Farmington Hills’ Intellistreets Brings Smart Lighting, Connectivity to Ypsilanti’s EMU

Intellistreets, a division of Illuminating Concepts, has been appointed the sole source intelligent lighting systems provider for the University of Illinois, Chicago and Champagne, in association with Obama Energy. It also completed a campus installation of a high-speed wireless multimedia lighting system at Ypsilanti’s Eastern Michigan University. Intellistreets and Illuminating Concepts are based in Farmington Hills.
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Intellistreets in Farmington Hills installed a high-speed wireless multimedia lighting system at EMU. // Photo courtesy of Intellistreets

Intellistreets, a division of Illuminating Concepts, has been appointed the sole source intelligent lighting systems provider for the University of Illinois, Chicago and Champagne, in association with Obama Energy. It also completed a campus installation of a high-speed wireless multimedia lighting system at Ypsilanti’s Eastern Michigan University. Intellistreets and Illuminating Concepts are based in Farmington Hills.

Intellistreets provided the structural components and a wireless multimedia system for Verizon’s network deployment at EMU.

Verizon previously engaged Intellistreets to design a 35-foot, university-themed icon tower capable of concealing all audio and data transmission equipment within the structure. The company also designed and supplied a light pole solution that conceals the Verizon small-cell antennas while coupling the development with its smart lighting system.

The EMU installation also includes emergency 911 push buttons, capability to deliver real-time security announcements, first-responder connectivity, and community messages such as wayfinding and amber alerts.

“We see a huge rise in the need for innovative vertical infrastructure to support the potential deployment of 5G and other small cells in the future, particularly when deployed in cities and on corporate or university campuses,” says Ron Harwood, CEO of Intellistreets.

Deployments of Intellistreets’ solutions span the globe from the U.S. to Australia. The company’s products offer wireless connectivity.

Most often deployed within a street light, the standard features include lighting control, audio broadcasts, and sensors such as cameras, emergency buttons, and digital banners. Intellistreets also offers a module that enables Internet of Things functionality to all existing streetlights.

Illuminating Concepts designs and implements smart cities solutions.

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