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Smart Business Building

From Smart Building to the Smart Campus all the way to the Smart City

Smart Business Building encompasses the topics of higher utilisation and energy efficiency, improved security and service quality, reduced operating costs and ultimately the intensification of customer loyalty. In order to exploit the full potential of smart building technologies, all relevant players have to work together. This results in business models that go beyond smart consumer electronics to smart cities.

Success criteria for future-oriented industries

The smart home offers huge opportunities for energy providers as well as for the building technology and consumer electronics industry. These sectors will be able to generate real added value, if building technology solutions, domestic appliances, consumer electronics, smartphones and tablets all communicate with each other in a meaningful way. In order to provide customers with the comfort they expect, smart home solutions have to meet these three criteria:

  • Interoperability: There are, as yet, no unified standards in the market. However, users expect all devices to operate seamlessly, i.e. companies have to design their smart home solutions so other providers can access them.
  • Usability: Thanks to smartphones and tablets, users are accustomed to a high level of usability. Providers of smart home services have to guarantee the same user experience for their solutions.
  • Data security: In a smart home, sensors transmit and receive sensitive information. In order to win the customers’ trust, data security is mandatory.

Meeting and surpassing user expectations

Expectations are high: A clear added value, data security, and low total cost of ownership (TCO). Companies have to invest a lot of time and money into developing these capabilities. Zühlke helps to shorten the time to market for smart building solutions in the following areas:

  • Enabling of Smart Living
  • Heat, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Home Entertainment
  • Ambient Assisted Living
     

Your One-Stop-Partner

Zühlke covers all consulting and engineering disciplines that are relevant for smart building solutions: from customer journey and business case to user experience as well as mechanics or electronics development, via cloud backend systems, all the way to mobile applications. Our portfolio of services includes:

  • Consulting and development of business models based on business model patterns
  • Product and software development for device connectivity, cloud technology, data analytics, portals and apps
  • Operation and maintenance of smart home solutions

The direct route to results

  • Workshops to generate ideas and gain a market overview
  • Consulting and development of customer journey and application case
  • Elaboration of the business case
  • Optimization of utilization concepts
  • Project implementation and interdisciplinary development

Your benefit: marketable, user-friendly solutions that safely exchange data between devices and the cloud.
 

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Hansjürg Inniger

Director Solution Center, Partner
Internet of Things

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Boris Langer

Head Competence Unit
Internet of Things