Cox Communications announced it is entering into a partnership with Henderson, Nevada to pilot its smart technology in the city’s Water Street District Innovation Corridor.
Cox2M, the IoT business line of Cox Communications, will test several solutions in the area to help address challenges like energy and water conservation, public safety and economic development efforts. The objective of the pilot will be to measure the overall impact and value created by these smart community solutions.
This collaboration will position Henderson with the most innovative communities as it aggregates critical data to make actionable decisions on resource management.
The Water Street District is considered the historic heart of Henderson and is located approximately 15 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. With the forthcoming pilot, the area will soon become an innovation exploration environment for the Cox2M Smart Communities Platform solutions. The goal is to uncover insights and new solutions to expand in Henderson and other Cox markets.
The one-year Water Street District pilot will begin in early 2020 and may include:
•Crowd counting and vehicle detection to improve parking and provide greater public safety during events.
•Smart water meters for greater water conservation and operational cost savings.
•Smart lighting controls, which will lower energy, maintenance and operational costs.
•Data analytics to improve economic development efforts, inter-departmental communication and reporting in the city.
“When people think of Henderson, they should envision a forward-thinking, forward-moving smart city,” said Robert Herr, Chief Infrastructure Officer and Assistant City Manager. “We are dedicated to digital transformation and investing in technology to better our communities and working with Cox is an example of that. With the partnership of Cox and its IoT solutions, the Water Street District project will succeed in attracting people and businesses to put down roots here.”
“We are looking forward to getting this project underway,” said Derrick Hill, vice president, Cox Business Las Vegas. “Cox has long invested in the growth and advancement of the Henderson area and we are proud to play a part in this next chapter for the city.”
“Investing in Smart City infrastructure and solutions to conserve scarce resources and attract talent is vital for cities,” said Barak Weinisman, vice president, Cox2M and smart communities. “Forward-thinking cities are looking to create open innovation environments to reduce the cost, time and complexities of such transformations. We are excited to bring Cox’s infrastructure advantage and smart technologies to power Henderson’s journey”