The year 2021 has been eventful for Netix Global BV, its parent SB Group, and sister companies ODS Global and Teknoware. Due to its global presence and fast paced expansion , Netix has been able to bank on multiple global accounts such as CBRE, Facebook, Google & multiple hospitality chains. From the outset, they have incorporated their learnings from the pandemic into the product/service development. “The synergy we achieved through the interplay between Netix and ODS Global’s solutions led to the creation of the Netix Novus Partner Program. Geared towards creating an ecosystem of certified service providers and open-protocol buildings, this first-of-its-kind program put us on a global pedestal,” says Sanjeevv Bhatia, Chairman of SB Group and CEO of Netix Global BV.
Under this program, they have offered vendor-agnostic iICCC and iIBMS solutions to partners hoping to unlock high efficiencies and optimize energy portfolios in buildings.
Notably, this gave a new lease of life to buildings that we're grappling with legacy systems, sub-par performances, and high energy usage and costs. Due to their ability to drive visible impact, Netix’s solutions have emerged as a means to achieve sustainability in buildings.
Subsequently, they have been able to address two major challenges faced by the hotels: Multiple vendor-locked systems and high energy usage. “The vendor-agnostic integration and energy-optimization capabilities generated great responses from stakeholders. Additionally, we have worked with some of the leading names in the industry this year. And most recently, we were recognized by Tridium as a Gold Tier Partner,” adds Sanjeevv.
The 2022 impact
The SB Group and subsidiaries have launched a host of state-of-the-art products this year, including but limited to Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats, self-contained cloudconnected emergency lighting systems, maintenance-free supercapacitors, and extra-low voltage systems. “But most importantly, we have tailored our solutions to specific real estate verticals. For example, the hospitality industry is an amenity-rich and experience-driven vertical, where there is no room for compromises. So, we have formulated a balanced approach that enables hoteliers to save energy and simultaneously deliver superior guest experiences,” he adds.
NETIX GLOBAL BV Their “Android approach”, which makes building systems vendor-neutral, highly programmable, and easy to operate — much like the Android OS in mobile phones — has sparked a brownfield revolution this year. “Real estate stakeholders have also taken stock of how our smart retrofits can optimize and future-proof old buildings through a mere plug-and-play process. These value propositions, along with new products/services/programs, will supercharge our ambitions for 2022 as we expand to new global markets,” says Sanjeevv.
Their vision for 2022 is aligned with the ongoing global shift towards sustainability and increased digitalization. Many nations, including the UAE and the KSA, and the World Green Building Council have pledged netzero emissions in the run-up to COP26. And this multistakeholder consensus has turned sustainability into an economic opportunity in complying buildings.
“Since we are uniquely positioned at the intersection of technology and sustainability, capable of unlocking multifold value in both old and new buildings, we are poised to make a macro impact. In 2022, we will achieve this, methodically, from individual buildings to smart cities to new growth markets like the UK, Egypt, Qatar, the KSA, Canada, and Australia,” sums up Sanjeevv.