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.

Enhance the User Experience

Cisco Smart+Connected Real Estate solutions enable developers, operators, and employers to give employees and occupants access to tools and applications at all times through mobility solutions, including Wi-Fi, integrated paging, and Bluetooth.

These applications deliver enhanced communications and collaboration by providing access to high-speed Internet, IP telephony, wireless connections, the Cisco TelePresence™ online meeting application, and advanced audio and videoconferencing for common areas and administrative offices. Such features help to create building environments that are distinctive, productive, and intelligent, adding value to the user experience.

A Roadmap for Success
Zones and Cisco Smart+Connected Real Estate increase profitability by providing additional revenue streams, and enabling new, differentiated opportunities. Together we’re providing people with a superior work environment, while enhancing environmental sustainability.

Ask your Zones account executive to show you how the converged network can deliver an intelligent building infrastructure – and an agent of change – for your development projects.