Etisalat and Pacific Controls partner on green M2M service

Middle Eastern operator Etisalat has struck an agreement with managed services provider Pacific Controls aimed at helping customers to reduce their energy consumption and costs.

The two companies say they will offer M2M sustainable development applications to clients across Etisalat’s (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) footprint of 15 countries in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Middle Eastern operator Etisalat has struck an agreement with managed services provider Pacific Controls aimed at helping customers to reduce their energy consumption and costs.

The two companies say they will offer M2M sustainable development applications to clients across Etisalat’s (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) footprint of 15 countries in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

“This partnership … leverages M2M technology to deliver managed energy services and business intelligence in real time, which helps to reduce a company’s carbon footprint,” said Khalifa Al Shamsi, Chief Digital Services Officer at Etisalat Group. “With this agreement, we are now also able to expand our carbon reduction efforts across our 15 markets.”

Dilip Rahulan, the executive chairman of Pacific Controls (Dubai, United Arab Emirates), claims the company’s technology can help organizations reduce energy costs by up to 30%.

That will appeal to authorities aiming to reduce carbon emissions in the United Arab Emirates by 20% between 2012 and 2020.

“With real-time profiling of energy consumptions, participating organizations are now able to report on their carbon footprint online,” said Rahulan about the Pacific Controls service.

Etisalat and Pacific Controls say that additional benefits of the technology include the creation of business intelligence through data collected and analyzed from thousands of devices connected across buildings.