- June 21, 2010
- Honeywell Process Solutions
June 15, 2010 Honeywell upgraded its Enterprise Buildings Integrator (EBI R410), a facility management platform that reduces operating costs by integrating core building technologies heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC), security, life safety, lighting, and energy systems.The latest release includes support for Honeywells new EasyMobile client interface that enables building operators to view and control building systems using a variety of compatible mobile devices including Blackberry, Apple iPhone, and Palm Pre. Users can remotely view system alarms and trend information, and make changes like shifting HVAC system temperature settings. This improves productivity and allows building operators to have more insight and control over their facility without being tethered to a desktop computer or console. The new version also brings smartcard technology to the EBI platform through support of Honeywells new IdentIPoint IP-based access control system. The platform eliminates the need for centralized access controllers, enabling access decisions to be made locally between the smartcard and the card reader. The result is a more secure, flexible and scalable system that is less expensive to deploy and maintain.EBI R410 adds support for a variety of Microsoft operating systems, software and databases, including Microsoft Windows 7, Internet Explorer 8, Windows Server 2008, and SQL Server 2008. It also provides enhanced reporting capabilities through Microsoft Reporting Services for better decision support, including access control reports that help support Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.EBI includes an advanced facility model that organizes and presents information on all systems and control points in an easy-to-navigate hierarchy. Facility managers can view information at a campus-wide level or drill down to an individual HVAC component. They can also view and investigate historical trend information associated with various locations and events.In addition, EBI consolidates all building systems onto a common IT backbone, which enables enhanced service support through automated delivery of software patches and upgrades to ensure systems are kept up-to-date and running optimally. EBI makes integrating additional applications simple because all system components reside on a single network, enabling a consistent framework for standards and support.EBI delivers building operators more control through enhanced mobility, said Paul Orzeske, president of Honeywell Building Solutions. Combined with other leading features and functionality on an open, standards-based platform, EBI helps facility managers maximize the bottom line through improved operational and energy savings.Honeywell Building Solutions is part of the Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions business group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry.