Smart building efficiencies continue despite building closures
ABB Electrification has announced a number of measures to support its customers through the crisis caused by the widespread of the COVID-19 virus globally.
Effective March 27 and until the end of the calendar year, ABB Electrification will waive the fee for 12 months for all new subscriptions for its iUPSGuard software for hospitals and its ABB Ability Asset Health for electrical systems software. The firm said it will also waive all new or renewed subscriptions for its ABB Ability Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) capabilities.
From remote monitoring and diagnostics for Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) for critical healthcare applications to energy and building management solutions for utilities, commercial and industrial facilities, ABB Electrification said it is providing the tools which address critical infrastructure needs.
Tarak Mehta, President of ABB’s Electrification business explains: “We appreciate the challenges which our customers are facing at this time and are committed to helping them achieve greater operational stability and savings.”
At the current time, reliable power distribution is especially critical for hospital and healthcare applications:
With ABB’s iUPSGuard solution, hospitals and medical facilities can benefit from remote monitoring and diagnostics of any ABB or third-party UPS, ensuring that essential power is maintained.
Meanwhile, with the ability to help businesses save up to 40% on maintenance costs and avoid unscheduled downtime, ABB is providing its ABB Ability Asset Health for electrical systems (MyRemoteCare), free of charge until the end of 2020, when connected to one of the following newly purchased condition monitoring solutions:
-ABB Ability Condition Monitoring for switchgears (SWICOM), to monitor performances of any medium voltage switchgear
-ABB Ability Condition Monitoring for electrical systems (CMES), to monitor performance of low voltage power centers and motor control centers
-iVD4 medium voltage intelligent power distribution solution (available only in China), to monitor medium voltage circuit breaker performances
In addition, ABB is offering a number of solutions cost free from the ABB Ability Marketplace which are designed to remotely enhance operational efficiencies and security for businesses. These solutions support facilities in their current efforts to maintain critical operations while minimizing onsite workforces.
Finally, ABB also said it will waive fees for three new ABB commercial building automation solutions that enhance security through remote management:
-Building Care Service and DALI Manager. Building Care Service means customers get full access to the IoT Dashboard Server, which provides a full overview of and control of their building. Meanwhile, DALI Manager enables full control of DALI emergency lighting systems via the IoT Dashboard Server
-Video Streaming and Storage for the smartIP VideoControl portfolio, which means building operators can remotely watch video streams from their ABB CCTV security cameras. The stream is also stored online and can be watched again later.
-Remote Lock Release for the smartIP AccessControl portfolio, enabling building operators to remotely open an electronic door lock, removing the need for them to go on-site to handover a key should emergency access be needed
ABB’s smart building portfolio includes solutions for home and buildings automation, energy distribution, energy management and property safety.
ABB is a Swiss-Swedish multinational corporation headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. The company has four, customer-focused businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation.