Lagos, Nigeria, October 25, 2017— Global leader in Networking and IT solutions Cisco Systems on the 17th of October 2017 held a real estate roundtable at Cisco’s Lagos office to introduce Cisco’s to its smart building solution VP of Real Estate, Operations and Property Managers, VP Leasing, VP of Development, COO, Chief information officers (CIO’s) of organizations as they are the key influencers to this Digital Transformation of Real Estate
At the heart of the Cisco approach is a service-oriented building architecture designed to reduce cost and complexity by replacing discrete and disparate in-building system networks with one simplified, flexible, and scalable IP network. This converged network creates the secure and reliable platform for systems integration, enabling information from various systems to be shared. Not only has this made it possible to automate processes, such as heating in anticipation of changes in the weather, it has also enabled the creation of new, IP-based information and communications services.
Building owners are looking at technology convergence to deliver enhanced occupant experiences and improved efficiencies in their buildings. However, as the number of networks and connections within buildings grows, they are becoming increasingly complex. Interconnecting and interoperating isolated building systems such as lighting, HVAC, badging systems, security, CCTV, sensors and audio-video equipment, into a single converged system is fundamental to the digital transformation of buildings. Today’s building systems and equipment need to work together smoothly and efficiently to meet owners’ and occupants’ needs, which requires a holistic approach of integrating new technologies.
Olakunle Oloruntimehin, Cisco Nigeria’s General Manager expressed Cisco’s commitment to provide innovation to customers, saying, “Our vision is to leverage Cisco’s core technology asset and installed base to provide a set of infra-solution and cloud applications to help customer deliver this next-gen building and workspace environment with a focus on improved occupant experience; namely: meeting room experience and improved building operation efficiency, better visibility of space planning, and building asset management.”
Today’s real estate market is filled with opportunities. Market trends including workforce globalization, environmental and social responsibility, and a growing worldwide population favor building transformation. Cisco’s Smart Building solution gives way to the next generation of real estate and building services which will turn workplaces and home spaces into environments that are personalized, efficient, functional, and profitable
The importance of early adoption of smart building designs and software means reduced build and fit out costs right from the start of construction. A secure, enterprise-grade network means that every building system can be controlled from anywhere with a smart device. Tenants enjoy an enhanced user experience through personalized environmental controls.
The Cisco Smart Building solution is a framework that positions the Network.Intuitive as the platform, where the network becomes an intelligent building infrastructure and the foundation for change in any development project. The Network.Intuitive learns, adapts and protects the network by automating the edge of the network and embedding machine learning and analytics at a foundational level of connected real estate development. Cisco’s Smart Building solution combines proven, advanced technologies into a customized solution, combining existing, disparate sets of communications, security, and building systems onto a single, converged IP network.
Cisco Smart Building solution benefits all stakeholders in the design, construction, and real estate industries as well as those using the final built environment. The network becomes an “intelligent platform” infrastructure that creates an unprecedented opportunity for improved services, enhanced processes, and cost-effective operations for everyone who uses or creates connected real estate spaces.
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