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Al Hamra Tower to use Cisco smart building technology

Kuwait's tallest tower to use Cisco Smart+Connected Real Estate solutions

Al Hamra Tower to use Cisco smart building technology
The Al Hamra Tower is designed to be a connected building.

Cisco has provided its Smart+Connected Real Estate solutions for Kuwait's Al Hamra Tower.

The Al Hamra Real Estate Company, owners of Al Hamra Tower, the tallest skyscraper in Kuwait, selected the Cisco solution to provide ICT services to residents of the building, and to manage aspects of the building operations.

The solution will provide the basic IP infrastructure, with value-added services, and building functions such as reducing energy consumption.

Kuwait Digital Computer Company (KDCC), a Cisco Gold Certified Partner, will implement the solution, and KDCC will also provide advice and guidance to assist the Al Hamra Real Estate to select and define technology-enabled value-added services.

Deployment of the Cisco technology is in three phases, with Smart+Connected infrastructure components installed to create a single IP network in phase one, value-added tenant services such as digital signage, smart kiosks, and IPTV added in phase two, and advanced services such as high-end videoconferencing capabilities delivered in phase three.

Khalid Al Othman, vice chairman and CEO, Al Hamra Real Estate Company commented: "Today's end users demand more new experiences. They want services that can save time and resources and deliver better results. Through Cisco's Smart+Connected solutions, we are utilizing the network as the platform to enable better facilities management to transform the tenants experience and drive asset value. We are proud to be driving that change in our future-ready buildings to foster collaboration and enable access to resources helping spur economic, social and environmental sustainability."

Hani El-Kukhun, general manager, Cisco Kuwait and Bahrain added: "Cisco envisions a future where successful communities and cities will run on networked information, and the network as the platform will enable economic development, better city management and an improved quality of life for citizens. Everything connected to the network in these Smart+Connected Communities can be greener, more intelligent and more secure. Our collaboration with Al Hamra Real Estate has resulted in a building which truly embraces these elements and is focused on delivering next-generation building services."

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