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Honeywell And Universitas Indonesia Launch First Connected Industry 4.0 level Campus To Empower Building Automation Engineers

  • The university's engineering faculty is the first in the country to have its campus buildings connected with Honeywell Building Technologies
  • State-of-the-art lab helps students learn and develop software and hardware systems through Honeywell-provided modules

DEPOK, Indonesia, March1, 2018 &endash; Honeywell (NYSE: HON)today launched Indonesia'sfirst smart, connected control lab for the engineering center at UniversitasIndonesia. The laboratory uses a state-of-the-art system and software fromHoneywell Building Technologies to control various systems and facilities inthe engineering campus buildings. The control lab also allows students andfaculty to simulate, learn and develop smart building systems via Honeywell-providedmodules and software.

“We are proud to be the first university in the country tohave this great, state-of-the-art facility in our engineering program, and aregrateful to Honeywell for their commitment and support in strengthening thequality of technical education in Indonesia,” said Prof. Dr. Ir. MuhammadAnis, M.Met., Rector, Universitas Indonesia.

“This facility is a great addition to our engineering programas it enables students to learn from the industry's latest technology inbuilding automation and controls systems,” said Dr. Ir. Hendri DS Budiono, M.Eng, dean of the Engineering Faculty. “Upon graduation, students will be betterequipped for the workforce and the industry.”

“As ASEAN's largest, Indonesia is a fast-growing nationwhere building construction is forecasted to continue to grow, and where demandfor technically proficient, ready-for-work building solutions engineers is high,”said Roy Kosasih, Honeywell Indonesia President. “As a company that has beenpart of this nation's development for many years, Honeywell is pleased tocontinue to support Indonesia's growth by providing building technologies at UniversitasIndonesia. This partnership will enable graduating engineers to apply theirknowledge and skills to construct smart, connected buildings that are safer, moresecure and highly efficient, with low carbon footprint, throughout Indonesia.”

The Honeywell-UI Smart Connected Engineering Campus ControlLaboratory is sponsored by Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company'scorporate citizenship initiative. Laboratory technologies include cloud-basedConnected Building services, a building management system, smart building technologywith visualization and intuitive interfaces, and an integrated fire andsecurity system.

“We are committed to help enable the next generation ofinnovators in Indonesia as we know that innovation leads to new products andprocesses that sustain our economy. We believe that Honeywell's effort inpromoting STEM education is making lasting impact in this country,” added RoyKosasih.

This undertaking is part of Honeywell's continuedcommitment in bolstering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)education in Indonesia, which also include having set up a control processtechnologies and solutions lab at Institut Teknologi Bandung in 2016 andannually providing scholarships for middle school teachers in Indonesia toattend a space academy in USA.

Others present at the ceremony were Joseph R. Donovan Jr., U.S.Ambassador to Indonesia; H. Mohamad Nasir, Ph.D., Ak., Minister of R&D andHigher Education; Kerry Kennedy, Director of Honeywell Hometown Solutions;Lydia Lu, Vice President of Honeywell Asia HGR Communications; representativesfrom the Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Information; the IndonesianInstitute of Sciences; Agency for the Assessmentand Application of Technology; and more than 100 studentsand faculty members.

HoneywellHometown Solutions in Indonesia:

HoneywellHometown Solutions contributed towards the rebuilding of hundreds of homes forsurvivors of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. In 2014, Honeywell launched aScience Kits program to help more than 1200 students on Batam and Bintan learnabout science and technology. Under the program, four schools received science kitssupporting the national curriculum which allow students to experience scienceand technology concepts in an innovative way.

Since2013, 30 Indonesian middle school teachers from around the country havereceived scholarships to attend the annual Honeywell Educators at Space Academyprogram at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. With afocus on science, technology, engineering and math, training includes simulatedastronaut-style exercises, laboratory and professional development, spaceexploration, and coding challenges, all designed to help teachers inspire theirstudents to pursue STEM careers.

Eachyear, children of Honeywell Indonesia employees can apply to the HoneywellLeadership Challenge Academy program at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center inHuntsville, Ala. This yearly program aims to encourage high school studentsfrom around the world to pursue STEM-related careers and learn about globalSTEM opportunities.

In 2016,Honeywell set up a Honeywell Control Laboratory in the Bandung Institute ofTechnology. The facility is the first in Indonesia where Internet of Things(IoT) technology was made available for students to learn the latest incontrols technology applied for refining, processing and manufacturing oilbased products. For more information on Honeywell Hometown Solutions, pleasevisit citizenship.honeywell.com/hometown-solutions/

AboutHoneywell in Indonesia:

Honeywell'sproducts and systems have been distributed and installed in Indonesia since1974, and in 1992, Honeywell established an Indonesian representative officewhich maintains a network of local distribution companies. Today, Honeywellemploys over 900 employees in cities across the country including Jakarta,Surabaya, Batam and Bintan. For morenews and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com

Anton Susanto