Mitsubishi Electric contracts Advanced 365 to deliver its most innovative European project to date
Customers will be able to control their heating and air conditioning systems anywhere in the world using tablets and Smartphones
2 April 2013 – Mitsubishi Electric Europe has contracted application development specialist, Advanced 365 (Advanced), to deliver a project that will enable customers to control their heating and air conditioning systems remotely via tablets, Smartphones , PCs and Macs. The first phase of the project will focus on heating systems with the second phase concentrating on air conditioning systems. Both phases will go live across Europe in 2013.
Mitsubishi Electric Europe is the world leader in air conditioning systems and its Living Environmental Systems department, which has a turnover of £140 million, is one of the fastest growing of the corporation’s 22 divisions. The department selected Advanced to complete the ambitious project following a tendering process which involved four companies.
Advanced will develop an application, which will transfer data from the Wi-Fi enabled air-conditioning or heating system to a central data warehouse (also built by Advanced). Engineers and customers will be able to access this information via a web page, application or mobile device and control and modify the system remotely, using customer-friendly dashboard technology.
Iain Blazey, Technology Services Manager, Living Environmental Systems, Mitsubishi Electric UK says, “We chose Advanced for this project because they can develop the exact solution we require. We’ve worked with Advanced for the last nine years and the company has always delivered excellent solutions and services, well within time and budget.”
Using the Advanced technology, customers will be provided with greater flexibility to control their home heating and air conditioning systems, wherever they are in the world. If, for example a customer wants to extend a holiday, they have the ability to control the temperature of their house while they are away. Similarly, if they forget to turn the heating on or off, they can do this remotely.
Customers will be able to achieve greater cost savings by having real-time insight into energy consumption and the associated costs. They will also be able to more effectively manage the environmental impacts of their systems.
As well as being able to adjust temperature controls, they will have the ability to gather and view data on their own handset or tablet, helping them to understand how their systems operate.
Blazey says, “We are always looking to enhance the customer experience and this project will do exactly that. Advanced’s technology is tipped to be the most sophisticated on the market, revolutionising the way our customers control their systems. This is Mitsubishi’s most innovative project across Europe right now.”
Mitsubishi Electric will be looking to roll-out the Advanced technology to other areas in the home such as home entertainment and kitchen appliances once the heating and air conditioning project has been successfully completed.
About Mitsubishi Electric (www.mitsubishielectric.com)
With over 90 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) is a recognized world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment.
Embracing the spirit of its corporate statement, Changes for the Better, and its environmental statement, Eco Changes, Mitsubishi Electric endeavours to be a global, leading green company, enriching society with technology.
About Advanced 365 (www.advancedcomputersoftware.com/365)
Advanced 365 provides a full outsourcing solution for desktop to data centre service delivery, ITIL based service management, application development, unified communications and cloud enablement. Advanced 365 designs, deploys and operates applications using .NET, Microsoft SQL Server, the Microsoft Office System and Microsoft CRM.
Service delivery can be provided from either Advanced 365’s own data centre facility or one of its managed suites (hosted and managed in shared facilities). Advanced 365 also provides Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) utilising its own cloud platform. Quality and security is assured through the company’s ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 accreditations.
Core offerings include:
• IT Managed services focusing on the core utility components of clients’ IT operations (including monitoring, backup, email and hosting right up to full IT infrastructure outsourcing).
• Unified Communication solutions that consolidate telephony, presence, mobile and contact centre systems and are designed to bring data, voice and video together. Technologies include Microsoft Lync.
• Line of business applications designed to improve the flow of information around an organisation. Applications include Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Business Intelligence.
• Application development to deliver a fully-supported application managed service for both existing legacy applications and new applications developed by Advanced 365.