VOICE CONTROLLED SAGEGLASS LAUNCHES IN THE MIDDLE EAST AT THE WINDOWS, DOORS AND FACADES EVENT IN DUBAI

VOICE CONTROLLED SAGEGLASS LAUNCHES IN THE MIDDLE EAST AT THE WINDOWS, DOORS AND FACADES EVENT IN DUBAI

SageGlass®, pioneer of the world’s smartest electrochromic glass, announces that SageGlass dynamic glass is now able to integrate with Amazon Echo to provide occupants with a more user-friendly experience while helping to streamline operational efficiencies. Building occupants can now control the dynamic glass tint via simple voice commands to optimise daylight and outdoor views while preventing heat gain and glare. This offering is expected to be integrated into larger building management systems so building owners and facilities managers can manage SageGlass along with other voice-enabled smart devices in the building.

“The use of technologies such as voice commands in buildings is growing in popularity as building owners place more emphasis on occupant comfort, convenience and productivity,” said Alain Garnier Manager Sales & Business Development SageGlass Middle East. “Customers in the Middle East value innovation and convenience. SageGlass can already be integrated with most building management systems and controlled via a mobile app, so the next natural technological progression for our dynamic glass is the use of voice commands as an added convenience to building owners and occupants. We are convinced that this latest feature will be a hit with our existing customers as well as our new users”.

SageGlass’ integration with Amazon Echo provides occupants with additional flexibility so they can control the dynamic tinting of the glass without the need for facilities management intervention, a wall switch or mobile app. Occupants can make statements such as “Alexa, ask SageGlass to reduce glare,” or “Alexa, ask SageGlass to let the warm sunshine in,” and watch the glass tint in accordance with the command. SageGlass provides smart building installation documentation and sample code, detailing how it can be integrated with other building management components and Amazon Web Services.

SageGlass completed its first Amazon Echo integration at the Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed North American Headquarters in Malvern, Pa., and is now available for users in the Middle East.

SageGlass will be exhibiting at the Windows, Doors and Facades in Dubai from September 23 to 26th 2018, booth 1161 in Hall 6.

 

About SageGlass

SageGlass is the pioneer of the world’s smartest electrochromic glass and is transforming the indoor experience for people by connecting the built and natural environments. Electronically tintable SageGlass, a product of Saint-Gobain, dynamically optimizes daylight and manages temperature – all while maintaining unobstructed views of the outdoors. With SageGlass, building occupants can comfortably experience the biophilic benefits of the outdoors, including stress reduction, enhanced creativity and an improved sense of well-being. Unlike conventional sun controls, such as mechanical window shades or blinds, SageGlass allows architects to elegantly solve solar control challenges without sacrificing aesthetics and design. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, SageGlass is backed by 350 years of building science expertise that only the world leader in sustainable environments can provide. Ready to look again? Visit www.SageGlass.com, @Sage_Glass and Facebook.com/SageGlass.

About Saint-Gobain

Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change. With 2015 sales of 39.6 billion euros, Saint-Gobain operates in 67 countries and has more than 170,000 employees. For more information about Saint-Gobain visit www.saint-gobain.com and @saintgobain.

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About Windows, Doors & Facades Event

24 - 26 September 2019, Dubai World Trade Centre

Windows Doors & Facades Event (WDF) is the largest and most important dedicated platform for the windows, doors and facades industry in the Middle East.

Over 150 brands from around the globe, including Schüco, Orgadata, Gutmann, Elumatec, Reynaers, Hueck, Emmegi, and MJ Metal, participate in WDF this year showcasing their latest and most innovative products.

More than an exhibition, the Windows, Doors & Facades Event promotes industry best practices and knowledge sharing through an extensive, free, and CPD-certified educational program. The event hosts the high-level “Future of Facades Summit” on September 24, and the “Facades Seminar Series” on September 25 and 26. Key topics include latest industry trends and technologies, building design, BIM, fire and life safety, and glass technologies.

WDF is organised by dmg events and is co-located with Gulf Glass, the largest glass event in the Middle East. It runs in the Sheikh Rashid Hall, at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 24 to 26 September, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm daily.

To know more, visit www.wdfevent.ae

About dmg events

dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines.

We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business through face-to-face events.

dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year. The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry-leading events in the energy, construction, hospitality & design, coatings and transportation sectors. ADIPEC, The Big 5, Gastech, EGYPS, The Hotel Show and INDEX are the company’s flagship events. For more information visit www.dmgevents.com.

Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT, www.dmgt.co.uk), one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.