If you want to know how your space is being used, this comprehensive sensor solution can help you plan more effectively

by Brianna Crandall — July 29, 2019 — Arrow Electronics recently announced that it has launched a smart occupancy and floor space monitoring solution, an innovative Internet of Things (IoT) smart buildings solution co-created with Rigado and Iconics.

Based on an Arrow-designed and sourced set of IoT sensors, gateways and software, the Rigado Cascade and Iconics Visualization Solution is a secure and managed edge intelligence solution with analytics dashboards for a wide range of smart building applications. Space monitoring and utilization are primary features that provide both commercial and retail building managers with a deeper understanding into how their workspaces are being utilized and actionable insights into processes that improve efficiencies and user experiences.

Aiden Mitchell, vice president of global IoT for Arrow, remarked:

Companies today have more employee mobility and remote interaction than ever before, and both commercial and retail building owners are seeking to better manage these spaces. This solution we have developed with our suppliers will help address these building occupancy challenges by taking the guesswork out of understanding how spaces are truly being utilized in real time, and improving their impact on a company’s growth, revenue and user experience.

The occupancy and monitoring solution comes with support for a wide range of sensor and device options, upstream cloud data integration, device support through Microsoft’s Azure IoT Hub, and a variety of global cellular data options. In collaboration with Iconics and Arrow, Rigado’s sensors and gateway platform seamlessly deliver real-time occupancy and environmental data to the cloud, to be analyzed and optimized by Iconics’ smart building applications.

By combining Rigado Cascade with sensors, cellular connectivity, engineering support, and cloud services via Iconics and Microsoft Azure, the solution offers an out-of-the-box smart building solution, all in one monthly subscription.

Brad McMahon, vice president of Corporate Development at Rigado, pointed out:

Gathering reliable and objective data about how and when space is being occupied and utilized is key to making educated decisions in today’s dynamic commercial real estate market. And companies without that insight will increasingly face challenges with operating efficiency and revenue growth. The more you know about your space, the better you can operate today, and plan for tomorrow.

For more information, visit the Arrow Electronics website or the Rigado or ICONICS sites below. The company develops technology solutions designed to improve business and daily life, guiding innovation forward for over 200,000 leading technology manufacturers and service providers.

Rigado’s edge solutions power more than 300 global customers and 5 million connected devices across commercial IoT solutions such as asset tracking, smart lighting, and sensing and monitoring in markets like mart workplaces, connected retail, and logistics.

ICONICS develops HMI/SCADA, IoT, mobile, analytics and cloud software solutions for the global manufacturing, industrial, and building automation markets. With over 350,000 installations in over 100 countries worldwide and running in over 70 percent of Global 500 companies, ICONICS software automates, monitors and optimizes critical assets.