ShoreGroup Intelligent Networked Building Deployment Achieves Top Real Estate Industry Recognition

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Prestigious Barbizon/63 project in New York City nets Realcomm award for ‘Most Digital Real Estate for Extreme Multi-family Residential’ building utilizing technological innovation designed, deployed & monitored by ShoreGroup

BPG Properties, Ltd. was presented with a Digie Award for ‘Most Digital Real Estate for Extreme Multi-family Residential’ building at the Realcomm 2006 conference held in Dallas, Texas last week. The Realcomm Honor Award recognizes outstanding individuals and companies for being among the most innovative in the Commercial Real Estate industry. These outstanding individuals and companies are credited with being pioneers in transforming the real estate industry into a 21st Century Digital Model.

Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Barbizon/63 (formerly the Barbizon Hotel) is a luxury high-rise condominium. BPG Properties, Ltd. converted the Barbizon into 66 high-end apartment units equipped with state-of-the-art, fully interoperable technology.

ShoreGroup designed and implemented a fully integrated network connecting HVAC systems, lighting controls, card access controls, video surveillance, voice and data communication systems, and inclusive home automation services such as Internet access, Wi-Fi, intercom and eConcierge services supplied by a multitude of leading technology suppliers. Each condominium unit features IP telephones with touch panels that act as a thin client interface to systems on the network. The foundation for the design is a redundant IP network supporting voice-over-IP, broadband Internet access and all building management systems. The deployment enables the connectivity of all building management systems on a single network - avoiding the time-consuming and costly endeavor of having to implement and manage disparate proprietary networks for each building system.

Providing a complete solution capable of both monitoring and managing building systems via a single network operations console was a key differentiator in ShoreGroup’s participation in the Barbizon/63 development project. ShoreGroup’s CaseSentry System Management solution monitors all building systems, providing fast identification, visualization and communication of issues to enable immediate remediation efforts that minimize the impact to building residents. Integrated workflow and case management applications streamline the handling of issues and service requests within a unified CaseSentry Building Operations Center (BOC) portal.

“ShoreGroup has been a recognized leader driving the intelligent building effort as evidenced by this award to BPG Properties, Ltd.," said Jim Young, the founder of Realcomm who presented the award. “This application truly stands out as the most farsighted and advanced in the nation."

The Barbizon/63 renovation project is truly a first for New York City. By taking advantage of technologically open standards and communications coupled with end-to-end systems management, ShoreGroup has successfully converged the network and building automation systems into one IP-based network providing BPG Properties, Ltd. with a real estate property that encompasses advanced capabilities while at the same time reducing maintenance and operating costs. “ShoreGroup has been one of our lead technology partners in integrating and monitoring our building’s advanced technology and infrastructure. We are proud to have been selected as one of the nations most advanced buildings,” said Cory Hilderbrand, Director of IT for BPG Properties, Ltd.

“This award emphasizes that the Converged Intelligent Building is not only a reality, but a significant sign of exciting things to come in the real estate space,” said Carl Gambello, Director of Advanced Automation Solutions at ShoreGroup. “Advanced technology buildings are being sought after by customers and commanding premium prices. The future of healthcare, hospitality, education, commercial and residential buildings -- even stadiums -- will be changing. They’ll be migrating to a single, consolidated, all IP infrastructure with unified management. This award recognizes the Barbizon/63 as the blueprint for the future.”

About ShoreGroup, Inc.

ShoreGroup is an employee owned converged solutions provider delivering CaseSentry Systems Management applications, ShorePatrol maintenance services and infrastructure professional services. As a Cisco Gold Certified Partner with IP Communications Specialization, and a Cisco IP Contact Center (IPCC) Enterprise Advanced Technology Provider (ATP), ShoreGroup designs, deploys, maintains and develops leading management and workflow applications for high availability converged networks, customer contact centers and intelligent buildings. Technology expertise includes IP Telephony, VoIP, communications systems and applications, systems and network management, LAN/WAN, building systems, physical layer infrastructure and wireless. Founded in 1999, with over 300 global and national customers, ShoreGroup is based in New York City and Syracuse, NY.

ShoreGroup and ShorePatrol are trademarks, and CaseSentry is a registered trademark of ShoreGroup, Inc. Cisco and Cisco Systems are registered trademarks or trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries.


Glenn Yeeles

ShoreGroup, Inc.

The ShoreGroup Building

460 West 35th Street

New York, NY 10001

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