New Companion app together with enhanced features streamlines use of building data for better comfort, productivity and sustainability
Imagine being able to reserve a space, adjust the lights and air-conditioning to your preference, find the people and places you are looking for — all from a single mobile app. With the new Johnson Controls Companion app, building occupants are empowered to control their physical comfort and to proactively manage energy consumption to meet sustainability goals.
The Companion app works in tandem with the enhanced Johnson Controls Enterprise Management 2.0, a cloud-based platform that integrates occupant, asset and energy management. Targeting various building stakeholders, the technology enables:
- Building occupants to handle day-to-day building-related matters such as adjusting cooling and lighting, scheduling meeting rooms and wayfinding;
- Facility managers to make better evidence-based decisions on space and assets;
- Technical professionals servicing building equipment to zoom in on issues quickly and to offer condition-based service rather than the more traditional time-based service; and
- Building owners to identify opportunities to save energy and money, streamline operations, optimise space utilisation, as well as uncover hidden revenue streams to maximise asset value.
The Enterprise Management 2.0 platform includes new functionalities such as predictive management and space optimisation that utilise artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies, in addition to Microsoft Azure cloud-based analytics. Agnostic in relation to building automation systems, infrastructure, or service providers, Enterprise Management can be layered into technologies or systems that are already in place and provide new insights without starting from scratch. The Johnson Controls Enterprise Management technology is currently used in more than 1,300 buildings globally (including large banks and data centers), with the Asia-Pacific region accounting for some 60 percent of the deployment.
“Johnson Controls Enterprise Management is a smart, scalable solution that represents a game-changing quantum leap in a customer’s facilities management strategy and digital transformation journey. Beyond meeting sustainability goals and achieving productivity gains, it supports better all-round decision making that will impact the portfolio owner’s bottom line, while elevating the occupant experience with advanced functionalities,” said Samit Sen, director, Digital Solutions, Asia Pacific, Johnson Controls. “We expect the benefits of the platform to have strong resonance in Asia Pacific, which is increasingly receptive to platforms that allow for a proactive condition-based service model, and have a strong interest in future-proofing their portfolios.”
The Johnson Controls Companion app, as part of Enterprise Management, is available for download on both iOS and Android. It is currently available in English and Chinese, with more local language options to be added.
The release of Johnson Controls Enterprise Management 2.0 comes on the heels of the company’s designation as “Industrial IoT Innovator of the Year” by the independent organisation IoT Breakthrough.
This story and the accompanying image were provided courtesy of Write Away Communication.