Echelon signs IBM to add Watson to smart city lighting platform

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Friday, January 20, 2017 2:15 pm PST

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Echelon Corporation has signed a deal with IBM to add Big Blue’s Watson IoT intelligence to its street lighting portfolio, in a move to provide its customers with an adaptive system that can draw on Watson’s cognitive computer intelligence. Echelon is working Watson into its next-gen offerings, to tempt cities looking to add IoT applications to their street lighting platforms. Connected street lighting is a common starting point for cities, and there are a number of companies plying their trade in this space – Silver Spring Networks, Telensa, and Philips, to name a few. They are a solid business case for those converting from analog lights, as the shift to LED lighting can save a lot on the electricity bill,…

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