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Optimizing AIoT and cloud computing for CRE and smart buildings

Feb. 2, 2023
Launched in partnership with Blume, a Business Development as-a-Service (BDaaS) provider, the Scenera AI Topology Manager (SATM) platform orchestrates dynamic commodity AI functions across multi-layered edge-to-cloud platforms.

Scenera, a technology company engaged in protecting human safety, security, and privacy while optimizing AIoT operations, has launched its AI Topology Manager (SATM), a system designed to orchestrate Artificial Intelligence (AI) across an entire deployment network. Concurrently, on Jan. 26, Scenera announced its partnership with Blume, a Business Development as-a-Service (BDaaS) provider for emerging technology companies, with an aim to drive commercial adoption of Scenera's SATM among the commercial real estate and smart building industries.

As noted by the partners, AI is a growing commodity across all industries and the biggest challenge is managing its deployment and operation. Meanwhile, the commercial real estate industry's digital transformation promises advances in building security, employee well-being and safety, space efficiency and making progress in environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) across all its operations.

But the challenge many building owners and managers are faced with is a myriad of point solutions that are costly, overly complex and inefficient, as new infrastructure is often implemented with with no attention to the existing data sources.

As noted by Brian Vaughn, senior director of digital advisory at Cushman & Wakefield: "Real estate owners and occupiers today are interested in leveraging occupancy data to drive savings and ensure safe and productive workplaces. Existing infrastructure is the easiest and more cost-effective method of obtaining this data."

The U.S.-based nationwide solutions integrator specializing in consulting, design, delivery and support of enterprise technology systems that solve real world problems, Wachter, shares similar sentiments. Matthew Tyler, VP of strategic innovation at Wachter, remarked: "It is important to rely on software partners that can deliver actionable business intelligence at scale and solutions like Scenera allow Wachter to deliver the outcomes our customers need to stay competitive and advance their missions while remaining simple to install and configure ultimately reducing training costs and increasing customer value."

Value proposition

With SATM, Scenera has built a standard data platform for existing IP cameras and IoT devices, which centralizes and optimizes data management and analysis, ultimately offering multiple use cases that deliver value to the building owner, facility manager and occupant.

As a solution, with SATM existing IoT infrastructure is integrated into an intuitive, user-friendly platform and used to identify security threats, safety hazards, occupancy patterns and more. Scenera noted it has launched its commercial service globally with customers in Korea—LGE group via S&I Corp.—and Welsoc in Japan, serving Japanese local government facilities.

"Scenera provides a simple, easy-to-use, platform that addresses key challenges faced by today's real estate and facilities executives," said Andy Boliek, founder and CEO of Blume. "We are seeing significant early market traction due to strong product market fit."

Scenera's platform is now deployed globally and has forged deep partnerships with leading system integrators and its strategic partnership with Blume will accelerate both its direct and channel Go-To-Market (GTM) efforts with a focus on North American markets.

"We are thrilled to be collaborating with Blume, who offers broad and insightful relationships within the PropTech industry," commented David Lee, co-founder and CEO of Scenera. "Together, we're offering the Scenera AI Topology Management service to our customers' existing smart building solutions, optimizing how best AI and cloud computing can be best orchestrated."

Learn more about the recent project Scenera completed with S&I Corporation for Microsoft.

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