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M1 deploys surveillance robots at Keppel Bay

Singapore telco M1 is deploying surveillance robots and other 5G-enabled equipment to beef up security and maintenance operations at Marina at Keppel Bay

M1 is deploying a slew of 5G applications at Marina at Keppel Bay to shore up security and maintenance operations at the boating facility as enterprise adoption of 5G ramps up in Singapore.

For example, 5G surveillance devices with automated vessel analytics and recognition capabilities will enable real-time surveillance to ensure safety and security of registered vessels, as well as to detect unauthorised vessels that enter the marina.

To safeguard the safety of the docks for operations staff and yacht owners, surveillance robots will also be deployed for onsite monitoring and remote assistance. Equipped with incident management solutions, the robots will automate data logging, provide swift communication among stakeholders during incidents and offer 3D visualisation for risk management and planning.

Additionally, the robots can be deployed to maintain and monitor the cleanliness of the marina and automatically collect any rubbish in the waters. This will reduce the resources needed to maintain the waters while promising a secure and clean environment.

Marina staff can also don headgears tethered with 5G devices to perform safety checks and maintenance duties in a safe and handsfree manner. They can establish video conferences, share what they are seeing in real-time and receive relevant remote support instantaneously, improving operational efficiency.

“M1 is doubling down on our efforts to introduce 5G-enabled revolutionary advancements across various industries and to truly transform customer experience, in line with Keppel’s Vision 2030 to contribute to smart cities of the future,” said M1 CEO Manjot Singh Mann.

“This launch is a testament to our promise to deliver innovative solutions that redefine how businesses can leverage 5G to improve efficiency while meeting customers’ needs. More importantly, it heralds the beginning of our journey towards more viable commercial-ready 5G solutions that will advance our digital economy,” he added.

M1 and Keppel Land, which runs the marina, are part of Keppel Corporation, a government-linked conglomerate that specialises in offshore and marine, property, infrastructure and asset management businesses.

Apart from Keppel Land, M1 is also working with Keppel Offshore & Marine on multiple 5G use cases including autonomous tugboats, as well as blasting and cleaning with drones.

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