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Newport unveils smartLINK node for public use

Can charge devices, surf the internet

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From left, Newport Commissioner Ken Rechtin, Assistant to the City Manager Larisa Sims, Nexigen Jon Salisbury, Vice Mayor Tom Guidugli, Jr., Mayor Jerry Peluso and City Manager Tom Fromme.

NEWPORT, Ky. (Jan. 27, 2017) — The City of Newport has formally launched and dedicated MyLo, a high-tech smartLINK mobile that is located on Third Street in front of Newport on the Levee’s Gallery building entrance.

Developed by Newport-based Nexigen and Beast Carbon of Evendale and designed to resemble a large iPhone, the node 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 smartLINK node is connected with high-speed fiber optics that emit super-fast wireless internet. It 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.

Other nodes are planned in the city.