Cisco and now Intel make their campuses smart to showcase technology

Intel’s SRR3 is a 10-story Office-Laboratory building in Bangalore, India. The building is targeted as a LEED Platinum certified project and will be fully occupied with 3000 employees by August 2016. The SRR3 building supports Intel’s objective to implement a smart and green building for its employees, plus meeting local India government ‘smart city’ mandate. Project objectives include sustainability, occupant experience, employee satisfaction, and operational/capital expense savings. To achieve these objectives, the building is equipped with nearly 10,000 sensors for temperature, occupancy, lighting, energy, water, and air quality management and monitoring. Central to the design is an Intel based IoT Gateway that serves as the integration backbone between edge sensors and a third-party, cloud-based building management system (BMS). The gateway replaces hardware components in the building installation with software-equivalent functionality running on the gateway. Some of the key functional use cases implemented in the building include connected lighting, HVAC learning algorithms, hot desking enablement, intelligent demand response, visitor vehicle digital escort, and differential usage of backup power. Intel’s strength in software security and provisioning of edge devices is utilized throughout the solution.

Cisco Systems has already setup its own campus as a blueprint for the future of smart cities in India to showcase how IoE is transforming the way cities, companies and citizens create and deliver innovation, energy, healthcare, education and transportation. Set in the company’s next generation campus in Bangalore, the Cisco Smart City, uses the Internet of Everything, (IoE) to showcase how connected education, connected healthcare, smart buildings, connected transport and smart parking can transform the way cities and communities are designed, built and renewed to ensure economic, social and environmental. The Cisco Smart City features networked smart parking, connected cafes, recreation and relaxation rooms, a rooftop solar power system and indoor “neighborhoods” designed for employees to quickly meet (in person or virtually), collaborate, innovate and deliver wherever they are located. The Cisco Smart City, with LEED® Platinum Certified buildings, uses intelligent networks as the foundation for managed city and business services and incorporates all manner of mobility, security, cloud computing, virtualization, collaboration, video and other evolving technologies. The Cisco Smart City allows employees, customers and partners to experience what’s possible when you realize the true potential of the Internet of Everything and connect people, processes, data and things.

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