Prodea Systems today announced that Makook Smart Living, a new service provider headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has selected the groundbreaking Residential Operating System (ROS®) to provide a seamless connected life experience to consumers in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA). With ROS, Makook Smart Living is able to bring subscribers services ranging from entertainment, gaming, healthcare, education, and home automation, to energy management, security, and communication in an Over-the-Top (OTT) model. Prodea’s CEO and Co-founder, Anousheh Ansari, is joining Makook Smart Living in discussions at the Smart Living City conference on the impact of connected home services as a foundation of the Internet of Things (IoT).

“We founded Makook Smart Living because we see the connected life as the next frontier for consumers in the MENA region,” noted Nasri Tehini, CEO of Makook Smart Living. “We want to make every day richer and more enjoyable by uniting different aspects of consumers’ lives, homes and communities. We selected the Prodea ROS platform because it allows us to offer a unique, technology-agnostic service at a very affordable price. By powering Makook with ROS, we can quickly and cost effectively make this vision of a connected life a reality today.”

Prodea is the first company to provide seamless and secure access to the broad range of services comprising the connected home and a true connected life through the Internet of Things. ROS is a managed service delivery platform that enables connectivity and services between people, data and devices in a fashion never before available. Through ROS, service providers around the globe are able to broaden their offerings by delivering enhanced services to homes and businesses.

“Makook Smart Living is the first service provider in the MENA region to go beyond connecting consumers with content via the Web or on mobile devices. They recognized the need for a protocol and OS agnostic platform designed to deliver many vertical services through a common user experience,” noted Ansari. “The patented ROS platform allows service providers like Makook Smart Living to unify traditional services and to extend beyond them – helping connect their consumers with new, easily monetized offerings.”

The Makook service will deliver an integration of online media content such as blockbuster movies and OTT content, combined with advanced smart home services such as energy management, home automation and personal cloud. All of these services are delivered in an environment which ensures the privacy and security of the consumer’s digital assets and connected devices. Makook Smart Living will deploy the ROS platform and associated services in 19 markets across the MENA region.

About Prodea Systems
Prodea is the first company that delivered on the promise of the connected home while finally making a seamless connected life possible for everyone. The Prodea Residential Operating System (ROS®) is a unified platform of the Internet of Things that enables diverse Service Providers worldwide to rapidly and cost-effectively deliver autonomous, agnostic and easy to use connectivity and services between people, data and devices. Headquartered in Richardson, Texas, Prodea maintains additional offices in New York; Los Angeles; Mumbai; London; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Johannesburg.

About Makook Smart Living FZ LLC
Makook Smart Living aims to enhance people’s lives by simplifying and automating connectivity between them, their homes and their communities. The company is a specialist service provider that designs and delivers an integration of online media content such as blockbuster movies, combined with networking and remote control solutions such as home automation and personal media libraries.

Based on a unique technology platform developed by US innovator Prodea Systems, our service offering can personalise the way people experience entertainment, access their personal media content, and remotely control and access their living environments. Tomorrow’s world, today.

In the near future, Makook Smart Living will also enable people to easily interact with third-party providers (like doctors, scholastic institutions, and government agencies) via a seamless, secure, and intuitive interface across any number of devices (mobile handsets, tablets, televisions, or PCs).

Makook Smart Living is a Dubai Internet City-based company focused on serving the UAE and MENA region.