NEC bags IT deal for Singapore Safe City Test Bed project

NEC Asia Pacific has bagged an IT deal to perform the Singapore Safe City Test Bed project which is aimed at testing advanced technologies to be used for public safety in the country.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (SEDB) are undertaking the project.

“The Safe City Test Bed offers NEC an ideal platform to conduct R&D, to test our innovations and to eventually bring products to the global market,” said Tan Boon Chin, managing director at NEC Asia Pacific’s Regional Competency Centre for Public Safety.

The Safe City Test Bed involves setting up test-beds to enable government agencies to integrate and analyze data collected from existing sensors and network systems using analytic and information sharing tools.

The NEC consortium will build an inter-agency collaboration infrastructure that utilizes technologies such as advanced data analytics, risk analysis and relationship modeling, to help agencies correlate information from various sources as well as to optimize resource deployment on the ground.

“We believe that the diverse expertise and capabilities brought together by the NEC AP consortium will be tremendously advantageous as they work together to create new solutions for the fast-growing public safety market. This would also be a good opportunity for NEC to build a new vertical in their Singapore operations,” said Gian Yi-Hsen, director of the Safety and Security Industry Program Office at SEDB.


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