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Pacific Controls creates the Worlds first fully e-Enabled residential building for The Waterfront at Dubai Marina

Pacific Controls creates the Worlds first fully e-Enabled residential building for The Waterfront at Dubai Marina

Dubai, September 18, 2005: Pacific Control Systems, the global leader in automation, has announced The Waterfront project as the worlds first full-fledged e-Enabled residential building. Located at the Dubai Marina, this premier 20-storey Waterfront development is a signature project of the Hong Kong-based Trident International Holdings (TIH), which appointed Pacific Controls for "total" automation of the building by implementing Web-enabled Home Automation Systems in all the apartments of this luxury tower and integrating it with the Building Management System (BMS).

The integrated system is connected with the World Wide Web and the Building is completely "transparent" through a Web portal that can be accessed by all the apartment owners, service providers and facility managers from anywhere in the world. The Building is also connected with Pacific Controls 24x7x365 Command Control Center, which enables remote monitoring of security, all the electromechanical services and facility management services.

Home owners at The Waterfront have the luxury of e-Lifestyle. All the functions of a home such as lighting, air-conditioning, audio-visual, home theatre, security, pumps, LAN cameras, curtains, power distribution, electrical appliances etc. can be easily controlled with a single touch. The state-of-the-art e-Home Terminal with touch capability in each home functions as a gateway to the world of Internet services.

The Web-enabled Home Automation System provides the opportunity for home owners to view their homes from anywhere in the world, carry out virtual parenting, check on near and dear ones from anywhere, check the services within the room, set the air-conditioning on energy save mode, check the status of the security system, check on the status of connected appliances, integrate their audio and video system to the home automation system, integrate the lighting system etc. The B2C portal of Pacific Controls will provide full services for virtual shopping for all requirement of the home like procurement of food, milk, water, grocery, laundry, rent a car, pay bills, have access to entertainment etc.

"This project will stand as a testimony to our success in the home and building automation space as it is the Worlds first fully e-Enabled residential building," said Dilip Rahulan, Chairman and CEO of Pacific Controls adding, "The uniqueness of this super luxury Waterfront development is its engineering architecture, wherein the automation is made up to the grassroots level, i.e. from each home to the building level. All the 71 residential units Web-enabled Home Automation Systems are integrated with the Building Management System (BMS), thus creating a "Total Transparent Building"."

Each home has a Web-enabled Home Automation System that is integrated with the Building Management System (BMS) providing comfortable lifestyle management combined with security and ease-of-use. "We offer the worlds only open protocol, M2M, future-ready, secure wireless Home Automation System with 24x7x365 days remote monitoring," pointed out Mr.Rahulan.

Mr. Sadruddin Inayat Ali, Managing Director of Trident said, "Our market focus in this region is to offer state-of-the-art solutions to customers that will differentiate us from competition. This status has been achieved with the announcement of The Waterfront as the worlds first fully residential e-Building, which is a proof of our commitment in providing customers with solutions that go way beyond their expectations."

Each unit at The Waterfront is networked through a high speed digital backbone with remote accessible, plug n play controllers. All alarms both critical alarms (such as fire, attempt to break-in, power outages etc.), and other non-critical alarms (such as equipment failure, fault etc.) can be remotely monitored and the details are sent instantly via SMS alerts to the concerned occupants of the building. The control of lights depending on the occupancy pattern, and time-based air-conditioning control and zone temperature monitoring, Home, Away and Vacation modes, bring about substantial savings to energy consumption.

For further information please contact:
Beena Abraham
Corporate Communications
Pacific Control Systems LLC
Tel: +971 4 886 9000
Fax: +971 4 886 9001

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