Al Hinai and Gur at the signing ceremony.

Signify (formerly Philips Lighting), a world leader in lighting, has signed an agreement with Imtac, one of the largest system integration technology companies in the GCC and an IoT solution provider, to bring its latest and best-in-class smart city solutions into Oman.

The deal was announced at an event on empowering smart cities with connected lighting technologies that took place in Muscat. It was attended by high profile public and private sector representatives.

Goktug Gur, the president and CEO of Signify for Middle East, Turkey and Pakistan, said: "The strategic partnership with Imtac will not only create significant monetary and environmental savings opportunities through optimization of the energy usage, but also allow public and private organizations to make informed decisions on the deployment of their resources and assets across the country."

Imtac, through its smart city brand “empyreal” is a leader in IoT-based solution in the areas of municipal operations, building management, urban and social infrastructure, healthcare, water and waste water management and manufacturing industries.

As part of the 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 Oman and India, said a top official.

"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," remarked Fareed Al Hinai, the vice chairman of Imtac.
"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," he added.-TradeArabia News Service