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Unleashing Your Data From the Digital Ceiling Ecosystem

In the Buildings space, connecting to the data in various systems has always been difficult and complicated; controlling those systems was even harder. The number of proprietary gateways, layers of complicated technology, and disparate programming languages has made it impossible to effectively collect and analyze data or control the various systems in the building without monstrous, bloated building automation applications.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • relayr
    relayr is a rapidly-growing IoT company, delivering the most complete IoT solutions on the market for the Digital Transformation of industries. relayr’s protocol-agnostic IoT middleware platform, device management and analytics capabilities, open-source SDKs, and nimble professional services teams are trusted by hundreds of companies worldwide. With relayr, businesses are empowered to implement fully interoperable IoT solutions guaranteed to achieve their target business outcomes.Smarter connectivity. Better business outcomes. Guaranteed.
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Construction & Buildings
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Product Development
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • USE CASES
  • Building Automation & Control
    Building automation and control (BAC) systems involve a combination of hardware and software that control aspects of a building’s systems, potentially including power, lighting and illumination, access and security, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems (HVAC), environmental sensors, elevators and escalators, and entertainment. Benefits of building automation and control systems can include efficient control of environmental conditions, individual room control, increased staff productivity, effective use of energy, improved equipment reliability, and preventative maintenance. For example, systems can provide information on problems with building equipment, allowing for computerized maintenance scheduling as opposed to reactive identification and management of issues. Building management systems are most commonly implemented in large projects with extensive mechanical, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems. Building management systems (BMS) are central to BAC use cases. Systems linked to a BMS typically represent 40% of a building's energy usage; if lighting is included, this number approaches 70% on average. BMS systems are thus critical components for managing energy demand. Improperly configured BMS systems are believed to result in the wastage of 20% of a typical building's energy usage, or approximately 8% of total energy usage in the United States.
  • CUSTOMER
  • SOLUTION
  • relayr is excited to be the first software partner in Cisco’s newly announced Digital Ceiling Ecosystem. As LED systems become the lighting standard in offices and other buildings, previously unsolvable business challenges now have almost limitless possibilities for solutions.

    The Cisco Digital Ceiling enables the convergence of currently siloed building networks—lighting, heating and cooling, IP video, IoT sensors, and much more—through a secure and intelligent network platform. New, even more energy efficient LEDs can now be powered by the network through Power over Ethernet (PoE), and they come natively equipped with sensors. Each luminaire is now a valuable IP end point, capable of collecting and communicating data from the ceiling directly to your network.

    How relayr powers Smart Cities:
    • A horizontal middleware platform that enables the connection of heterogeneous systems and infrastructures
    • Real time and multi-protocol data streaming and analytics support
    • Rules engine triggering SMS, email and app notifications in real time

    The Digital Ceiling brings together many different building systems. relayr is an enabler layer that helps businesses extract business value from the data collected via connected devices and systems. We provide a way to analyze it, and deliver the right data in the right way to the right people and services. relayr’s protocol agnostic platform provides the ability for our customers and partners to retrieve data and make it meaningful.
  • DATA COLLECTED
  • SOLUTION TYPE
  • SOLUTION MATURITY
  • Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
  • Benefit #1
    Eliminate manual data collection and get access to your automated data collection results in just 200 milliseconds
    Benefit #2
    83% Improved visibility into the energy usage of all connected buildings
    Benefit #3
    70% Reduction in repair time through real time outage alerts
  • PARTNER
  • Cisco
    Cisco designs and sells broad lines of products, provides services and delivers integrated solutions to develop and connect networks around the world, building the Internet. Over the last 30 plus years, they have been the world’s leader in connecting people, things and technologies - to each other and to the Internet - realizing their vision of changing the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. Today, Cisco have over 70,000 employees in over 400 offices worldwide who design, produce, sell, and deliver integrated products, services, and solutions. Over time, they have expanded to new markets that are a natural extension of their core networking business, as the network has become the platform for automating, orchestrating, integrating, and delivering an ever-increasing array of information technology (IT)–based products and services. Revenue: $49.2 billion (2015) NASDAQ: CSCO Subsidiaries/ Business Units: - Jasper - OpenDNS - CloudLock
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