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Dubai approaches Expo 2020 with holistic Smart City initiatives

Expo 2020 Dubai

Dubai - April 29, 2014: As Dubai gives a vigorous push to its Smart City initiatives so as to be well prepared for the Expo 2020, residents can reap the benefits of an assortment of high-tech services that have a direct impact on their daily lives.

In fact, Dubai is galloping its way to be the first city in the Middle East to adopt a holistic approach to the Smart City concept.

“We are highly encouraged by the government approach through public-private partnership,” says Dilip Rahulan, executive chairman of Pacific Controls, which works closely with Dubai’s Civil Defence department, providing “city management” for the authorities. This means the company traces and handles alarms in private and public buildings on behalf of the authority.

The main operating hub is Dubai, where Pacific Controls currently has 60,000 buildings connected to its own control network, supervising emergency, power, cooling and energy, elevators and other mechanical and electrical infrastructure in those buildings.

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