Waseela launches In-House R&D Programme for Wireless Real-Time Location-Services (WRTLS) Applications

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Published October 11th, 2011 - 10:01 GMT

Waseela for Technology Consultations (Waseela), a leading systems integrator specialising in broadband wireless technologies for telecom operators, service providers and large enterprises in the Region, announced today that it has launched an in-house research and development programme for enhancing, customising and localising Wireless Real-Time Location-Services (WRTLS) applications and products.

The WRTLS technology enables locating humans and objects through the use of small tags on near-real-time basis and inside buildings or inside dense-urban areas where GPS-based location services do not work. The WRTLS technology relies on the standard-WiFi wireless systems and provides accuracy that reaches up to a couple of metres only. Additionally, this technology allows for interactive communication with the tags adding more possibilities for its utilisation. The WRTLS has important applications to increase productivity, improve efficiency, enhance security, tighten control and streamline processes in hospitals, logistics facilities, manufacturing facilities, airports, shopping malls and amusement parks.

Dr. Samer Taha, CEO and Founder of Waseela, stated at GITEX where Waseela is exhibiting this year, that “The decision to create a dedicated in-house programme for WRTLS highlights the determination of Waseela to lead the wireless system integration activities in the Middle East region. It puts Waseela on the front-line of being one of the very few companies in the region that are capable of running R&D programs towards producing advanced wireless solutions. We are confident of the capabilities of our engineers and confident of the joint research initiatives we will expedite with selected leading universities in the region.” Dr. Samer also clarified that a major part of the R&D efforts will go towards building and customising software modules including Arabisation of the customer interface modules in addition to customizing special applications for different industry and market requirements.

Waseela has demonstrated basic forms of the WRTLS technology at its booth at GITEX where different types of tags in addition to different types of WiFi-enabled Smartphone where tracked in a near-real-time way with high accuracy. It was also demonstrated how different logical rules can be created to trigger location-based decisions, like raising an alarm if a specific tag crosses a specific boundary, etc which represents a safety application where a warning message can be sent to parents if their child crosses a specific area in a mall, for example. Many other behaviour-based and location-based events and decisions were demonstrated during the Waseela demo of WRTLS technology

Waseela WRTLS solutions and applications are ready to be delivered to customers in the Middle East region with more features and enhancements scheduled to be delivered over the coming year. 

Background Information

Waseela

Waseela is an ISO certified contemporary Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Company that delivers integrated solutions and services. Waseela was founded in 2007 and since then it has been contributing to the ICT and Telecom industry in the Middle East region through its continuously expanding team of highly qualified engineers and specialists. Waseela has developed and optimized its internal engineering and operational capabilities to deliver turnkey end-to-end ICT projects to telecom service providers, mega construction contractors, government organizations and large enterprises.

Waseela is a subsidiary of Dar Al Hai General Trading & Investment Group; Dar Al Hai Group has international business operations in the fields of ICT, Heavy Machinery, Vehicles, Energy and Real Estate with average annual turnover of more than USD 500 million. Waseela currently has offices, branches and subsidiaries across the Middle East Region.

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