Expanded Patent Portfolio for Smart Lighting IoT Solutions


Latest patent for Configurable Data Center increases patent protection for its NearSky smart city platform

BEDFORD, Mass. -- CIMCON announced the United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company patent No. 10,238,001 for the NearSky smart city platform. The newly issued patent for a configurable data center platform covers CIMCON's design of an edge data processor that affixes to streetlight poles and contains processing systems to communicate with smart city devices and sensors. This innovative design makes it easy to deploy and cost-effectively manage smart city IoT solutions.

This new patent extends a string of industry firsts and innovations from CIMCON lighting as the company continues to invest in an aggressive product roadmap that is continually bringing new smart city IoT technologies to market. There is a portfolio of nine patents now protecting CIMCON's smart city and intelligent lighting product lines. The extensive portfolio includes protections for the following essential components of smart city and intelligent streetlight systems:

  • A web-based, wireless streetlight management system, which allows users to configure and control streetlights using a map-based graphical interface
  • Streetlight controllers that can communicate with the streetlight and transmit status and identification information
  • Remote, computer-based control of streetlights
  • A configurable streetlight-based platform that houses one or more sensors
  • The use of intelligent, wireless lighting controls to detect faults, propose corrective actions
  • The use of streetlights for emergency response

CIMCON's NearSky smart city IoT platform transforms a city's existing streetlight infrastructure into a city-wide network of connected outdoor digital assets – or an internet of outdoor things. To run smart city pilot with any CIMCON smart city solution, such as air quality monitoring, people counting, or vehicle counting, please visit https://www.cimconlighting.com/streetvantage-smart-city-pilot-program.