Zio Technologies, one of the leading system integrators in the Middle East providing Audio/ Visual Systems, Security Systems, IT Solutions, Telecommunications, Lighting and smart card solutions, has had the privilege of being associated with some of the most prestigious projects in the region during its phenomenal growth over the past few years.
The last twelve months, however, says CEO Parag A. Vadodaria, have been the most exhilarating of all. "Not only have we achieved several 'firsts', we have also had the good fortune of working with some of the biggest names in the region, on several of the largest, most prestigious projects. The company has now expanded operations with a new office in Bahrain; the next phase of growth will see us opening bases in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia."
One of the recent noteworthy projects awarded to Zio was for the Emirates Headquarters coming up near Dubai Airport. "Zio Technologies equipped 40 Emirates crew briefing rooms with LCD panels and customized software to provide automated crew briefing information. All the information that the crew needs before a flight – like flight numbers, route plans, departure gates and duty schedules – is synchronized with Emirates Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS), Baggage Information Display System (BIDS) and Bus Information System.
Zio Technology caters to a wide cross-section of industry segments ranging from banks, hospitals, universities, Government organisations, hotels etc... Some of its projects in the region have been -Emirates Palace Hotel, Etisalat, Park Hyatt Hotel, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sharjah University, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Grand Habtoor Hotel, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Police, Dubal etc..
Zio also believes that its success must be attributed to the reliable services, timely support and steadfast loyalty of its strategic partners - AMX , Extron, Biamp, Barco, Boxlight, Dalite, Dateq, Digital Devices, DSPPA, Orion, PCSC, Infinova etc..
Commenting on how Zio's explosive growth has been driven by the retail and hospitality boom in the region, Mr. Parag says: "Dubai is thriving on upmarket retail stores and shopping malls, and is attracting some of the world's leading names. Zio has created a strong niche in providing technological solutions for these high-end retailers with solution including background music and announcement systems, Video Walls, Digital Signage, Music Content, Mirror Walls, Interactive Video Stations, Access Control and anti theft tags. We have also provided innovative customised lighting solutions for premium showrooms."
Zio Technologies has retail clients like Saks Fifth Avenue, Nike, Harvey Nichols, New Look, Armani, Debenhams among several others.
Among notable hospitality projects, Zio was awarded the turnkey security system for Rose Rotana Tower, the tallest Hotel Tower on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. The project involved installation of the CCTV system, Access Control and Gate Barrier systems for the parking lot. The reason for the company's success, says Mr. Parag, is "We do not simply move boxes; we work with our customers to customize entire solutions. When everything from execution to maintenance is our responsibility, the customer can be completely at ease."