UST Global’s new campus to be Cisco’s first Smart Campus in India


Tvm: Cisco, the world leader in networking and innovative solutions, today announced its first Smart Campus project in India. Cisco will transform UST Global’s new campus coming up in Trivandrum into a smart and intelligent campus with Cisco’s Smart+Connected Real Estate solution. UST Global is building a new campus in 36 acres with a total built-up area of over 3 million sq.ft. in Technopark Phase III. The first of the three buildings is expected to be ready in the next 18-24 months.

Addressing the media, Joe Nalkara, President, UST Global, said “Through Cisco technology, we’re breaking new ground in terms of our infrastructure. This campus reflects our enduring focus on innovation and lives up to our promise of providing the very best for our associates and customers. We expect this to be the most intelligent campus in India and a showcase for Kerala”. This will be the largest centre of UST Global which will function as the hub of their global operations. UST is already involved with Cisco’s Health Presence project.
Kumar G B, Sr. VP – Services (India & SAARC), Cisco said, “We believe that this smart and intelligent campus of UST Global will become the workplace of the future. A Smart+Connected campus can offer significant benefits to the company in terms of operating costs. It also goes a long way towards achieving the goal of a green and sustainable organization, in addition to the motivation and pride it brings to the employees”. Cisco Services has been working closely with UST on this initiative and has helped design the technology roadmap and architecture blueprint.

UST Global will roll out the Cisco Smart+Connected Real Estate solution in a phased manner, designed to support their existing and projected business requirements with an investment of about Rs.200 crores in the first phase. The scope of the project at the campus includes integrated energy management systems that can be delivered over the converged IP network. This also includes centralized monitoring and control of elevators, Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), a Network Operations Centre (NOC), and Security and Facilities Operation Centre (SFOC) operations for physical security, building operations and maintenance.

Cisco Smart+Connected Real Estate solutions converge building, safety, and communications networks onto the open Internet Protocol (IP) standard, streamlining processes by providing a single connection for building management and IT systems. The IP-based network can dramatically reduce capital expenditure by simplifying building design and construction, and also enable building managers to reduce carbon footprint and build a sustainable and more energy-efficient environment. This can help the campus achieve a higher rating on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. 

Anil Philip
Kerala IT News


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