Newport Becomes First "Smart City" in the Midwest

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The City of Newport, the first "Smart City" in the Midwest, introduced and demonstrated MyLo, a smartLINK mobile node that features USB fast charging outlets, an interactive tablet for internet access, emergency calling capabilities, atmospheric sensors, data analytic devices, and two 55-inch outdoor displays for wayfinding and advertising purposes.

The node - developed by Beast Carbon of Evendale and Newport-based Nexigen - is connected with high-speed fiber optics that emit super-fast wireless internet. The smartLink node MyLo allows the city and businesses to engage and connect users through smart technologies that streamline the efficiency of services that residents and visitors want and need and the data that businesses can us to better serve their customers.

City Officials and Partners at ribbon cutting for MyLo

Pictured above (left to right) are Commissioner Ken Rechtin, Asst. to the City Manager Larisa Sims, Jon Salisbury of Nexigen, Mayor Jerry Peluso, and City Manager Tom Fromme.

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