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Innovative Sensor Technology to Launch at The Facilities Show
A new technology that is set to revolutionise how workspaces are used, will be unveiled at The Facilities Show in June by scheduling solutions experts, NFS Technology Group.
Rendezvous sensors track real-time utilisation of desks, meeting rooms and even individual seats – providing “live” information on their availability which staff and facilities managers can use to improve workplace productivity.
NFS chief executive, Luis De Souza, whose company specialises in the facilities and hospitality markets, believes working environments are changing dramatically in response to flexible working:
“Where we once had a desk and worked at it, and had rooms set up purely for meetings", he says, "we now need our space to be far more agile, with hot desk areas and open meeting spaces where colleagues can collaborate".
“This places a major requirement on facilities and office managers to make sure the workplace is fulfilling its function efficiently for both employees and the company”.
A recent global survey found that seven out of every ten workers waste 15 minutes a day looking for a suitable place to work, and Luis concurs when he observes: “every wasted minute is productivity down the drain”, and adds, “office space is expensive – a desk can cost more than £18,000 a year in the City of London and $14,000 in New York”.
“Empty rooms, no-shows at meetings and hot desks that stay cold are a major hidden cost for businesses. Our new sensor technology provides a dynamic view of the office that can pay dividends for both workers and the organisation.
“Our sensor solution is affordable, easy to deploy (only Wi-Fi needed) and monitors the occupancy of rooms, desks and seats in real time, displaying the available space on display panels, ideal for staff to plan their day,” he said.
“It means staff looking for a suitable meeting space or available hot desk can find it in an instant – and book it online, even before they get into the office, along with equipment and facilities they need such as videoconferencing and AV.
“Rendezvous also automatically releases space if staff do not turn up – business rules can be set for each space type to suit operating modes and culture.
“And our Analytics Module provides a perfect guide to facilities managers about how their space is being used, so they can make informed decisions on office configurations.
“We feel our new Rendezvous sensor technology is a step change in the world of space management – and when we launch it at the Facilities Show in June, we’re confident that its simplicity and affordability will be an attractive proposition for both the CIO and FM.”
To find out more about Rendezvous sensor technology, visit www.nfs-hospitality.com.