Oberthur Technologies’ Dubai office receives UnionPay certification for magstripe, EMV cards

Dubai trade stands to benefit from upgraded security software in the form of UnionPay International certification, an official bank card personalization program developed by Oberthur Technologies (OT), a global provider of embedded security software products and services. Dubai has invested in the technology to make financial transactions for visitors as smooth as possible. Read More »

Detasad signs Intelsat deal to enhance broadband services in Saudi Arabia

Detecon Al Saudia Co. Ltd. (Detasad) re-signed and extended its contract with communications satellite services provider Intelsat S.A. for Ku-ban services to supply broadband and Internet access to business networks operating in and near Saudi Arabia. The multiyear agreement allows Detasad to ensure customers have access to the best performing broadband connectivity available. Read More »

Two Dubai airports to get updated air traffic control communications systems

Northrop Grumman Corp.'s U.K. subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, is expanding the capabilities of air traffic control communications systems at Dubai International and Dubai World Central airports. The new system will support legacy E1 and VoiP connectivity, enabling radio channels to connect to a network of controllers and the legacy voice switches at the airports. Read More »

New DoubleTree by Hilton hotel opens in heart of Doha

Hilton Worldwide opened its first DoubleTree hotel Thursday in Old Town Doha, Qatar, amid the capital city’s booming business district. The DoubleTree by Hilton - Old Town is one of Hilton’s mid-market full-service hotel brands. The DoubleTree is designed to offer stylish accommodation without breaking the bank. The new Doha DoubleTree by Hilton has 187 suites and rooms. Read More »

Virgin Mobile recharge cards now available at Panda stores in Saudi Arabia

Virgin Mobile signed an agreement with Panda Retail Company Tuesday that will see phone credit recharge cards available across retail outlets in Saudi Arabia. Panda is one of Saudi Arabia’s largest grocery chains with at least one version of the shop present in every major retail center in the country, including 63 hypermarkets, 143 supermarkets and 273 Pandati shops. Read More »

Sperry taps Marine Electricals Limited to be UAE distributor

Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Sperry Marine subsidiary has selected Marine Electricals Limited (MEL) as its sales and service representative for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Northrop Grumman said on Monday. "This new partnership will help strengthen MEL's position as a major supplier of ship monitoring and control systems for onboard power management and dynamic positioning," Vinay Uchil, MEL's managing director, said. Read More »