CDW-G orchestrates solutions, like Smart Connected Lighting, that help our customers navigate the crowded Smart City ecosystem. Our partnership with CIMCON and Cisco – combined with our deep IoT/Digital Transformation expertise – help us provide our customers with best-in-class solutions that address their toughest challenges. We are thrilled to support the City of Philadelphia as it becomes one of the leading Smart Cities in the United States,” said Chris Black, Smart Cities Practice Lead, CDW-G.




Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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