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Huawei takes lead on ME public safety innovation through OpenLab

Huawei takes lead on ME public safety innovation through OpenLab

Huawei has sparked important collaborations with both Zenith and iOmniscient to create and rollout multiple public safety and Smart City initiatives

Top public safety solution providers have endorsed Huawei’s Dubai-based OpenLab facility, as the company continues to drive the region’s safety innovation through key technologies and partnerships.

Huawei has sparked important collaborations with both Zenith and iOmniscient to create and rollout multiple public safety and Smart City initiatives, built on IoT, Cloud and Big Data.

iOmniscient, a leader in video analytics for Smart Cities, penned a deal with Huawei that will see them serve the entire Middle East, while Zenith partnered to make use of OpenLab, driving the region’s digital and cyber security innovations.

“Both partnerships seek to turn Dubai into one of the safest cities in the world. Since the inception of OpenLab, we have sought to collaborate with the region’s best innovators in the space of public safety, to ensure we remain at the cutting edge of technology for our markets’ citizens, and provide platforms for others to build upon,” said Lin Xijiang, Huawei Solutions Middle East Development Centre Director.

“What OpenLab does is create ecosystems that help local solutions develop and thrive, test and verify hardware and software in a secure and professional environment, and bring international innovations to local markets. These partnerships will help OpenLab aggregate the world’s best resources to meet local digital transformation needs,” Lin Xijiang added.

OpenLab Dubai is focused on building capabilities to easily apply technical solutions in the modern network environment. This means developing competitive, commercially viable and industry-oriented solutions, empowering innovation capabilities, rapid response-to-market demand, and achieving industrial chain value aggregation.

This will have a positive effect on the development of public safety solutions from both Zenith and iOmniscient, who require both speed of implementation, and wider network support to achieve their goals.

Zenith has been collaborating with Huawei in a similar area, developing its ANPR – Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology, and Lightbar solution. These solutions can be used to enhance the safety and security, business operations and marketing capabilities of an organisation. A critical element in the next step towards creating safer cities, the technology can easily identify and track vehicles automatically, with instant correlation and cross-referencing of licence plates.

iOmniscient understood the challenges faced by the customer when it came to building video surveillance technologies that can live in the cloud. iOmnsicient’s patented Smart Compression technology reduces bandwidth requirements by 90%, without sacrificing critical aspects. This means Huawei can provide next-generation solutions for customers with weak network bandwidth. These next-generation solutions based on the most advanced Artificial Intelligence systems have been put together to meet the specific needs of customers in 30 different industries.