Violet Defense Joins Siemens Connect Ecosystem

2 January 2019

Siemens and Violet Defense today announce that Violet Defense has joined the growing Siemens Connect Ecosystem, which today connects experts in this innovative network of business and solution developers.

“We are excited to be able to integrate our patented UV germ control technology with the Siemens’ building automation platforms as they are leading the way to the next generation of safe, healthy, and connected buildings.  By being a part of this ecosystem, we have the opportunity to help create healthier environments throughout the world in a seamless, cost-effective, and easy-to-use way,” said Terrance Berland, CEO of Violet Defense.

The Siemens Ecosystem pulls together the tools, processes, training, and support necessary for third-party solution providers to successfully create solutions that integrate seamlessly with Siemens’ platforms, including Desigo CC, the APOGEE Automation System, and related platforms.

“As more and more connected devices enable us to deliver on the promises of a truly intelligent building, organizations must be able to adapt quickly and advance smart building operations and performance. The Siemens Connect Ecosystem is our answer to this digital transformation, which lets us all create places perfectly designed for their purpose,” says Brad Haeberle, VP of Solutions and Service at Siemens.

With growing concerns over healthcare-associated and community-acquired infections, facilities need new solutions to help disinfect and reduce the risk of these illnesses.  Violet Defense has the only known pulsed Xenon UV lighting system that can be installed and integrated with building automation systems providing an opportunity for powerful disinfection anytime a room is unoccupied.  The Violet Defense line of S.A.G.E. (Surface & Air Germ Elimination) UV products can kill up to 99.9% of harmful pathogens, including E. coli, Salmonella, Norovirus, MRSA, and C. diff.   

“Our mission as a company is to bring this clinical-level disinfection to everyday spaces, including hospitals, health clinics, schools, commercial office buildings, food service establishments, and more,” added Berland.

Integrating the S.A.G.E. UV products with the Siemens APOGEE® building automation system and Desigo® CC integrated building management system (IBMS) will make it easier for facility managers to manage and control disinfection cycles.  Managers will also have access to analytics on when a room was last sanitized, how often, and for how long, thus determining optimal cleaning schedules.