- Ubimax and Etisalat sealed a commercial partnership to support Etisalat’s “Smart Glasses” initiative
- Initiative to trial and deploy the next generation of smart glasses, which will provide benefits to companies in terms of efficiency and productivity
- Etisalat is a leading telecommunications provider in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia
- “…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” – Etisalat Chief Digital Services Officer, Khalifa Al Shamsi
From the Ubimax press release:
Bremen, Germany – November 26, 2015: Ubimax, the leading supplier for industrial wearable computing solutions, today announced that it has partnered with Etisalat Group, a leading telecommunications operator in Middle East, Africa and Asia to trial and deploy the next generation of Smart Glasses, which will provide major benefits to companies in terms of efficiency and productivity.
With Ubimax’s software solutions, smart glasses technology allows users hands-free access to relevant information and supporting documents while conducting their work. As a result, operations are remarkably simplified, errors are reduced, productivity increases and time is saved. This has a significant impact on business efficiency. Ubimax’s solutions are adapted by businesses crossindustry, including logistics, construction, Automotive Industries, Oil & Gas, Field Maintenance, and in the retail sector. Companies profit from the technologies’ application in areas like the instruction of new workers, quality assurance, remote support, and more efficient workflows.
Khalifa Al Shamsi, Chief Digital Services Officer, Etisalat Group said: “Smart Glasses are a driver of the next generation of business innovation. 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.” Jan Junker, CCO of Ubimax GmbH added: “We are very excited about this partnership with Etisalat as one of the leading telecommunications operators. We are confident to not only improve Etisalat’s own business performance but to also quickly extend the reach of our mature wearable computing solutions into Middle East, Asia, and Africa with this partnership.”
By the implementation of its solutions, Ubimax will support Etisalat to leverage its infrastructure and its Internet of Things capabilities to conduct trials of the wearable solutions 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. The wearables and Ubimax’s solutions were recently demonstrated on Etisalat’s stand at GITEX 2015.
About Ubimax GmbH
Ubimax is a leading supplier of wearable computing solutions which are deployed by organizations, midsize companies as well as international enterprises spanning multiple industries. Its innovative solutions improve customers’ business process speed, quality and flexibility beyond state-of-the-art by making use of wearable computing technology such as Google Glass or Vuzix M100.
The portfolio of Ubimax includes both tailor-made customer solutions and industrial high-performance standard applications such as “xPick” for order picking, “xMake” for assembly assistance and quality assurance or “xAssist” for remote service scenarios. As the only Glass Certified partner in Germany Ubimax is authorized to offer its solutions also on Google Glass. Ubimax is a full-service provider along the entire application value chain, ranging from initial consulting to software implementation and subsequent maintenance and support, acting as a one-stop-shop to its customers.
The Ubimax team consists of wearable computing pioneers with more than 10 years of experience. Its senior advisory board with leading subject matter experts (e.g. Prof. Thad E. Starner) helps to keep Ubimax clearly ahead of competition.
Etisalat, the leading emerging markets telecom group, is headquartered in Abu Dhabi. Since its inception almost four decades ago, Etisalat has been introducing innovative connectivity solutions for its customers across the Middle East, Asia and Africa. These cutting-edge solutions have given Etisalat the ability to expand its subscriber base to more than 170 million in the 18 international markets it operates in. Etisalat’s market cap is, equaling 36.4 billion USD.