Your Building Should Think The Way You Do.
Today’s buildings must be flexible, efficient, and cost-effective to accommodate
a variety of lifestyles, and a fast-paced, always-changing workplace. Users want
building environments that adapt to their needs—from IT capabilities to room
temperature—plus access to concierge level services. Owners need the flexibility
to accommodate the changing user and tenant requirements, while control operating
costs by efficiently managing lights, HVAC, and security. Operators must have access
to building operations on premise and remotely, with a flexible, easyto- use system.
The goal is to find support for a range of activities and preferences, while managing
costs and increasing revenues.
It’s a tall order for any building—new or existing. Wiring and facility
changes can be expensive, and adding new services often requires a complete overhaul
of existing infrastructure. In the past, property owners have had to choose between
the users’ need for comfort and convenience and their own profitability goals.
There’s a new way of supporting the changing needs of buildings, and the people
in them. A cost-effective approach to adding services while managing costs. An innovative,
new technology solution that will allow real estate ventures to use existing wiring
and facilities to deliver flexible, personalized and affordable services that will
differentiate their property, cut costs and generate new revenue, while offering
unprecedented levels of comfort and convenience.
Nevotek IPTComfort. Delivering cost-effective, convenient convergence.
Start with an IP-based network that provides the platform for convergence. Then,
add Nevotek IPTComfort, a true convergence solution that combines an innovative
application suite with existing building technologies to deliver the ultimate flexibility
IPTComfort integrates building management, back office, and communications systems
over a single IP network, with centralized administration and control. All assets
are controlled with a flexible software-based, solution that combines building automation
capabilities with a converged, IP network. IPTComfort controls lighting, wiring,
HVAC, building access, TV and video cameras—virtually any device that can
be connected to a building management system.
Building users, managers, owners and operators can regulate building services—either
on premise or remotely—via an IP phone, cell phone, IPTV, or standard web
browser. IPTComfort supports ZigBee protocol, allowing for easy integration and
wireless access to building controls. With this level of automation, buildings can
be adapted to the changing needs of the user on a daily—or even hourly—basis.
Do more with less.
IPTComfort reduces operating and capital investment costs by improving the use of
existing infrastructure and resources. With IPTComfort, building operators can automate
the control of multiple systems to improve conservation, flexibility and security,
while tailoring the environment to meet the unique needs of users.
Conserve Energy & Resources
IPTComfort reduces energy costs by controlling lights, and HVAC—and ensuring
they are only used when required. Unused office space or rooms can be maintained
at a conservation level until required for use. Building users find their office
or room spaces automatically customized to meet their needs, reducing the cost of
over heating or cooling. Automating window shutters and blinds keeps building interiors
cool during hot spells. IPTComfort monitors energy use by tenant, offering operators
a way to allocate billing based on consumption on a monthly, or daily basis.
Leveraging Existing Wiring & Systems
Existing wiring systems can be quickly reconfigured to create adaptable workspaces
that support multiple uses. This minimizes the need to add or change facilities
to accommodate new building functionality, reducing support and administration costs.
Guest and user preferences are stored in an easy to access database that is accessed
by IPTComfort to automatically control building areas. This pre-set, customized
approach will reduce energy consumption, and minimize management and administrative
costs, with centralized, automated control. IPTComfort supports all installed, existing
legacy equipment and provides integration over an IP foundation.
It’s all done over a converged IP network, with IPTComfort’s customizable,
software-based solution that supports installed, legacy equipment and existing wiring
systems. Buildings no longer require the dedicated signaling networks found in virtually
all legacy real estate environments. Instead, building management systems use an
IP foundation that integrates with all IT other and communications services. With
IP-based services, energy management controls can be accessed remotely, through
an IP phone, cell phone, IPTV or standard browser. IPTComfort helps building owners
control energy consumption while accommodating the changing building needs and improving
the end user experience.
Build intelligence into any space, at anytime.
IPTComfort improves every aspect of a user’s experience by providing a flexible
and tailored building environment. Space can be programmed to support the daily
changes in building activities to accommodate a variety of user needs.
Intelligent Buildings Serve Multiple Needs
Offer a more efficient meeting environment, by automating lights, curtains and A/V
equipment in a conference room, with push button activation over existing wiring
and switches. Turn off heat in rooms that must unexpectedly accommodate a surplus
of people, and support the needs of larger groups with more specialized lighting
and ventilation. Facilitate flexible work hours by allowing employees to remotely
turn on garage lights and unlock gates before entering a building at night, increasing
safety and security.
Generate Revenue, Track Expenses
For multi-tenant properties, IPTComfort allows building operators to allocate utility
costs based on actual consumption. Buildings are better utilized and personalized,
and operating costs tied to the needs of different tenant and user groups.
Owners and operators can differentiate properties with new services, delivered by
a flexible, converged, solution. Properties can also generate revenue by running
ads for local businesses on large screen TVs, kiosks or displays, placed in common
Nevotek IPTComfort does it all over existing wiring systems, anchored by a converged
IP network. Functionality is delivered by a programmable software platform, which
defines and delivers end user features. Building operators can add or change features
through an easy-to-use, browser-based interface, without the need for physical rewiring.
Increase productivity, streamline operations
IPTComfort offers innovative, advanced capabilities that enhance the productivity
of every building. With IPTComfort, owners and operators can better leverage the
human and physical resources of their property for maximum efficiency, and gain
control over facilities with an easy to use, software-based solution.
Leverage Existing Resources
Allow employees to act as virtual receptionists by giving IP phones access to photos
from surveillance cameras at any entrance, which can then be unlocked via a button
on the phone, improving security. Add functionality to open spaces by programming
existing switches to handle new capabilities—such as dimming the lights, controlling
outlets from a wall switch, or turning on or off an outlet to accommodate a temporary
Reduce the number of service calls by automatically programming hotel rooms or offices
to users’ preferred temperature settings, lighting TV station. Place sensors
in strategic locations to identify potentially hazardous situations before they
become catastrophic, including pipe leaks, smoke and fire and security break-ins.
A Model for Comfort
IPTComfort combines hardware and software into a flexible solution that runs on
top of standard IP server products. It provides the next step of total convergence,
adding end user solutions and applications to a flexible, IP network platform.
IPTComfort hardware components connect to standard circuit breakers, and reside
in a small, conveniently located panel that taps into the building management system
network. These connections allow IPTComfort to leverage building and room wiring
and work with existing facilities.
IPTComfort software runs on a server, with APIs designed to work with standard browsers,
IP phones or mobile phones. The software includes an easy to use, browser-based
client administrative and management capabilities, and controls over smart I/O devices
located throughout the building. Users can control the physical resources of a property
over devices connected to an IP network, either on premise or remotely.