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Ubimax and Etisalat partner on smart glasses for oil and gas field operations

William Payne
December 15, 2015
 
German industrial wearable computing specialist Ubimax is partnering with Middle East, Africa and Asia telecoms operator Etisalat Group to trial and deploy a next generation of smart glasses, which are designed for operatives in industrial and energy exploration environments.
 
Ubimax’s software and smart glasses technology are designed to allow users hands-free access to relevant information and supporting documents while conducting their work. The technology is designed to simplify operations, reduce errors, increase productivity and save time.
 
According to Ubimax, its software has been adopted by businesses across industry, including logistics, construction, automotive, oil and gas, field maintenance, and the retail sector.
 
The technology can benefit companies in areas such as the instruction of new workers, quality assurance, remote support and more efficient workflows.
 
“Smart glasses are a driver of the next generation of business innovation,” said Khalifa Al Shamsi, chief digital services officer at Etisalat. “By partnering with Ubimax, Etisalat is consolidating its position as a leader in bringing new products and new technologies to market for the benefit of our customers across our international footprint. In addition, this innovative technology will create a new line of solutions, as well an additional revenue stream for Etisalat.”
 
Ubimax will support Etisalat to leverage its infrastructure and its internet of things capabilities to conduct trials of the wearables with government and enterprise customers to demonstrate their business potential before introducing them to the market. Based on the result of the trials and customers’ feedback, Etisalat will subsequently create offerings across its international footprint of 18 countries.
 
“We are very excited about this partnership with Etisalat as one of the leading telecommunications operators,” said Jan Junker, CCO of Ubimax. “We are confident to not only improve Etisalat’s own business performance but to also quickly extend the reach of our mature wearable computing into Middle East, Asia and Africa with this partnership.”