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Dubai expands roll out of Solar powered ‘palm trees’
In a bid to operate smarter public space infrastructure, the Dubai Municipality is expanding its roll out of solar powered ‘palm trees’ across beaches and public plazas that provide shade, free Wi-Fi, charging points and information screens.
Installed as part of Dubai’s Smart City Initiative, these sustainable ‘internet of things’ trees have begun offering complimentary Wi-Fi, charging points and information/security points to residents and tourists in the wake of Dubai’s Welcome the World Expo in 2020.
The Smart Palm provides six main functions:
Wi-Fi hotspot - when visitors are within the vicinity of the installation, the internet is freely available.
Security and emergency features - each unit is equipped with a 360 degrees infrared CCTV camera and an emergency button is accessible.
Solar panels - each Smart Palm features specially designed solar panels to make it completely power autonomous.
Touch screen and smart info application - smart city information, a dedicated website and mobile apps are accessible.
Digital outdoor screen - each installation provides space for public messages, government notices and commercial advertisements.
Relax points and battery recharge stations - seating areas are provided and its recharging points are able to re-energize electronics 2.5 times faster than regular stations.
First installed earlier this year, solar-powered lighting Smart Palm trees at Dubai’s beaches is enabling night swimming.
22nd May 2017 - NIGHT SWIMMING BEACH OPENS TO PUBLIC IN DUBAI
16th December 2016 - NEW WIBIT AQUATIC PLAYGROUND PROMOTES DUBAI TOURISM AT LANDMARK BEACH
27th August 2014 - DUBAI UNVEILS FLOATING WHEELCHAIRS FOR BEACHGOERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
24th August 2014 - WOMEN-ONLY BEACH OPENS IN ABU DHABI
19th August 2014 - UNDERCOVER DUBAI POLICE ARREST MORE THAN 20,000 BEACHGOERS IN TWO YEARS
16th May 2014 - NEW DUBAI BRAND TO HELP REACH TARGET OF 20 MILLION ANNUAL VISITS
7th May 2014 - DUBAI STATES AMBITION TO BECOME WORLD’S MOST VISITED CITY
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