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Omnix Partners with viAct for the GCC Region

Omnix has announced that it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with viAct to foster digitalization and boost safety in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC), and Oil & Gas industries across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. According to the agreement, Omnix will become the master distributor of viAct’s products and services across the UAE, Saud Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, and Bahrain.

“Our strategic partnership with viAct will provide an ingenious dimension for accelerating the digital transformation journey across the fast-growing Middle East region. With our team’s diverse experience and knowledge of products, solutions, and services in the region coupled with viAct’s expertise in automated monitoring powered by video analytics, the ability to digitally derive data-driven decisions in the entire workflow will be a key driver and business enabler to transform the industrial landscape, especially the AEC and Oil & Gas industry,” said Simran Bagga, Vice President, Omnix Engineering and Foundation Technologies.

According to the safety report released by the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP), there has been a 10% hike in the overall total recordable injury rate in the industry in 2021 than in 2020. Further, reports claim that as many as 10,000 migrant workers from South and Southeast Asia die every year in Gulf countries. The high number of workplace fatalities not just raises questions on safety in job sites but also hampers productivity in the industries due to the loss of human resources.

viAct, since its very inception, has been striving to make job sites safer, more efficient, and more sustainable. It has engaged itself in constant and rigorous R&D to develop and improve its proprietary scenario-based AI to offer smart and innovative AI solutions that leverage the power of industrial-grade video analytics to cater to various safety needs of different industries like construction and oil & gas. Its various solutions that leverage the power of AI video analytics for the oil & gas industry and AEC industry for locking safety and productivity in these sectors include:

  • Work at Height Safety Monitoring: With AI video analytics falls from height (FFHs); slips, trips & falls (STFs); workers not wearing (proper) PPE like hard hats, safety jackets, safety ropes, etc.; workers’ improper means of climbing, and such others can be detected to ensure work at height safety. 
  • Danger Zone Intrusion Detection: Through video analytics intrusion detection any instance of workers entering any danger area can be instantly detected and alerted to prevent fatalities.
  • Confined Space Work Safety Monitoring: With AI monitoring for confined space work, the AEC and oil & gas industry can monitor the confined space works in real time and keep an eye on all aspects of safety in confined spaces.
  • Fleet Management: The AI monitoring system can facilitate fleet management by offering complete visibility of fleets like their location, working/operation hours, safety compliances by operators, and the like.

“This partnership with Omnix aligns with our safety and sustainability aspirations and will take us a step closer to making our vision a reality. Together with Omnix, we aim at setting our foot into the Middle East market to create safer, efficient, and sustainable workplaces through digitization and AI technology”, said Gary Ng, Founder, and CEO of viAct.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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