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26 Jul

Umniah & QMIC Sign MoU to Promote IoT Technologies & Services

by admin Jul 26, 2018 0 News ,

Umniah Company, which is a leading Telecom Services Provider in Jordan, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC), based at the Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP), in a move to strengthen its commitment towards enhancing its business incubator, The Tank, and to provide high quality Internet of Things (IoT) based solutions and platforms.

The MoU was signed by Umniah’s CEO Ziad Shattara, and QMIC’s CEO Dr. Adnan Abu-Dayya, in the presence of a number of officials from both sides.
The MoU will allow The Tank incubator program of Umniah to take advantage of Labeeb-IoT & other Cloud Computing platforms across multiple domains, as well as conduct extensive training sessions for startups and business leaders benefiting from the incubator program. Labeeb-IoT is one of the first comprehensive IoT platforms developed in the region and was launched by QMIC in 2016 and is gaining market acceptance regionally and globally. The Labeeb IoT platform will make it easier and faster for Entrepreneurs and Enterprises to develop and deploy IoT solutions and services. The platform collects various data from sensors and enables users to conduct actions and develop services based on sensor data. Start-ups and entrepreneurs can benefit from the services offered by the platform in healthcare, transportation, in addition to smart homes and cities, smart energy management, agriculture and industry.

Commenting on the partnership, Umniah’s CEO Ziad Shattara said: “The Umniah’s incubator program has held many partnerships with international business accelerators and other incubators to create the conditions for Jordanian start-ups and entrepreneurs to learn about Internet of Things technologies, help them develop IoT services and solutions as well as create an environment to support their innovations.”

As for QMIC CEO, Dr. Adnan Abu-Dayya commented: “As a leading digital innovations center in the region, QMIC is always seeking to leverage its expertise in building digital platforms and solutions to enable smart living and facilitate the creation of knowledge-based economies. We are proud of this strategic partnership with an established telecom operator like Umniah and we look forward to seeing tangible progress through delivering comprehensive Internet of Things based solutions across various sectors.”

“We are proud to partner with Qatar Mobility Innovations Center, which is one of the leaders in Internet of Things solutions and platforms, and we hope that our partnership will expand in the near future to serve the interests of Jordanian start-ups and entrepreneurs in the Kingdom.”  Shattara added.

16 May

QMIC and Sagemcom partner to deliver Internet of Things solutions

by admin May 16, 2018 0 News ,

Doha: In an effort to extend its commitment to providing the best services and solutions in the field of Internet of Things (IoT), Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with International French-based technology provider Sagemcom. This MoU sets forth an elaborative framework of co-operation between the two entities to deliver comprehensive IoT solutions on a global scale, take advantage of QMIC’s comprehensive Labeeb IoT platform across multiple domains, and utilize Sagemcom extensive Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) IoT portfolio of LoRaWAN™ solutions, branded under SICONIA™, such as multi-sensors devices, Gateways, network server, and Geolocation solver, to name a few.

Through a combination of efforts that will leverage the technical strength and business outreach of both parties, the technologies and solutions produced as a result of this partnership will be delivered globally with a focus on the MENA and Eastern European regions. A key aspect of this agreement will be the utilization of QMIC’s comprehensive Labeeb IoT platform and other IoT vertical solutions across various domains and sector like transportation, , asset management, tracking, smart cities, and others. This comes hand-in-hand with the benefits and additional value provided by Sagemcom’s wide array of Carrier Class IoT solutions

QMIC has been deeply involved in shaping the local and regional IoT market over the past years. Due to its expertise across different sectors and fields. Labeeb IoT, in specific, serves as an innovative IoT platform for entrepreneurs, enterprises and cities, the first of its kind in the Middle East. It already delivers several applications targeting Smart Cities and Industrial IoT segments.Sagemcom is an innovative and well-recognized international leader in the industrial Smart City, and Smart Nation market, thanks to its combination of Smart Metering, Smart Infrastructure solutions, and its full end-to-end IoT Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) products portfolio, ranging from infrastructure solutions, such as Carrier-Grade Gateways enabled for Geolocation, LoRa™ Network Server (LNS), Geolocation Solver, in addition to small and cost efficient Multi-usage IoT devices.

The MoU was signed by Dr. Adnan Abu-Dayya, Executive Director (CEO) of QMIC, and Eric Rieul, CEO of Sagemcom Energy & Telecom SAS.On this occasion, Dr. Adnan Abu-Dayya commented “QMIC was founded with the goal of using digital innovations to enable smart living. Establishing partnerships with key global entities like Sagemcom is a critical step towards achieving our goal at global scale. As the first pure-play IoT technology enterprise in the MENA region, we look forward to combining our knowledge and leading digital platforms with Sagemcom’s innovative products to deliver end-to-end IoT solutions that can address pressing challenges and problems in different market domains.”

“This promising collaboration reinforces Sagemcom’s vision and strategy of the LPWAN IoT for addressing MENA region, enabling fast, flexible and cost efficient deployments on many different industrial market verticals. Tightening partnership with such well recognized institution as QMIC is part of our strategy for strengthening our footprint in Middle-east, by listening and adapting to the local needs.” says Eric Rieul, CEO of Sagemcom Energy & Telecom.

QMIC and Sagemcom will work hand-in-hand through utilizing their expertise in the field of IoT. Labeeb IoT supported by Sagemcom’s leading technology will establish an unprecedented advancement towards reaching and establishing global platforms and solutions. Moreover, both entities will play their part in enhancing and assisting the development of the IoT environment by supporting and engaging with IoT-focused bodies, innovation hubs and entrepreneurs’ communities as well as others who are interested in this rapidly growing field.

About QMIC:

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.

For further information please contact Mr. Abdulrahman Ajjawi

Email: abdulrahmanm@qmic.com

Phone: +974 55645390, +974 4459 3694

About Sagemcom
A French high-tech group of international dimensions, Sagemcom operates on the broadband (digital home, set-top boxes, Internet routers, telephony and multimedia terminals), smart city (smart meter, smart grid, smart infra, smart sites and smart services), and Internet of Things markets.

With revenue of around 1.8 billion euros, Sagemcom employs 4000 people on five continents and ships every year more than 30 million terminals. Sagemcom aims to remain a world leader in communicating terminals with high added value.
www.sagemcom.com // www.facebook.com/SagemcomOfficial // https://twitter.com/Sagemcom

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15 Jan

Partnership between QMIC and Vodafone Qatar

by admin Jan 15, 2017 0 News ,

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 .

2 Jan

SmartEnds of Belgium Partners with QMIC of Qatar to deliver Low Power IoT Solutions using Labeeb IoT Platform

by admin Jan 2, 2017 0 News ,

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”.

19 Oct

ESPRIT of Tunisia selects QMIC’s Labeeb IoT Platform to Support its Students and Startup Projects

by admin Oct 19, 2016 0 News ,

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.

About QMIC:

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.

About ESPRIT:

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.