EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP (the “Partnership” or “Landmark”) (NASDAQ: LMRK) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (“DART”) to develop a smart media and communications platform which will include the deployment of content-rich kiosks and Landmark’s FlexGridTM Ecosystem solution on strategic high-traffic DART locations.
The focus of the project is to build out a digital ecosystem with Landmark’s operating partner, Smart City Media (“SCM”), who will operate the infrastructure. The digital platform will provide local content, real-time information and connectivity that enhances the overall experience for DART customers through the use of outdoor kiosks. Additionally, the kiosks will provide digital advertising, public wi-fi, emergency notification and cameras for safety and security, among other features. The project is anticipated to deploy more than 300 digital kiosks across DART’s service area of Dallas and twelve surrounding cities.
The DART project will also focus on the deployment of wireless infrastructure through the Landmark FlexGridTM solution. Landmark’s FlexGridTM will provide smart-enabled infrastructure and feature neutral-host colocation solutions, LED smart lighting and fiber-ready backhaul. The FlexGridTM deployment will be used primarily for operator macro, mini-macro and small cell colocation and will support 4G/5G deployments, including IoT applications and industrial and smart city connectivity opportunities.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with DART and SCM, along with our other operating partners, in developing DART’s smart media communication platform,” said Tim Brazy, Chief Executive Officer of the Partnership’s general partner. “The DART project is a great example of an innovative ‘smart city’ deployment, providing multiple benefits ranging from connectivity infrastructure solutions with local content and real-time data delivery to important safety and security features. We believe the Landmark FlexGridTM solution will play an increasingly important role in these large city developments.”
“This DART deployment is a quantum leap forward that empowers a fully connected, mobile transit customer,” said Tom Touchet, Chief Executive Officer of Smart City Media. “All 13 unique cities, the roots of the Dallas area, will be supercharged with high speed connectivity and interactive touch points built to enable discovery.”
About Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP
The Partnership owns and manages a portfolio of real property interests and infrastructure assets that the Partnership leases to companies in the wireless communication, outdoor advertising and renewable power generation industries. For more information about Landmark, visit www.landmarkmlp.com.
About Smart City Media (“SCM”)
Headquartered in New York City, SCM is a privately-held company that partners with cities, transit systems, colleges, airports, and real estate developments across North America, as well as advertisers seeking to reach audiences on a national or local, scale. Company leadership comes from the highest level of media, with honors including a 2017 Edison Awards Gold Media for Innovation, as well as multiple Emmys, Peabodys, Effies and Gracies. For more information, visit www.smartcitymedia.us.
About Dallas Area Rapid Transit (“DART”)
DART is one of North America’s largest regional transit agencies, covering 700 square miles and serving more than 65 million passengers annually in Dallas and 12 surrounding cities in the North Texas region. DART’s system includes a bus fleet of 650 buses supported by 9 transit centers and 14,000 bus stops, a light rail fleet of 163 cars covering 93 miles that is supported by 64 light rail stations, and a commuter rail fleet of 26 coaches and cabs supported by 10 commuter rail stations.