A smart office needs an intelligent infrastructure

Our digital sensor network ensures a future proof building

Optimization

Productivity

Environment

Well-being

Employees who feel comfortable in their office are not only more motivated, but also more productively. Intelligent applications, utilization concepts, pleasant lighting and a good room climate can make a decisive contribution in creating an optimum working atmosphere. In addition, this also increases your attractiveness as an employer. Our aim is to create a productivity-enhancing and inspiring environment to support employees in the best possible way. We do this by connecting the office and its users and thereby increasing overall flexibility, functionality and efficiency – whilst also decreasing operational and environmental costs.

Key aspects of smart offices

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Flexibility

Hot Desking, Home Office, Desk Sharing and FlexOffice. New Work concepts are becoming more important every day. Learn more on how smartengine supports that process.

Flexibility

Work and employees are becoming increasingly more mobile and demand flexibility. By utilizing the real-time motion data from smartengine, employees can search and book free workstations and
meeting rooms. This has been proven to reduce both search times and hot desking complications.

Applications such as indoor navigation, asset tracking and people-finding drive office and employee flexibility even further.

Key learnings:

  • Display of available workstations and rooms in real time
  • Optimized workstation search for various new work concepts

Analytics

Flexible working requires multifunctional space. Space that can be monitored using sensor technology and then optimised and/or redesigned based on the generated data.

Analytics

smartengine collects live data on various parameters and is able to provide insights into space utilization and occupancy. These insights are presented in metrics, floorplans and graphs and enable a deep-dive to deliver valuable insights. Combining occupancy data with other sources of Business Intelligence, such as HR data and business KPIs, will lead to a profound understanding of the current situation and correlations. These insights will help you plan and optimize your office, so you actually provide the space and functionality your organization needs.

Key learnings:

  • Optimize office space and functionality using smartengine insights
  • Visualize real-time occupancy using heatmaps and make sure your office is used the way it should be

Efficiency

smartengine decreases your operational costs and increases employee efficiency. Learn more on how to unlock more building and employee potential with smartengine.

Efficiency

It starts with lighting:
Several studies show that human well-being and efficiency are significantly influenced by light and room climate. Our sensor-based control of lighting makes sure that every employee has optimal lighting conditions - a key element in employee productivity. You can also support the natural daily rhythm by implementing biodynamic light. Human Centric Lighting (HCL) improves employee efficiency. Our sensor data is also available to other building systems, making further optimizations possible. By also implementing sensor-based HVAC, up to 34% lower operating costs can be achieved.

Key learnings:

  • Optimize building operation: Up to 34% less operational costs.
  • Enhance employee efficiency: pleasant working atmosphere due to sensor-based control of lighting, heating, air conditioning and ventilation.

Your smartengine benefits

as user, tenant, owner and facility manager

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Here's how the technology works:

  • Fine-Mesh-Sensornetwork
  • Typical Deployment
  • Interfaces

Sensornetwork

smartengine is a building intelligence and lighting control platform designed to power lights and sensors over an IT network infrastructure backbone. Sensors are deployed throughout a space and communicated with in real time to deliver advanced insights throughout the entire built environment. The sensors detect motion, brightness, temperature, air quality, bluetooth data and per fixture power consumption. All data is automatically delivered to the smartengine in real time. The networking of rooms and buildings via sensors makes it possible to quickly obtain a detailed understanding of how spaces are being used, all the while delivering best in class lighting energy consumption, often measured between 0.1-0.3 W/ft².

Typical Deployment

The smartengine deployment is based on standard network cables that connect all components: LED lights, smartsensors and central active components, the so-called „smartengines“ and the „smartdirector“. The smartdirector manages up to 2000 smartsensors, collects all sensor data and serves as an interface (open API and BACnet/IP) to external components such as a Building Management System (BMS). The smartengines are used to power LED-lights and sensors while simultaneously gathering and distributing sensor data. This approach greatly reduces design complexity and installation cost, while at the same time providing a communication infrastructure for the entire building.

Open API & BACnet

Using smartengine and it’s out of the box interfaces is an easy way to generate more value from your smartengine solution and thereby your building. The smartengine-technology features an open API and a BACnet/IP stack with which you can access and share all sensor data from your built space. With BACnet/IP, you can establish two-way communication between smartengine and your building management system (BMS) and its subsystems (e.g. your HVAC system). The Open API is used to integrate 3rd party applications into your smartengine solution. With our open API (rAPI & uAPI) you can access all of your smartsensor data, allowing for various Use Cases, such as asset & people tracking and Hot Desking.

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