Microsoft and Samsung Electronics have partnered to transform real estate and property management by combining smart appliances and digital cloud technologies to improve building operations and maintenance.
Microsoft says that the partnership will use “Microsoft’s Azure IoT platform and productivity cloud services with Samsung’s smart devices and SmartThings platform, to help optimise building operations, equipment maintenance, energy management, asset performance, and new tenant experiences”. By using these solutions in tandem, the organisations can aggregate internet of things (IoT) data from building systems and Samsung connected appliances on the Azure IoT platform. They can then use artificial intelligence to monitor appliances in real-time, prevent potential issues and help building managers understand and prioritise issues should they occur.
“Providing building owners and operators with a robust and powerful set of tools to help them optimise their building costs and equipment, including the management of Samsung’s connected appliances and other devices, is paramount to our long-term alliance,” said Chanwoo Park, corporate vice president of Samsung’s IoT Biz Group. “Together with Microsoft, we are helping to solve real challenges faced by our customers by creating secure integrated insight and digital solutions that keep properties functioning sustainably and efficiently while providing better experiences for residents.”
The National University of Singapore (NUS) will pilot the partnership’s solutions as part of its efforts to create a smart, safe and sustainable campus.
“NUS is very excited to work with Microsoft and Samsung in piloting smart building management solutions on our campus,” said Yong Kwet Yew, a campus infrastructure lead at NUS. “The experience gained from this trial could help us transform the way we maintain our buildings with predictive maintenance, enable better user experiences and create a smart campus ecosystem.”
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