Dubai parks & beaches are getting free wifi with “Smart Palm” project
Public parks in Dubai are getting some nice additions. Dubai Municipality launched the ‘Smart Palm’ project that offers park visitors free WiFi service along with charging points for smart gadgets.
The six-metre high solar-powered smart palm has multiple charging points, designed to support both mobile phones and tablets and can provide WiFi up to a range of 53 metres and accommodate 50 users at any given time.
The first Smart Palm in Dubai went live at Gate 6 of Zabeel Park providing the public with free WiFi from du. Dubai Municipality said that more than 52 stations will be installed this year on public beaches and major parks like Dubai Creek Park, Al Mamzar and Al Barsha Pond Park.
Through Smart Palm, the public will be able to benefit from free direct access to the Internet while providing valuable public information covering a range of topics including weather forecasts and orientation guides. Most importantly, these structures are entirely self-sufficient, thanks to their mono-crystal solar panels, which provide up to 21 per cent efficiency, said Director-General of the Dubai Municipality, Hussain Nasser Lootah.
The stations also feature two screens on each palm showing weather information, local news, a navigation application, and wait for it……
A selfie camera!
Source: Absolute Geeks