December 2014

The solar-powered community tech hub

Smart Palm is a private initiative by D-Idea, a UAE borne and led project, developed to provide free wireless internet access in parks, beaches and other locations.

Powered by green technology, the Smart Palm provide not only free wi-fi but also acts as an interactive information centre for tourists and residents.

Embodying the traditional function of a palm tree, Smart Palm’s seating area provides its visitors with a shaded resting space and battery recharging stations.

Embracing 3D technology

At GITEX 2015, Smart Palm has announced that they were integrating 3D printed technology into the build of newer palms. The Palm will be made of finer reinforced plastic as opposed to steel, making it lighter and more durable.