Honeywell offers smart buildings a control panel straight out of Minority Report


It’s not enough to have a smart building crammed with sensors and algorithms that are optimizing your air conditioning, monitoring your security and notifying you when something is about to become a problem. No, when you have a smart building, you must have an 80-inch control wall, by golly, and it should have a touch screen that lets you zoom in like some sort of actor in a science fiction movie. Yes, you are like Kate Winslet at the end of Divergent or characters in the Minority Report.

At least that’s the promise behind Honeywell’s two new products–the Command Wall, which is the touch screen itself, and the Command and Control Suite, which is the software that connects various physical systems in the building and their data to the Command Wall. The two products are designed to let the user, which could be anyone from a facilities manager to…

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