Johnson Controls Uses Microsoft Surface to Improve Visibility into Energy Efficiency in Buildings

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Johnson Controls Uses Microsoft Surface to Improve Visibility into Energy Efficiency in Buildings

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Johnson Controls, the global multi-industrial leader in providing energy efficiency and sustainability solutions, announced today how they are taking unique advantage of Microsoft Surface technology to display its energy-efficient solutions for commercial buildings. Johnson Controls offers solutions that help companies improve efficiency, identify ways to cut costs and reduce their impact on the environment. Surface, Microsoft’s massive multitouch computer that responds to natural hand gestures and real-world objects, helps demonstrate their offerings in visual, compelling way.

Surface is displaying Johnson Controls’ customized applications that show key data and information from its industry-leading Metasys® building management system and enterprise information solutions. Both systems gather information from one or multiple buildings to gain visibility to improve energy efficiency and operations. Surface offers Johnson Controls a unique way to access and interact with scale graphs, pictures, video and other related information more effectively and also allows for a more collaborative experience among multiple users.

Below are some Surface screen shots of Johnson Controls’ applications.  Direct interaction allows Surface users to “grab” digital information with their hands and interact with content by touch and gesture, without the use of a mouse or keyboard. Also, with object recognition capability, users can place physical objects on the display to trigger different types of digital responses, including the transfer of digital content.

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For more information, see the announcement here.

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