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Signify to help set up 13,000 smart LED lights systems in Muscat

MUSCAT, April 25, 2021

Imtac, a leader in IT and Industry 4.0 solutions in Oman, has signed a major contract with Signify (formerly Philips Lighting), a world leader in connected lighting, to provide its smart street lighting solution to the Muscat Municipality. 
As per the deal, the two companies will implement more than 13,000 smart LED lights in the city of Muscat that are controlled by 370 smart remote controls. 
Once implemented, the two companies would have installation base of more than 20,000 smart streetlamps in the city that are all controlled remotely thus saving significant amount of energy for the municipality and lower the carbon footprint in the city.
Established in 1984 in Oman, Imtac operates in multiple geographies through direct operations, subsidiaries and JVs. It is a leading provider of technology solutions in the fields of IT, smart cities (public lighting, water distribution and management, surveillance etc.), telecommunications and healthcare. 
The contract was signed in the presence of top management of both the companies.
Goktug Gur, President and CEO of Signify for METAP region, said: "As a global leader in connected lighting, we are proud to provide our latest IoT technology of Interact City in Muscat Municipality using more than 20,000 connected street lighting luminaires throughout the project providing up to 85% energy saving, reducing maintenance costs while leveraging the value of smart street lighting systems for additional benefits."
Imtac Vice Chairman Fareed Al Hinai said: "We are very excited about implementation of energy saving street lighting solution for Muscat Municipality and to help create a sustainable infrastructure in Oman."
"Our relationship with Signify is critical to our Smart City roadmap and it addresses Oman’s 2040 vision," he added.
Imtac CEO Mukesh Arora, said: "Our partnership with Signify has helped us combine our widely used Industry 4.0 solutions with the global best practices in lighting from Signify. Its smart city brand “empyreal” is a leader in Industry 4.0 solution in the areas of Municipal Operations, Building Management, Urban & Social Infrastructure, Healthcare, Water & Wastewater management, and Manufacturing Industries."
Smart streetlighting systems with their dimming-based energy saving capabilities are finding widespread deployment across the world. Over the past few years, millions of smart streetlights with associated control systems have been added by city municipalities across the globe, noted Arora. 
LED lamps have served as a default replacement of conventional lights which were consuming multiple times more energy than their LED replacement, he added.
According to him, municipal bodies have the responsibility of providing appropriate lighting levels in the city and at the same time, keep the energy costs to their minimum. 
Most cities such as Muscat have strategic plans that specify how lighting is to be provided and their intensity to be controlled online for different areas of the city. By doing this there is direct saving in the energy cost, he added.
Zeyad Al Zadjali, Director of Lighting & Traffic-light at Muscat Municipality, said, “Energy saving and city beautification through streetlights has been a very high priority for Muscat Municipality. We have deployed world class technology to implement LED based streetlights that are remotely controlled using state of the art LED luminaires and computing hardware and software.”
The latest lighting and control technology from Imtac and Signify helps city planners in creating and executing dynamic operation schedule and dimming levels for the city sections, he added.
George Brax, Signify’s Country Leader for Middle East (excluding Saudi Arabia) said: "Our offering on smart street lighting is yet another successful milestone for Signify on leveraging technology for brighter lives and a better world.'
"As customer centricity lying at the heart of our core values, we always use our knowhow to combine technology and digitalization for sustainability according to our customer's needs," he added.-TradeArabia News Service



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