What is Encompass Blue? (EB)Encompassing People and Buildings

Encompass Blue (EB) is an enhanced online platform for virtual monitoring and control of buildings, maintenance, facilities, spaces, health, wellbeing, safety and security.

Built with the client in mind, this platforms enables facility & operational managers and owners to drill into components of their facility or space, to make informed decisions that affect the wellbeing, productivity, and safety of people, while driving down resource costs. If knowledge is power, Encompass Blue is a lightning rod to capture and analyse the data making you more effective.

Why Encompass Blue?

Efficiency

Distinguishable Energy Efficiency improvements with higher environmental ratings where applicable.

Comfort & Safety

Improved staff/visitor/guest health & wellness, comfort, safety & productivity.

Insurance Reduction

Reduced Insurance costs (public liability and building insurance)

Savings

Reduced energy, peak demand, maintenance costs and productivity losses.

Security

Smart City Cyber Security

Risks

Reduced risk of outages through predictive maintenance. Decreased safety breaches. Curtailed risk of complaints.

What you get with our EB IoT platform

Flexibility
  • Unobtrusive sensor design, saving money on refurb and fitting
  • Changes during construction accommodated easier and cheaper
  • Open systems, connect to other platforms
  • Modular control and monitoring for improved safety, comfort, and reduced energy
  • Additional sensors for any kind can be added in the future without much fuss or cost
Energy Savings
  • Continuous energy management and improvement
  • Data assessment and interpretation by controls, electrical and mechanical engineer
  • Regular reporting and ad-hoc for major events
  • Cost reduction with total building knowledge of electric, water, and gas metering
Interpretation of Data
  • Data interpreted by engineering experts
  • Turnkey recommendations and solutions provided
  • Real interpretation converted into bottom-line savings
Cloud
  • All building management rules and logic managed in the cloud
  • Simple, agile, and flexible rule changes
Security and Redundancy
  • Fully encrypted long range wireless protocol
  • Full encryption from the sensor to the data centre
  • Overlapping gateways for redundancy to receive sensor data
  • Multiple telco backhaul for additional resilience
  • Employing Tier IV (highest tier, highly resilient) data centre
Integration
  • Can aggregate data from older legacy and new building management systems
  • Can also aggregate data from other software platforms
Feedback
  • Safety or comfort issues can be alerted through different means to stakeholders

The benefits of implementing the EB system

50-100% off the capital cost of BMS/BAS Building management systems

Large savings in energy, maintenance and carbon footprint

EB can capture data from most existing BMS/BAS/SCADA platforms

Aggregation of data from many sources at lower cost

Predictive maintenance regime

Shorter implementation and/or change times

Implemented within our Tier IV Uptime Institute certified data centre

Blue IoT now has some simple BMS platforms available at ZERO capital cost

It’s non-invasive, little or no drilling holes and working behind walls – little or no cabling

Cloud controlled and optimised by the Blue IoT data analytics platform

Top level cyber secure Network – five 9s availability SLA

Data interpreted by engineering experts. Real interpretation converted into bottom-line savings

This EB service is available for both greenfield or brownfield sites

Office & Residential

Agriculture

Factories

Hospitals & Aged Care

Cinemas & Theatres

Shopping & Entertainment

Hotels

Data Centres & Comms Rooms

Schools

Airports

Water & Energy Utilities

Mobile Assets

Traditional Systems vs EB

Several years ago, Building Management Systems BMS/BAS and SCADA were the leadingedge tools that measured basic data points and managed building systems. However, these were kept to a minimum and used to do the basic automation due to the high cost, even today at $600 to $900 per data point.

Furthermore, these systems were never designed to handle the increasing complexity of distributed optimisation and the extreme volume of data involved. They are also cumbersome and expensive to program with most being highly proprietary and closed systems. 

Comparison

Traditional BMS
EB
Proprietary Systems
Yes
No
High Cost to install
Yes
No
High Cost per point
Yes
No
High cost of connectivity
Yes
No
High cost of maintenance
Yes
No
High cost to extract data
Yes
No
High cost of analytics
Yes
No
High cost of predictive maintenance
Yes
No
Data ownership by client
No
Yes
Agility – quick to make changes
No
Yes
Ease of Interoperability
No
Yes
Integration
No
Yes