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Office
Honeywell launches suite of Occupant Experience apps for the office
July 2022
Honeywell says the features will analyse occupant behaviour and space utilisation patterns to improve the comfort, convenience and collaboration of knowledge workers.
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Cloud
Samsung and ABB team up to advance smart buildings
April 2022
Samsung Electronics has announced a partnership with ABB to expand Samsung SmartThings integration into more homes and buildings.
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Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric releases new certification to help meet digital security needs
February 2022
Schneider Electric has announced a new security technology certification in an effort to keep engineers further accredited as Australia makes the switch to more digitised buildings.
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Motorola Solutions
Digital capabilities reshaping the future of facility management
August 2021
Rhys Clare explains how building managers and stadium operators can leverage technology for every patron's benefit.
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Partner Programmes
ADT Security expands A/NZ presence with launch of partner program
July 2021
“We are also keen to work with technology partners, including system integrators, IT and security providers," says ADT's APAC vice president.
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Cloud
Honeywell to supply building & energy management tech for Auckland's Seascape Tower
June 2021
Honeywell’s systems will help to manage the building’s energy usage and to provide a comfortable living experience.
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Cloud
Honeywell and IDEMIA join forces to advance intelligent building solutions
February 2021
The alliance will integrate Honeywell’s security and building management systems with IDEMIA’s biometric-based access control systems with the aim of creating frictionless, safer and more efficient buildings.
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Cisco
Schneider Electric and Cisco embark on tech partnership to advance smart buildings
July 2020
Together the two companies have developed, tested and validated designs that help connect building management systems to an Internet Protocol (IP) network with a secure, scalable and resilient architecture.
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5G
F&S report growing opportunity in 5G indoor systems
June 2020
Frost & Saullivan say that adoption in Asia-Pacific will be driven by key developments in policies, business models, and technology innovations.
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Internet of Things
Smart building market boosted by climate change concerns
January 2020
New sustainability regulations will create growth opportunities for the market which is projected to reach US$109.48 billion by 2026.
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Internet of Things
New wireless canopy solution makes any building smart
September 2019
Cognian’s Patented Syncromesh wireless canopy makes it cost-effective to retrofit existing buildings, reducing energy and emissions.
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Cybersecurity
Frost & Sullivan names Radiflow leader in IT/OT security for smart buildings
July 2019
Company highlighted for delivering superior cybersecurity solution for smart building operators combined with attractive MSSP partnerships.
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Printing
Time to ditch your ‘dumb’ IDs and choose the right smart card printer
April 2019
While the benefits of smart cards are well known, choosing the right printer can be overwhelming - here's a guide with 10 points to look out for.
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Internet of Things
Smart building opportunities abound this year
January 2019
A specialist executive in the smart building world explains the trends that will give the smart building market a boost in the coming year.
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Smart Home
New Bosch tech can turn your home into a touchscreen
January 2019
This incredible projector the size of a credit card can beam interactive virtual touchscreens onto any surface in your home to make them 'smart'.
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Internet of Things
Why operational technology environments need to be secured
October 2018
By understanding the cybersecurity risks in OT, decision-makers are better placed to make smart buying decisions.
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Innovation
Vodafone launches its latest smart workplace of the future
September 2018
"We look to reflect diversity in ages, culture and types of work so that there’s space for everyone," says Murray Dobson.
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Privacy
Smart buildings spark cautionary tale for privacy concerns
August 2018
"You could quite reasonably be uncomfortable knowing you’re being monitored, even if you know that it’s helping reduce the environmental footprint."
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Artificial Intelligence
Exclusive: AI leading the way in the evolution of video security
August 2018
This is being driven, in part, by a recent evolution in processing power, allowing analytics to keep pace with the influx of data.
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Physical Security
Interview: HID Global on trusted identities in the age of smart buildings
July 2018
We caught up with HID Global’s Harm Radstaak, who was in Melbourne for the ASIAL Security Exhibition & Conference last week.
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Privileged Access Management
Interview: HID Global talks trusted identities, privacy & why we need to be ready for smart buildings
August 2017
HID Global is a major player in the identity management space and more committed to trusted identities than ever before.
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Sustainable IT
World’s first tropical data center on trial in Singapore
June 2016
"We want to develop new technologies and standards that allow us to operate advanced data centers in the most energy efficient way in the tropics."
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Cloud
Aussie tech start-up acquired by GE, sets sights on bigger markets
May 2016
“Our combined strengths will help customers, big or small, achieve increased energy savings, and provide a solution for ecosystem partners to grow."
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Internet of Things
Smart commercial buildings offer early reseller IoT potential
December 2015
Smart commercial buildings will be a driving force in the uptake of internet of things, Gartner says, opening the doors for resellers to capitalise.