AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Oct 21, 2015) - DELL WORLD -- Lucid, the leader in cloud-based building management, today announced that more than 20 U.S. cities and counties -- including Orlando, FL; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Denver, CO; Lexington, KY; Santa Monica, CA; Park City, UT; Hayward, CA, and others -- have joined Connected Cities in just the first four months since the program's launch. Connected Cities is a technology-driven program by Lucid and a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action. The program connects municipal buildings by leveraging a combination of the Dell Edge Gateway 5000 Series and Lucid's BuildingOS building management software to maximize resource efficiency for a stronger and more resilient urban infrastructure.

"Los Angeles is proud to be a part of the Connected Cities program," said Chief Sustainability Officer, Matt Petersen. "Being a Connected City will help us govern more effectively, connect residents to city government and resources, and make smarter budget allocation decisions. Plus, Connected Cities is the kind of program that grows in value for us as more municipalities join. We are excited to be part of such a dynamic group of forward-looking cities and counties, and we look forward to having more participate in the program."

The momentum of the Connected Cities program is testament to the growing market for IoT solutions, which IDC forecasts will grow from $1.9 trillion in 2013 to $7.1 trillion in 2020. A year ago, Lucid was a finalist among the nation's most disruptive, enterprise-facing IoT startups in Dell's Tech Innovation Day Series, culminating in a three-minute pitch to a panel of judges, including Michael Dell, at Dell World 2014. Since then, Lucid has connected more than 6,000 commercial and municipal buildings to its BuildingOS platform.

Dell launched the new Edge Gateway 5000 Series purpose-built for the building automation sector, composed of an industrial-grade form factor, expanded input and output interfaces, and with wide operating temperature ranges. Participating Connected Cities members receive access to the Dell Edge Gateway and Lucid's BuildingOS to centralize energy and water data for their city's buildings, empowering data-driven resource decisions.

"The combination of Dell's Edge Gateway 5000 Series hardware with Lucid's BuildingOS software will provide unparalleled data access for cities and counties," said Vladi Shunturov, Lucid's CEO. "With access to this data, cities will become more resilient, more sustainable, and more efficient with capital planning and taxpayer dollars."

About Lucid
Lucid is making building management simple. By connecting people to buildings, our intuitive solutions empower organizations to make smarter decisions that reduce costs, improve occupant comfort, and accelerate team productivity. Lucid is headquartered in Oakland, California, with offices in Portland and Toronto. For more information, please visit

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