ABB smart technology helps buildings achieve intelligent upgrading

ABB’s Welcome IP door entry system showcased at CPSE 2013

Beijing, November 8, 2013 -- ABB, the leading power and automation group, recently exhibited its Welcome and G series door entry systems, i-bus® intelligent building control system, electrical wiring accessories (EWAs), and smart home products to the China Public Security Expo (CPSE 2013), demonstrating its leadership and innovation in the field of smart building and home.

Cutting consumption in buildings is one of the crucial methods for achieving energy conservation. According to the European Commission, building energy consumption could be reduced by 27%-30% by upgrading to the latest technologies. Over the years, ABB has been dedicated to inspiring China’s construction industry with its leading intelligent building and smart home technologies, so as to create a more energy-efficient, more convenient, and higher quality community.

Ted Hong, Local Business Unit Manager of Wiring Accessories, Low Voltage Products Division, China and President of ABB Genway Xiamen Electrical Equipment Company, said, “With a complete product and solution portfolio, ABB is able to accommodate all the requirements of the medium- to high-end smart home markets. ABB has long been committed to R&D and innovation that improves energy efficiency, security, and ease-of-use of its smart home systems, and remains dedicated to creating smart communities and improving living standards by closely cooperating with local real estate customers.”

The Welcome IP door entry system, a highlight of ABB’s showcase at the event and a scalable TCP/IP-based solution that makes networking easier, delivers abundant features such as intercom, security, media play, and remote access. It is a digital community platform that offers unlimited opportunities for property management and third-party operators.

Moreover, the Welcome IP system allows users to use their iPad/iPhone as a wireless indoor extension unit for intercom applications and may be integrated with ABB’s i-bus® intelligent building control system to enable intercom and home control features on a single panel for an exceptional smart home and community experience. The ABB i-bus® system allows for the control of all electric terminals and has helped Beijing Airport Terminal 3 cut energy consumption for a portion of its lighting system by 20%.

The flagship of ABB’s smart home offerings and backed by ABB’s consistent commitment to excellent design and technical innovation, the Welcome Series has now been seen in such premium projects as Boutique Hotel Five Avenues Tianjin, Sanya Blue Bay, and Beijing East 8, receiving several prestigious awards including the “Top 10 Security Brands” by Security & Automation in 2011, 2012, and 2013, the “iF Design Award,” and the “Red Dot” award in 2012.

CPSE, a biannual event, has become one of the most prestigious and influential trade shows in the global security sector. CPSE 2013 was held in Shenzhen from October 29 to November 1, 2013 and attracted 1,500 exhibitors and more than 120,000 professional visitors.

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 150,000 people. ABB has a full range of business activities in China, including R&D, manufacturing, sales and services, with nearly 19,000 employees, 36 local companies, and an extensive sales and service network across 90 cities.

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