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According to Zion Market Research, the global smart building market “is expected to reach approximately USD 36.0 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of slightly over 30% between 2015 and 2020.” As more and more sensors become connected into factory and building equipment, it becomes essential to integrate these data points into one management system to ensure optimal performance. VMware, Kieback&Peter and Eurotech’s smart facility demo integrates Eurotech’s gateways with VMware’s infrastructure plane to monitor and manage thousands of sensors in one centralized location. This post outlines how VMware. Kieback&Peter and Eurotech can help your business run and secure different applications at the edge to create smart and efficient buildings of the future.

 

IoT Use Cases in Smart Facility/Building:

  • Air Quality Monitoring: Smart sensors can help facility managers identify and monitor air toxin quality and temperature anomalies. These sensors can monitor toxin levels and track exposure to harmful chemicals and radiation for auditing, compliance and overall employee safety.
  • Predictive Maintenance: Minimize downtime with complete real-time visibility over the status of every machine in the factory. Facility managers can continuously measure and analyze machine failure parameters to track normal and abnormal states more accurately. This in turn enables preventative actions to be taken before problems arise, saving time and money by minimizing damage and disruption.
  • Promote Worker Safety: IoT sensors can prevent accidents and injury by sounding an alarm of shutting off machinery when a worker approaches danger. Facility managers can also create and refine safety programs based on historical insight and real time data generated by IoT devices.

As one can see, VMware, Kieback&Peter and Eurotech’s joint solution can enable factory and building managers to improve visibility, optimize operations and ensure worker safety.