VIENNA, June 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The municipality of Medina, in Saudi Arabia, has achieved what many other municipalities have sought, not always successfully: the perfect combination of identity, sustainability and progress. And he shared the secret in Vienna, where the Medina Region Development Authority (MDA) participated in the Raseel Plaform as a key sponsor at the 9th FIWARE Global Summit, from Data to Value, on June 12-13, 2023.
Powered by the FIWARE Foundation, the non-profit organization that encourages the adoption of open standards using open source technologies for the development of smart solutions, the Raseel Platform is the first smart city platform in Saudi Arabia.
It is not just about technology: designed for the city of Medina, the second holy city in the world for Muslims, the platform was conceived with the aim of improving the quality of life of its inhabitants and visitors, more than 9 million each year.
"By embracing open source and open data technologies, the Medina Smart City program moved from a supply-driven to a demand-driven implementation of technology solutions. We strongly believe that smart cities are about people, not technologies said Abdulrahman Ibrahim, Chief Data and Innovation Officer at the Medina Regional Development Authority.
The platform focuses on facilitating city management integration for government departments, improving the quality of life for residents, enriching visitor experiences, ensuring low cost of trade entry for SMEs, and simplifying coding for solution developers.
As the brain ensures the functioning of all parts of the body, Raseel works as an innovative and interoperable platform that provides centralized solutions for smart cities. It focuses on enabling seamless data exchange and essential service delivery, meeting both public and private needs for informed insight and optimized efficiency.
"Technically, we selected FIWARE as a partner because of interoperability, scalability, openness, security, community support, and modular architecture," Ibrahim explained.
In Vienna, the Medina Smart City Program (MSCP) presented the most outstanding smart solutions and current projects of the Madinah Raseel Platform, advance the development and implementation of existing solutions, and participate in the creation and dissemination of code technologies. open.
The city of Medina has become the first city in the world to be a FIWARE platinum member and to obtain a seat on the Board of Directors of the Foundation.
Raseel is an Arabic noun derived from the word "Messenger". It also means "Sweet Water" that flows smoothly.
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