Next Gen Open Platform For Buildings At Schneider Electric’s Innovation Summit Singapore

Schneider Electric’s innovation summit in Singapore unveiled the next generation of EcoStruxure Building that offers advances to re-invent buildings.



BY INDESIGNLIVE.SG

18 October, 2018


“The world is changing at an unprecedented rate driven by a booming digital economy,” said Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman and CEO, Schneider Electric. “Technologies such as the Internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence and big data analytics are making companies more efficient and innovative, boosting their competitive advantage.” 

Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman and CEO, Schneider Electric

“As a responsible industry leader, we need to demonstrate how our innovations help our customers and partners make a successful digital transformation in energy management and automation,” Tricoire added. 

Schneider Electric’s annual Innovation Summit World Tour is a series of events showcasing the company’s latest innovations around the world. The tour was first initiated last year and has since expanded to include 20 events this year.  

The event landed in Singapore in late September at Marina Bay Sands and was attended by more than 1,500 customers, partners, suppliers and influencers.

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The Singapore summit was Schneider Electric’s largest event in East Asia, and it showcased the latest developments to EcoStruxure, Schneider Electric’s IoT-enabled, plug-and-play, open, interoperable, architecture and platform. 

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EcoStruxure leverages advancement in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics and cybersecurity to deliver enhanced value around safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability and connectivity, be it in the form of connected products, apps, or analytics and services.  

The developments to the products presented at the summit included the next generation EcoStruxure Building.

The industry’s first open innovation platform for buildings, EcoStruxure Building is designed to deliver maximum efficiency and increase inhabitants’ comfort and productivity. 

The platform’s open IP architecture enables quick connectivity to IoT devices; provides for edge control and collaboration between building systems and third-party systems and devices. 

New elements of EcoStruxure Building unveiled at the summit included:

 

EcoStruxure Building Advisor

An application that automatically delivers condition-based maintenance across multiple sites to resolve up to 80 per cent of building issues remotely, decrease unscheduled maintenance by as much as 29 per cent, reduce energy costs by up to 30 per cent and reduce occupant complaints on average of 33 per cent.

 

EcoStruxure Building Operations 2.0

The latest version of the operating system is enhanced with best-in-class cybersecurity and delivers a customised user experience through a responsive WebStation and mobile apps to engineer and provide mobile access on the go. 

The open platform using Smart Connector framework enables systems integrators to build applications and offers actionable insights through simple to set-up reporting and dashboards.

 

SmartX IP Controllers and SmartX Living Space Sensors

These next-generation multipurpose field controller and sensors leverage industry standards and IP-based open protocols for 30 per cent increase in engineering efficiency and 20 per cent faster commissioning leveraging the eCommission mobile app.

 

“It offers so many advances for both customers and partners to re-invent buildings,” said Jean Baptiste Paul Hazard, Vice President, Ecobuilding, East Asia and Japan, Schneider Electric.

He elaborated, “It helps to extract and enhance efficiency, not only energy efficiency but integration, operational and engineering efficiency. It enhances the comfort and productivity of building occupants, which is key to hiring and retaining talent. Finally, because EcoStruxure Building is scalable and future-ready with its IP capabilities, it helps building owners and developers to increase the value of their real estate for the long term.” 


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