Global technology leader Honeywell and Etisalat Misr, a subsidiary of Etisalat UAE, have joined forces to set up a state-of-the-art City Operations Center (COC) at Egypt’s New Administrative Capital.
Under the deal signed at Intersec 2020, advanced Internet of Things (IoT) software and hardware solutions will be deployed by Honeywell for the new COC as part of the first phase of the project’s development, according to a statement on Sunday.
“Honeywell will provide the IoT platform underpinning the central COC platform that will enable data analytics, a city-wide management dashboard, smart city services citizen engagement portal and mobile application capabilities,” the statement showed.
The deal was signed between George Bou Mitri, vice president and general manager for Honeywell Building Technologies in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa and Amr Fathy, IT vice president at Etisalat Misr.
The new partnership will expand Honeywell’s scope in the new capital, following its agreement in February 2019 with the Administrative Capital for Urban Development (ACUD) to deliver city-wide security and surveillance systems.
“Leading Egypt’s most ambitious development project to date, ACUD is committed to leveraging innovation as well as services to deliver a smart city based on the principles of safety, security, productivity and sustainability,” ACUD’s chairman, Ahmed Zaki Abdeen, remarked.
Honeywell will deploy its technology for smart parking and smart utility services for electricity, water and gas. This also includes street lighting, smart metering, smart grid monitoring services and integration with smart digital signage management, billing and financials systems, along with Honeywell’s latest cyber-proof services.
“This project will redefine smart living in line with the national economic development objectives outlined by Egypt Vision 2030. The partnership with Etisalat will deliver innovative, connected technologies to improve the safety, security, and energy efficiency for the new capital, unlocking long-term benefits to its populations,” Bou Mitri, highlighted.