Qlue Wins the Best IoT Startup Award at the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards
A local startup that provide the smart city and environments, Qlue, starts 2020 by achieving the ASEAN Best IoT Startup award at the 2019 ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards at Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday, January 16, 2020.
Setting aside five nominees from various other countries in ASEAN, Qlue is considered as a startup that is consistent in innovating and successfully driving positive change in Indonesia through comprehensive IoT-based smart city solutions.
The ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards have entered their fifth year and are recognized as prestigious awards for startups in the ASEAN region. This year, the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards received 3,170 nominations from Southeast Asia, up 60 percent from the previous year. Of the thousands of nominations submitted, 107 startups were selected to be finalists in the 2019 ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards.
Qlue’s Founder & CEO, Rama Raditya said this award was the result of everyone’s hardwork in Qlue. Since founded, said Rama, Qlue has always tried to provide technological solutions to support smart city ecosystems based on artificial intelligence, IoT, and mobile workforce that can make it easier for citizens, governments and businesses to work more effectively.
“Achievements at the beginning of this year are very special for Qlue in welcoming new challenges in 2020. This award further confirms our plans for 2020 that target business growth of more than 50 percent,” Rama said in his statement. This award, Rama continued, is also believed to “increase Qlue’s scalability to enter the international market”.
This Startup is Consistent in Innovating
Meanwhile, Chairman of the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards and New Entrepreneurs Foundation, Hamdi Mokhtar, said Qlue “has succeeded in implementing IoT technology as one of the technology bases for developing smart city ecosystems.”
“Qlue continues to innovate from a community reporting application to become the most complete smart city ecosystem provider in Indonesia and ASEAN. We hope that Qlue can continue to represent Indonesia and ASEAN at the Global Startup Awards to compete with various other startups from around the world,” Hamdi said.
This award is also not free from various Qlue innovations. By utilizing IoT and smartphones, for example, Qlue creates sensors to collect data in an area through the QlueApp application.
Residents can also monitor the status of reports in the application, from waiting, processing, to completion. Residents can also use photos and videos to make reports and can provide an assessment of the officers’ performance in responding to reports.
In addition, the geotracking feature allows citizens to report directly into QlueDashboard so that problems can be directly recorded, mapped and acted upon.
Qlue is a Solution for Smart Environments with Active Users of More Than 750 Thousand People
QlueApp users currently have reached more than 750 thousand people in more than 20 regions and 23 Polda in Indonesia, with several new areas including Minahasa, Tarakan, Kupang, Gorontalo Regency, and Belitung Regency.
This startup also developed sensors and video analysis that can automatically detect faces, classify and count the number of cars, license plates, number of people, and other capabilities embedded in CCTV and traffic control lights.
This Qlue solution aims to improve security and safety, automatically parse jams and warnings for illegal parking offenders through AI and IoT technology. Qlue will also strengthen IoT solutions in the smart environment field by launching solutions to reduce the problem of air pollution in urban areas.
Qlue’s CCTV & video analytics solutions have also been used by three National Road Centers to get an automatic analysis of the number of vehicles passing through national roads in Banten, Mataram and Papua. The analysis is used by the Ministry of PUPR to accurately set the budget for roads repairing.