Dubai Silicon Oasis installs Smart Street solution by Huawei
The smart street solution is an array of features geared towards creating a secure environment
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis, has collaborated with Huawei in installing the first smart street solution in the Middle East.
The smart street solution incorporates a number of features geared towards creating a friendly and secure environment for the community. Digital signage capability enables real-time display of news and information, while the integrated WiFi transmitter offers internet access within a 300 meter radius.
The CCTV solution ensures safety of businesses through intelligent surveillance while environmental sensors monitor outdoor temperature, humidity and air quality. The integrated nature of the solution means it is ‘future ready', or ready to add additional services and capabilities in a cost effective and timely manner. In addition, the centrally controlled smart street solution allows greater energy efficiency and management.
Muammar Al Katheeri, vice president of engineering ,management at DSOA, said: "As part of our commitment to contributing to the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in transforming Dubai into one of the smartest and happiest cities in the world, we have partnered with Huawei to implement the first smart street solution in the Middle East region.
"DSO has demonstrated its ability to be the destination of choice for public and private entities with regard to excellence in implementing smart city initiatives. We are dedicated to researching and introducing smart city technologies on a sustained basis within our premises for the benefit of our tenants and residents at DSO and the wider UAE community."
He added: "Our partnership with Huawei also strengthens DSOA's position as a leader in implementing proof of concepts to achieve a smart city. The installation of the first smart street pole in DSO, will enable us in collaboration with our strategic partners, to test this new smart solution in order to evaluate its scalability and feasibility for large scale implementation across our hi-tech park as well as the city of Dubai."
Safder Nazir, vice president of smart cities and Internet of Things (IoT), Huawei Middle East, concluded: "Huawei's Smart Street Solution delivers on a number of Dubai's strategic initiatives and articulates the leadership's vision to shape a Smart Dubai through the adoption of more intelligent and connected city infrastructure."