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The Abu Dhabi Monitoring and Control Centre (ADMCC) will use Cisco’s technology to support the surveillance system that helps protect the city of Abu Dhabi.
At the recent GITEX Technology Week 2017, Cisco and ADMCC announced the expansion of their collaboration.
Launched in July 2016, the surveillance system, known as the Falcon Eye project, uses Cisco’s datacentre architecture designed specifically to support virtualisation, based on Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS). Falcon eye receives a live feed from cameras across the city, providing early warning about potential incidents to the authorities.
The latest agreement will support the expansion of Abu Dhabi’s city-wide video surveillance project.
Saeed Saif Al Neyadi, director general at ADMCC, said safe cities create an environment that attracts investment, businesses and talent.
“Inter-agency collaboration and real-time analytics are critical to our ability to help law enforcement provide proactive, informed policing that pre-empts incidents and responds faster to emergencies,” said Al Neyadi.
“Given their technology leadership, domain expertise and comprehensive portfolio, Cisco is the optimal partner to support the evolution of the Falcon Eye project and develop new uses for our capabilities.”
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ADMCC will use Cisco technology in areas including advanced malware protection. “Keeping citizens and assets safe and secure is a critical foundation for the economic and social prosperity of any city,” said Shukri Eid, managing director for the east region at Cisco Middle East.
“We are proud to contribute to Abu Dhabi’s vision for a confident, safe society by working closely with ADMCC to enable government agencies to better pre-empt and respond to emergencies and safeguard the city’s inhabitants.”