Landmark Infrastructure Partners (NASDAQ: LMRK) announced yesterday an exclusive agreement with the City of Lancaster, California to develop and deploy Landmark’s FlexGrid™ Ecosystem solution on city-owned properties. Lancaster will be the first city in the nation to deploy this technology.
The Landmark FlexGrid™ Ecosystem is a multi-faceted environment of energy and communications technologies which will be smart-enabled infrastructure.
The Landmark deployment will include macro and small cell neutral-host co-location options, LED smart street lighting, fiber-ready backhaul and WiFi access, as well as providing added cellular coverage for residents. Additionally, Lancaster will serve as a testing ground for new technologies including IoT sensor data and video monitoring, which have great potential to enhance public safety.
“Smart cities are the future. Over the past few years, smart technology has irreversibly enhanced our way of life, offering numerable efficiencies, conveniences, and benefits. It’s high time we use these technologies to enhance the way our cities operate. Lancaster has become known as a ‘City of Firsts,’ for pioneering many advancements, from aerospace to solar energy,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “We are eager to launch this partnership with Landmark as we set the stage for future smart-city advancements in Lancaster.”
Landmark is in the initial program planning phase and is currently working with the City of Lancaster to survey and locate 15 initial sites to strategically deploy the FlexGrid™ Ecosystem, which will include Lancaster City Hall, the Park and Ride at Sgt. Steve Owen Park, and Rawley Duntley Park. The FlexGrid™ deployment is expected to be used for wireless operator macro, mini-macro, and small cell co-location and will support 4G/5G deployments including IoT applications and industrial and smart city connectivity opportunities.
January 18, 2019