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Siemens and Kinestral Technologies, Inc. announced that Kinestral, developer and manufacturer of Halio® smart-tinting glass, has joined the growing Siemens Connect Ecosystem – a network that brings together experts in software development, IT, cybersecurity, remote and digital services, and business intelligence.
“We are very excited about joining the Siemens Connect Ecosystem,” says Walter Simon, VP of Business Development at Halio North America. “The integration of the Halio system with Siemens’ building management system completely aligns with our mission to deliver a world-class user experience. Halio’s tinting capabilities will complement some of Siemens’ applications like Comfy and Enlighted to create a truly smart building.”
The Siemens Ecosystem pulls together the tools, processes, training, and support necessary for third-party solution providers to successfully create solutions that integrate seamlessly with Siemens’ platforms, including Desigo CC, the APOGEE Automation System, and related platforms.
“As more and more connected devices enable us to deliver on the promises of a truly intelligent building, organizations must be able to adapt quickly and advance smart building operations and performance. The Siemens Connect Ecosystem is our answer to this digital transformation, which lets us all create places perfectly designed for their purpose,” says Brad Haeberle, VP of Solutions and Service at Siemens.
Integration of Halio into the Siemens Connect Ecosystem will allow Kinestral Technologies and Siemens to leverage their partnership and meet increasingly more demanding building and occupant needs for natural light management in a smart, healthy, and green building. Halio smart-tinting glass responds instantly to a changing environment and tints uniformly into natural shades of grey to keep out excessive heat and glare. By integrating Halio into Siemens’ building management system, facility managers gain a powerful new tool to optimize building performance. Halio smart-tinting glass reduces HVAC costs while still maximizing the use of natural light to deliver enhanced occupant comfort.