FinancesOnline, one of the fastest growing independent review platform for B2B, SaaS and financial solutions has recently reviewed the Labeeb IoT platform and shared a detailed report on its findings: https://reviews.financesonline.com/p/labeeb-iot/
The report praised the features of the platform designed to enable startups and SMEs with the best tools for building smart applications and IoT based solutions, with the latest technologies and at the lowest time and effort. The report highlighted also the problems Labeeb IoT is solving and how it’s positioned compared to the competition.
The experts from FinancesOnline distinguished our platform with two awards we are very proud of: Rising Star and Great User Experience 2017 Awards:
This review addressed also different aspects of the integration and functionalities that the platform is offering and provided a global score as part of the Software Development Platforms category using multiple metrics (read more).
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As part of our continual efforts in growing our ecosystem of partners, the Labeeb IoT platform is now certified as Libelium Cloud Partner. We are also jointly offering an IoT kit which is the best option for those that want to program a solution on top of the Labeeb IoT platform and test it with real sensors.
This kit includes nodes for Smart Cities and Smart Agriculture applications. The data is sent to the Internet by the GW using Ethernet and 4G radios.
More details on the IoT Marketplace: https://www.the-iot-marketplace.com/LabeebIoT
Doha: Vodafone Qatar in partnership with Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC) announced the launch of their partnership in providing Fleet Management service, a telematics service designed to track and perform logistics management for companies aiming to enhance productivity and tackle road safety issues.
The service utilises Vodafone’s Global Internet of Things (IoT) Platform that was launched in Qatar earlier this year. Main components of Vodafone Fleet Management service are a QMIC Masarak™ Telematics tracking device coupled with a Vodafone Global SIM is installed in the vehicle and Masarak™ system providing a tracking portal on a computer which is accessed by the customer through the internet or on a mobile phone. The Telematics tracking device sends event reports to the customer via SMS, e-mail and pop-up signals. Moreover, the service is supported by Vodafone’s business care team who are available 24 hours to provide the needed customer support activities ensuring the smooth operation of the service for all of its users.
The Vodafone Fleet management service is an intelligent telematics service within QMIC’s Masarak™ system, a locally-built system that utilizes latest mobility technologies to address Qatar’s needs for intelligent transportation. Fleet Management service is powered by Masarak™ with strong differentiators including real-time traffic data, most updated GIS layers, and the ability to dynamically cater to the evolving requirements of the local market.
Fleet Management solutions deliver faster response times through more efficient job allocation, reduction in fuel costs due to shorter journeys and higher revenues as drivers can complete more jobs. Driver behaviour can also be monitored to encourage safer and more efficient driving and reduce insurance premiums. For all companies in this sector, IoT technology has been proven to help companies meet regulatory and corporate sustainability targets by reducing fuel use and carbon emissions.
“We are confident that our global expertise in IoT solutions and in delivering fleet management services coupled with QMIC’s locally engineered innovations and knowledge will eliminate challenges companies in Qatar face in managing their fleet of vehicles. Ultimately this service will improve productivity, improve safety and significantly reduce costs,” said Ian Gray, Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone Qatar.
Dr. Adnan Abu-Dayya, Executive Director (CEO) of QMIC said, “We are excited about this partnership between Vodafone and QMIC to deliver one important service of our leading Masarak™ solution. This partnership falls in line with QMIC’s strategy to work with local and regional partners to promote different innovative and differentiated locally-built services securing the needs of the market”.
Vodafone was recently named by Gartner as a worldwide Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Managed Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Services, Worldwide for the third consecutive year. Businesses around the world are rapidly exploring the opportunities of IoT technology with 76% saying that IoT will be critical for future success and 48% using IoT to support large-scale business transformation according to the latest Vodafone IoT Barometer .
Ghent (Belgium) and Doha (Qatar): QMIC, the Qatar Mobility Innovations Center, one of the first pure-play IoT technology enterprises in the MENA region with leading IoT and intelligent mobility platforms and services in key domains including Transport, Logistics & Telematics, Road Safety and Environment, and Belgium-based, SmartEnds, a leading IoT (Internet of Things) networks (LoRa, Sigfox, NB-IoT) technology and solutions provider, have today announced a new partnership to explore delivery of joint innovative low power IoT solutions to the market in Qatar and the broader MENA region.
This partnership brings together a unique blend of Qatari and Belgian innovation enterprises together in the same IoT space. QMIC as a leading IoT technology enterprise in the MENA region with its Labeeb IoT Cloud Services Enablement Platform, and SmartEnd’s expertise in IoT hardware sensor and wireless communications technology and solutions, will explore creating robust end-to-end low power wide area network IoT solutions. This will generate great possibilities for new market verticals and businesses in Qatar and the MENA region. In addition, this confluence is expected to spark innovation and accelerate additional research and development in the IoT technologies and solutions space in the MENA region.
The partnership will leverage QMIC’s and SmartEnds respective strengths across the IoT solutions spectrum; and will enable the delivery of unique end to end IoT solutions taking advantage of the main technological strengths of both enterprises considering:
• QMIC is leading the MENA region market in delivering homegrown intelligent platforms and solutions to enable smart living which includes its Labeeb IoT platform, its Masarak Smart Mobility platform and services, and its Hawa’ak environment monitoring platform and services.
• SmartEnds is focused on delivering advanced, high-quality and innovative Low Power WAN Network node devices to customers in the EMEA region
Dr. Adnan Abu-Dayya, Executive Director and CEO of QMIC said, “We strongly believe in having win-win partnerships to fully realize the potential of digital innovations and IoT in creating value and enabling smart living. Hence, we are very pleased to form a partnership with an emerging startup company like SmartEnds to deliver end-to-end IoT solutions that utilize our comprehensive and user-friendly Labeeb IoT platform jointly with their Low Power IoT devices and applications”.
Noman Ahmed, CEO, SmartEnds commented “As we enter a new era of Internet of Things with all kinds of smart cities coming up, the partnership with QMIC will be pivotal for doing co-innovation in IoT while offering businesses in Qatar and beyond Qatar the opportunity to diversify into new businesses using the end to end solutions offering from this combined forces”.
ESPRIT, a Tunisian school of engineering with multiple disciplines and different educational entities, and the Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC) at the Qatar Science and Technology park have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for ESPIRIT to adopt QMIC’s Labeeb IoT platform and to provide the platform as a service for its students and startups in support of IoT related academic courses and projects. .
Labeeb™ IoT is an Internet of Things applications enablement platform which has been developed by QMIC and initially launched in March 2016. The platform together with an extensive set of development kits and enablers will play a significant role in enabling developers, startups and enterprises to develop and deploy new IoT services and applications that serve different vertical markets quickly and at a lower R&D cost.
As part of the agreement, ESPRIT will be using Labeeb™ IoT platform in its IoT related programs and will work with QMIC on specific use cases that can lead to commercial solutions to the benefit of both parties.
Prof. Tahar Ben Lakhdar, CEO of ESPRIT said, “Esprit has been forging strategic partners with key actors in ICT, Eletromecanics, and Civil Engineering. These latter have greatly contributed to the excellence of our academics, most importantly, to a better preparation of the next generation of engineers and paving their way for a brilliant professional career. That is why we consider QMIC as a strategic partner in a booming and important field which is the Internet of Things. We are sure that the Labeeb IoT platform will help our students and instructors in mastering the IoT fundamentals and contribute in the improvement of this platform by adding innovative functionalities. This approach strengthens our motto “alternative learning”.”
Dr. Adnan Abu-Dayya, Executive Director & CEO of QMIC said, “We are excited with our partnership with a leading university in Tunisia such as ESPIRIT so that students and entrepreneurs in Tunisia can benefit from our easy to use and rich IoT platform and to join our growing eco-system of users and customers. As one of the leading pure-play IoT enterprises in the Arab Work, QMIC fully understands the complexity of and the opportunities associated with building IoT solutions and services. Hence, we are glad to deliver such expertise to university students and entrepreneurs in order to make it easier for them to take their ideas and projects to the market.”
The Labeeb IoT platform can facilitate the collection and storage of data from any object (or device), translate the data into actionable insights, and enable delivering a wide range of IoT services to various market segments like smart homes, healthcare, utilities, smart cities, and many other verticals.
In addition to the platform, the Labeeb IoT initiative provides different SDKs (software development kits), an application development environment, and online and customized training to facilitate the development of IoT services and to eventually create a community of developers and adopters of IoT services in the MENA region.
The Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC) is the first independent innovations center in the region with a focus on developing and deploying smart mobility systems and services. QMIC’s main goal is to use locally engineered innovations and knowledge to create technology-based industries that address regional challenges and grow with mega projects in Qatar and the region. Since 2009, and through its focus, on distributed sensing, data collection & management, services creation and delivery, QMIC is becoming a national leader in the area of Internet of Things (IoT). In particular, QMIC has been leading in delivering IoT platforms, and IoT solutions and services in vertical domains including Intelligent Transport, Logistics & Telematics, Road Safety and Environment. Through its offices at the Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP), QMIC is working closely with key national partners and stakeholders to realize a market-focused innovations ecosystem in Qatar.
The school of engineering “Esprit”, French acronym for “École Supérieure Privée d’Ingénierie et de Technologies”, was founded in 2003, and, in 2013, it got its engineering programs accredited by the CTI (Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur) and then awarded the EUR-ACE (EURopean ACcredited Engineer) Label, a certificate that reflects the highest quality in Engineering education. ESPRIT has built its reputation on excellence in Tunisia and in several sub-Saharan African countries; a stature undeniably bolstered by its close partnership with the business community and foreign universities. Esprit has adopted an original pedagogical approach named “Project/Problem Based Learning” and is member of an international initiative launched by Harvard and MIT named CDIO (Conceive Design Implement Operate). Esprit has also a Research & Development (R&D) Division, named Esprit-Tech, where various projects are undertaken under several advanced themes such as IoT, cloud computing, Pervasive computing, Sensors network, etc.
Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC) announced the launch of the first Internet of Things (IoT) platform that was ever developed in Qatar and the region (Labeeb™ IoT). The announcement was made during a press conference hosted at QMIC’s offices at the Qatar Science and Technology Park and which was attended by QMIC’s senior staff and a number of local media organizations.
The Labeeb IoT platform together with an extensive set of development kits and enablers will play a significant role in enabling developers, startups and enterprises to develop and deploy new IoT services and applications that serve different vertical markets quickly and at a lower R&D cost. Although the platform and its associated enablers are initially targeting research centers, entrepreneurs, and startups in Qatar and the Region, it can equally serve international markets from this stage and will be expanded later this year to focus on the important enterprise and the government sectors.
QMIC has been working in the area of IoT since its inception in 2009 as its original business plan was focused on collecting sensor data wirelessly and translating such data into services and applications that serve the need of different market segments such as transportation, health, utilities, etc. Subsequently, QMIC established market leadership by developing and deploying its own IoT services in the area of intelligent transport (Masarak™), road safety (Salamtek™), and environment (Hawa’ak™). Using such expertise and experience, QMIC decided to develop and launch an IoT platform that can be used by third parties to develop their own services and applications. This innovations strategy of QMIC proved to be timely as the IoT is becoming one of the mega trends that will shape most industries in the coming few years. Hence, most industry analysts expect the impact of IoT to reach 4-11 Trillion dollars per year by 2025. This impact will be realized through a combination of improving efficiency and productivity and through the introduction of new services and business models.
On this occasion, Dr. Adnan Abu-Dayya, the Executive Director and CEO of QMIC said ”As the oldest regional start-up in the important area of IoT, we are very pleased to announce the availability of our Labeeb IoT platform and development tools; the first locally developed platform in the region. This is a key element of our enablement strategy where we want to enable local entrepreneurs, startups, researchers, and enterprises to play a bigger role in realizing the IoT business potential and in creating local digital businesses in the process of doing so. We are equally excited by the international dimension of this platform as it can be offered to global users as well. The launch today culminates few years of effort by our team at QMIC, and represents a milestone towards expanding the Labeeb IoT portfolio to allow monetization of IoT services and adding key enablers that support the needs of specific vertical markets”.
Dr. Abu-Dayya continued to say “We have been engaged in discussions with many potential partners in Qatar and we are encouraged by the level of interest and excitement that we have seen. Furthermore, we are pleased to report that many strat-ups, research teams, and individuals have already started using the current verion of Labeeb IoT to realize their innovative ideas and build their own IoT products and services”.
The Labeeb IoT platform can facilitate the collection and storage of data from any object (or device), translate the data into actionable insights, and enable delivering a wide range of IoT services to various market segments like oil & gas, healthcare, utilities, smart cities, and many other verticals.
In addition to the platform, the Labeeb IoT initiative provides different SDKs (software development kits), an application development environment, and online and customized training to facilitate the development of IoT services and to eventually create a community of developers and adopters of IoT services in the region.
The Labeeb IoT initiative will be used to set up an IoT Smart Living Lab which will allow QMIC and its partners to lead the industry in realizing the full potential of IoT technologies.