Tosibox enables demand management for luxury mall's energy manager
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TOSIBOX® connectivity enables demand management for luxury mall’s energy manager

Tosibox Oy, the trusted leader in secure IoT connectivity solutions, helped master systems integrator OTI perform remote maintenance and collect data with its secure and reliable connectivity solution. TOSIBOX® Virtual Central Lock provides always-on data acquisition as well as centralized network and access group management.

The Pembroke Lakes Mall is a luxury complex of 1.1 million sq. ft. in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Brookfield Properties Retail (BPR) along with OTI installed a 1.4 MW solar array and control system at the mall, as a part of a comprehensive efficiency upgrade that included high efficiency HVAC and LED lighting. On sunny days, solar output exceeded total property demand for significant periods, so the team worked on a solution to optimize this through the control system. They were looking for data to understand how the building heats up and cools down on a “normal day” in order to optimize HVAC systems while maintaining tenant and shopper comfort. BPR and OTI decided to adjust HVAC set points in real time to match solar production so as to not “miss the mark” by setting a new demand peak.

TOSIBOX® Plug & Go™ was used to provide easy and secure connectivity for remote maintenance and data acquisition. TOSIBOX® protects all devices behind it, and remote access can be granted down to the device level via physical TOSIBOX® Keys.

With the basic network established, now BPR and OTI are working on artificial intelligence analytics enhancements to manage grid energy usage. The SkySpark analytics platform is used to automatically analyze the data collected from building automation systems, metering systems and other smart devices to identify issues, patterns, deviations, faults and opportunities for operational improvements and cost reduction. Both energy management and control systems now understand how the building heats up and cools down, allowing real-time adjustments to HVAC set points to match solar production and in turn reduce grid demand. In total, these efforts have earned 67% reduction in grid energy purchases.

”Secure connectivity to equipment data is fundamental to the successful application of data analytics projects in the built environment. The wide range of devices and varying levels of security found in the real-world applications create a strong need for security technology like Tosibox that can be applied quickly and easily to create secure networks for device data,” said John Petze, Co-Founder and COO at SkyFoundry.

“The Internet of Everything (IoE), connections and data volumes will see exponential growth. Thereby also the need and capability of data analysis will continue to increase. The amount of data will accumulate and improve the quality of life. In a world that relies on data and increasingly diverse connections, people will crave for clarity, reliability and simplicity. Tosibox is facilitating the day-to-day lives of our customers by offering them top-notch and simple solutions with uncompromised reliability and security,” said Jarno Limnéll, CEO at Tosibox.

More information

Jarno Limnéll, CEO, Tosibox Oy, +358 40 527 6173,

About OTI

OTI is a U.S.-based systems integrator that connects building systems to protect data, inform business decisions, create efficiencies and enhance user experience.

About SkyFoundry

SkyFoundry’s software solutions help clients derive value from their investments in smart systems.

About Tosibox

Tosibox has taken connectivity and made it simple. TOSIBOX® solution is a game changer for secure IoT connectivity, remote maintenance and network management. The award-winning TOSIBOX® products are developed and manufactured in Finland and used in more than 120 countries.