Mumbai based engineering services company L&T Technology Services has launched a new version of its building experience management system, i-BEMS on Microsoft’s cloud platform Azure.
LTTS said that the i-BEMS solution would focus on creating digital experiences and intelligent space management to ensure better safety and wellbeing for employees.
The Azure cloud-based solution, which can be used for buildings, campuses and other workspaces would help monitor and manage operations, as well as help optimize business metrics through the internet of things (IoT) based edge analytics and machine learning (ML) algorithms. The solution would also make office spaces eco-friendly and sustainable, according to a statement.
The two companies, partners since 2017, said that the latest collaboration would enable i-BEMS to act as a facility information broker which would unify data from all systems and make buildings and campuses a single entity focused on the safety of employees and the environment.
“With digital transformation, enterprises are also increasingly focusing on finding sustainable ways to grow, while protecting the planet and its resources,” Alind Saxena, chief business officer - transportation and alliances, L&T Technology Services said.
For saving energy, the solution will utilize analytical tools on energy systems, fault diagnostics for energy savings as well as follow net-zero energy compliance.
A net-zero energy building refers to a building that does not utilize more energy than what is created on the site through solar or other eco-friendly ways.
LTTS also said that the i-BEMS would have enterprise-grade security and would also create a digital twin of the buildings to carry out any virtual testing on different parameters.
“LTTS’ Smart Building solutions enable modern workplaces by leveraging cutting-edge Microsoft Azure IoT, Edge and AI technology. Employee safety, energy-efficiency and sustainability is the need of the hour and LTTS delivers an integrated, advanced Azure-based Smart Building solution for global enterprises to deploy smart and sustainable campuses,” Sanjay Jacob, principal program manager, Microsoft said.
In April 2017, the engineering and research and development wing of Larsen & Toubro had collaborated with Microsoft to develop a smart campus in Israel.
In 2018, LTTS also set up a digital industrial transformation applied innovation centre in partnership with Microsoft to provide solutions for mutual enterprise customers.