By Renée Francoeur
September 7, 2016 – Eaton is collaborating with Cimcon Lighting, combining its outdoor LED luminaires with Cimcon’s intelligent, wireless controls, sensors and software to bring connected lighting solutions to smart cities.
The solution features a 7-pin ANSI C136.41 compatible “plug-and-play” or luminaire-integrated wireless controller, providing intelligent On/Off switching, dimming control, GPS capabilities, utility-grade power metering, analog and digital sensor capabilities and real-time status and health monitoring of lighting ﬁxtures compatible with multiple networks.
Cimcon’s web-based central management and controls software offers a Google Maps view of all lights in a system, Eaton notes, eliminating location errors, improving installation time and allowing maintenance teams to zoom to one fixture and access streetlight status in one click.
“Our world is becoming more connected every day and as the more than 45 million streetlights in North America are converted to LED fixtures, cities are looking to leverage the Internet of Things by using their lighting real estate to enable a smart, connected future,” said Anil Agrawal, Cimcon CEO. “The collaboration with Eaton allows cities to work smarter by providing a common network that they can expand over time, adding new services and sensors to link key infrastructure areas including lighting, ‘smart’ micro cells, EV chargers, public safety, city parking and public transit.”