FMLink Newsletter — Software — March 8, 2018

FMLink Newsletter — Software & Technology — March 8, 2018

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 February 1 through March 7, 2018.


Find out how these key trends will affect IoT in 2018 (Surveys and Trends)

Water-saving synergies (Magazines » FMJ)
How smart HVAC systems can deliver cost and energy savings without draining water resources

With technology changing how buildings are managed, what should FMs do? (Products and Services » Publications)

Projecting janitorial staffing needs for service providers (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

Benchmarking security staff for service providers (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

Incubating sustainability initiatives with strategy (Sustainability » FEA (Facility Engineering Associates, P.C.))
Sustainability initiatives take root in strategic environments. 

Find out how contact centers will be impacted by blockchain, robotics and vacant mall space (Surveys and Trends)

What to look for in lighting controls, shading and building systems in 2018, according to Legrand (Surveys and Trends)

Take advantage of new trends when working with interior designers — have them help solve complex building issues by focusing on technology, circadian lighting, material health (Surveys and Trends)


Increase jobsite safety and help workers evacuate quickly with this IoT-enabled alert system (Products and Services » Safety and Health)

Control thousands of networked security devices and protect them from cyberattacks with this on-premise device management tool (Products and Services » Security)

Find out why Texas schools are choosing this video surveillance solution to meet new state requirements for storage and retrieval (Contract Awards)

Use IoT connectivity to know when to repair or replace mechanical systems before issues arise, with this cloud-based service from Honeywell (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

To achieve a higher level of security while saving time and money, check out OnSSI’s expanded video management software (Products and Services » Security)

No more guessing on the status of shredding jobs — check out Swingline’s new smart shredders (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

See why the Canadian government chose JLL’s smart building technology to reduce energy consumption (Contract Awards)

If you’re looking for a high-efficiency energy recovery ventilator to fit in a small space, check out Ruskin’s new low-maintenance, BACnet-enabled models (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

If you’ve been wanting to take measurements and troubleshoot HVAC systems from a distance, check out these wireless meters (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

Make your lighting and control installations easier through Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) instead of traditional line voltage (Lighting » Products and Services)

Check out how this new distributed antenna system can save you energy, space and time for in-building wireless (Electronic Communications, A/V » Products and Services)

Identify potential energy and cost savings through electric motor upgrades with Regal’s free calculator app (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

If your staff needs to get more tuned-in to a digital world, this app can show them how (Products and Services » Software & Technology)