Honeywell has announced a new release of its building management system, Enterprise Buildings Integrator (EBI). EBI R500 leverages the connectivity of today’s buildings to help make them strategic assets to organizations. The new features help facility managers better streamline management and decision-making, promoting improved business efficiencies and providing greater control over operations.

New features include:

  • Increased data point capacity – EBI performance improvements have increased point capacity by 200 percent, helping increase overall building connectivity while reducing IT costs with fewer EBI servers required. Facility managers can gain more granular levels of building data such as room temperatures, humidity levels, air quality, access control points and video surveillance feeds.
  • Enhanced IT Compliance – EBI is now compatible with the latest Microsoft Windows® operating system and Windows 2012 Server, promoting up-to-date IT compliance and security.
  • Cloud and Mobile Connectivity – EBI features a new mobile application that provides facility managers with greater situational awareness of building performance and operations. Facility managers can now receive push notifications to their smartphones and tablet devices on possible building system and equipment issues before system failures or disruptions to the organization’s operation. The mobile app also allows for remote access to and management of building systems and data. Additionally, EBI is cloud enabled and can connect with a range of Honeywell cloud services, some of which analyze facility data and facilitate decisions on improving building performance and reducing energy costs.

“Buildings don’t have to be depreciating assets. With the right building management system in place, organizations can transform their buildings into intelligent contributors to organizational missions,” said John Rajchert, president, Honeywell Building Solutions. “The latest EBI features arm organizations with tools to help turn complex data into real-time business outcomes that can mean reduced operating costs, better occupant experiences and improved occupant safety.”