Automation and smart technology in the new PTK1 building

The Need

As Intel was facing the construction of a new building to contain various divisions and departments of the company, the initiators visualized the most advanced and smart Intel building in the country. A building that would feature full automation and provide comfort and an optimal user experience.

To this end, it was necessary to create a rich technical specification that included 150 conference rooms managed by the Intel UNITE system, a set of 6 LTR training rooms including a variety of operating options, a DIGITAL SIGNAGE technology for WAY FINDING –  getting to know the building, getting acquainted with the building’s resources and markings for conference rooms. This also included setting up a control room for the building’s security system.


The solution

To respond to Intel’s complex project specifications accurately and qualitatively, we used the most advanced and smart technologies available in the market today:

We took pains to ensure the conference rooms’ construction was based on the modern EXTRON, CISCO, NEC and CHIEF technologies and we integrated Intel’s UNITE – system in the project as well. The conference rooms are designed in a way that provides users with an unlimited range of options for viewing and sharing content, holding conversations, VC videos, and analog training and phone calls. These operate automatically by designated sensors and detectors.

For setting up LTR rooms, we designed and built 6 rooms with different operating methodologies, giving them the capacity to turn into a single large room or to remain in the format of 6 small rooms that can accommodate up to 1,000 people. The system works on the infrastructure networks along with the help of remote controllers. The audio is based on DANTE technology and every instructional room has an independent touch screen that controls all the room functions. Uniting two or more rooms turns the touch screens into MASTER and-SLAVE positions automatically.

DIGITAL SIGNAGE – all floors contain 65″ by 86″ touch screens. These screens are connected directly to the UNITE system and to the IBEMS control system and facilitate Intel employees and guests’ acquaintance with the building, the services provided on each floor and provides them instructions and information about the building and its surroundings.

Signage for small conference rooms – We set up the CRESTON technology-based solution by which a LED screen near the entrance of each room switches colors based on the room’s condition and occupancy. This solution is directly linked to Intel’s IBEMS control system and n is entirely operated by Intel users.

We installed IHSE systems for the control room and video walls that enable monitoring and photography of the entire building and its surroundings, with user interfaces with the company’s security systems, including gateways and tag readers, SPEED GATES, parking lots, dining rooms and restaurants, communication rooms, classified floors and more.

The solutions we designed and implemented in this project are smart, quick and unprecedented for a project as advanced as this one.

Tel Aviv University

Multimedia systems
The need
Tel Aviv University is one of the leading and most advanced universities in the country. Accordingly, it is particular about keeping up to date and adapt the learning environment to the changing needs of students and faculty. Therefore, when the university asked us to create an innovative workspace to leverage the learning experience, we committed ourselves to carry out this mission.

The solution
After preliminary planning, we characterized the multimedia systems suitable for the halls and classrooms we could build with the given budget constraints. We used the world’s leading products and technologies, which we obtained, among others, from the Ekstron, Kerstron and Kramer companies. We created smart and advanced multimedia systems that can be easily operated by the university staff while providing an enjoyable, convenient and meaningful learning experience for students.

Dead Sea Works

The need
Dead Sea Works is one of the world’s largest potash and bromine production companies. The company owned and operated 6 different control rooms and contacted us, asking if we could condense all the control rooms into a single control room – that would be innovative, safe and efficient and that would help improve the maintenance and production processes of the plants, while optimizing the workforce of the company and increasing the system’s survivability and redundancy.

To do this, we defined several needs with the client which included moving all of the production computers into a central control room to monitor all processes from a single location and to allow users to connect to every computer. There was also the need to provide and install ergonomic furniture adapted to strenuous work around the clock and to create a support system for the complex production systems.

The solution
After the planning process that included consideration of all the necessary elements, we went to work. We installed a switching and control system based on a communications infrastructure to connect the remote computers to the work stations in the control room. We created a smart solution for redundancy using the Mission Critical configuration so that even in the event of a power outage in the room where the matrix is installed, the stations in the control room would automatically switch to a backup configuration. By supplying and installing RAUELI ergonomic furniture in the new control room, we were able to provide maximum comfort for 24/7 operations. Along with all the rest, we also provided special Honeywell company keyboards.

As a result of the project, all six plants were connected to the central control room, which is now able to control all processes more efficiently with fewer employees.