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Smart Buildings help businesses to achieve their goals by optimising the capability of all equipment and systems.

Technology demands

Telecommunications are an indispensable part of Smart Cities and Buildings, with a requirement for high-speed and high-capacity communication networks for services such as:

Businesses want smart technology at their finger tips? High speed data and internet; wireless, VPN; voice communications, audio and video conferencing; visitor management; interactive media and digital signage – is expected to be seamless and resilient at all times.

An integrated solution to support all this technology is a logical choice because it allows you to upgrade devices that will continue to work with the existing systems – no costly replacements, no maintaining outdated technology; it can just be a simple plug in and go approach.

In businesses, telecommunication systems must be able to connect all manner of things including, human-to-human, human-to-machine and machine-to-machine.

These connections and interactions between things make it possible for people to use energy efficiently. For example checking up remotely on people are doing, getting the information you need from a portable device as and when you need it etc.

Selection of the most appropriate telecommunications solutions should make possible the seamless provision of a wide range of services in smart buildings. Greater use of cloud services and visual communication tools using high speed broadband communication networks, is continually improving business efficiency and convenience while also being a source of new value creation.

Businesses are utilising a variety of wireless technologies give access to information on the flow of goods and the status of equipment and the environment. This makes possible the implementation of systems that are safe, secure and environmentally conscious.

Connecting to an Intelligent Future

Smart Cities and Buildings go far beyond saving energy and contributing to sustainability goals. They extend capital equipment life and also impact the security and safety of all resources – both human and capital. They enable innovation by creating a platform for accessible information. They turn buildings into virtual power generators by allowing operators to shed electric load and sell the “megawatts” into the market. They are a key component of a future where information technology and human ingenuity combine to produce the robust, low-carbon economy envisioned for the future.

The advantages extend well beyond the four physical walls of the smart building. The electric grid becomes more robust and reliable. Society’s carbon footprint is minimised as renewable energy sources provide the power, balanced with a network of information that matches demand with variable supply on a minute-by-minute basis. Electric cars move people to homes and workplaces, serving as moving batteries in a smart system. And businesses operate at a new level of efficiency by using data in new ways, leveraging the connection between systems that until now have been entirely independent. These benefits are not temporary, but extend throughout the entire lifetime of the building, from modelling and design to renovation and beyond.

The Smart Building is at the centre of this vision, providing not just the roof overhead, but also the information infrastructure to make possible a truly intelligent world.

If you want to know more about Smart Buildings technology contact Exchange Communications today.

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