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Integrated Smart Building Initiatives

L&T Technology Services (LTTS), a leading global pure-play engineering services company and global technology leader Dell EMC have joined hands to enable holistic, integrated Smart Building initiatives. The joint offerings are expected to drastically reduce implementation time, save up to 40% of facility energy costs and enable up to 15% of operational savings.

One of the limitations in today’s smart building solutions is that they exist in silos – catering to just one facet of a building. Facility managers do not have access to a unified system that can provide an integrated view of various building solutions such as HVAC and climate control, lighting management,fire safety or parking. In addition, the closed architecture systems make it very difficult to implement such solutions in brownfield projects.

What facility managers require is a market of one – access to highly customized offerings that integrate the best products/solutions from a multitude of choices available in the market – and a trusted integrator to make recommendations and bring these pieces together.

The L&T Technology Services’approach is multi-fold:

• Start with an in-depth study to assess what solutions really matter
• Stitch together the best from the various products available in the market
• Maximize usage of existing infrastructure to save costs and speedup implementation time
• Embellish IoT frameworks with Predictive/Preventive maintenance,integrated device management platforms and cloud and mobility support and make them agnostic to communication protocols.

Dell EMC brings to the market cutting edge IoT products in gateways and embedded PCs, infrastructure,communication platforms and security.The IoT-enabling hardware is industrial grade, and built to perform in the most extreme environments. The Edge Gateway 5000 Series and Embedded Box PC 3000 and 5000 Series were designed by Dell’s expert team of rugged engineers and put through a rigorous 10-step testing process in Dell’s IoT Labs.

By combining domain knowledge with system integration expertise, L&T Technology Services has engineered a ground-breaking i-BEMS platform that aims to revolutionize the concept of a smart building- for facility managers, facility owners, tenants and occupants. The modularity and open architecture of this platform helps facilities stitch together any sensor, any device and any communication protocol of their choice. i-BEMS acts as an ingenious “system of systems” – bringing together over 50 different modules to enable the next level of personalized user experience, occupant safety, air quality monitoring and predictive diagnostics. The company’s analysis and field deployments reveal that i-BEMS can save facility energy costs by up to 40% and drive down building operational costs by up to 15%.

iBEMS is a smart building framework for enabling intelligence and net zero buildings (i.e.buildings with net zero energy consumption) for smart city initiatives, predictive maintenance and time-to-failure analysis of buildings as well as for providing a holistic solution for HVAC, security,lighting, water, elevator and energy optimization.

Earlier in October 2016, L&T Technology Services had entered into a Digital Engineering Transformation partnership with Microsoft Corporation to deliver Microsoft Azure Engineering Solutions for global enterprises across industries.This strategic partnership between the two companies enabled enterprises around the world to leverage L&T Technology’s cutting-edge IP-led Digital Engineering solutions hosted on Microsoft’s Azure enterprise cloud-first, mobile-first infrastructure. L&T Technology Services’ iBEMS framework was made available on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform for rapid global enterprise deployments that aspire for eco-friendly, “green” campuses and energy savings.

Hosting this solution on Microsoft’s hyperscale Azure cloud service enables enterprises to deploy and manage energy consumption as well as carbon footprint for entire campuses, buildings and facilities leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT), Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning securely on the Azure cloud.

iBEMS integrates with Azure IoT Suite, Cortana Intelligence Suite along with Microsoft business applications, such as Office 365, Dynamics 365 and Power BI, connecting industrial data with business processes and predictive analytics to optimize operational efficiency and excellence.

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