building automation


Joblogic Expands CMMS Capabilities with Acquisition

Field service management software provider Joblogic has acquired computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) developer Protean Software in a deal that enlarges its subscriber base by 10,000 users. The acquisition will sees Protean’s 50 employees join the Joblogic team at its new HQ office in central Birmingham. Field service software helps contractors save time, increase productivity,…


Allied Telesis Announces New Ruggedized 10 Gigabit PoE++ Industrial Ethernet Switches

Allied Telesis, a global leader in connectivity solutions and intelligent networking tools, is pleased to introduce the IE220 Series of industrial-grade switches – ruggedized for enduring performance in harsh environments, such as those found in OT networks and outdoor installations. These switches are hardened to withstand difficult environmental conditions, such as electromagnetic noise, wide-ranging temperatures, high humidity,…


Rockwell Automation CMMS Recognized with AI Award

Fiix, Rockwell Automation’s computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), has been named as a winner of The Business Intelligence Group’s 2023 Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards Program. Fiix Foresight, the solution’s AI-powered decision-making support tool, quickly analyzes maintenance data and provides recommendations based on trends in this data, enabling teams to predict and prevent breakdowns, delays and…


Consortium to Support Hamburg’s Carbon Neutral Ambition

The City of Hamburg has selected a consortium led by smart building data company MeteoViva and automation solutions provider Sauter-Cumulus to retrofit its real estate portfolio with complementary solutions to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. A 98 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions from publicly-owned properties is an essential requirement of Hamburg’s ambition to become…

FM Magazine

Why Bid Farewell to Your Legacy CMMS?

Rajavel Subramanian, Facilio co-founder and Head of Product, says first generation computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) can simply no longer be considered for purpose. What if I told you the CMMS you’re using to run your property operations isn’t designed for you at all? Let me explain. If we go back a few years in history,…


MeteoViva Climate Becomes Qualifying Service for German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) Certification

The German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) is now recognising installations of the MeteoViva Climate smart building and energy management platform as qualifying for silver certification under its “Building in Operation” scheme. In 2021, the platform became the first to be recognised as a service by DGNB. Following the most recent announcement, owners and operators of…

Automation & AI

What Can FM Learn from F1?

Rogier Roelvink, Customer Strategy Director with Oracle Construction and Engineering, explains how processes and technologies from Formula One motorsport can accelerate performance in facilities management. Formula 1 is a sport often described as being driven by data; teams are obsessed with analysis and minute details that could give them a competitive advantage on the track.…


FSI Rebrands as MRI Software

FSI has begun trading as MRI Software following its August 2021 acquisition, with the Concept Evolution CAFM/IWMS platform also rebranded as ‘MRI Evolution’. “Integrating FSI with MRI Software strengthens both organisations’ ability to support FM teams across a range of industry sectors by delivering an enhanced, scalable technology platform to manage and maintain facilities effectively,”…

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