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May 11, 2022

DEWA’s R&D Centre, InfraX develop LoRa IoT for DEWA-SAT1

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)’s Research & Development (R&D) Centre, in collaboration with Infra X, the IT and telecommunications arm of Digital DEWA, and their British technical partner Wyld, has developed satellite Internet of Things (IoT) terminals for DEWA’s 3U nano satellite, DEWA-SAT1. DEWA launched it as part of its Space-D programme and became the first utility worldwide to use nano satellites to improve the operations, maintenance, and planning, of electricity and water networks. 

The R&D Centre developed the satellite IoT terminals to connect DEWA’s assets to the satellite directly and be suitable for grid applications, where it links [...]

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April 28, 2022

DEWA uses drones to ensure quality of desalinated water according to highest international standards

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) continues to develop a world-class infrastructure supported by assets exceeding AED 200 billion owned by DEWA and its subsidiaries as well as the further investment of AED 40 billion over five years in energy and water sectors. This helps DEWA enhance its production capacity to meet the growing demand for electricity and water. DEWA uses the latest Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies, including drones, to provide its services according to the highest quality, availability, reliability and efficiency standards.

Sirb drone initiative

DEWA harnesses the drone technology within the Sirb initiative, which includes [...]

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April 28, 2022

Dubai to launch first robotic biobank in the UAE to advance medical research and discovery

Al Jalila Foundation, a member of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, announced that it will establish the UAE’s first robotic biobank, in partnership with the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). The collaboration is set to advance medical research in the areas of genetic disorders, cancer and other chronic diseases and pandemics.

Set to open in 2023 with a capacity to manage seven million specimens, the biobank will be one of the world’s largest in terms of sample capacity. The facility will be located at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Medical Research Institute, part of Al Jalila [...]

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April 21, 2022

Tenable Streamlines Workflows to Secure OT Operations with Enhanced ServiceNow Partnership

Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, today announced enhancements to its partnership with ServiceNow® that bolster The Now Platform® with asset inventory and vulnerability data from Tenable.ot™.  Utilizing Tenable’s unified assessment and remediation guidance, this new integration streamlines asset inventory and centralizes IT and operational technology (OT) remediation workflows across converged industrial environments.

As the only vendor to natively brings both IT and OT vulnerability data together, Tenable’s latest integration with ServiceNow provides visibility and control over OT assets with the same tools and processes that were traditionally reserved for IT [...]

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April 13, 2022

RTA endorses digital signature system based on top information security standards

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has endorsed a digital signature system for contracts and transactions in a safe and secure environment based on a digital signature certificate linked to the digital identity system. The digital signature system has been designed at the highest information security standards approved by Dubai’s Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA).

Mohammed Al Mudharreb, CEO of Corporate Technology Support Services Sector, RTA, said, “The digital signature system was launched last year to process and follow-up transactions in a speedy and highly efficient manner. It aims to facilitate the procedures of signing [...]

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April 4, 2022

DEWA’s R&D Centre registers new patent for condensation measurement apparatus

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) Research & Development Centre has registered a new patent for an innovative device for measuring the amount of water that can be extracted from the air during the condensation process and analysing the performance of automated water production systems from air humidity. The device includes a set of condensing materials, thermoelectric coolers, a device to take photos of condensed drops, and a computer to analyse the shape of the drop, using Artificial Intelligence to estimate the shape and size of the condensation, and calculate the expected amount of condensation. The cost of the new technology is relatively low in addition to [...]

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April 4, 2022

DEWA’s R&D Centre registers new patent for condensation measurement apparatus

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) Research & Development Centre has registered a new patent for an innovative device for measuring the amount of water that can be extracted from the air during the condensation process and analysing the performance of automated water production systems from air humidity. The device includes a set of condensing materials, thermoelectric coolers, a device to take photos of condensed drops, and a computer to analyse the shape of the drop, using Artificial Intelligence to estimate the shape and size of the condensation, and calculate the expected amount of condensation. The cost of the new technology is relatively low in addition to [...]

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April 3, 2022

twofour54 Introduces the Middle East’s First Virtual Solutions for Productions

twofour54, the Abu Dhabi-based media, entertainment, and gaming hub, has announced that it is expanding its world-class production facilities through pioneering Virtual Solutions. Launched in partnership with the Canadian media firm Ross Video, the new offering includes Virtual Studios, Virtual Production services, and Extended Reality features. Featuring the latest 3D graphics and augmented reality (AR) technologies, it is the first facility of its kind in the Middle East.

Using state-of-the-art cameras, virtual monitors, floating AR elements, and customizable virtual sets, twofour54’s Virtual Solutions offers a comprehensive service for film, TV, and advertisement [...]

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