Ghent (Belgium) and Doha (Qatar) – Jan, 02nd, 2017 – 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”.
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.
SmartEnds provides monitoring solutions using IoT (Internet of Things) technology. Our wireless low power sensors remotely register parameters such as temperature, humidity, position, noise, vibration, movement, and location in all environments. The data is stored in our SmartEnds online cloud platform. Our customers can log on to the platform to perform quality control and to optimize their business processes. Our sensors are small (approx. 8 x 6 x 4 cm), easy to attach to a variety of surfaces or integrate into solid structures. Thanks to low power technology (LoRAWAN, SigFox, NB-IoT) our sensors have a longevity of 3 to 5 years, depending upon the application. SmartEnds offers end-to-end solutions: sensors, network infrastructure and a cloud platform. We develop our hardware and software in house, naturally, complying with industry standards.