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Technology Being Used as a Tool to Drive Economic Growth

UDAYA Technology is continuing to innovate Cambodia’s ICT sector, with its latest product helping to automate the country’s construction industry to further drive growth.
Students visit UDAYA boot at CODE-C in Phnom Penh June 18, 2022. Kiripost/via UDAYA
Students visit UDAYA boot at CODE-C in Phnom Penh June 18, 2022. Kiripost/via UDAYA

Cambodia’s construction industry is set to receive a huge boost in productivity after Phnom Penh-based ICT company UDAYA Technology unveiled its latest product, an automatic concrete mixing system.

Research into the Smart Batching Plant (SBP) began in 2019 and was introduced to the market in early 2021. It is the first and only locally-made batching plant designed, researched, and developed by Cambodians, said Hay Dane, UDAYA’s Head of Research and Development, at​ a coding festival on Saturday.

Cambodia Academy of Digital Technology (CADT) hosted the kingdom’s first developer conference and tech expo, CODE-C on June 17 and 18 in a bid to attract more interest in the sector while showcasing coding’s potential in today’s society.

The system is a human machine interface, compact design that is simple to use without needing knowledge of the Khmer language, Dane said. The system can be remote automatic, manual, or semi-automatic, and sends alert notifications when mixing concrete, she added.

Hay Dane, UDAYA Head of Research and Development, speaks at​ CODE-CE in Phnom Penh June 18, 2022. Kiripost/via UDAYA
Hay Dane, UDAYA Head of Research and Development, speaks at​ CODE-CE in Phnom Penh June 18, 2022. Kiripost/via UDAYA

Although the system is already available in the neighboring countries of Vietnam, Thailand and Laos, this system is a homegrown product having been developed by a Cambodian company.

Dane said UDAYA, which was founded in 2010, has designed many products and has reached a stage of Internet of Things (IoT). This refers to a collective network of connected devices and technologies that facilitate communication between devices and a cloud, as well as between devices themselves.

As UDAYA had already produced many systems to ease the operation of businesses in sectors such as logistics, accounting, restaurants, and hospitals, in 2021 it recruited a new talented young team to research and develop innovative automation products.

Practically, Dane said businesses need to embrace automation to cut down costs in a competitive environment. “Why is this matter important? Because business people want to cut time and make profits,” she said.

Dane also introduced a virtual reality application that features a warehouse. Using a virtual reality headset, users can virtually visit the warehouse to search for products on shelves, and view orders and other logistic lists.

The latest technologies follow in the footsteps of UDAYA’s latest deployment of an airplane fueling system at Phnom Penh International Airport.

Working with French oil company TOTAL, UDAYA has set up the system at the airport, making it easier to fuel planes, Vann Marady, UDAYA’s Chief Development Officer, said at CODE-C.

The system will automatically calculate the quantity of fuel from the truck to the plane and can be printed as an invoice for the pilot to sign, Marady said.

Vann Marady, UDAYA Chief Development Officer, speaks at CODE-C in Phnom Penh June 18, 2022. Kiripost/via UDAYA.
Vann Marady, UDAYA Chief Development Officer, speaks at CODE-C in Phnom Penh June 18, 2022. Kiripost/via UDAYA.

“This makes it easy for them and this is one of our researches,” he said, adding that since 2010, UDAYA constantly innovates, updates and upgrades systems to fulfill customer expectations by improving product features and stability.

“UDAYA contributes to building a modern and civilized business community using effective and competitive technology,” Marady said.

UDAYA started with an original focus on the health sector, creating electronic medical records for hospitals, including the National Pediatric Hospital in Phnom Penh.

Other of UDAYA’s big name clients include Japanese multinational corporation and major producer of machinery components and electronics devices, Minebear, car parts manufacturer Denso, and soft drink manufacturer Coca-Cola.

Disclaimer: This story is produced by Kiripost in paid partnership with UDAYA Technology