Global event producer ASM Global announced a strategic alliance with smart buildings specialist Honeywell to help create smarter, safer and more sustainable venue operations across ASM’s international portfolio.
Under the terms of the deal, ASM Global will work with Honeywell to establish new standards related to indoor air quality, safety and regulatory compliance for its VenueShield LIVE proprietary program for venue reopenings and operations. Honeywell will consult with ASM on guidelines related to deploying healthy buildings technology including indoor air quality, safety and security, and personal protective equipment (PPE). Honeywell will also create a custom, real-time Healthy Buildings dashboard for the VenueShield LIVE program to help ASM’s facilities staff quickly identify and correct critical building controls issues.
The two companies noted that the agreement runs through 2027.
Additionally, Honeywell will work with the ASM Global venue network to deploy solutions to enhance overall building operations as well as mobile computing and data capture technologies to expedite ticketing, concessions and retail experiences.
ASM Global President and CEO Ron Bension said, “Aligning with Honeywell and its state-of-the-art technology will help ASM elevate even further what are already the world’s finest audience experiences at our venues.”
“As vaccine programs progress around the world, the desire for normalcy continues to increase. Live events such as concerts, sports and conventions contribute greatly to the vigor and excitement of daily life,” said Jeff Kimbell, Honeywell SVP and chief commercial officer. “We look forward to working with the ASM Global team to not only help audiences feel more confident about coming to live events but also in supporting venue modernization and digitization by providing greater automation and insight into the portfolio performance and a more seamless audience experience.”
VenueShield LIVE is deployed at more than 325 ASM Global facilities around the world.
“Producing premier entertainment events takes skillful coordination, and the building itself is a critical part of the equation. Our experience in building technologies, services and operations can provide additional value to the VenueShield LIVE offering,” said Doug Wright, president and CEO, Honeywell Building Technologies.
Honeywell’s Healthy Buildings solutions integrate air quality, safety and security technologies along with advanced analytics to improve indoor air quality while meeting energy efficiency goals to create a more productive and better occupant experience.
Earlier this year, ASM Global had inked a multi-year agreement to upgrade its international venue network with 5G connectivity solutions from U.S. wireless infrastructure provider Mobilitie.
Mobilitie will provide its scalable 5G architecture, which will also improve broadcast production and immersive viewing experiences from ASM Global arenas, stadia and convention centers. The new technology will enable the integration of new technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR).
In-Building Tech recently published a new editorial report dubbed ‘5G-connected venues: A shifting value proposition in a post-COVID world’, which can be downloaded using this link.