Cisco to transform UST Globals new campus to a Smart Campus

Written by Businesswire India | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: Aug 31 2010, 17:14pm hrs
Cisco announced its engagement with UST Global, a leading provider of services and solutions for Global 2000 enterprises, to transform USTs upcoming campus, in Thiruvananthapuram, into a smart and intelligent campus with Ciscos Smart+Connected Real Estate solution.

Cisco Smart+Connected Real Estate solutions converge building, safety, and communications networks onto the open Internet Protocol (IP) standard, streamlining processes by providing a single connection for building management and IT systems. The IP-based network can dramatically reduce capital expenditure by simplifying building design and construction, and also enable building managers to reduce carbon footprint and build a sustainable and more energy-efficient environment. This can help the campus achieve a higher rating on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

Joe Nalkara, president, UST Global, said Through Cisco technology, were breaking new ground in terms of our infrastructure. This campus reflects our enduring focus on innovation and lives up to our promise of providing the very best for our associates and customers. We expect this to be the most intelligent campus in India.

Cisco Services has been working closely with UST on this initiative and has helped design the technology roadmap and architecture blueprint.

G.B. Kumar, managing director, Asia Pacific Vertical Enterprise Practice, Cisco Services, said We believe that this smart and intelligent campus of UST in Thiruvananthapuram will become the workplace of the future. A Smart+Connected campus can offer significant benefits to the company in terms of operating costs. It also goes a long way towards achieving the goal of a green and sustainable organization, in addition to the motivation and pride it brings to the employees.

UST Global will roll out the Cisco Smart+Connected Real Estate solution in a phased manner, designed to support their existing and projected business requirements. The scope of the project at the campus includes integrated energy management systems that can be delivered over the converged IP network. This also includes centralized monitoring and control of elevators, Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), a Network Operations Centre (NOC), and Security and Facilities Operation Centre (SFOC) operations for physical security, building operations and maintenance.

Once the Cisco Smart+Connected Real Estate solution is commissioned, the interoperable solutions enabled by the network will increase operational efficiency of office resources and offer a better user experience for employees. The converged management platform of the solution will allow for the collection of real-time data from building systems to improve fault management, alarms for critical situations, dash-boarding, remote monitoring, and automated reporting, leading to improved safety and security.