In partnership with China Mobile International (CMI), EVOTEQ is primed to launch a smart bracelet solution powered by Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), a first for the UAE to utilize this technology. Customized to meet the needs of Tandeef, the waste collection division of the Middle East’s sustainability company Bee’ah, the innovative solution aims to enhance the safety and security of street cleaning crew, while improving management efficiency.
EVOTEQ and China Mobile International signed a partnership contract on the sidelines of GITEX 2021.
The smart bracelet detects vital signs such as heart rate and its temperature-sensor wrist strap enables monitoring of body and environment temperatures. This feature ensures the safety of workers, particularly in extreme weather conditions. The bracelet transmits alarms to the dashboard if the wearer’s vital signs are not in the normal range, enabling early intervention and risk prevention. Furthermore, a one-tap SOS button also allows workers to request urgent on-site assistance in the event of an emergency.
Commenting on the arrangement, Jihad Tayara, chief executive officer of EVOTEQ said, “We are very excited to launch this smart bracelet solution, which we believe is a first in the UAE. We are proud to leverage the expertise of China Mobile International, while advancing the digitalization efforts at Bee’ah and solidifying their commitment in ensuring the safety of their employees.”
On his part, Colin Wang, managing director of China Mobile MEA Region, said, “We are proud to partner with EVOTEQ and introduce our technology in the UAE for the first time. Since the smart bracelets are NB-IoT enabled, it uses cell phone towers to transmit data instantly and at low power. We are excited that EVOTEQ is using this cost-effective and scalable technology to create new and sustainable efficiencies for their clients.”
The smart bracelet solution also enhances management through an integrated dashboard that allows real-time location management, sending cleaning staff to areas where services are required, and guiding them to their designated sites. This feature enables managers to optimize crew deployment and identify areas that need further cleanup.
Commending the solution, Rafael Sanjurjo Lopez, CEO of Bee’ah - Tandeef said, “We look forward to sharing the smart bracelets with our street cleanup crew, enhancing their safety while enabling the next level of operational efficiency at Bee’ah Tandeef.”
Lopez added, “Our fleet of waste collection vehicles and crew already had digitally-enabled solutions to help optimise operations. With the addition of these smart bracelets, we have a digital solution that very specifically meet the needs of our street cleanup teams. Bringing together our workforce with this innovative solution, we are further accelerating our journey towards a zero-waste future in the UAE.”
The smart bracelet solution will be deployed by the end of 2021. EVOTEQ will first implement the solution for 1,000 crew members, and thereafter scale up to include Tandeef’s entire street cleanup team.