Automation

  • Schneider Electric partners with Dubai Municipality on smart cities innovations at WETEX

    Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced today that Dubai Municipality will explore Smart Cities' innovations to drive water efficiency, at the opening of the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX).

  • Schneider Electric says GCC region is spearheading global smart cities market

    Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced today ahead of the Arab Future Cities Summit Dubai that the Middle East and North Africa, and especially the GCC, are spearheading the USD 2.6 billion global Smart Cities market.

  • Schneider Electric to showcase innovations built to enable smart cities at GITEX

    Schneider Electric, a leading pioneer in digital transformation of energy management and automation, will showcase its latest innovations that will support the Middle East and Africa's USD 7 billion Internet of Things (IoT) market to enable Smart Cities at GITEX Technology Week.

  • Swiss city partners with ABB to deploy e-infrastructure for public transportation

    The Swiss city of Davos has announced a long-term partnership agreement with ABB Group in order to provide the city with e-infrastructure for its public and private transportation systems. ABB was showcasing some of its innovative solutions at the annual World Economic Forum which was recently held in Davos.

  • UK firm drives efficiency in customer contact centers with new AI-powered offering

    Addressing the increasing demands of customer contact centers and call center agent productivity, Blue Prism today announced the availability ofBlue Prism Service Assist. This new offering delivers a real-time, unified 360-degree view of all customer interactions helping free up agents so they can be more responsive, empathetic and engaging, to better serve customers.

  • URLLC 5G technology successfully trialed for smart electricity grid and harbor automation

    Nokia, ABB and Kalmar, part of Cargotec, announced they successfully conducted industrial trials that leverage the low latency capabilities of 5G to support time-critical applications and enhance protection and efficiency in smart electricity grid and harbor automation. The trials, conducted as part of the Wireless for Verticals (WIVE) research project, represent one of the first real-world applications of time-critical 5G applications on electricity grid and harbor automation.

  • US city adds intelligence to its streetlight network by deploying IoT

    The US city of Rancho Cucamonga, which is located on the outskirts of Los Angeles, has formally announced that it has selected leading Internet of Things technology provider Echelon Corporation to overhaul its existing streetlight network infrastructure.

  • US expert predicts AI technology will play a key role in securing ‘smart cities’

    An AI expert employed by a leading US based computing firm has claimed that AI (Artificial Intelligence) will play a key role in securing 'smart cities' - as nations continue to pursue smart city initiatives, projects and programs on a global basis in order to improve urban living. AI can enable law enforcement units to predict where crime could potentially be carried out after collecting and subsequently analyzing data retrieved from sensors and cameras.

  • US Postal Service to begin self-driving tests

    The US Postal Service has confirmed that it will begin to embark upon a series of self-driving tests as part of the company’s overall strategy to embrace automation.

  • US Transport secretary confirms Trump administration will unveil new self-driving guidelines

    The US Transportation Department has confirmed that revised self-driving guidelines will be unveiled by US President Donald Trump's administration within the next few months. The announcement was made following mounting pressure from technology companies and car manufacturers who are aggressively pursuing automated vehicle technologies.

  • Zain Kuwait becomes first operator in MENA to use drones for cell tower automation

    Zain Kuwait, the leading digital service provider in Kuwait announces entering an agreement with Zain Drone to undertake inspections of its tower infrastructure. The agreement sees Zain Kuwait as one of the first operators in the MENA region to deploy drone technology to inspect and maintain its cell tower infrastructure, demonstrating the operator’s drive to become a more agile and cost-efficient operator. The agreement also represents the first commercial deal for Zain Drone.

  • ZTE signs partnership agreement on ‘smart agriculture’

    ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today announcedthat it has signed heads of agreement with PLS Plantation Berhad.