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Intelligent Building Management Systems To Debut At Abu Dhabi

Intelligent Building Systems that exploit the market dynamics involving the convergence of building systems and IT will make their debut at Working Buildings Middle East, which is scheduled to take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on 17th and 18th November 2008. The event organized by CMPi UAE will serve to solve the global dilemma of balancing the continuing thirst for energy with an eye towards being environmentally-friendly.

"Companies providing powerful, innovative, technology based solutions that integrate, elevate and advance building systems to global IT standards will display their full range of core building controls and advanced infrastructure offerings showcasing the ultimate in Intelligent Building Systems (IBS), " said Chris Fountain, Event Director of CMPi UAE.

"An intelligent building automation system enables a facilities manager to efficiently manage resources, enhance building safety, and minimize energy costs. With device networking technology, an intelligent building can be created, allowing managers to control virtually every system from one centralized location, " Mr. Fountain observed.

By network-enabling electronic devices quickly and cost-effectively, it is possible to integrate building sub-systems including security, HVAC, lighting, elevators and safety systems into a single, efficient building management network.

Prominent among the exhibitors in this segment include Germany's Beckhoff Automation who are renowned for their new automation technologies and proven track record for introducing state of the art technologies to various fields of automation based on their award winning PC based control technology.

"Our solutions are highly scalable and modular from a small controller for a fan coil unit to home automation, building automation, facility remote data monitoring, or an integrated solution for an entire infrastructure, " said Chandran Velayudhan, Regional Director of Beckhoff Automation.

Mr. Velayudhan noted that with the latest requirements and implementation of green building standards, the wise use of reliable automation technology will help achieve the required parameterizations and sophisticated control functions in a dependable manner, where maintenance and upgrade functionalities would be defined so the ROI will be maximized for the long term investors.

Another important exhibitor in the segment includes Pulse Technologies, who are the first global manufacturer of automation control systems designed for large scale deployment.

"We make it easy to control the environment in homes and hotel rooms while helping conserve energy and improve security, " said Jimmy Grewal, Managing Director of Pulse Technologies.

Headquartered in the UAE with distribution partners throughout the Middle East, India, Europe, and soon North America, Pulse Technologies cater to single homes as well as entire communities. Their products and services can scale to deliver automation, entertainment, security, and community connectivity in a way that has never been possible before.

Pulse products and services offer real estate developers and hotel operators with a cost effective and reliable way to provide their customers with total control over home or hotel room. From lighting to occupancy-based temperature management, fault monitoring to community services, all are possible in a Pulse-powered home or hotel.

"Our technology creates buildings that are safe, intelligent, comfortable, and efficient: Living Buildings, " remarks Mr. Grewal. The mass of real estate projects currently under construction in the Middle East have the opportunity to add environment-friendly energy conserving solutions at the building stages itself.

Working Buildings Middle East will provide a valuable opportunity for local and international companies to showcase their products and services to the increasingly important Middle East market. The event has been designed to target all those involved in the management and maintenance of buildings and property. Working Buildings Middle East will explore the latest products, services and best-practice examples relating to the complete life cycle of a building.



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