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NEC Malaysia and WMW Partner to Roll Out Internet of Things Networks in Multiple Sectors in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 28, 2023 Leading IT and Network Technologies company, NEC Corporation of Malaysia Sdn Bhd (NEC Malaysia) has announced a new partnership with Belgian-based WMW to bring innovative IoT solutions to market. WMW specializes in developing fully customizable IoT data platforms and single-purpose applications for telecom operators and systems integrators worldwide. The two companies will initially focus on the Agriculture, Retail and Oil-Gas industries.

This partnership will provide support to customers facing a variety of challenges, such as reducing unnecessary water and fertilizer waste on farms, food quality control and regulation in retail outlets and supply chains, as well as personnel safety issues at oil and gas plants.

"At NEC, we believe that the transformative power of cutting-edge technologies like IoT, AI, Biometrics, Cloud Computing, and 5G solutions can improve lives, solve complex problems, and create a better future for all. By partnering with organizations like WMW, we're empowering our customers across diversified industries to make data-driven decisions and drive innovation. Together, we're committed to pushing the boundaries of what's possible and creating a brighter, more sustainable future supported by our team that’s at the forefront of data and technology innovation," said Chong Kai Wooi, Managing Director of NEC Malaysia.

In the Agriculture sector, the companies plan to leverage precise information for automatically controlling the location and timing of irrigation through sensors tracking factors such as soil humidity and temperature, which should reduce the costs of manual labor.

In Retail, they aim to better understand shopper behaviours and increase supply chain efficiency through automatic customer counting and food temperature monitoring.

In the Oil and Gas sector, NEC and WMW will deploy solutions for monitoring the location of individuals and delivering alerts by zones in order to mitigate risks and prevent accidents.

We deliver use cases all over the world, applying and scaling our platform in a variety of vertical markets,” said Bert Vanaken, CEO at WMW. “With this new expansion in Malaysia, we are enabled to support multiple sectors with high potential in a targeted and streamlined way.

Shared, dedicated, united, decentralized, on premise and even full dark side deployments, WMW’s platform runs on any (cloud) host. ​WMW has a PaaS behind it streamlining and managing every hosting environment with advanced server management tools. Included as well is an extensive monitoring platform from WMW with detailed analytics on all the infrastructure and application components.

About NEC Corporation of Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

As a globally renowned technological innovator and solutions provider, NEC Corporation of Malaysia (established as NEC Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. in March 1988) is one of the leading digital transformation players in Malaysia. The company is a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, which has a proven track record of technological expertise. It is committed to helping fast track Malaysia’s aspiration to become a Digital Nation. Specializing in areas such as smart connectivity, public safety, managed services, enterprise applications, infrastructure, IP network, cybersecurity, and multimedia platforms, its presence stretches from Kuala Lumpur to Sunway Iskandar. NEC Malaysia’s Center of Excellence in Sunway Iskandar, Johor provides managed services and serves as a call center operation for customers in the South-East Asian region.

About WMW

The WMW platform gathers, processes and analyzes data collected from people and things. It acts as a hub with a single user interface to visualize any asset in any location for any use case. WMW can be part of a dedicated end-to-end solution or serve as the single point of operation for multiple sensors, projects and sites.

WMW’s unique platform technology has led to the production of more than 200 applications and thousands of connected devices. The platform allows for 100% customisation to enable deep integration and taking your project to a next level. WMW is sold worldwide by various partners, mainly because of the speed of development and extreme customisation possibilities.

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