Etisalat, Pacific to offer M2M solutions
Dubai, February 1, 2010
Etisalat and Pacific Controls, the leading global automation company, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly work towards offering machine to machine (M2M) applications and support to Etisalat's clients.
Pacific Controls will provide Etisalat's customers the technical support for development of solutions and for ongoing support thereafter.
M2M is a technology which allows intelligent machines to talk to each other via the Internet to automate the collection of essential data faster and accurately without human intervention.
Etisalat will be collaborating with Pacific Controls to deploy applications that rely on its mobile business data service through its 3.5G network for M2M communication. The widespread availability of Etisalat's 3.5 G network makes it an attractive technology to replace existing equipment or to deploy new wireless solutions.
The M2M equipment monitoring & control services enable remote asset owners to monitor, manage, and optimize operation of remote devices without traveling to or maintaining staff at the equipment site.
"This joint initiative with Pacific Controls represents a great opportunity for both companies to harness the potential of M2M solutions across industries,” said Abdulla Hashim, senior VP, business solutions, Etisalat,
“We look forward to working closely with Pacific Controls to utilize our joint expertise to offer attractive value propositions for companies across different verticals to facilitate business efficiency and increased productivity in addition to helping enterprises become greener."
The most recent results presented by climate scientists are alarming; the accumulation of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere is growing faster than originally predicted.
The ICT industry is a key player in creating a low carbon society and partnerships such as the current one between Etisalat and Pacific Controls can have a major impact in this area.
The ICT industry can replace goods and services with virtual equivalents and deliver technologies to enable energy efficiency and real time carbon footprint measurements.
Typically, M2M solutions include a network comprising of sensors, middleware, software and applications that help improve efficiency and quality by tying together a myriad of sensors with mission critical applications like asset management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).
M2M solutions would be of great benefit in areas like fleet management, point of sale solution, managing & monitoring energy consumptions, Building and Asset management, Remote Health care in addition to various other areas.
"We are happy and excited about our partnership with Etisalat. The telecommunications provider has been the pioneer in the region in introducing the latest technologies in the communications field. Pacific Controls is an industry leader in providing the most innovative and comprehensive M2M solutions for clients spread across the world,” said Dilip Rahulan, chairman and CEO, Pacific Controls Systems.
"ICT is the new dimension to managing climate change, and is the future of all telecommunication operators starting with M2M to enterprise applications. ICT-based measurement , verification and optimization tools can be used to reduce energy consumption at every stage of a building's life cycle,” he added. – Reuters
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