Think digital when building and converting
Today’s buildings are so much more than just a space to stay or work. Due to digitalization buildings can provide their users with completely new facilities and experiences. At the same time, digitalization can also strongly simplify management of the building. In the field of sustainability important steps can be made as well.
Traditional buildings have all kind of systems that operate separately, such as heating, air-conditioning, lighting, access control, camera surveillance and an IP network, wireless or not. In general, they have not been designed to cooperate with other systems; they operate in an isolated manner, have their own cabling or protocol, are closed and hard to adapt after installation.
Integrations and Combinations with Digital Building
The importance of these systems and what they should offer are subject to the nature of the building. A hospital asks for a functionality completely different from that of a hotel. The problem of all these different traditional systems is that they have not been integrated. Digitalization changes this. By rendering the building-systems digitally controllable through the IP network integrations and combinations become possible, and as a result all kind of new functionalities will become within reach because systems reinforce each other.
Moreover, they are easy to adapt to all kind of demands and wishes. What comes to mind, for instance, is adjusting the lighting, heating and ventilation to the number of persons present in a space. This will make it a lot more comfortable for the persons present to be there, but also results into rather considerable energy savings. A hotel which can determine remotely whether guests are still in their room, could adjust the cleaning to this, without the need for door-knocking first. This is a lot nicer for the guests and at the same time produces efficiency gains.
Avit Digital Building
With its Digital Building service, Avit designs, executes and maintains integrated, flexible and future-proof digitalization of systems in buildings. From the perspective of different users – ranging from visitors to the building managers – the best combination is found for operation, information, technology, integration, security and costs. For the purposes of integrations between systems Avit uses the XIMEx Integratie Management Platform. developed by itself.
For digitalization of buildings Avit uses future-proof elements to allow the digital building to adapt to changing wishes, insights and circumstances. This also means that not everything has to be achieved immediately, but the building can move along with new technologies, new insights and changing demands.
XIMEx renders access safe and easy
Avit’s unique tool XIMEx simplifies the password and identity management for networks and cloud applications. It structures and computerizes the management of account and login data and rights. As a result, XIMEx simplifies a complicated and time-consuming task: management of the account and login data of all the applications and Active Directory. With XIMEx the control portal is provided with account data by using an accounting system. The account data are converted into login data for systems the user gets access to.
When closing an account, for instance when somebody leaves the organization, the login data will be switched off automatically and, if desired, disposed of. In this manner, the provision and management of account data remains structured and up-to-date. XIMEx is typically suited for organizations with major mutations and accounts that are only used briefly, such as schools.
From an administration system, such as students or financial administration, the control portal is provided with account data. XIMEx converts such account data digitally into login data for systems users (e.g. students or staff) get access to. Through the Self Service Portal the users themselves can review their access codes. XIMEx sees to structured processing of the management of the account data and the provision of login data and to keeping all the data up-to-date.