At CeBIT 2017, Huawei has announced that it is collaborating with Honeywell to bring to market smart building offerings that take advantage of the latest Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to help make buildings more sustainable, secure and energy efficient.
Through the collaboration, the two companies will jointly pursue large-scale smart city projects globally to help city administrators build intelligent urban infrastructures that enable them to control costs while making their cities desirable and livable for their residents.
Huawei and Honeywell recently worked together on the Longgang Smart City project in the district of Shenzhen, China. Honeywell provided traditional building automation systems for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), security and fire infrastructure, as well as the connected building solutions to integrate all sub-systems for a building management dashboard, alarm management, work order management for efficient facility management, quick response and preventive maintenance. Huawei provided ICT infrastructures including data centers, security protection and monitoring, IoT gateways and cloud services.
An important building block of the collaboration is a new IoT Gateway Huawei is working on. It is built on Tridium’s Niagara Framework and collects and analyzes data from buildings to provide detection, deduction, determination and decision-making capabilities to customers. Tridium is an independent business of Honeywell.
The solution will greatly improve building intelligence by providing functions such as access control, intrusion monitoring, and disaster detection in the security and safety field. The Gateway offers energy saving features, with functions like cooling and heating control, natural resource usage, and electric appliance management. It also provides illumination, transportation, and communication control for efficiency and convenience, while also providing customers with an innovative solution for more sustainable, secure and energy efficient connected buildings.
Developed by Huawei, the Gateway marks the successful implementation of the Huawei Edge-Computing-IoT (EC-IoT) Solution for the building industry. The solution combines Huawei’s IoT gateway (AR502 Series) and Agile Controller, Tridium’s Niagara Framework (IoT middleware platform), together with various sensors, control devices, and a building management system from other partners. It enables uniform interconnection and interworking between various sensors and control devices, manages tens of millions of IoT terminals on the cloud, and supports the distributed deployment and scalability of the building management system.
Kevin Hu, president of Huawei Switch & Enterprise Gateway Product Line, said: "Being Fortune 500 enterprises with strong R&D and innovation capabilities, Huawei and Honeywell are both committed to creating products and solutions that address our customer needs and allow them to take full advantage of the benefits associated with digital transformation. The Huawei Smart Building Solution will deliver higher quality services to global customers, bring more energy efficient and smarter buildings."
David Zhang, vice president for engineering and technology Greater China and Asia Pacific, Honeywell home and building technologies business, said: "Honeywell has been collaborating with Huawei for several years to address the connected buildings market globally. Huawei’s new IoT Gateway offering is the result of collaborative innovation in the building automation field. I believe this mutually beneficial cooperation between our companies will benefit building owners by offering them rapid integration capabilities of building automation technologies."