Control Suite: Honeywell
Honeywell has introduced the Command and Control Suite, which the company says turns complex facility data into recommendations and easy-to-implement changes that help boost business outcomes — lowering costs, minimizing risk, and reducing downtime.
By combining intelligent automation, advanced analytics, and visualization with the simplified user experience of today’s home and mobile electronics, Honeywell says its Command and Control Suite links building automation and the enterprise. It can provide a holistic view of a connected building’s video feeds, access control and fire alarms, for example, and pull in relevant information from human resource applications. Integrating data from these disparate systems could help security personnel track occupants and make sure they exit the facility in the event of an evacuation, improving employee safety.
Guided by experts in the Honeywell Design Studio, all components of the Command and Control Suite were built with the intuitive, consumer-friendly simplicity of tablets and smartphones, making the technology accessible to both a facility manager and chief operating officer. Because virtually anyone can understand and act on the insights the command suite provides, Honeywell officials claim companies can improve business continuity and efficiency, and get a higher return on investment. A refined user experience helps reduce operator training and related expenses as well.
The Honeywell Command Wall, the core of the suite, features map-based visualization and navigation, along with integrated workflows and system-wide integration from a single, intuitive touchscreen interface.
The Command Wall presents data from multiple systems across a facility, such as utility meters and temperature sensors, while providing context for more informed decision making. Using progressive disclosure, users can access an enterprise-wide view and also easily zoom into specific areas to quickly understand and react to issues and opportunities as they arise.