IMTAC – SIGNIFY (Philips Lighting) sign partnership agreement for empowering smart cities in Oman with connected lighting technologies
Muscat, Oman, September 26, 2018
Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, the world leader in lighting, today signed an agreement with IMTAC, one of the largest system integration technology companies in the GCC and an IoT solution provider, to join their forces in a strategic partnership agreement to bring the latest and best-in-class Smart City Solutions to Oman. The agreement was announced at an event on empowering smart cities with connected lighting technologies that took place at Kempinski Hotel, Muscat, attended by high profile public and private sector representatives.
“The strategic partnership we are developing with IMTAC will enable us to bring our proven Smart Lighting solutions to Oman, which will not only create significant monetary and environmental savings opportunities through optimization of the energy usage, but also will allow public and private organizations to make informed decisions on the deployment of their resources and assets across the country, and will enable them to drive the vision and the agenda of the Sultanate of Oman .” said Goktug Gur, President and CEO of Signify for Middle East, Turkey and Pakistan.
Fareed Al Hinai, Vice Chairman IMTAC, said “launching IoT based Smart City Solutions is the key focus of Imtac as it brings substantial savings in energy, water and operational costs while prioritising the citizen services in Oman, and the rest of the world”.
“Our relationship with Signify is critical to our Smart City Vision, as it addresses one of the most significant elements of the Smart City Infrastructure, which is Smart Lighting”, added Fareed.
As part of this agreement, IMTAC will leverage over 125 years of Signify lighting experience and its newly launched Smart Lighting IOT platform, Interact, combining it with its own IoT based Smart City software and integration capabilities to be successfully deployed in the Sultanate of Oman and India.
Imtac LLC, through its Smart City brand “empyreal” is a leader in IoT based solution in the areas of Municipal Operations, Building Management, Urban & Social Infrastructure, Healthcare, Water & Waste water management and Manufacturing Industries.
Imtac leverages the m2m Communication backbone like LORA, Wi-Fi and GPRS to ensure that the backend communication need of the real-time smart city applications is always met.
With lighting accounting for over 22% of a city’s total energy consumption, the need for cost-effective and sustainable options is crucial. Simply switching to LED lighting can result in electricity savings of up to 50% and by adding smart systems, the overall energy savings can go up to 80%. Signify’s connected lighting system, Interact, is smart and versatile, making it possible to manage, maintain, and monitor the entire system simply and efficiently.
Signify is also pioneering with Light Fidelity (LiFi), a technology in which high quality LED lighting provides a broadband Internet connection through light waves. As the lighting company for the Internet of Things, Signify is the first global lighting company to offer LiFi-enabled luminaires from its existing office lighting portfolio.