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The Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) Deploys Kiana Facility Management Framework to Create Connected Smart Buildings

26 May, 2020 |

SBB deploys Kiana Facility Management Framework to create connected smart builidngs

Kiana delivers real-time device-based detection and location-based analytics leveraging existing
WiFi infrastructure in buildings.


Sunnyvale, Calif. – May 26, 2020 – Kiana Analytics, Inc., the location-based platform company
that delivers accurate proximity solutions to organizations worldwide, today announced it has
been selected by the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), the national railway company of
Switzerland to assist with optimizing its work space for its flexible workforce.


Kiana Facility Management Solutions:


Effective management of corporate sites in any organization can be a complex task that extends
across a myriad of stakeholders. Kiana delivers a mobile and cloud-enabled solution that can
deliver highly accurate, real-time analytics on building occupancy and space utilization. All this
is done without the need to install new devices or sensors and by leveraging infrastructure that
already exists.

Working with Swiss Federal Railways, Kiana engineered the service to maintain Swiss data
privacy standards by maintaining all data in country as part of our leadership efforts to support
employee privacy expectations.


Capabilities include:


  • Visibility into poorly used floors and buildings, aiming at reducing real estate lease cost

    by 10-25%

  • Improve space utilization and reengineer sites to accommodate changing workforce

    needs by reallocating space required for on-site employees

  • Shared space availability and utilization – reduce time wasted looking for available

    meeting rooms / common space

  • Use a fact-based foundation for real estate expansion/shrinkage rather than guessing –

    work with actual costs from current site data.


Facility Management experts have pointed out that there are three key areas that can most
benefit from automation.


  • Optimize Space Utilization

  • Enhance Operational Efficiency

  • Ensure Safety and Security Compliance


“We selected Kiana as our comprehensive site management solution knowing they are
committed to innovation and dedicated to providing a superior service to help us get the most
out of our wireless technology installed base,” said Dr. Harris Kontzalis, Senior Product
Manager at SBB. “The Kiana Facility Management Framework integrates well with our existing
infrastructure and delivers extensive analytics over an intuitive GUI.”

“Kiana is honored to be selected by SBB as its site management solution provider” said Nader
Fathi, CEO of Kiana Analytics. “According to the American Real Estate Society, relying on
flawed information is the leading cause of why 30-40% of corporate leased space is underutilized resulting in huge wasted costs. Furthermore, Kiana technology is also a business
continuity solution that can help corporations stop the spread of the COVID-19 by providing
privacy preserving exposure measurement and notification.”

About Swiss Federal Railways (SBB)

SBB is the backbone of the Swiss public transport system, and day-to-day rail operations are its
core business. SBB has been transporting people and freight for more than 100 years; over
1.32 million passengers and 200,000 tons of freight are transported to their destination every
day. 32,500 dedicated employees work to realize the SBB vision for the mobility of the future,
and to continue the success story, even in times when the entire economy and society,
including the mobility industry, are undergoing profound changes.

About Kiana

Kiana strengthens physical safety and security, optimizes operations and delivers proximity
solutions to understand visitor behavior at physical locations worldwide. Corporate campuses,
event venues, transportation hubs and shopping malls use Kiana’s patented device detection
capabilities and cloud-based software. Founded in 2013, Kiana Analytics is a fast-growing,
GDPR and CCPA compliant company with offices in Silicon Valley, Singapore and Germany.

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