ZainTECH forges strategic partnership with SAIMOS®


ZainTECH forges strategic partnership with SAIMOS® to introduce Video Analytics ‘as-a-Service’ Solutions across the region

  • The partnership will leverage respective strengths delivering unparalleled video- and sensor-driven analytics solutions for the GCC
  • ZainTECH’s collaborative ecosystem with industry leaders delivers best-in-class solutions

Vienna, Austria / Dubai, UAE  – 22 February 2024

ZainTECH SAIMOS Signing Ceremony

ZainTECH SAIMOS Signing Ceremony

ZainTECH, the integrated digital solutions provider of Zain Group, entered a strategic partnership agreement with SAIMOS®, the European-based leading vendor for Intel CPU based Video Analytics and GIS, to deliver an advanced Video Analytics as a Service (VAaaS) solution set to redefine the implementation of the technology within multiple industry sectors across the Middle East.

The collaboration will see the companies leverage their respective strengths to deliver unparalleled video analytics and 3D LiDAR solutions to our expanding client base. The integration of SAIMOS® products with ZainTECH’s existing portfolio of smart solutions will bring forth advanced VAaaS technology that is set to have a significant impact across the region in addressing a range of expanding use cases, including (but not limited to):  critical infrastructure, security, retail, hospitality, entertainment, healthcare, oil & gas, and smart buildings/facilities.

Commenting on the partnership, Andrew Hanna, CEO of ZainTECH said, “We continue to expand our collaborative ecosystem as we align with industry leaders to deliver best-in-class solutions to our customers across the Middle East. The significant addition of SAIMOS offering innovative VAaaS solutions and expertise to our established smart video solutions, will be a significant value-adding proposition, which we are confident our enterprise clients will respond well to.”

Karim Elhanafi, Founder and CEO of SAIMOS® said, “This new partnership with ZainTECH will provide the highest level of quality and service to customers, delivering a feature-rich VAaaS offering, complementing ZainTECH’s advanced cloud solutions. Through close collaboration between our teams in exploring significant opportunities and projects in the pipeline, we are confident the partnership will thrive and reach impressive heights.”

Elhanafi continued, “ZainTECH, leveraging its noteworthy proficiency in cloud technology and strategic partnerships, aligns seamlessly with our top-tier, European-crafted SAIMOS® software suite.  The current ZainTECH portfolio harmonizes seamlessly with the innovative range of SAIMOS® solutions, integrated into Milestone XProtectTM and exclusively powered by Intel CPUs.”

ZainTECH offers digital transformation for enterprise and government entities, helping them achieve faster and more sustainable growth and time-to-value through end-to-end provision of services across the ICT stack, incorporating Drones and Robotics, Cloud, Digital Solutions, Cybersecurity and AI & Big Data.



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ZainTECH is a regional integrated digital solutions provider, unifying Zain Group’s ICT assets to offer a unique value proposition of comprehensive digital solutions and services under one roof. The company is positioned to drive the transformation of enterprise and government customers in the MENA region by providing a center of excellence and managed solutions, across cloud, cybersecurity, big data, drones and robotics, and digital solutions.

ZainTECH leverages Zain’s global reach, unique regional footprint, and infrastructure across its operations in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Iraq, Sudan, South Sudan, and the United Arab Emirates as well as in other key markets in the Middle East. ZainTECH forms a key pillar in the evolution of Zain’s core telecom business to maximize value and build on the company’s many strengths to selectively create and invest in growth verticals beyond standard mobile services. This ultimately serves to support Zain’s vision of becoming a leading ICT and digital lifestyle provider.

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SAIMOS®, headquartered in Austria, stands as the world’s foremost provider of Video Analytics integrated seamlessly into Milestone XProtectTM, utilizing IntelTM CPU technology. Our innovative approach combines Video Analytics with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to deliver heightened Situational Awareness. This unique technological foundation ensures exceptional flexibility, enabling the product to operate effortlessly in the cloud, on-premises, or within a hybrid environment.


Driven by innovation and continuous research and development, SAIMOS® became the first vendor to integrate Intel’s OpenVINOTM into its commercial products and further enhance video analytics architecture delivering unparalleled optimized usage of CPUs combined with traditional computer vision approaches.

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