Transforming Houston’s Pennzoil Place into a very smart building

Zones and Cisco partner on a massive scale

Pennzoil Place

See how Zones and Cisco came together to enhance operations and opportunities at Houston’s Pennzoil Place (Video)

In Houston, Zones partnered with Cisco to deploy Cisco Smart+Connected Real Estate Solutions to converge building, safety, and communications networks onto the open Internet Protocol (IP) standard at Pennzoil Place. This streamlined processes throughout the 1,400,000 square foot Phillip Johnson/John Burgee-designed complex by providing a single connection for building management and IT systems.

Zones, a Cisco Gold Certified Partner, was engaged by Transwestern and Metropolis Investment Holdings to connect every one of the 95,000 building points and systems at Pennzoil Place to a Cisco fiber-optic network. The network now connects every endpoint and application in the building, including Cisco solutions for unified communications and collaboration, video surveillance, physical access control, digital signage, and high-definition videoconferencing.

This converged network now forms the foundation for an intelligent building infrastructure that adds value to Pennzoil Place – as it could for commercial real estate projects of virtually any scope. Such convergence acts as a disrupting agent in traditional site and building designs, uses, and operations, with the capability to transform physical space into service offerings. Continue reading

Exelon honors Zones as its Financial Discipline and Savings Partner

Matt Camden

Recently, Exelon Corporation presented Zones with the energy company’s Financial Discipline and Savings Partner award, during its annual supplier conference in Chicago.

Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon is one the nation’s leading energy providers, with approximately $24.9 billion in annual revenues.

National account executive Matt Camden, who leads the Exelon account, accepted the award with Executive Vice President, Enterprise Sales Tom Ducatelli. The award recognized Zones for delivering market-leading quantifiable cost savings, successful negotiation best practices with OEMs, and implementation of new cost-saving processes in addition to near flawless levels of execution in our sales and support services.

The award reflects the effort of people across all divisions of the company who make it possible for customers like Exelon to view us not simply as a supplier, but as a true partner.

Congratulations to Matt and the entire Exelon team at Zones for their excellent service and support of the Exelon business!