CAISER Technology Now Crosses Dubai
By Asmahanim Amir
Pictures by Ikhwan Hashim
BANGI, 20 September 2019 – A research on complex smart system by a local academician from UKM is now enjoying success in Dubai.
Started as a PhD research project, the researcher behind the breakthrough is Associate Professor Dr. Mohamad Hanif Saad, who started the project in 2011. Currently, CAISER is now widely used by the Perbadanan Putrajaya ICT.
“This development system is called SONAR and it is connected to more than 350 network-related systems in Putrajaya. It monitors the operations of the Perbadanan Putrajaya’s main network and provides alerts and notifications to technical teams when the computer network is in trouble or is expected to encounter any problems so that corrective actions can be taken early,” he said.
“We found that CAISER adapters have their own strength. There is an increasing demand for CAISER RTU (Remote Terminal Unit) from industry as it is also used to obtain field data for various applications such as environmental monitoring (used in Putrajaya) as well as temperature and humidity monitoring in buildings (currently used in some government offices and industry as well as in the hospital operating room).”
He has started the research project while pursuing his PhD at UKM under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Aini Hussein. After almost eight years, CAISER has finally gained a recognition in the industry. He also added the key factors in CAISER’s success is the acceptance and cooperation from users.
“If not because their support, we couldn’t have done it. Malaysians tend to be sceptical in local products.
“When we have customers who trust us, we will do our best. We will bring the technology from UKM to give benefit to all. We thanked Perbadanan Putrajaya for the chance to carry out the project. That’s where the history of CAISER applications outside of UKM begins.
CAISER is a platform technology that creates a smart system using the Complex Event Processing (CEP). CAISER has three main components; data acquisition from the environment, detectors and event processors and implementing mitigation actions.
Among other adapters are surveillance robot adapters, smart CCTV adapters, RTU adapters, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) adapters, and communication adapters via Telegram.
“Now it is widely used in several locations in Dubai through the development and marketing of our industry partner, Enomatriks Solution Sdn Bhd. With the help of Enomatriks Solutions Sdn Bhd’s talented engineers and programmers, CAISER technology has been successfully refined and expanded internationally to match other technologies in the market,” he explained.