Smart Buildings

New Partnerships Underline IBM’s Smart Building Ambitions

Last week, KONE, a global company in the elevator and escalator industry, entered into an agreement with tech giant IBM, where KONE will use IBM's technology and experience to harness the potential of digitalisation and the Internet of Things (IoT) in smart buildings. KONE stated that it “will use IBM's Watson IoT Cloud Platform to collect and store equipment data, build applications and develop new solutions”. The platform will gather data from sensors and systems connected to elevators, escalators, doors and turnstiles in KONE's maintenance base. Then, combined with IBM's advanced analytics engine, that information will be used to enable new services and new experiences for customers. "Our agreement with IBM is exciting and it is an important stepping stone to deliver the best People Flow experience", says Henrik Ehrnrooth, President & CEO of KONE Corporation. "We operate in a connected world and by working with IBM, new solutions like improved remote diagnostics and predictability […]

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