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Clearing the Air

Mark Bouldin, environmental specialist at Johnson Controls, explains why indoor air quality (IAQ) ought to be as important a political narrative as the health and wellbeing of building users is imperative. The importance of clean air is finally being recognised. In the United Kingdom, a new clean air law will be serve as a fitting…

Events

Siemens to Host Innovation Event at Manchester Central in June

Siemens will host a two-day conference and exhibition in Manchester on July 12th and 13th, 2022. Transform 2022 will be held at the city’s iconic Manchester Central venue, bringing together hundreds of industry leaders, influencers and regulators from across the UK and Ireland to collaborate and solve some of the most pressing organisational challenges. From…

News

Supply Chain Tech Startup Raises US $3.3M for Pakistan Flexible Warehousing

Karachi-based B2B warehousing and distribution start-up Oware Technologies has raised US $3.3 million in pre-seed funding in a round backed by Silicon Valley investors. Co-founded in June 2021 by Maersk and Careem alumni Raza Kazmi and Adil Nisar, the company offers clients a flexible warehousing and intelligent distribution solution in response to fluctuations in demand…

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ASM Deploys Facial Verification Network at Sports and Entertainment Venues

ASM Global has launched an industry-first facial verification network in partnership with technology innovator PopID. The first venue selected for the deployment, San Diego’s Pechanga Arena, hosted an American Hockey League (AHL) fixture between the Gulls and the Abbotsford Canucks this week, and follows a multiyear investment by ASM Global to redefine the return to…

News

Millennial Property Managers Leading Software Adoption

A survey of UK property managers by MRI Software reveals millennials have emerged as the dominant age group in the industry and that women continue to be underrepresented. The Voice of the Property Manager report was produced from a survey sample of 250 property management professionals in association with the UK Apartment Association (UKAA), the…

News

AVer Europe Launches Next-gen Video Conferencing Camera

AVer Europe has launched a new, high-end camera for the video conferencing and collaboration market. The VB342 Pro comes with an integrated speaker and microphone, as well as an upgraded premium video bar. 15X total zoom, a microphone range of 8 metres, and extension support of up to 20 metres for speakerphones and microphones, mean…

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Utelogy to Showcase Technology and Platform Innovations for the Connected World at ISE 2022

Connected workplace software iprovider Utelogy Corporation will be exhibiting its latest product innovations during the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE 2022) exhibition at Fira de Barcelona from 10th to 13th May.  The company returns to the event after announcing significant increases in YoY revenues and bookings of more than 270% following the Covid-19 pandemic. New software…

News

New IT Director to Lead Anabas Tech Offering

UK corporate FM specialist Anabas has appointed Nigel Wilby as IT Director as it expands its portfolio of technology solutions. Wilby brings over two decades of experience to the role and joins the office facilities management specialist from health club, spa and hotel operator, The Bannatyne Group. Alistair Craig, Anabas managing director, says: “We’re delighted…

News

Planon Acquires Controlling Stake in ANZ Asset Management Solutions Specialist

Planon has taken a majority shareholding in SPM Assets, an Aukland based provider of specialised asset management services and software in Australia and New Zealand for owners and managers of building portfolios. The acquisition heralds the start of a new partnership that will allow Planon to expand its geographical reach and partner ecosystem whilst providing…

News

Supporting Onsite Covid-19 Testing and Vaccination Programs

Employee health screenings and contingent staffing provider Impact Health has implemented Oracle NetSuite to support the rapid growth of its its onsite COVID-19 testing and vaccination programs. The deployment of Oracle NetSuite will automate critical financial processes and improve visibility across the business – in addition to supplying an integrated business platform for managing the…

News

JLL Awarded EDGNEX FM Data Centre Contract

JLL has been selected by global digital infrastructure provider EDGNEX to provide facilities management services to its expanding data centre operations across Africa, Asia, CIS, Europe and the Middle East. EDGNEX provides access to digital infrastructure in rapidly growing local markets with the same service levels available in global destinations. Its parent company, DAMAC Properties,…

News

The Role of Tech in Tackling Spiralling Business Costs and Climate Change

Jamie Cameron, Director of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls, explains why organisations are increasingly relying on technology to deliver operational energy savings whilst tackling climate change. Against a backdrop of myriad problems, from spiralling energy costs to inflation rates higher than seen for 30 years, the topic of energy efficiency has come back into sharp…

News

Leveraging Technology to Support Hungry Communities

ISS Guckenheimer has teamed with certified woman and minority-owned food recovery and distribution business Goodr to reroute surplus food from corporate cafeterias and dining venues to people in need. A primary challenge to businesses operating in the food services industry is creating enough product to meet customer need demand while also minimising excess production in…

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Verdantix Recognises Planon as IWMS Leader

Planon has been named a ‘Leader’ in Verdantix’ 2022 Green Quadrant: Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) report. The company’s digital workplace and smart building solutions were acknowledged for delivering end-to-end real estate management capabilities, comprehensive workplace services tools for employees, advanced business intelligence integrations, and broad functionality for facility management service providers. The Verdantix Green…

News

Visual Displays for Corporates and Classrooms

Panasonic’s EQ2 Series of professional 4K LCD displays has been developed to meet the needs of corporate buildings and classroom environments. Offering high visibility, durability and a host of useful connectivity features, the new series includes six screen sizes (86/75/65/55/50/43-inch). With 500 cd/m² brightness and high haze value panels to suppress the reflected glare of bright…

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EFI Recognised with European Digital Print Production Awards

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has received two European Digital Press (EDP) Awards from the European graphics arts trade press in recognition of its advancements in digital print production. The EFI VUTEk Q5r roll-to-roll UV LED printer beat competition in the large/wide- format printing systems category for printers above 350-centimetres wide. EDP judges honoured EFI Fiery…

News

Enhancing Meeting Room Connectivity

A partnership between connected workspaces solutions supplier Utelogy Corporation and Sydney-based voice, video and collaboration monitoring platform developer, IR, will enhanced communication monitoring in meeting rooms, boardrooms and meeting booths. Adding Utelogy’s remote management capabilities to the IR Collaborate platform will allow organizations to deliver and monitor experiences seamlessly. “This strategic partnership benefits IR and…

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Protecting Critical Equipment at Maidstone Hospital

Sensor-led automation technology from ANT Telecom is supporting Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust with performance monitoring of critical systems. The automation technology streamlines have been deployed to modernise processes previously undertaken manually by staff who have now been deployed elsewhere. Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust provides a  range of general hospital services, and…

News

Utelogy Acquires CloudThinQ

Unified communications, AV and device management company Utelogy has acquired CloudThinQ, an innovative, Seattle-based provider of IoT and real-time device management solutions for enterprise workplaces whose cloud-based enterprise IoT platform integrates building systems intelligently into a scalable framework for enhanced smart building experiences. Utelogy reports demand for its platform growth by over 280 per cent…

News

Making 2022 More Sustainable

Carl Ennis, CEO of Siemens UK, explains how measures introduced globally by the manufacturer can serve as a template for making buildings greener. Decarbonisation is a journey and, like all journeys, starts with an initial step followed by many more. Siemens has reduced its carbon footprint from manufacturing operations by more than 50 per cent over…

News

Feedr Launches in Edinburgh

Compass Group has introduced Feedr, the workplace delivered food technology platform it acquired in March 2020 to the City of Edinburgh. Developed in the United Kingdom, the foodservice solution offers employers a scalable way to feed teams, either on-site in the workplace or at home. Following its success in serving clients across London, Manchester and…

News

Reimagining Document Management

Kodak Alaris and digital intelligence company ABBYY have joined forces to help organisations convert documents into actionable data by integrating information capture with cloud-based intelligent document processing (IDP). The technical integration of Kodak’s INfuse smart connected scanning solution with ABBYY’s Vantage platform is part of a wider drive to promote automation initiatives globally, and create…

Case Studies

Securing Cement Sustainably

01.12.2021, 14:54 Securing Cement Production Sustainably Adding an element of sustainability to security provision at several mining and cement production sites in Uganda is reaping dividends for Lafarge Building Solutions. For 20 years, G4S has secured Hima Cement mines and a cement plant operated by Lafarge in Uganda as part of a vast and complex…

News

Technology and the Race to Net Zero

01.11.2021, 12:35 Technology and the Race to Net Zero With COP26 underway, Jamie Cameron, director of digital solutions at Johnson Controls UK&I, discusses the prevalence of technology in the race to net zero and the fight against climate change. With the news that the urgency over net zero has sparked a climate tech investment boom, the importance…

News

Erik Jaspers Elevated to IFMA Fellow

29.10.2021, 11:39 Erik Jaspers Elevated to IFMA Fellow The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has recognised the contribution of Erik Jaspers, Global Strategy & Innovation Director at Planon, to its international development by naming him as a Fellow. Jaspers, a consummate FM Technology expert who has helped define the agenda for information technology in the…

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Chinese-Israeli JV to Target Silver Tech Smart Home Market

27.10.2021, 09:00 Chinese-Israeli JV to Target Silver Tech Smart Home Market A new joint-venture partnership between Haier subsidiary HCH and global RF imaging products developer Vayyar is set to launch an IoT ecosystem that uses touchless sensor technology to benefit ageing populations in China and other countries. The strategic relationship will initially develop a solution…

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Innovation in the Enterprise Award

Terminix has received an Innovation in the Enterprise Award from the Greater Memphis IT Council following a recent collaboration with cloud platform provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) to implement cybersecurity products. One of four large enterprises nominated for the award, Terminix served as an early adopter and integrator of AWS cloud solutions, Gateway Load Balancer,…

Blog

COP26: Why Technology is Essential

21.10.2021, 19:31 COP26: Why Technology is Essential Following the leak of documents suggesting Saudi Arabia, Japan, Australia and several other countries have been lobbying the United Nations to alter its recommendations for tackling climate change, Jamie Cameron, Director of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls UK&I, comments on how technology can aide the race to net-zero…

News

Net Zero: Is the UK Missing the Point?

19.10.2021, 14:24 Net Zero: Is the UK Missing the Point? Mark Bouldin, an environmental specialist with Johnson Controls, comments on the UK government’s strategy for cutting greenhouse gas emissions which was published today. The UK has just released its plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions but it’s missing an important piece of the puzzle. 40 per cent of…

News

Why COP26 is Now Even More Critical

14.10.2021, 10:48 Why COP26 is Now Even More Critical Environmental specialist Mark Bouldin comments on The Climate Transparency Report 2021 finding released today that CO2 emissions will rise by 4 per cent across the G20 this year despite falling 6 per cent during the pandemic. 2021 has been a critical year for climate action so the…

News

Tackle Hygiene with Every Catch

13.10.2021, 16:47 Tackle Hygiene with Every Catch Ahead of Global Handwashing Day on 15 October, a new campaign announced by Tork and the Philadelphia Eagles will highlight the importance of sustainable hygiene whilst supporting the homeless.   “Tackle Hygiene with Every Catch” will be the first of a series of season-long initiatives announced by the…

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