A well-known business services provider found much to be desired in their previous office space. It was not unusual to spend the first 20 minutes of a meeting getting all of the audiovisual equipment working. Sometimes screens wouldn’t turn on or devices couldn’t connect. Employees complained about being blinded by the sun or not getting enough light. It was often difficult to get a wireless connection in the office. Electric bills were high but management had no idea how the power was being used.
As the company prepared to move its 300-person staff into a new three-story, 60,000 square foot space in midtown Manhattan, management looked to address these problems and generally improve the productivity and comfort of its employees and visitors. The conference rooms were a top priority because customers and prospects frequently visit the company’s offices for meetings and presentations that have major impact on revenue generation.
“The Internet of Things [IoT] is like the Wild West right now with many different products providing point solutions,” said Dan Levine, Chief Executive Officer of CytexOne, a solution and integration provider that specializes in IoT applications in commercial buildings. “The challenge in this case was to put together an integrated solution using equipment from multiple vendors that functions together smoothly and addresses all of the client’s needs at a reasonable price point.”