“Banpu NEXT” joins hands with “PlanetComm” to drive Thailand’s Smart City development with “Smart Safety Platform” to make city safer, more livable, and sustainable

“Banpu NEXT”, a leading smart energy solutions provider in Asia-Pacific, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with “PlanetComm”, a leading integrated digital technology provider in Thailand , to collaborate on for the expansion of Smart Safety Platform. Outstanding for its all-around dimension safety features plus quick and accurate data processing, the platform can be used both on website and mobile application and is able to monitor, control and alert in real-time anywhere and anytime in response to the development of Smart City and tourism promotion amid Thailand 4.0 digital economy.

Thailand has seen an increase in both Thai and international tourists following the country’s reopening starting from the middle of this year. At the same time, the country is heading full speed towards the development of Smart City. Recently, the government has approved a total of 30 locations in 23 provinces* as designated Smart Cities and is pushing for Smart City development, resulting in the rising demands for smart city technology and solutions. These technology and solutions are key for 7 Smart City development areas which are Smart Environment, Smart Energy, Smart Economy, Smart Living, Smart Governance, Smart People and Smart Mobility. Banpu NEXT and PlanetComm are therefore committed to driving forward the use of digital platform for city management especially in terms of safety, a significant steppingstone for Smart City development which upgrades safety standards of community, creates betterment of life and gives community residents and visitors a stronger confidence, not to mention making the city more livable and boosting the country’s economy.

Mr. Sinon Vongkusolkit, Chief Executive Officer of Banpu NEXT Co., Ltd., said, “Banpu NEXT and PlanetComm share a similar business vision to use high-performance solutions and expertise from each organization in support of Thailand’s Smart City development and to promote digital economy. The success of Phuket Smart City is a solid proof of a long-term strategic partnershippartm pdsfaasfjosjfoj between Banpu NEXT and PlanetComm in response to the expansion of Smart City across the country. The collaboration will enhance the capability of each organization to offer good and helpful solutions for people in the society and to serve as a much-needed assistance for the sustainable development of Smart City.”

“With that said, Banpu NEXT introduces “Smart Safety Platform”, an end-to-end security solution that connects and allows seamless operations between hardware, software, and digital platform. Importantly, data collected by the Smart Safety Platform will be analyzed and processed by AI and IoT and will be sent to War Room in real-time for officials’ planning and management via both website and mobile application which is considered the platform’s unique feature. The company will also incorporate our expertise in telecommunication technology with communication-related consultation, development and planning expertise from PlanetComm to enhance the platform’s capabilities, agility and accuracy in data processing and analysis.”

Mr. Prapat Rathlertkarn, Chief Executive Officer of Planet Communications Asia PLC., said “PlanetComm has offered technology and hardware system in support of city development in various areas. One of the flagship projects is Phuket Smart City which is carried out in partnership with Banpu NEXT. We incorporated our safety devices and Banpu NEXT’s Smart Safety Platform for the improvement of Thalang Road and Rommanee Alley, Phuket City Municipality and Laem Phromthep to be safer and much more livable. Therefore, I feel extremely delighted to be able to continue our partnership with Banpu NEXT. Set aside Banpu NEXT’s fully developed Smart Safety Platform, we will also provide cutting-edge technology and hardware including smart surveillance with CCTV, contactless Covid-19 screening sensors, air quality, 24-hours SOS and so forth in order to offer various solutions in response to all demands of Smart City development.”

“We are confident that the platform will help with the development of smart city in various locations given its customizable features and ability to fix pain points. Banpu NEXT can also bring our clean energy solutions to fulfill the sustainable development of Smart City. As part of our future collaboration with PlanetComm, the Smart Safety Platform will also be offered to our customers in various businesses including industrial estates, hotels, department stores, property development and many more as well as for the development of new Smart City solutions and business partnership in other areas,” Mr. Sinon concluded.

*Source: https://www.depa.or.th/th/article-view/20220805_01

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