technology

September 26, 2017

Costa Coffee has successfully tested its drone delivery service in Dubai.

Following a survey that showed 82 percent of its UAE customers would like to receive drinks or beverages using the technology, the London-based brand undertook a one-day trial of its ‘coffee-copter’ in its Jumeirah Beach Road drive thru store.

Orders were made by phone and delivered to beach-goers with 15 minutes, according to the coffeehouse company.

The refreshments were sent straight to customers using"...

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September 26, 2017

Living in a smart home is no more a high aspiration, but a new normal for UAE residents - more so for the digital-savvy millennial population who either own a house or looking to buy one.

As the world hails 2017 as 'The Year of the Smart Home,' the UAE is already leading the revolution in the region, aided by its increased adoption of smart technologies.

Gitex Shopper - the Middle East's largest annual consumer electronics exhibition - is a key enabler of such smart technologies along with UAE telecoms, a multitude of smartphone brands and a breathtaking"...

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September 26, 2017

(AETOS Wire)-- The emergency.lu Rapid Response Kit has been deployed by the Government of Luxembourg to provide vital satellite-enabled connectivity to the coordination center in Dominica, following the devastation brought by the Category 5 Hurricane Maria, announced SES and its partners today. The connectivity provided on an SES satellite is used for broadband and voice communication, to ensure that emergency services and first responders can stay informed and"...

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September 26, 2017

(AETOS Wire)-- Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (TOKYO: 6770)(President: Toshihiro Kuriyama; Head Office: Tokyo) will exhibit at CEATEC JAPAN 2017, to be held at Makuhari Messe, Chiba Prefecture, from Tuesday, October 3. The company will introduce its latest products and technologies in support of a “super-smart society.”

CEATEC JAPAN 2017 is Asia’s largest general exhibition relating to cyber-physical systems (CPS) and the Internet of Things (IoT). At the exhibition, Alps Electric will present its latest products and technologies alongside various solutions, incorporating human-machine interface"...

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September 26, 2017

(AETOS Wire)-- Wireless Seismic, Inc. (WSI), the leading innovator of real-time and cable-free seismic data acquisition systems for the oil and gas industry, announced today the launch of RT3—an ultra-high channel count, onshore seismic recording system featuring WSI’s next-generation radio technology.

RT3 addresses the growing market need to acquire much denser onshore seismic surveys. Unlike the ever-increasing list of blind nodal systems, however, RT3 allows the user to interactively manage an entire spread of 250,000+ recording channels, in real time. For example, the ability to put the"...

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September 26, 2017

KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, announces its 5th annual social media competition “Name the KONE Reference” in Middle East and North Africa. The KONE team invites you to have a look at the videos posted on the social media pages, KONE Middle East and North Africa on Facebook and KONE_MENA on Instagram and identify the popular KONE Middle East references in those videos.

“KONE equipment are found in some of the most iconic landmarks in the Middle East and across the globe. We are keen to identify the people that are aware of the famous building names and inform"...

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September 26, 2017

In exciting news for both financial institutions and their customers, Lebanon-based mobile development leader Eurisko Mobility recently announced the addition of Artificial Intelligence Bots to its Digital Experience Platform (DXP), a cutting-edge solution tailored for banks and financial institutions. Eurisko's fully customizable bots powers all DXP modules from Daily Banking and Personal Finance Management to Customer Relationship Management and Onboarding/Enrollment. DXP seamlessly integrates with any existing middleware via its microservice architecture, has a highly customizable User Interface and supports a wide range of digital touchpoints, including iOS &"...

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September 26, 2017

(AETOS Wire)-- Sintavia, LLC, the global independent leader for metal Additive Manufacturing (“AM”) services, and the TRUMPF Group, a leading high-technology company offering production solutions in the machine tool and laser sectors, today announced an agreement to work together to accelerate the penetration of TRUMPF TruPrint metal printers within the global aerospace industry. The agreement, which involves a TRUMPF TruPrint 3000 with industrial part and powder management being installed in Sintavia’s Davie, FL, manufacturing facility, marks the start of a new strategic alignment for both companies.

“TRUMPF"...

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September 26, 2017

(AETOS Wire)-- ABB and Northvolt have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a wide-ranging supply and technology partnership, including products and services for Northvolt’s state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery factory and close collaboration on development of battery solutions and R&D activities. ABB Technology Ventures (ATV) will support the initial phase of this project through an early investment.

Northvolt is going to build Europe’s largest and most advanced lithium-ion battery factory in Sweden. Supported by ABB’s industrial automation expertise, integrating robotics,"...

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September 25, 2017

E-commerce is gaining pace among the tech-savvy UAE residents. This is denting sales at not just the brick-and-mortar stores, but also giving retailers participating in technology exhibitions such as Gitex Shopper a run for their money.

Unless retailers come up with discounts, freebies and other incentives that are more attractive than e-retailers, they will not be able to evince much interest and woo a large number of consumers as free deliveries and economical rates offered by e-retailers could pose a major challenge to them.

Besides this, e-retailers are also trying"...

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