ADMCC Accelerates its Journey towards Building an Intelligence Driven City
Announces a collaborative effort with Dell EMC to ensure optimized public services
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – April, XX, 2018:
- ADMCC partners with Dell EMC to build a secure and intelligent city
- ADMCC aims to build an advanced control centre to analyze video streams
- Control centre will enable the IT staff to focus on business innovation rather than support the infrastructure
Abu Dhabi Monitoring and Control Centre (ADMCC) today announced a strategic collaboration with Dell EMC driven towards achieving their ambitious vision to build a secure and intelligent city.
Intelligent cities as a concept are safer cities, utilizing advanced infrastructure to connect and protect the citizens while creating a more efficient and liveable space. In line with this objective, ADMCC aims to embrace digital transformation to interconnect public and private services, increase innovation and efficiency, and provide credible measures to enhance safety and security of the citizens of the capital through surveillance cameras.
Surveillance cameras are a critical building block of an intelligent city, which efficiently provide real-time data on a number of city services such as police and emergency services, electricity, water, lighting, and traffic management. However, eliminating human error is a key driver to increase operational efficiency of video streams. To this end, ADMCC, through its transformational project with Dell EMC, aims to deploy industry-leading, highly available and space efficient solutions to build an advanced control center and manage mission critical applications, which can monitor and analyze video streams from surveillance cameras.
Leveraging Dell EMC ViPR Controller, storage automation software, to optimize the control centre will reduce human error and the number of staff focusing on managing the infrastructure, compared to the existing setup. In addition, these scalable, secure and highly available solutions will enable ADMCC to meet their surveillance data needs and simplify management of unstructured data. This move comes in the light of enabling government agencies to better pre-empt and respond to emergencies and safeguard the city’s inhabitants.
ADMCC’s advanced control center will act as a hub enabling the capital to develop cutting edge capabilities of exercising situational intelligence, such as intelligent traffic management.
His Highness Mr. Saeed Saif Al Neyadi – Director General at Abu Dhabi Monitoring and Control Centre
“We are proud to announce this strategic step in our journey of innovation and sustainability. Making a city safer and secure directly contributes to its ‘intelligence’, hence a strong ICT infrastructure is critical to our ability to equip city services with new tools to improve public services and resources. By leveraging Dell EMC solutions to create an agile, highly available and space efficient monitoring and control centre, we hope to realize our digital agenda that is to create not only intelligent, but sustainable cities with higher quality of life for our citizens.”
Fady Richmany, Senior Director and General Manager, United Arab Emirates at Dell EMC
“We thank ADMCC for sharing their ambitious vision with us. We - Dell EMC, are privileged and extremely proud of being their trusted advisor on this journey. By engaging best in class Dell EMC solutions to power this Digital Transformational project, we aim to enable ADMCC to achieve their vision of an intelligent, innovation-backed city that offers its citizens and community a sustainable future and improved quality of life.”
About Monitoring and Control Centre
Following the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the ongoing evolution of Abu Dhabi as a global capital city, The Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities was created by law number (23) of the year 2007 as the responsible agency for the future of Abu Dhabi’s urban environments, and the expert authority behind the visionary plan Abu Dhabi 2030: Urban Structure Framework Plan.
The Department of Urban Planning ensures best practice in planning for both new and existing urban areas. The Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities’ primary purpose is to deliver upon the vision of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, Ruler of Abu Dhabi for the continued fulfilment of the grand design. By drawing on urban planning expertise locally, throughout the GCC and around the world, the DPM strives to be a global authority on the future of urban planning and design. Chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities defines the shape of the Emirate, ensuring factors such as sustainability, infrastructure capacity, community planning and quality of life, by overseeing development across the city and the Emirate as a whole.
The Monitoring and Control Centre have been mandated with, and set the regulatory standards for ‘integrating all public access cameras onto one platform to provide full uninterrupted coverage of Abu Dhabi’ in compliance with the Safe City 2030 Vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Executive Council, who mandated the General Secretariat of the Executive Council, the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development and the Department of Planning and Economy to develop a long-term economic vision for the Emirate. This mandate was given in order to deliver upon the vision of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, Ruler of Abu Dhabi, for the ongoing economic success of Abu Dhabi.
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