IN THE NEWS
April 2019 Edition
EcoStruxure™ Building Solutions Lab Virtual Tour
Is a trip to the Andover R&D Center not in your immediate plans? Be like the more than 1,000 people in the month of March, and experience the EcoStruxure™ Building Solutions Lab with a simple mouse click on the Virtual Tour! The Virtual Tour covers near every inch of the 3,000 ft2 lab, including solutions for Healthcare, Hotels and Data Centers, as well as our Edge Control and Advisors & Analytics offers. Informative videos narrated by subject matter experts take deeper dives into each solution, and are regularly updated as our offers evolve.
A Practical Framework for Cyber Secure, Cloud Connected Smart Building Control Systems
Everyone wants a 'smart' building but what about the cyber security risks? This paper from Schneider Electric's cybersecurity experts will walk you through a practical framework for achieving cyber secure, cloud connected smart building control systems
New KNX presence sensors: There’s no building they can’t handle!
A new range of presence sensors are available to help your customers more efficiently manage and automate lighting, heating, air conditioning, and ventilation for better air quality, improved energy efficiency, and advanced occupant comfort.
ION Everywhere Video
In our last newsletter we shared with you a video about ION in 60 second. Now learn more about how you can leverage this technology for your customers:
EcoXpert™ Badges — Feature Stories
Power Advisor Wins Plant Engineering Magazine Product of the Year
Power Advisor Wins Plant Engineering Magazine 2018 Product of the Year (POY) Bronze Award in the Plant Analytics and Design category! Power Advisor is one of Schneider Electric's newest and fastest-growing Advisor offers with over 214K assets under management (AUM) across 900+ customer sites in 45 countries worldwide.
Update your Current Transformers Knowledge
You can’t do metering without CT’s. A new datasheet has been posted to help simplify selection and understanding of Schneider’s CT offer.
NEW Firmware: PM8000, ION7400 & ION9000
Be sure to review the enhancements and improvements delivered through version 2.1 firmware for these meters. Installable with ION Setup 3.1.
Exchange Community TOP DISCUSSION: PME Cloud Hosting Preparation Guide
Not surprising that the top viewed content since our last EcoXpert Connect newsletter is on the topic of cloud hosting PME. If you’ve thought about offering this before, check out this useful guide.
Selling and Deploying to a Standard Scope of Work
While every one of our customers has unique needs, there is huge advantages to using a standard scope of work (SSoW) in our proposals and project deployments. We’re producing application specific SSoW for you to take advantage.
Building Management Systems
Online Training Modules for EcoStruxure Building
The story of EcoStruxure Building reflects the growth of IoT in Smart Buildings, providing not only a state-of-the-art solution for today, but a scalable, secure, open innovation platform ready for an even more connected future. Follow a suite of online training modules, covering a range of topics from foundations of the platform to the way it drives efficiency, comfort, and ultimately its class-leading Advisory services. Additional modules covering the basic principles of cybersecurity, IP networking, and BACnet are also available.
Smart Connector SE Exchange
Designed with EcoXperts in mind, Smart Connector is a middleware platform infusing flexibility and openness by enabling rapid and repeatable integration of solutions with other applications or systems. It simplifies and accelerates integrations with third-party systems or other data sources to connect to EcoStruxure Building Operation.
New White Paper: A Practical Framework for Cyber-Secure, Cloud-Connected, Smart-Building Control Systems
This paper will introduce a pragmatic and standardized framework for securing both existing and new building control systems against cybersecurity threats as an enabler of IoT and Cloud connected smart buildings.
New Podcast Episode 8 – Automated Engineering Tool Standards
Martin Feder interviews Paul Bates and Mark Fitzsimmons who demonstrate the incredible power of the Automated Engineering Tool (AET) when used with the free-to-download standard applications that have been functionally tested, validated and fully documented. See how easy it is to modify and localize these standards and make them your own.
Schneider Electric and Cisco Partnership for EcoXperts
Accelerate your IT networking awareness and expertise! Schneider Electric and Cisco are pleased to offer EcoXperts a technology partnership to bridge the IT and OT worlds while extending training and discounts on select Cisco products through an STI Extension program. Together, the companies are driving advances to make smart buildings the standard.
Light and Room Control
New KNX Presence Detectors
Explore this new range of presence sensors to help your customers more efficiently manage and automate lighting, heating, air conditioning, and ventilation for better air quality, improved energy efficiency, and advanced occupant comfort. The new mini-sensor, high-bay, and corridor sensors complement the existing portfolio.
Download the brochure.
Explore the catalog datasheets.
Download the user instructions:
PHA34634 - KNX Presence High Bay & Corridor Sensor User Instructions.
PHA34635 - KNX Presence Mini Indoor Sensor User Instructions.
PHA34636 - KNX Presence Remote Control User Instructions.
Download the application notes:
Application Descriptions for KNX High Bay, Corridor, and Mini Presence Detectors.
Watch the overview webinar and download the presentation.
New Sonos App: Wiser for KNX and spaceLYnk
Wiser for KNX and spaceLYnk logic controllers are now certified products that seamlessly connect with the Sonos Sound System, opening new opportunities for seamless integration. The Sonos App provides:
- Scanning of Sonos speakers available on the network
- Control of Sonos speakers
- Integration with KNX project & Touch visualization (widget)
The New spaceLYnk KNX Demobox is Available!
The new spaceLYnk DemoBox II is a highly-versatile piece of equipment offering many possibilities and uses to our EcoXperts including:
- Promotion and demonstration of
- the KNX system
- the multiprotocol integration capabilities including integration of KNX into EcoStruxure
- different types of visualizations
- Workstation for trainings
- Test bench for development and test of solutions
- Commissioning + Diagnostic platform
Digital Substations Are Now Made Simple
With cybersecurity threats on the rise, digital substations with EcoStruxure Substation Operation at their core become the guardians of the smart-grid, keeping watch over its operations and protecting critical energy infrastructure.
Easergy P5 – the New Benchmark for Protection
With the launch of the Easergy P5, advanced reliability meets future-proof design and brings industry-leading protection, greater safety and next-gen connectivity together in one device. Easergy P5 will be available the 1st May 2019.
Easergy T300 Available with Firmware V4
Thanks to the new firmware V4, Easergy T300 addresses new advanced functionalities and pre-engineered applications: embedded power quality measurement, advanced fault passage detection and preset Automatic Transfer Source (ATS) as well as Self-Healing Grid. This new version of the firmware will be available for downloading April 29th, 2019.
Review our recent product announcements about EcoStruxure Cyber Admin Expert; EcoStruxure Grid Enginnering Advisor; SMTB, Simplify Digitlal Substation and RTU; MiCOM C264 iAVR Automatic Voltage Regulator; Easergy T300; and Easergy P5 Network Protection Relays.
EcoXpert™ Specializations — Feature Stories
Collaboration and the Convergence of IoT and AI is the Future of Healthcare Facilities
In this expert interview with Chris Roberts, Global Solution Architect for Healthcare at Schneider Electric, the topic of understanding how data is managed and used to enable collaboration between care providers as well as the daily operation of smart healthcare facilities and enterprises is explored.
Application Note - Isolation Rooms is now available
We are pleased to share the first in a series of application notes for healthcare. The application notes will cover design considerations for some of the key areas in a healthcare building. The first document focuses on Isolation Rooms and discusses the importance of air flow control in the prevention of infection to and from the patient.
EcoXpert Healthcare Community Now Live!
Announcing the launch of the EcoXpert Community, centered around segment solutions in Healthcare as well as others such as hotels, data centers, and more. Network with your EcoXpert peers and Schneider Electric experts to ask questions, share best practices, and stay updated on offer launches and boosts.
Reduce Installation and Commissioning Time with Our Connected, Eco-Friendly Guest Room Solution
Our Connected Guest Room Solution — developed within the framework of our Connectivity Ecosystem — integrates building and property management solutions with room devices to help hotels deliver a truly luxury experience for guests, and better margins for your business.
Updated: Guest Room Management Solutions – Sales Enablement Kit
Our updated sales enablement kit has everything you need to sell guest room management solutions. From customer case studies and videos to the latest offers and technical documentation, it’s all here!
Updated: Global Hotel Solutions – Sales Enablement Kit
This comprehensive resource provides easy and direct access to all the tools you need to win hotel business. Packed with sales assets, offer-specific content, and technical documentation, this SEK will keep you up-to-date on all our hotel solutions.
North American EcoXpert Innovation Days
With more than 200 EcoXpert partners in attendance during our two Innovation Day events for the South & Midwest regions in USA, we dove deep into topics such as EcoStruxure Building Operation, Building Advisor, Workplace Advisor, Security Expert, and Network Connectivity. And we are not finished yet! We have two more EcoXperts Innovation Days scheduled for the Northeast & West regions before the end of May. Our EcoXpert partners are growing their businesses thanks to our IoT-enabled, open platform, EcoStruxure.
EcoXpert Helps Turkey’s Mersin City Hospital Optimize Power Management
BMS Master EcoXpert, Mas Otomasyon, delivers automation and integration expertise through the implementation of EcoStruxure™ for Healthcare to this digital hospital in Turkey.
Advancing Efficiency in the MCG, Australia
Implemented by Critical Power EcoXpert, AZZO, this showcase of efficiency and sustainability was made possible by EcoStruxure Power. AZZO installed an integrated Utilities Monitoring and Visualization System, converging building technology reality with IoT applications and advanced data to ensure power quality.
Success Story Showcase
Critical Power EcoXpert, IT.Smart and Schneider Electric partner to enable TransitCity to monitor and measure its power consumption in real time, enabling operational decision making and streamline processes.
Cinnamon Grand, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s largest hotel, Cinnamon Grand, needed to significantly reduce energy consumption to meet energy and sustainability goals. EcoXpert partner, Lanka Energy Conservation (LEC), was able to deliver measurable energy savings and an ROI of three years with zero disruption to operations with EcoStruxure™ Building Operation.
Nature of Innovation Techpark, Italy
BMS EcoXpert, Bettiol helped implement Schneider smart building solutions at the ‘Nature of Innovation’ NOI Techpark in Bolzano, Italy, including the entire electrical and mechanical plant engineering. The result is an extensive redevelopment of an industrial site that is nearly 100% climate-neutral. Inspired by sustainability and innovation, it features space for 30 companies, 20 laboratories, five start-ups, and five research centers.
EcoXpert™ Partners — The Implementation Arms of the EcoStruxure™ Architecture and Platform
The EcoXpert Partner Program is a unique ecosystem of industry experts delivering unparalleled innovation and partnership across seven domains of expertise and several segment specializations. Boosting profitability and business growth are just two reasons our 3,500 certified EcoXpert partners choose to be the implementation arms of EcoStruxure, our IoT-enabled architecture and platform.
Grand Medica gains healthcare facilities efficiencies with EcoStruxure™ and an EcoXpert™ partnership
Through EcoStruxure for Healthcare, multi-badge certified EcoXpert, Comfort Laboratory transformed the Grand Medica facility into a fully connected, IoT-enabled hospital. This partnership and technology has enabled Grand Medica to manage all its engineering and facility systems quickly, safely, and with complete, connected visibility. That, in turn, translates into peace of mind and a quality experience for patients and staff.
IoT Hotel Solutions Help Le Méridien Goa, Calangute Achieve a Trifecta
Schneider Electric’s state-of-the-art EcoStruxure for Hotels technology allowed the Le Méridien Goa to simplify operations, increase visibility into energy use, reduce costs, and maintain an exemplary guest experience. MPower Solutions, a multi-badge certified EcoXpert partner, delivered results quickly and cost effectively allowing this five-star hotel to overcome challenges achieve its goals.