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Comfy and Enlighted Collaborate to Create Smarter Workplaces
Integration Yields Intelligent Desk Reservation System to Enhance Activity-based Workplaces and Maximize Space Utilization
Oakland, CA and Sunnyvale, CA – Oct 17, 2019 – Comfy, the leading provider of global workplace experience solutions, and Enlighted, the leading provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for commercial buildings, are partnering to deliver smarter workplaces. Their collaboration integrates Comfy’s powerful workplace experience platform with Enlighted’s award-winning building IoT technology. The first collaborative project is an intelligent desk reservation system addressing the growing need for open, activity-based workplaces. The solution features a new Enlighted desk sensor configuration and is currently being deployed across the global real estate portfolio of one of the world’s largest enterprise software companies.
Increasingly, companies are turning to unassigned seating, agile working and activity-based work to help facilitate flexibility and collaborative environments. In these new office environments, workers can dynamically choose desks where they will be most productive and creative — whether it is near colleagues on a project or individually in a quiet space. The intelligent reservation system, which combines a consumer-grade employee-facing app and smart, desk-level sensing capabilities, is critical to this new way of working. It empowers teams to quickly identify desks anywhere in the building that meet their needs, are unoccupied and available in real time.
The Comfy workplace solution is designed for real estate teams looking to optimize the overall use of workplaces and amenities while boosting employee engagement and productivity. Comfy’s occupant-facing app empowers employees to find, book and use the workspace they need, when they need it.
The Enlighted Building IoT platform creates “sensory systems” throughout a building using cloud-connected smart sensors densely distributed through lighting fixtures and under desks. These sensors collect data about what is happening in the building multiple times per second, providing insight into how the building is being used in real time, driving usage analytics, providing location services for people and assets and making this data available to other applications through APIs.
Comfy and Enlighted have integrated
their technologies to create this new intelligent desk reservation
system. Enlighted’s smart sensors are placed under each open-office
workspace. These sensors detect when the desk is in use and
provides this information to the Comfy platform, delivering real-time
desk availability information to office workers through the Comfy
mobile app or kiosks. The sensor data is also aggregated within Comfy,
enabling business leaders to gain transparency into peak usage hours,
most frequently used workspaces and other desk utilization
Enlighted created a new variation of its award-winning Generation 5 SU-5 IoT smart sensor for this collaboration. This configuration is optimized for easy deployment and tuned for placement under desks. Proven in more than 210 million square feet of commercial real estate deployments, Enlighted’s IoT smart sensors combine multiple sensing technologies, local processing and wireless communications with Bluetooth capabilities to support location services and automated check-in functionality.
The companies will showcase the new
technology at CoreNet Anaheim (Oct. 20-22), WORKTECH 19 (Oct. 29) and
RealComm’s CoRETech (Nov. 13-15). Learn more at www.comfyapp.com and
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