SamTech ME participated in Intersec 2013 exhibition which recently concluded its 15th edition at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre drawing great success from the regional safety and security community. The event was held under the patronage of and officially inaugurated by H.H. Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The three day event which featured 910 exhibitors from over 50 countries was replete with a fringe programme of add-on features including a range of outdoor demos on tactical rescue operations, a series of conferences and workshops and the 4th edition of the UAE International FireFighter Championship
- 10 Halls
- 990 Exhibitors (10% increase)
- 21,549 Visitors (10% increase)
- Held under the patronage of, and officially opened by, H.H. Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
- Trade visitors from 116 countries visited the fair, this makes Intersec the most international security exhibition worldwide
- with the top five visitor countries outside the UAE confirmed as: Saudi Arabia, Iran, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait
- The top five exhibiting countries were: UAE, United Kingdom, China, Germany and Italy
The main objective for SamTech’s participation this year was to introduce the local and international markets to Smart School Bus solution that focuses on the safety and security of the students during their trip from and to school.
Is this something to do with GPS? we asked.
“It is much more than just GPS,” explained Wedad Abdulhadi, projects manager, SamTech Middle East. She explained that while each bus does have a GPS tracking unit installed, that is only the beginning of the story. Every driver has a driver ID card to ensure they are the valid driver of the bus and they must perform PDA checks of key safety features before each journey, all of which is monitored from an operational control centre.
“Each child is given an RFID [radio frequency identification] so their progress can be monitored,” said Abdulhadi. The monitoring allows the control hub to know the status of each child and to ensure the safety of the journey.Once a child has registered with a particular bus’s journey, the child’s parents will receive an SMS alert and will be able to track the progress of the bus online. They will also receive notifications at key points in the journey such as when the child is close to their personal drop-off point. In addition, if there is a delay in the journey – a common occurrence in Dubai’s traffic – the parents will informed by SMS.
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