Eaton Joins the Smart Cities Council to Support the City of the Future

Date: September 14, 2017


PEACHTREE CITY, GA — Power management company Eaton today 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.


“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.” 


Lighting is key for deploying IoT-connected solutions in communities, and Eaton is working with cities to help navigate the complexities of connected lighting. Eaton offers cohesive, reliable and simplified full-spectrum solutions for cities’ connected lighting needs.


“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.”


Eaton’s ConnectWorks Connected Lighting System powered by CIMCON provides cities, utilities, departments of transportation and universities with simple, easy-to-manage, interactive solutions for outdoor street, roadway and utility lighting applications. By combining efficient 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 percent on lighting costs and 50 percent on maintenance costs. 


To learn more about Eaton’s connected lighting solutions, visit


The Smart Cities Council is comprised of the 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. For more information, visit


Eaton delivers a range of innovative and reliable indoor and outdoor lighting solutions, as well as controls products specifically designed to maximize performance, energy efficiency and cost savings. Eaton lighting solutions serve customers in the commercial, industrial, retail, institutional, residential, utility and other markets. 


Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges. 


Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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