UBA to help Jabbakam to go entirely mobile
Fully-functional Jabbakam software for smartphones being developed
Good news for Jabbakam enthusiasts. A leading Jordanian provider of business solutions, United Business Applications (UBA), has recently acquired a major (20 per cent) stake in Jabbakam Limited. This will help to fuel further development of the Jabbakam platform. Specifically it will help to create a new, mobile-friendly version of the Jabbakam client software. Currently, Jabbakam customers can employ their smartphones to view video footage and control remote camera. However, UBA will help Jabbakam develop its existing platform to enable its users to have complete control of their online accounts from their smartphones. This move reflects the growing recognition of the importance of the mobile market. It is widely believed that the mobile web will overtake desktop internet by 2015.
Already, users can set up Jabbakam to alert them – via text message/SMS or email on their smartphones – when the cameras connected to the service detect any unexpected activity.
“Jabbakam sees the mobile device as being the primary client interface for its service and UBA’s technical expertise will enable Jabbakam to develop into the world leader in mobile security,” commented James Wickes, founder of Jabbakam.
UBA is a strong technology player in the Middle East, renowned for its mobile social media applications geared to Arab consumers. Bucking the trend of competitor technology companies in Jordan, the strategic investment in Jabbakam is the first step in UBA’s plan to expand its business globally. It will help the company to cement its position within the emerging Middle East market.
According to IMS Research http://www.imsresearch.com, the network video surveillance market within the Middle East is set to grow at a CAGR of over 20 per cent to 2016. A recent report from ReportLinker – ‘Global CCTV Market Forecast to 2014′ http://www.reportlinker.com/p0795424/Global-CCTV-Market-Forecast-to.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Security_Systems says that the surveillance market is growing rapidly in the Middle East region with Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Qatar being the three major markets where video surveillance equipment is actively deployed.
According to Hazem Bawab, CEO of UBA, ”This partnership [with Jabbakam] brings together our complementary skillsets: – UBA’s long-term know-how of the enterprise market, mobile solutions and established presence in the Middle East and Africa, along with the patented cloud-based surveillance technology provided by Jabbakam.
Bawab added, “Together we will introduce first of a kind integrated security solutions to the region. Our development teams will work to expand the capabilities of this product for not just our customer base, but people all over the world.”
So watch this space for more announcements of Jabbakam’s move into the mobile device space.