OQ Technology signs new IoT connectivity deal with Aramco

The deal will see OQ Technology expand its Low Earth Orbit 5G-IoT services and solutions for connecting Aramco's Intelligent Integrated Node.
Aramco and OQ Technology Strengthen Ties with New Technology Connectivity MoU

OQ Technology has signed a new MoU with Saudi oil and gas company Aramco to strengthen their existing collaboration and concentrate on automation and satellite IoT connectivity for Aramco’s remote site infrastructures.

The new MoU will create investment opportunities by converging automation and connectivity technologies, driving value creation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Intelligent Integrated Node (IIN) technology is an automation infrastructure technology invented by Aramco and developed by MOXA Inc. It combines instrumentation control, monitoring, and edge computing capabilities into a single fault-tolerant device. The technology unifies various devices from multiple vendors and has received numerous awards, including the 2018 Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prize for Inventors and the 2020 International Society of Automation (ISA) Excellence-In-Innovation Award.

The significance of this collaboration lies in the synergy between Aramco’s automation edge technology and OQ’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) 5G NB-IoT infrastructure, offering significant potential. It will accelerate the development of IoT applications, personal products, safety, security & surveillance, fire protection, automotive, healthcare, intelligent defence, and other industries in Saudi Arabia and globally.

The parties intend to work together to create an integrated package that includes the Aramco automation edge technology being developed by MOXA with OQ Technology infrastructure, and to promote the solution opportunities in the network manufacturing value chain that are related to the oil and gas industry.

Commenting on the deal, Omar Qaise, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at OQ, said: “Integrating 5G IoT and IIN technologies will increase operational efficiencies downstream, reduce raw material consumption, and minimise personnel travel to remote sites, contributing to a more efficient green economy– a key component of Saudi Arabia’s 2030 vision. The MoU further advances the technological cooperation between Aramco and OQ.”