FMLink Newsletter — Software — December 28, 2017

FMLink Newsletter — Software & Technology — December 28, 2017

This Software & Technology newsletter is one of a series of five specialized newsletters, supplementing our weekly general newsletter (sent on Mondays). For each of five weeks you will receive a different specialized newsletter on Thursdays or Fridays, focusing on a different FM-related area. To manage which ones you receive, click on the link below.

This newsletter covers software and technology news from January 7 through February 7, 2017.


Agile architecture: Revolutionizing FM with real-time adaptation (Magazines » FMJ)
How the IoT can have the building adapt to its environment in real-time

Drones for asset management (Magazines » FMJ)
Why are drones important to FMs and how can FMs benefit?

Service provider benchmarking, with an example for energy consumption (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

Find out what FMs can do to help protect building systems from cyberattacks (Products and Services » Publications)

Learn how the need for energy efficiency and smart building technology might lead you to use unitary HVAC systems (Surveys and Trends)

Get automated recommendations for retrofits, maintenance and upgrades to reduce energy use with ASHRAE’s Building EQ Portal (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Learn more about how to make the most of building automation systems and smart buildings from this association’s white paper (Products and Services » Publications)

Submetering to improve energy performance (How To » BOMI International)
Learn when submetering is an effective strategy and how to make it work for you

Make sure you get the whole design-construction-operations team using BIM effectively, with this new book from Bentley Institute (Products and Services » Publications)

Find out what end-users are looking for in video surveillance technologies, in this Frost & Sullivan report (Surveys and Trends)

See what your health-care facility is missing out on if it’s not taking advantage of IoT and other advanced technologies (Surveys and Trends)


Check out which technology companies made the IoT 50 list (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Screenshots for GridPoint Energy Manager Mobile 3.0

Avoid an HVAC breakdown by using the diagnostics in GridPoint’s mobile energy management software (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

If you’re concerned about cyberattacks on your cloud-based physical security system, check out Brivo’s new cyberdefenses (Products and Services » Security)

Looking for lighting dimmers with simple wiring to save energy, and work with both LEDs and CFLs? (Lighting » Products and Services)

See how to simplify your connection of smart building devices and data to apps (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Find out how Yardi’s acquisition of WUN Systems could help monetize your vacant or underutilized space (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

This WattTime/Microsoft software lets you choose the cleanest energy in real time (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

See how this simple plug-and-play device can help you reduce energy consumption in computer workstations (Energy » Products and Services)

If your facility uses robotics, look for upcoming resources from OSHA to reduce occupational risks (Associations and Organizations)

Make it easier to manage your scheduled maintenance tasks with this software-as-a-service update from Urgent Technology (Products and Services » Software & Technology)