UEM Edgenta Bhd’s subsidiary, Operon Middle East (Operon), has entered into a memorandum of business exploration (MoBE) with Byte Blanket FZE (Byte Blanket) and Disrupt-X DMCC (Disrupt-X) to support sustainable smart cities.
KUALA LUMPUR: UEM Edgenta Bhd’s subsidiary, Operon Middle East (Operon), has entered into a memorandum of business exploration (MoBE) with Byte Blanket FZE (Byte Blanket) and Disrupt-X DMCC (Disrupt-X) to support sustainable smart cities.
Disrupt-X provides a scalable internet of things (IoT) platform solution, while Byte Blanket owns Enter Bubble Technologies (EBT), a disruptive digital framework with the potential to revolutionise smart cities and industries through spontaneous micro-social networking across the globe.
UEM Edgenta said the MoBE would identify potential technological collaborations supporting sustainable smart cities and introduce digital solutions in the international markets.
This collaboration is part of UEM Edgenta’s continued foray into the integrated facility management market in the Middle East as the company focuses on its regional expansion strategy.
The MoBE will pave the way for future collaborations in exploring and identifying potential opportunities to expand UEM Edgenta’s digital offerings.
This will be done through expertise in the built environment, integrated capabilities, and consultancy services to clients in large scale communities, commercial services, and smart cities.
UEM Edgenta managing director and chief executive officer Syahrunizam Samsudin said through the regional partnerships, the company will explore opportunities to bring its collective visions to life.
Syahrunizam said UEM Edgenta is confident that its combined expertise will be the solution of choice for the Middle East and other international markets.
“The future of cities will be shaped by connectivity, mobility, resilience and sustainability.
“Revolutionising smart city development requires future-proof technology solutions that enable sustainable urbanisation and support the wellbeing of a community in a low-carbon ecosystem,” he said.
UEM Edgenta is also looking to introduce the concept of ‘Hyper-Aware Buildings’ together with Byte Blanket and Disrupt-X as part of the smart cities technology, with IoT being the eyes and ears of hyper-aware facilities.
With the combination of IoT and contextual data, buildings are made more adaptive to their environment and occupants’ needs, allowing situational awareness for better efficiency, productivity, reliability, safety, and security.