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Siemens show the blueprint for future smart cities at world Expo 2020 Dubai

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For 170 years, World Expos have provided a platform to showcase the greatest innovations that have shaped the world we live in today. Expo 2020 will continue that tradition with the latest technology from around the globe. Siemens has been participating in the world exhibitions since exhibiting its pointer telegraph at the very first in London in 1851. At World Expo 2020 Dubai, Siemens is reshaping the future of living by creating a blueprint for smarter cities.

When the World Expo 2020 Dubai opens on 1 October 2021, it will be one of the most connected and sustainable World Expos in history, with one of the world’s largest installations of Siemens building technologies. The digital solutions will connect, monitor and control buildings across the site with MindSphere, the cloud-based operating system for the Internet of Things, powering the collection and analysis of data for intelligent decision-making and actions. The smart technologies will support Expo 2020 Dubai’s targets for energy efficiency, comfort, safety and security.

Siemens – Expo 2020’s Premier Partner for Infrastructure Digitalization – will deliver a site-wide implementation of its digital building management system Desigo CC, covering each of the Event’s Thematic Districts (Mobility, Opportunity and Sustainability), their respective pavilions and the Dubai Exhibition Centre. The system will use sensors and analytics to monitor and control building functions in all three Districts including air conditioning, energy usage, lighting control, elevators, air quality and fire alarm systems.

The data from these systems will be managed by a command-and-control center in each Thematic District to reduce energy usage, ensure the comfort of building users and maintain maximum levels of safety and security. Data will also be fed to Siemens Navigator, a central overarching cloud-based management platform. Connecting more than 130 buildings from a single site, it will be one of the world’s largest installations of the cloud system, giving operators visibility of the whole site and using data analytics to monitor energy usage during the Expo. With MindSphere powering the digital infrastructure, data from multiple sensors, gateways, systems and applications will be integrated, correlated, analyzed and visualized to allow intelligent actions to be taken.

Key safety and security systems will be integrated into the Expo’s digital infrastructure. More than 20 subsystems including security, access control, building management and fire safety systems will be integrated with a centralized command and control platform, providing holistic situational awareness and enabling smart decision making.

Suwannee Singluedej, President & CEO, Siemens Thailand said “With Thailand gearing up towards its goal of sustainable development as part of Thailand 4.0 initiative, and Smart City is one of the key enablers to achieve that goal, cutting-edge Smart City technologies used at the World Expo 2020 Dubai will provide a real-world example of how integrated solutions work together to create a smarter and more sustainable living that can be a blueprint for smart cities in Thailand.”

Siemens has a long history of digitalizing infrastructure across the Middle East, with regional landmarks such as the Dubai International Airport, Dubai Opera and Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque using Siemens technology to realize significant energy efficiency, safety and security gains.