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Internet of Things comes to life at GITEX

du_brings_Internet_of_Things_to_life_with_LoRa_demos_1After successfully testing the Middle East’s first Internet of Things (IoT) network, du showcases its real life applications that will make UAE cities Smart. The demonstrations at GITEX Technology Week 2015 feature du’s live, low power, long range (LoRa) IoT network, based on Cisco IoT gateway and Actility server.

A wide variety of LoRa’s Smart applications will be on show, demonstrating the network’s ability to revolutionise the way UAE residents interact with their surroundings – and better manage city resources. There will be working examples of geo location capabilities which pin point any asset with a Smart censor countrywide – these can track movement, support personal SOS alarms or provide info on who has entered or left a building. GITEX visitors have a chance to see how the network supports Smart environment initiatives – with sensors sharing real time info on their surroundings.

The GITEX demos also showcase LoRa’s unique cost saving capabilities. As cities become Smart, billions of sensors will be placed in everyday objects to share information across the UAE. The LoRa network offers a low power alternative to connectivity, adding years to the battery life of sensors countrywide – making huge long term savings.

Its low power and long range capabilities mean LoRa can be deployed in a wide variety of situations: smart metering, inventory tracking, vending machine monitoring; automotive industry, utility applications, street lighting, waste management, load sensing of bridges, signaling, smoke detention and traffic control.

Carlos Domingo, Senior Executive Officer, New Businesses & Innovation, du, said: “We’re proud to be leading the way in bringing Smart City capability to the UAE. Working with Cisco and Actility, who share our passion for innovation, we’re confident we have the new breed of network required to help the UAE become a global Smart City leader.”

Source: Emirates news agency

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