A green self-sustainable device recharge station and info point with complimentary WiFi access, the Smart Palm has been created. The Smart Palm project is an iconic fusion of easy access to information, accessible WiFi and green technology. Each Smart palm is equipped with a 360° IR CCTV camera and an Emergency button accessible through the Touchscreen Application.
Special matrices of PV modules were designed to power up the Smart Plan, specifically made to fit the shape of its leaves. With an efficieny greater than 21%, they are built to provide a complete power autonomy for each palm.
Smart City information is provided via the multilingual and user-friendly community information app accessible through the Smart Plan touch screens, as well as the dedicated website and mobile applications. Each palm provides space for public information messages, goverment notices and commercial advertisements through the digital outdoor screens.
Seating area is avaliable next to each palm for resting and relaxation during the battery charging process, as well as for comfortable internet browsing via the complimentary WiFi access. The Smart Palm Recharge stations are capable of charging all batteries 2.5 times faster than the regular charging speed. Smart Palms also provides beachgoers free wireless internet access for the first time in Dubai. As well as to issuing weather warnings.
Within just decades Dubai has evolved from not much more than a strip of desert and sleepy fishing village into a bustling metropolis and one of the world’s most modern cities. Dubai has recently won the right to host the World Expo 2020, with the theme of 'Connecting Minds, Creating the Future'.
The Expo is expected to result in 277,000 new jobs in the UAE, an injection of up to $40bn into the economy and an influx of over 25m visitors.