CIMCON, a Bedford, Massachusetts-based smart city solutions provider, as per recent reports last week, announced being chosen by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the City of Syracuse for its intelligent lighting controls. The Bedford-based CIMCON will be installing its intelligent solutions on 17,500 new streetlights throughout the city. The lighting project is part of an initiative by the city to attain fiscal sustainability and develop a citywide platform to help the city achieve its vision of becoming a growing, more prosperous city.
As part of the first component of Syracuse Surge – an economic growth and neighborhood revitalization plan – Syracuse has announced that it has squared in on CIMCON, Presidio, and Cisco to implement the new streetlight infrastructure for the city. With these new streetlights, the city plans on further advancing its mission to become a smart city by leveraging the emerging technologies, in its attempt to improve the local economy and create new opportunities for all citizens. The new streetlights, that’s to be purchased with assistance from the NYPA, are anticipated to save over $3 million annually in maintenance and energy efficiencies, and help the city attain fiscal sustainability.
“This smart investment immediately helps us achieve our vision of creating a growing city that embraces diversity and creates opportunity for all,” stated Ben Walsh, Mayor, Syracuse. “The partnership with CIMCON, Presidio, and Cisco will advance our economy and create opportunity for all of our residents, helping Syracuse surge forward as the flagship smart city in New York State.”