CANDI and Intel Team Up for Smart Building Management


CANDI’s PowerTools software is now integrated with Intel’s Building Management Platform for cloud-based management of smart buildings.

Candi, a provider of gateways for connecting the systems and equipment in smart buildings, announced its PowerTools software is now integrated with Intel’s Building Management Platform (BMP).

Intel’s BMP is an IoT platform that enables building managers to access cloud-based smart building apps and services that can make use of the data and equipment in their small to mid-size buildings, according to the company’s announcement.

Candi’s gateways help to simplify smart building deployments by speeding up the process of integrating smart building equipment such as cameras, lighting, thermostats, meters and other building controls. The company’s PowerTools device and data management platform bridges all popular legacy and IoT protocols and uses standard APIs for secure access, the company stated. It is a Software-as-a-Service solution with a suite of discovery and management tools to quickly provision and deploy hundreds of installed IoT devices and collect their data.

“The IoT is rapidly expanding across industries. In the facilities and energy management markets, robust new solutions for smart buildings such as the Intel BMP are industry-changers,” said CANDI CEO Steve Raschke. He explained that the PowerTools software provides the bridge between the Intel BMP and the end applications that make buildings smart and connected.

CANDI advertises its PowerTools software as cost-effective way to examine data from edge to cloud. Business use cases include remote monitoring and control, predictive maintenance, and other areas. The company said its cloud-based PowerTools app could be put to use in small and mid-size commercial buildings, for which IoT solutions have been out of reach.

According to CANDI, savings for a proactive energy management program in a mid-sized commercial building can range from 10 percent to 25 percent. For a typical 75,000 square foot building, this equates to an annual potential savings of $15,000 to $50,000 per year. Some buildings can save over $100,000 annually.

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