We are excited to announce a new innovation in building efficiency and perhaps the most significant change in our industry since the move from pneumatic to digital controls. This change is about moving to the cloud and easily extracting actionable insight from the “big data” across your building portfolio.

Today we are unveiling our new Panoptix® offering, a combination of software and services that easily and cost-effectively helps customers see more so they can do more to achieve optimized building performance and energy efficiency. We have leveraged powerful new technology and the proven expertise of Johnson Controls so customers can achieve not only better building outcomes but also better business outcomes.

We start with a cloud-hosted open platform that makes it easy to collect and manage data from disparate building systems, including our own Metasys® system and virtually any other building automation system, along with other sources; for example, meter and weather data. We apply our “magic” to convert that data into a normalized, common language. We then turn the data into insight through a suite of cloud-hosted applications.

Our App Marketplace include Panoptix Continuous Diagnostics Advisor, Panoptix Carbon and Energy Reporter, Panoptix Energy Performance Monitor and Panoptix Custom Analyzer. We will continue to expand the portfolio with both Johnson Controls and partner-developed applications. A software developer’s kit will be available in 2012 so that others can create applications on the Panoptix platform.

Today we also are introducing The New Definition of Customer Support — Johnson Controls experts specifically focused on helping the user achieve the maximum benefit from the Panoptix applications. And we are creating a Panoptix Connected Community, where like-minded people can share ideas, discuss trends and best practices, and gain access to subject matter experts. Think of it as the complement to social networking, but in this Community, it is all about achieving more in your professional life.

Innovation is baked into every aspect of the Panoptix solution, even in the way users access it. Delivered via a software as a service (SaaS) subscription, Panoptix enables customers to purchase the select applications most critical for their business and eliminate the initial upfront capital expenses associated with traditional software purchases. Additionally, the applications are available on demand via your computer, smart phone or tablet, making sophisticated, smart building efficiency as accessible to single building owners as it is to managers of global property portfolios.

The Panoptix solution brings all the pieces together — open platform, cloud-hosted applications, Connected Community, Live Guide support and finally, the portfolio of Johnson Controls building and energy services to help implement the changes and energy savings improvements identified by the Panoptix apps: a one-stop shop.

Our goal is to make it easier to achieve operationally and energy efficient buildings, and with Panoptix, it has never been easier — easy to purchase, easy to access, easy to action and improve, and easy to track and measure. It truly is the beginning of a new era in building efficiency.