Waseela begins trial of indoor navigation system

Smart technology to prevent people from getting lost in mega venues has been developed by Waseela, and is currently being tested

This image is for representational purposes only.
This image is for representational purposes only.

Waseela, regional telecommunications, information, and communication technology (ICT) system integrator, has begun testing smart indoor navigation and positioning systems.

These systems would typically be deployed at mega venues in an attempt to prevent individuals from getting lost.

The indoor positioning solutions are technologies that upgrade and complement the design of smart buildings.

An effective smart building requires the integration of many solutions and technologies.

These include building management systems that automatically monitor, control, and regulate the power-consuming subsystems within a building, and park management systems, access security control, surveillance cameras, and audio visual equipment that are connected and integrated by a unified wired and wireless IP network.

Ibrahim Balaawi, managing director of smart building solutions, Waseela, said: “The task of setting up the systems that make a building smart is rather complex, and tedious requiring require detailed design and optimisation engineering.

“Waseela assists in these endeavours, and serves developers and contractors by designing and integrating several systems from various suppliers.

“We use many suppliers in the development of these systems because we believe in utilising the best industry standards available in the market.”

The processes involved in the development of a smart building could take six to nine months for completion beginning from the design stage to implementation and commissioning depending on the complexity and size of the project.

Ibrahim added: “Designing smart solutions for a building requires several rounds of consultations, and approvals from the involved parties to ensure that the systems are compatible with the other civil, electromechanical, and general project specifications of the building.

“As such the process, can be lengthy and complex as the civil, electromechanical, and general project specifications may go through changes and variations at different stages of the development.

“In parallel to this, some systems must be approved by governmental authorities.”

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