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SmartLink Controller - Remote Control Lighting & Device Management

The SmartLink™ System was created to solve the illumination and maintenance issues plaguing the Out of Home Advertising industry.  For years these industries have depended on faulty, unreliable time clocks and photocells that just end up costing you more.  Whether your lights go off, utility power fails, or schedules need to be changed, SmartLink™ makes sure you are the first to know and react.

The SmartLink™ System allows you to view and manage your entire market right from your desktop or smart phone.  The system generates multiple maintenance reports and usage data to guarantee that you always stay up to date with your inventory.


  • Receive instant detailed notifications of utility power outages, bulb faults, failures to draw current, and bad neutrals
  • Control, schedule, and monitor multiple faces independently  
  • View daily generated proof of performance reports on market and structural health
  • Adjust and monitor multiple illumination schedules easily
  • Adjust for sunset/sunrise and daylight savings time automatically

Additional Benefits

  • Eliminate night rides to verify illumination
  • Save utility costs by turning off unsold faces
  • Know the issue before you go, reducing needless service calls
  • Import data from your charting system automatically, including contract start/end dates and illumination schedules
  • Increase the life of bulbs, ballast, and load centers
  • Get help any time via 24/7 customer support
  • Monitor and control your lights anywhere

A System of Success

From day one, SmartLink has aspired to become the global leader in Outdoor Lighting Control in the Out of Home Advertising industry by providing its customers the ability to capture total remote management and revolutionize the way they do business. With thousands of units deployed, and millions of dollars saved, SmartLink has become the standard for lighting control in the Out of Home Advertising industry. SmartLink continues to improve and adapt to provide their customers with the absolute best product possible.


“SmartLink provides us with a very fast method of remotely rebooting our digital communications devices as needed under various scenarios. This greatly reduces the number of trips we have to make to our display locations and greatly increases display up-time.”

lamar billboard control“We use SmartLink because it was developed for the Billboard industry by Billboard people.”

Daktronics digital billboard“Every Daktronics digital billboard is shipped with an integrated SmartLink unit.”

Jeremy Johnson Daktronics

“Knowing immediately, the status of the commercial power at a remote location is critical in the day to day operations of a large network. Smartlink has given the outdoor industry the ability to monitor power in a cost effective, reliable way.”

Jim ShimminFormetco

McIntyre_Logo“Since investing in one of the newest technologies to impact the outdoor industry, the SmartLink has reduced my utility costs by 50%.”

DDI Media billboards“We have found SmartLink to be an effective solution to providing reliable illumination in a cost effective manner. The system’s reliability has reduced the volume of open electrical repair tickets from 2-3 weeks to a consistent backlog of only a day or so.”

Vince Miller DDI Media

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“Managing our electrical issues just got a lot easier.”

Jeff Burkett MH Outdoor

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“The SmartLink system has worked very well for us and allowed us to save time, money and unnecessary man power.”

Richard Peterson Porter Advertising

Lind Outdoor logo“We are enjoying relief from the many setbacks associated with primitive mechanical timers. The ability to track and even diagnose our illuminated market remotely from anywhere is an incredible time and cost saving solution.”

Jeremy Lucas Lind Media

Meadow outdoor smartlink billboard controller“SmartLink sends us instant notifications of our electrical issues which allows us to respond immediately. We are able to fix our electrical issues before our clients even notices the issue. This leads to better overall customer satisfaction for our clients.”

Chris Zukin Meadow Outdoor

“My staff and I wish all companies were as easy to work with as SmartLink.  Not only is Customer Support very helpful with any questions or installs, your product actually does what it’s supposed to do!”

DSW Billboard control smartlink lighting“SmartLink lets you manage your lighting schedules at your computer. By turning off vacant signs, the utility savings have offset the cost of the product.”

Jeff Bohnert DSW Signs

mid america outdoor billboards“We use SmartLink because it helps us to streamline our operations while saving valuable time and money. The system alerts us right away when an issue occurs, allowing us to respond in a timely manner. We love it!”

“I wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the SmartLink system. Since the units have been installed for a full month of power bills, my company has saved 30% on our utility consumption. The payback on my units will be about one year. This is like having another bulletin face in billing. Once the system is paid for I will see this cash flow to the bottom line every month from now on and we know the utility costs are not going down. In addition to the savings I like the fact the system tells me when I have an issue, saving from riding lights and only sending a service tech to the location that has an alarm. Thank you for introducing your product, it is ‘no brainer’.”

Fairway outdoor advertising billboard company“Utility costs are the highest single expense item in outdoor advertising. We were one of the first companies to rewire all of our outdoor boards with SmartLink, that helps us remotely control our lighting. We found dramatic reductions in energy usage with each installation.”

interstate_outdoor_logo“The SmartLink has has eliminated many of the uncertainties that come with billboards. Not only has it reduced our utility cost and given us the ability to remotely set our lighting schedules. SmartLink notifies us when there is an electrical issue that needs to be addressed.”

Warren Stancil Interstate Outdoor

porlier outdoor logo“SmartLink allows us to receive immediate web-based notifications regarding possible bulb or face outages. We have also seen a drop of approximately 20% of cumulative kilowatt hour consumption per month (compared with time clock driven illumination).”

Brent Porlier Porlier Outdoor

“Since Windsor began using the SmartLink system in 2010, our company has seen tremendous savings in our service costs. The SmartLink system alerts us to lights that are out, thus eliminating night rides. This gives Windsor the ability to provide great customer service without having to give illumination credits, and insuring customer satisfaction and loyalty in the Chicago market.”

Bill Przybylski Windsor Outdoor

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“The SmartLink product has worked great for us over the past few years and it has made our life much easier. Being able to have an accurate, remote monitoring system on all of our illuminated boards has saved us a great deal of time and money. From shutting off unsold panels to being able to supply customers with ’to the minute’ POP reports, the system has been essentially been paying for itself since day one. ”

Josh Perkins JR Promotions