Several of us attended the AHR Expo last week in New York. Despite the blizzard conditions, the show was a great turnout! It was great to walk the show floor, visit with clients and check out their booths. I was pleased to see our graphics on display in a number of them.
After going through the hall it’s clear that high-end visualization has become the industry standard. Everyone continues to support 3D. Even the smallest controls vender company has software capable of using high-end graphics. And now we’re expecting to see that level of visualization on our mobile devices as well. This has been becoming a trend in many industries and BAS is no different. Customers want the ability to access data and see a high-end level of graphics on their phone and tablet.
This need for visualization is ultimately driven by the end customer. We had a number of similar conversations at the show; end customers are asking for more realistic graphics to better represent the equipment and systems they have in place, as well as for more realistic user interfaces. This isn’t anything new to QA, we’ve been driving graphic trends for years, providing graphical solutions for many throughout the industry, including Carel, Daikin Applied, Tridium, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Trane branches, etc. I expect that list will continue to increase by the time AHR 2015 comes around. The numbers may not be traceable for the ROI with enhancing graphics, but by pleasing your current end-users it will continue to draw in more customers. So what should drive the decision to implement high-end graphics? Staying ahead of your clients’ expectations and taking your visual assets to the next level.