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Buildings can be smart, as technologically complex as computers, due to building automation, interoperability, wifi, HVAC, and other high tech components.

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A Japanese telecom company has created an app that helps workers find open bathroom stalls, and lets their employers measure how much time they spend in there.

Friday Funny: Gotta Go? There’s An App For That

Friday Funny: Gotta Go? There’s An App For That

A Japanese telecom company has created an app that helps workers find open bathroom stalls, and lets their employers measure how much time they spend in there.

Allegion, Brivo Offer Security Management Solution

Allegion and Brivo have partnered to integrate the security of Schlage NDE wireless locks with the Brivo OnAir cloud-based access control solution.

NCMS Report Finds Exoskeletons Prevent Injury

Productivity and safety improvements were revealed when the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences studied use of Lockheed Martin's FORTIS exoskeleton at a U.S. Navy shipyard.

Maximizing Data Center UPS Efficiency

Uninterruptible power supply systems, a core component of mission-critical infrastructure in a data center, are frequently regarded as one of the biggest offenders with respect to energy loss in power distribution.

Genetec AutoVu SharpV License Plate Recognition

The AutoVu SharpV is an automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) device that combines two high-definition cameras with onboard processing and illumination in a ruggedized, environmentally sealed unit.

FM Alert: Cybersmart Buildings Whitepaper

Johnson Controls and Booz Allen Hamilton publish call to action for building owners and facility managers to invest in cybersecurity.

Smarter Facility Management With Smart ID Badging

Smartphones and mobile apps are enabling facilities to reduce and, in some cases, eliminate the use of physical access cards for building security.

Friday Funny: Starship Poopers

Three winners will share the prize in NASA’s $30,000 Space Poop challenge, which sought solutions to address how to collect and route human waste away from the body while wearing a spacesuit.

Amadeus & React Mobile Improve Hotel Worker Safety

React Mobile and Amadeus have partnered to power widespread panic button alerting capabilities for global hotel brands utilizing Amadeus Service Optimization Solutions, HotSOS and HotSOS Housekeeping.

OnSSI & Safety Vision Deliver Situational Awareness

OnSSI and Safety Vision have partnered to enable integration of the RoadRecorder 8000 mobile server with Ocularis 5 VMS for viewing and management of cameras on a single mobile server in transportation applications.

Ceiling Cassette Indoor Unit By Mitsubishi Electric

The improved ceiling-recessed indoor unit features the new 3D i-see Sensor™ to deliver comfort and energy saving benefits.

Paying Attention To Power Factor

Looking to reduce energy use and emissions? Power factor correction helps facility management optimize power from the utility.

School District Tracks Space Use

Cloud-based tool provides third largest school district in Oregon improved insight and control into its facility and room scheduling operation.

Enhanced Tech For Armstrong Fluid Technology Pumps

The fluid flow equipment company introduces new capabilities for its line of Design Envelope pumps, providing facility management greater insight and control.

Hitachi Video Analytics (HVA) Software

Hitachi Video Analytics (HVA) combines computer vision and advanced analytics to extract rich insights and generate real-time alerts.

Planning For Wireless Infrastructure

Existing buildings may suffer from poor in-building wireless connectivity, even if those facilities previously enjoyed sufficient coverage.

Developing Emergency Preparedness Plans

For life safety, establish and practice procedures for facility management, occupants, and first responders.

OnSSI Ocularis 5.3 Surveillance Software

Ocularis version 5.3 improves overall security with new features and enhancements to OnSSI’s Ocularis Video Management System (VMS).

In-telligent Communication App Enhances Facility Safety

This technology platform ensures building occupants will be alerted immediately during an emergency — irrespective of the notification settings on their mobile devices or the language they speak.

Holistic Design Reflected In New Elementary School

For this New Jersey school, designer LAN Associates focused on light, flexibility, choice, connection, complexity, and color to enhance the student experience.

S2 Magic Monitor Vs. 4 Updates Video Management

The S2 Magic Monitor Version 4 introduces new features that benefit security operations as well as employees and visitors.

2017 Facility Executive Readers’ Choice Awards

In this annual survey of Facility Executive readers, votes were cast for product and service suppliers preferred during 2016.

DLC Qualified Products List Adds Two Lutron Offerings

Lutron's Quantum Total Light Management System and Vive wireless system now eligible for utility rebates and incentives by DesignLights Consortium members.

At Harvard, The Memorial Church Upgrades Building Controls

Part of a facility-wide renovation, HVAC automation has been integrated to allow for comfortable, year-round use of the building in Cambridge, MA.

2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards Winners

This annual awards competition recognizes inventive and original products, systems, and technologies in 10 categories related to HVAC systems.

Stay In The Game, Ensure Electrical Equipment Uptime

With this year's Super Bowl around the corner, power protection at Houston's NRG Stadium is most certainly on the preparation list for its facility management team.

JVCKENWOOD Updates Iconic TK-3230 Two-Way Radio

The company extends its comprehensive lineup of KENWOOD ProTalk branded radios with the introduction of the new TK-3230DX portable.

Facility Executive | February 2017 Issue

The February 2017 issue features the 2017 Facility Executive Of The Year. Plus, a look at in-building cellular, waste management, the building envelope, emergency preparedness, flooring, and our annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

Drones And The Emergence Of Unmanned Asset Management

Asset management is bolstered by using innovative technologies such as drones to proactively inspect critical assets and ensure these are maintained effectively.

Barix Barionet 1000 Universal I/O Device Server

The Barionet 1000 is a universal programmable input/output (I/O) device family for IP-based control and automation applications.

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