The Buildings Technologies Division at Siemens and IBM’s Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities have announced cloud-based solutions that will help property owners manage their energy more effectively and maximise the potential of connected buildings.
Siemens is integrating software from IBM’s Watson IoT Business Unit, including analytics and asset management, into its cloud-based Navigator energy and sustainability management platform.
“Of all the software solutions available to corporate real estate owners today, none leverage facility optimization solutions from a service provider like Siemens,” said Matthias Rebellius, CEO, Siemens Building Technologies Division. “By interfacing our Navigator platform with IBM’s software, we can bring Siemens’ proven expertise in energy optimization and building performance together with IBM’s real estate and asset management systems to create an unrivalled combination that will dramatically improve the productivity of buildings.”
The Siemens Navigator platform provides a customisable suite of services that enables monitoring of building system performance, energy demand, and energy supply across a single building, a campus, or an entire property portfolio. With IBM’s IoT technologies integrated into the new Navigator platform, customers will experience a user-friendly interface and will benefit from more advanced analytics capabilities as well as the ability to process more robust data sets from their property portfolios.
The new Siemens Navigator functionality will be rolled out in packages over the coming years starting this year, with releases in May and October.