As demonstrated in the Minneapolis Skyway System, new Honeywell Vector Occupant App lets users easily navigate a building and rate spaces to promote improved comfort using Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity
NEW DELHI, India, Feb. 5, 2018 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON), a global leader in Connected Buildings, today announced it has added new capabilities to the Honeywell Vector Occupant App that give occupants more control over their experiences within a building with the swipe of a screen. The most significant new feature is indoor navigation, which uses GPS-like technology to help users find their way around complex buildings that are difficult to navigate without directions.
The benefits of the indoor navigation feature have been demonstrated in the Minneapolis Skyway System, a complex interlinked network of enclosed pedestrian walkways spanning 80 city blocks. The walkways protect Minnesotans from the harsh winter elements and summer humidity, allowing them to comfortably walk between more than 30 buildings in downtown Minneapolis. “For anyone who’s not a local, and for even some who are, finding your way around the skyway system can be a big challenge,” said Steve Cramer, president and CEO, Minneapolis Downtown Council. “With our initial use of the Honeywell Vector Occupant App, we’ve seen an immediate impact. The interactive map makes it really easy and intuitive to know exactly where you’re going, and how to get there.”
In addition to the indoor navigation feature, the app also now includes a location-based feature to rate spaces, allowing those within a building to highlight comfort issues to building staff for quick resolution. Both features combine the convenience of today’s mobile devices with Internet of Things (IoT) building connectivity to help improve a user’s experience inside a building.
“Much of a building’s success hinges on how happy and satisfied its occupants are. They’re the lifeblood of an organization, and their experience within a building is what keeps them coming back,” said Aseem Joshi, Country General Manager, Honeywell Building Solutions, India. “The Honeywell Vector Occupant App has given users more power to shape their building experiences from their smartphones. Now, we’re adding even more features to deepen the connections between occupants and the spaces around them so they can be as comfortable as possible, and can more easily and efficiently move about a building.”
Enabled by strategic partner Insiteo’s indoor location solution for smart buildings, the indoor navigation feature offers accurate indoor location, mapping, routing, presence, proximity notifications and analytics — all embedded into an integrated platform.
Backed by location technology installed within a facility and software, the app’s indoor navigation provides easy-to-use wayfinding, with turn-by-turn voice assistance and location accuracy up to five feet. The app promotes better collaboration and improved safety via its “share my location” feature, which gives users a way to more easily find each other in a building.
· For building owners and managers, in addition to promoting occupant satisfaction, the app also provides insights into foot traffic patterns, which building personnel can use to better inform measures like messaging placement to better serve their occupants.
Location-Based Space Rating
· The rating feature builds on the app’s original one-click hot/cold call capability, which lets users raise comfort issues with building personnel for resolution. Building owners and managers can view ratings and feedback on dashboards to pinpoint where building spaces need attention and improvements. They can also visualize longer-term trends and space rankings to uncover patterns and improvement opportunities to promote occupant comfort, satisfaction and productivity.
Vector Occupant App Capabilities
· The new capabilities build on the Honeywell Vector Occupant App’s base functionality, which includes digital identification, mobile access control and the ability to communicate temperature discomfort to prompt adjustments by facility teams.
The Honeywell Vector Occupant App is part of Honeywell’s Connected Services portfolio, which leverages the connectivity of buildings to improve how they operate and the experiences they offer for those who visit and work within them. The Honeywell Vector Occupant App works with Apple and Android products.
Office leasing across top 6 cities at 30.4 mn sq ft, 130% YoY growth in H1 2022: Savills
August 9, 2022: Office space absorption across India’s six major cities stood at 30.4 mn sqft registering a 130% year...
Chandni Chowk continues to rule Delhi’s commercial market roster for decades
By Sheetal Agrawalla, MD, Galaxy Group With 4-6 lakh daily footfall, Chandni Chowk is one of the most renowned and...
Reliance Smart Bazaar’s 2nd store in Delhi-NCR opens at Pacific Mall D21
Delhi NCR: The Pacific Mall D21 recently launched the Reliance Smart Bazaar store on the first floor of the mall,...
Planet Smart City, Tree-Nation partner to plant over 1,200 trees globally
August 9, 2022: Proptech company, Planet Smart City has partnered with Tree-Nation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) which enables businesses and...
Brigade to develop land in South India
Bengaluru, August 9, 2022: Brigade Group has signed definitive agreements for prime land parcels in Chennai and Bengaluru, which have...
CBRE facilitates Rs 85 crore bungalow deal
New Delhi, August 8, 2022 – CBRE South Asia Pvt. Ltd, recently facilitated one of the biggest residential transactions in...
Interviews4 weeks ago
Building an ecosystem where people could work, play and entertain, says BHIVE CEO
New Launches4 weeks ago
Aludecor aims Rs 1100 cr turnover by 2025 from new products and exports business
News4 weeks ago
Office leasing in India records highest-ever quarterly growth of 18.2 mn sq ft in Q2’22
Tech Take4 weeks ago
IoT and M2M: How the two techs differ
News3 weeks ago
Happiest Minds purchases 2.4 lakh sq ft office space in Bengaluru
Tech Take4 weeks ago
Functioning of IoT sensors explained
Interiors4 weeks ago
Bonito Designs join hands with Gauri Khan, Manish Malhotra to offer bespoke home interiors to the first few customers
News3 weeks ago
125 new project registration applications in UP RERA during the period of Jan-June’22