Bring the building systems and the IT systems into one networkAccess – only the network provides access to all of these systemsAnalyze – find new ways to harness informationAct – continuously improve building operationsVery important component in LEEDGet feedback to change the pattern as to what is happeningMonitor and adapt performanceHooray for technology.Use “Living Organism” analogy.Cisco Real Estate solutions converge key functions onto an IP network that becomes the fabric of every building—supporting all real estate requirements and provides the foundation for workforce effectiveness, building performance, and physical security. With the Cisco’s Real Estate solution, you can reduce costs and complexity by replacing disparate communications, security, and building automation systems with one simplified, flexible, and scalable IP network.
PVO is a new generation of the corporate virtual office combining personalized collaboration and automation applications over the IP network. This service concept is a virtual office customized by the digital and environmental preferences set by the user. PVO allows employers to improve building occupancy, reduce operating expenses and increase energy efficiency. Essentially achieving more productivity and efficiency with less space.Facilities management and information technology are responsible for the PVO environment. While IT can manage and configure the operation of a PVO, facilities management will directly support their efforts. Customer’s facilities resources are an important stakeholder for the implementation of a PVO as all the rooms components, such as lighting, temperature control and shade control, are tied into the data architecture.
The smart card is a unified identity card with multiple applications which helps to create a technology-facilitated environmentPersonal intrusion can be kept to a minimum while providing increased security. Increase customer satisfaction, reduction of cash and change theftsOffers increased security by using a single card system rather than using several cards across a development.Future personalized services can be delivered depending on the identity and preferences stored by the smart card.The ownership of Smart Card functionality lies with the security team who owns and manages the access control system.This team then shares configuration responsibility with the facilities management system upon configuration to gain access to various systems such as elevators, HVAC, power, lighting and other amenities in the building.