FMLink Newsletter — Software — October 19, 2017

FMLink Newsletter — Software — October 19, 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 September 14 through October 18, 2017.


Verdantix’s research can help you determine the best IWMS software choices for your facilities (Surveys and Trends)

Saving energy: What role will IoT integration play as smart windows evolve? (Surveys and Trends)

Calculate your risk of injury when lifting objects and get safety tips with this new, free NIOSH app (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Find out how virtual power plants can help you get energy on demand and at a reasonable price (Surveys and Trends)

Energy management—Making the most from available technologies and how to deal with increasing plug loads (How To » BOMI International)
The migration of energy management from the margins of the commercial buildings sector to the mainstream has produced even greater reductions in energy intensity.

Using security best practices to improve safety while reducing costs (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

From maintenance to management: A case study in facility transformation (Magazines » FMJ)

Learn about this new accreditation and training that recognize the use of digital technology in today’s building services (Associations and Organizations)

Robots, self-cleaning surfaces — take a look at the cleaning industry innovations recognized with this year’s ISSA awards (Other » Products and Services)

Elevator security and safety (How To » BOMI International)
All property management personnel share responsibility for the security and safety of the people in their building.


Screenshot of Symmetry CONNECT identity management platform

See how this new platform simplifies visitor and identity management (Products and Services » Security)

Energy, sustainability, preventive maintenance — find out how Siemens’ new Digital Service Center can help customers proactively achieve goals (Products and Services » Services)

See how ServiceChannel uses predictive analytics to streamline maintenance decisions (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

This company uses dumpster sensors to make sure your waste services meet your actual needs (Products and Services » Services)

See how Microsoft enables Steelcase to use sensors to deliver advanced analytics to optimize workspaces (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

You can make every place a meeting space with this Microsoft Azure-powered tabletop conferencing system (Electronic Communications, A/V » Products and Services)

Take a look at this CMMS app — now available free — enabling staff to manage their maintenance work better (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

For more efficient security, see how this surveillance system “learns” to i.d. people and filter out false alarms (Products and Services » Security)

Consistent cleaning in less time — check out Diversey’s newest robotic floor-care machine (Carpeting and Flooring; Floor-care Equipment » Products and Services)

A personalized building automation system that’s even easier to operate — check out Johnson Controls’ latest version of Metasys (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Get better control over your building data, sooner, with Invicara’s latest BIM app (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Reduce wiring and maintenance costs — this new solution uses existing power lines for data and voice communication (Electronic Communications, A/V » Products and Services)