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Vidsys, the leading global software technology manufacturer of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, announced that neXgen Group, a leading smart city advisory and managed services provider based in the UAE, will be offering Smart Safety & Security as a service leveraging Vidsys' CSIM multi-tenant cloud-based solution.

neXgen Group specializes in extending smart city technology solutions as a service to governments, real estate and enterprise customers across the region and has been actively involved in flagship projects such as Smart Dubai and Smart Riyadh, contributing its regional consulting expertise and in-country Smart City managed services.

Through the new solution offering, neXgen customers will have access to Smart Safety & Security as a managed service with customization based on individual business needs.

The platform is part of a broader Smart City initiative across neXgen's Middle East network. The Middle East North Africa (MENA) digital transformation market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 15.1% from 2014 to 2020. Countries, including the UAE, are increasingly introducing e-Government and smart city initiatives, with the objective to transform themselves into digitally-enabled countries.

"We are excited to work with neXgen an established leader in the region's Smart Cities market," said James I. Chong, CEO and Founder of Vidsys. "Through this managed services offering, we expect to see significant growth and accelerated adoption of smart city initiatives in the region including safety, security, and infrastructure management capabilities."

"Vidsys is a proven global leader in PSIM and CSIM software technology here in the Middle East, and around the world," said Ghazi Atallah, CEO of neXgen. "We are proud to join forces with Vidsys in offering the first Smart Safety & Security managed services offering for Smart Cities in the region."

This program will roll out across neXgen's product offerings starting in April 2017.