CytexOne Launches Smart Manufacturing Practice

NEW YORK–CytexOne today announced its smart manufacturing practice targeted to commercial industrial environments, helping smooth the path to intelligence, automation and increased profitability utilizing digital technology. CytexOne’s industrial offering is available nationwide and provides services, product integration and customized applications addressing “smart factories” – from industrial floors, to agricultural settings.

CytexOne specializes in expert integration for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology, M2M communications, including continuous monitoring, and customized, integrated data analytics. With the advent of Industry 4.0 initiatives for the industrial market, manufacturers must plan for wide-scale technology transformation. CytexOne customizes connected products and data analytics as part of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) implementation and automates common processes. CytexOne reports in real time, the state of the business. By creating customized single integrated systems for industrial settings, CytexOne boosts worker productivity, preserves data integrity, reduces waste, and enhances plant safety. CytexOne provides efficiency and accuracy through the customized deployment of IIOT solutions.

The IIoT Integrators Are Coming

Industrial control system integrators that don’t embrace the Internet of Things will have to share the plant floor with some new competition.

It’s always interesting to hear the predictions of how many Internet of Things devices will infiltrate our environment in the future. Gartner has projected that there will be 21 billion “things” connected by 2020. And while many applications will be in the specialized vertical space—connecting medical equipment in healthcare or tracking products in container ships, for example—the majority will be consumer-oriented endpoints and cross-industry generic devices that include building management systems, HVAC and lighting.

The IoT Impact on RevPAR

The hospitality market is as competitive as ever, as a stronger economy means that heady consumers and business travelers are looking for the greatest experience at hotels and resorts. These guests want excitement and customized amenities driven by reliable technology to go along with a comfortable bed to sleep in at night.

From the business perspective of hotel operations and financial management, KPIs and performance measurement mean everything. The concept of RevPAR, is top-of-mind. RevPAR is the key performance metric in the hotel industry calculated by dividing a hotel’s total guestroom revenue by the room count and the number of days in the period being measured. It all comes down to optimizing all the space invested in to the benefit of happy guests who continue to spend and generate revenues.

CytexOne IoT Transforms an Office Building

A well-known business services provider found much to be desired in their previous office space. It was not unusual to spend the first 20 minutes of a meeting getting all of the audiovisual equipment working. Sometimes screens wouldn’t turn on or devices couldn’t connect. Employees complained about being blinded by the sun or not getting enough light. It was often difficult to get a wireless connection in the office. Electric bills were high but management had no idea how the power was being used.

As the company prepared to move its 300-person staff into a new three-story, 60,000 square foot space in midtown Manhattan, management looked to address these problems and generally improve the productivity and comfort of its employees and visitors. The conference rooms were a top priority because customers and prospects frequently visit the company’s offices for meetings and presentations that have major impact on revenue generation.

“The Internet of Things [IoT] is like the Wild West right now with many different products providing point solutions,” said Dan Levine, Chief Executive Officer of CytexOne, a solution and integration provider that specializes in IoT applications in commercial buildings. “The challenge in this case was to put together an integrated solution using equipment from multiple vendors that functions together smoothly and addresses all of the client’s needs at a reasonable price point.”

CytexOne CEO Report – Commercial Buildings Meet the IoT

Commercial buildings, from large skyscrapers to residential multi-dwelling units, present an important opportunity for the emerging collection of technologies and automation known as the Internet of Things (IoT).

There has been much in the news about the healthy forecasts for the IoT overall. Smart building researcher Memoori has projected the IoT market for commercial buildings to grow 25 percent annually from $22.93 billion in 2014 to more than $85 billion in 2020.

CytexOne Featured in Control4 Hospitality Press Release

NEW ORLEANS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL), a leading global provider of automation solutions, today introduced the new Control4® Hospitality Solution. Offering today’s hotels powerful in-room automation functionality, along with sophisticated back-end management software, hotel staff are provided extensive guest room status updates, whether that is a need for new batteries for a remote control or a mini-bar requires a restock. With Control4, smart hotels can deliver an elegant, unparalleled travel experience, greeting guests with automated lighting, shades, entertainment and climate control as soon as they enter their rooms. The Control4 Hospitality Solution maximizes operational efficiencies gained through hotel room automation throughout the property.

“From doors to drapes, Control4 provides a complete automation solution for the hospitality industry. By uniting systems that were once disparate, Control4 delivers operational efficiencies for hotels and a personalized, five-star stay for their guests,” said Eric Anderson, SVP Products.

Making the most of the IoT Revolution: Telkonet Inc.

“Companies’ ability to adapt and thrive in this new era of the Internet of Things is likely to determine who the next set of winners and laggards will be in the new connected age.” – Simona Jankowski, Goldman Sachs

Today, the explosion of data, driven by trends such as the “Internet of Things” presents enterprises with the challenge of managing and extracting critical intelligence from it. At the same time, continued understanding of the IoT and its evolution for commercial and consumer markets enables the very same enterprises to prioritize need with innovation and provide relevant solutions to its customers. With R&D and innovation as its USP, Telkonet Inc. has put this opportunity to the best use and has established itself as a leading IoT provider for commercial markets, since EcoSmart’s inception in 2011.

With an interesting journey that began with Telkonet functioning as a provider of products for networking over low voltage power line infrastructure, Telkonet expanded its operations quickly, and today, has offices spread across Milwaukee- WI, Waukesha- WI and Germantown- MD. In 2007, the company indulged in two major acquisitions and redefined its business strategies. The first acquisition was of EthoStream, a company that designed, installed and supported High-Speed Internet Access (HSIA) networks within the Hospitality market. The second acquisition was of a manufacturer of HVAC controls equipment located in Las Vegas, NV. This company, then named Smart Systems International (SSI), manufactured energy-saving HVAC controls for the Hospitality market. The technology acquired through this transaction became the root of Telkonet’s current EcoSmart platform, the second division within Telkonet today.

HVAC and IoT, Simply

It is easy to be confused when it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), with so many products and objects being connected and made more intelligent. It sounds overly complex, but one application that is easy to understand is HVAC IoT.