Ainstein will demo new building automation capabilities at CES 2019 (January 8-11) that will include automating meeting room utilization for Texas Instruments during the show.
A new generation of smart sensors will dramatically improve utilization and functionality of commercial buildings as well as reduce operating costs with energy efficient solutions such as occupancy adjusted lighting and temperature controls. In the average commercial building, for example, HVAC consumes 39 percent of the energy budget. Smart sensors can reduce that spend by 18 percent, according to recent studies.
Smart radar sensors in TI’s CES meeting rooms are integrated with Amazon’s Alexa to inform TI meeting staff whether a room is occupied, how many people are in a room, and wherein the room they are located. When deployed in any building, an organization’s staff can better manage workspace and meeting room utilization from a reception desk, central command station, or via employee calendars and communication networks. Because the sensors do not include cameras, there are no identification or privacy issues. In yet another building automation use case, these sensors will count the number of people in a room and adjust lighting, HVAC and other systems accordingly to optimize comfort and functionality, while minimizing energy use and costs.
Ainstein will demo its solution at TI meeting rooms in the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) North Hall N117 during CES, January 8-11, 2019.
“In addition to improved management of meeting space, these high-performance sensors create new opportunities to improve efficiency, as well as reduce costs and environmental impact,” said Andrew Boushie, Vice President of Strategy and Partnerships at Ainstein. “The 60-GHz frequency band provides the bandwidth needed for a higher level of precision and accuracy than was previously available.”
The 60-GHz frequency band enables sensors to accurately determine the range, velocity, and angle of objects in an area. Because it is not widely used in other building applications, there is little chance of signal interference.
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