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75F Enters India

Aug 11, 2016 4:13:17 PM

  • 75F sets up first international office in Bengaluru
  • Announces the launch of its award-winning ‘Dynamic Airflow Balancing’ technology in India

BENGALURU, INDIA - August 11, 2016 - 75F, a leader in building automation for light commercial buildings in the US, announced the launch of its business operations in India. The India Commercial and R&D Center was inaugurated by Mr. Shankar Annaswamy, ex- MD, IBM India, yesterday. 75F is also pleased to introduce its award-winning ‘Dynamic Airflow Balancing’ technology to the Indian market.

Headquartered in Minneapolis, USA, 75F creates solutions that use Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing to predict building needs and manage them proactively. The solutions make spaces more comfortable, energy efficient, automated and smart. Internet connected devices sense, analyse and control the behavior of the building to achieve consistent temperature, airflow and lighting on a zone or room basis. 75F saves up to 70% in energy usage, is easy to install and decreases carbon footprint.

Founded in 2012 in the US, by Indian natives Deepinder Singh and Pankaj Chawla, 75F has since won numerous awards for its pioneering technology, resulting in many energy-efficient, comfortable buildings. Having installed over 1000 control zones, 75F’s clientele includes Taco Bell, Yoga Fit, Magnet 360, Rockler and many more.   

“It is important to note that every building is a dynamic entity and hence the building intelligence system installed should be dynamic as well. We are excited to bring to India our state-of-the-art solutions that leverage the latest in technology and IoT. We understand your building’s ever changing needs, and proactively cater to them to ensure that the occupants are comfortable,” said 75F CEO and Founder, Deepinder Singh.

With a little more than 499 million sq. ft. of addressable commercial building space, India is a very lucrative market for 75F. Gaurav Burman, VP & Country President of 75F India, further added, “We see a huge untapped market in India for IoT-based building intelligence systems ranging from new-builds to retrofits in both enterprises and SMEs. Large or small, the Indian business consumer is looking for comfort and efficiency, power in the palm of his hand, at a cost that is affordable. One of the biggest headaches customers face is how to integrate these new technologies into their existing infrastructure. With a strong R&D team in India, we seek to design and tailor solutions that cater specifically to the Indian market.” When asked about the expected market share in India, he said, “Harnessing IoT to make buildings smarter is new today, but our reading is that in three to seven years, everyone is going to be moving over to these predictive systems. We are a startup in a ₹3500 crore addressable market and we are confident we can capture significant share by fiscal year 2018.”

75F also launched its innovative Dynamic Airflow Balancing™ today. Referring to the concept as ‘Internet of Air,’ 75F also unveiled its innovative approach to HVAC zone controls called Dynamic Airflow Balancing™. Leveraging IoT design philosophy and the power of cloud computing, the 75F solution achieves what was once thought to be only theoretically possible – continuous commissioning or perfect air balancing.

Wireless Zone Controllers sense and collect hundreds of data points from each room every minute and send the data to the Central Control Unit and from there to the servers in the cloud. Each night cloud computing algorithms analyse thousands of data points, including the weather forecast and daily usage patterns that allow the system to predict future conditions. Post which, a new set of instructions are sent to the Central Control Unit and the motorized dampers are modulated a few degrees at a time to achieve the perfect balance. The system also factors in real-time events, such as room occupancy, the position of the sun and weather patterns to make continuous adjustments to the plan as needed.

Speaking about the new technology, Pankaj Chawla, CTO of 75F said, “We believe in the promise of IoT to improve our lives by designing systems that work so well, you forget they are there. Currently, we are focused on one of the most serious problems in commercial buildings – HVAC – because it represents the largest single cost of operating a building. Beyond HVAC, there is a need to provide Building Automation Systems (BAS) to commercial buildings that are easy to install, affordable and effective. We look to bring the further benefits of BAS to improve energy usage, lighting, security and more.”

Kristen Johnson

Written by Kristen Johnson

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