Startups energise smart cities

Smart City technology vendors are leaving their mark on the 36th edition of GITEX Technology Week

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By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  October 16, 2016

Smart City technology vendors are leaving their mark on the 36th edition of GITEX Technology Week by showcasing the latest solutions in the Internet of Things (IoT) space.

Gemalto, one of many IT vendors present at the show, is highlighting its eDriver licence, virtual reality, on demand connectivity, as well as smart watches for governments to connect, secure, and monetise the Internet of Things (IoT). Fellow technology firm LG is demonstrating its SmartThinQ Hub connected home with smart sensors and appliances.

Huawei, which has over 60 smart city projects in 20 countries and recently installed its first smart street solution in the Middle East at Dubai Silicon Oasis, is also showcasing its smart technologies at GITEX. These include technologies in digital signage, CCTV surveillance, and WiFi enabled environmental sensors.

“Dubai’s vision to be amongst the smartest cities in the world within a short period of time necessitates the fast-tracking of innovative projects. Smarter streets are one example of localising global best practices to make the city more responsive to citizens, whilst enhancing the public environment,” says Safder Nazir, vice president, Smart Cities and IoT, Huawei Middle East.

Nazir adds GITEX is a key event to further align with and showcase to regional government leaders what is possible within their own cities and exchange ideas across the emerging markets.

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