It’s like an iPhone in the form of a streetlight.
That’s how inventor Ron Harwood described his Intellistreets poles Friday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony launching the innovative technology.
The modern poles use LED lights that can be dimmed at all hours of the day, cutting down on energy costs. They also have digital signs that can be updated instantly by mobile devices through a “mesh network.”
Police or fire officials can update the signage if there’s an emergency, and city officials can post information about farmers markets or other local events. People can also make emergency calls on the pole with a push-to-talk system.
“As you’re cutting back police officers, this gives them some eyes and ears to be available,” said U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township. “I think that most citizens like the fact that if they’re in a situation that is a potential threat to them, they want authorities to be able to respond to them immediately.”
The poles start at $3,000 apiece, but can cost hundreds or thousands more depending on the features, Harwood said. Farmington Hills used a $30,000 energy grant to buy the equipment for the streetlights and Illuminating Concepts donated the installation costs, Harwood said.
Dunkin Donuts – How to open a Franchise
How to open a Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise In case you hadn’t noticed, Dunkin Donuts is on fire lately. They are opening stores it seems everywhere and delivering up some of the best tasting donuts and coffee in the world. Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. […]
e² Young Engineers
Build Your Tomorrow. Today! CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE Background: We are e² Young Engineers Young Engineers enrichment programs combine education + entertainment = edutainment. We created a variety of different programs that can be used to teach science, technology, engineering, math (STEM). Children joining our educational community can learn and enjoy arithmetic, physics, […]
Motiply Mobile App Business
Make Money – Start a MOBILE APP Business Mobile websites are hot and in demand like never before thanks to the explosion of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Businesses are paying BIG money for mobile website and app design and now YOU can get a piece of the action! The With our training […]