Dubai Municipality supports ?year of innovation? with Smart Palm technology
The Smart Palm project, created by D Idea Media is the latest initiative that supports the directive of the UAE Cabinet, which declared 2015 as the ?Year of Innovation? during a meeting which took place at Fujairah?s historic fort in December last year.
The Smart Palm, which provides an array of services for the public, including free Wi-Fi up to a range of 53 meters, sustaining up to 50 users at any given time, has been supported by the Dubai Municipality who?ve helped to coordinate the locations of the tech-structures, that reach a height of almost six meters. Powered entirely on solar energy, the Smart Palm will be making its debut in Dubai at gate six in Zabeel Park under the auspices of the Dubai Municipality ?s Director General Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah.
Following the inaugural launch there are plans for a further 53 locations to be spread across the Emirate throughout 2015, including public beaches, Dubai Creek Park, Al Mamzar and Al Barsha Pond Park.
Speaking on behalf of the Dubai Municipality , Lootah commented, "Under the guidance of our leaders, Dubai has developed an international reputation as a place for technology and innovation. Through Smart Palm, the public will be able to benefits from free direct access to the Internet while providing valuable public information covering a range of topics including weather forecasts and orientation guides. Most importantly, these structures are entirely self-sufficient thanks to its mono crystal solar panels, which provide up to 21% efficiency." Equipped with multiple charging points, designed to support both mobile phones and tablets, the demanding delivery schedule is made easier by the fact that each Smart Palm is made domestically in the United Arab Emirates.