Power management company Eaton has announced that it is joining the Smart Cities Council (SCC) as a North American Associate Partner as part of the company’s effort to simplify the path for deploying connected solutions in communities. The collaboration brings Eaton’s connected lighting expertise to critical smart city stakeholders, helping develop solutions for their specific needs.
Eaton delivers a range of indoor and outdoor lighting solutions, as well as controls products. The company’s lighting solutions serve customers in the commercial, industrial, retail, institutional, residential, utility, and other markets.
The Smart Cities Council is comprised of foremost experts and leading global companies in the smart technologies sector, who serve as advisors and resources. Its goal is to accelerate the growth of smart cities worldwide by providing city leaders with access to technology counsel, financial tools, policy frameworks, visibility campaigns, and advocacy.
“We look forward to working with the Smart Cities Council as they help cities tap into the transformative power of smart technology,” said Patrick Walker, vice president and general manager, Outdoor and Architectural Products, Eaton’s Lighting Division. “IoT-connected smart devices can help build safer, more efficient communities — and it all starts with connected lighting. By using the physical light fixture to connect buildings and outdoor spaces, cities can have full system control and optimization at their fingertips, making it easier than ever to rise to the municipal challenges of today and tomorrow.”
Eaton’s ConnectWorks Connected Lighting System powered by CIMCON provides cities, utilities, departments of transportation, and universities with interactive solutions for outdoor street, roadway, and utility lighting applications. By combining LED fixtures, wireless lighting controls, wireless gateways, and software services, the ConnectWorks system allows cities to harness full system control of parking lot, street, and highway lighting, while saving up to 30% on lighting costs and 50% on maintenance costs.
“The Smart Cities Council is working to advance cities’ livability, workability and sustainability across the globe,” said Jesse Berst, chairman, Smart Cities Council. “Eaton’s expertise will help us increase our understanding of the role lighting plays in connected communities while providing our smart city stakeholders with solutions to advance their smart initiatives.”