Qatar Mobility Innovations Center launches Internet of Things platform
Labeeb IoT, paired with extensive sets of development kits, will enable creation of new services and applications across different vertical markets. Although it initially targets research centers and startups in the region, the platform can eventually serve international markets. It will be expanded later this year to include enterprise and government sectors.
QMIC has been working on IoT projects since 2009. The IoT is expected to shape many industries in coming years as a mega trend.
"As the oldest regional startup in the important area of IoT, we are very pleased to announce the availability of our Labeeb IoT platform and development tools; the first locally developed platform in the region," QMIC Executive Director and CEO Adnan Abu-Dayya said. "This is a key element of our enablement strategy where we want to enable local entrepreneurs, startups, researchers and enterprises to play a bigger role in realizing the IoT business potential and in creating local digital businesses in the process of doing so. We are equally excited by the international dimension of this platform as it can be offered to global users as well. The launch today culminates few years of effort by our team at QMIC, and represents a milestone towards expanding the Labeeb IoT portfolio to allow monetization of IoT services and adding key enablers that support the needs of specific vertical markets."
"We have been engaged in discussions with many potential partners in Qatar and we are encouraged by the level of interest and excitement that we have seen," Abu-Dayya said. "Furthermore, we are pleased to report that many stratups, research teams and individuals have already started using the current version of Labeeb IoT to realize their innovative ideas and build their own IoT products and services."