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Top six FM products of the month – August 2016

fmME reviews the latest gadgets, essential kit, and product innovations making an impact in the GCC’s FM market. Let us know if there’s something you’d like to see on these pages.



The OMTrak documents module is a simple and powerful document management system. The documents module allows users to manage files and communicate easily, and can be incorporated into CAFM systems. Features include personalised folder set up, mark up tools, transmittals, work flows, and reporting tools. The OMTrak Manuals module allows for capturing O&M manuals and tailored asset data, along with the Sustainability and Design Manuals. OMTrak manuals incorporates reporting tools such as progress and sign off reports to ensure the high-quality user manuals are delivered on time. www.omtrak.com

Eaton 1u and 2u ePDU

Eaton has launched a range of enclosure power distribution units (ePDU). Eaton’s 1U and 2U ePDUs have been designed to optimise power distribution in both, advanced and simple IT applications. The new range is available within the EMEA region, and offers similar benefits associated with Eaton’s vertical 0U ePDUs. These ePDUs can be used in wall-mount enclosures where no rear access is possible, have a plug retention feature, and are suitable for operation at up to 60ºC, allowing them to be used in high-temperature IT environments. Basic and metered models are currently available, with switched, metered outlet, and managed models to be introduced to the range later this year. www.eaton.ae

Karcher BRC 40/22

Karcher announced it will introduce a carpet cleaning machine to the Middle East market in September. The carpet cleaner, to be launched in the UAE, has functionalities to dispense cleaning solutions, work the solution into the carpet, and to clean the solution and dirt from the carpet. It also features spray nozzles on the front to supply the cleaning agent solution, rotating roller brushes that work the solution into the carpet helps the operator by providing an additional traction drive – both forwards and backwards – and a squeegee that wipes the dirt and solution away. The BRC 40/22’s head can rotate 200° to both sides, and this manoeuvrability assists in navigating corners and obstacles. www.karcher.ae

Autodesk Building OPS

Autodesk Building OPS a mobile facilities asset management software. It is a mobile-first asset and maintenance management solution that enables general contractors and building owners to realise the value of BIM in building operations. General contractors transform the handover process by connecting BIM asset data created during building design and construction to building operations, allowing owners to begin operations on day one, with a mobile-first solution and the information they need. www.autodesk.com

Simplex TrueAlert ES

Tyco new line of Simplex TrueAlert ES speakers are addressable notification appliances offering individual on and off audio control. TrueAlert ES speakers are designed to provide high quality audio output, improved aesthetics, and targeted emergency message delivery. The speakers also offer all other benefits of the Simplex TrueAlert ES family, such as easier and more flexible system design, cost-effective installation, and revolutionary device self-testing. The new speakers can deliver audio messages to specifically targeted areas within a building and also carry out self-testing programmes. www.tycofsbp.com

Daikin VRV IV

Daikin’s VRV IV Series has received the Abu Dhabi Trustmark for Environmental Performance from the Abu Dhabi Quality Conformity Council (QCC). Daikin’s VRV IV is equipped to handle the hot climatic conditions of the Middle East, and with its VRT technology, constantly monitors ambient temperature and continuously adjusts not only the refrigerant flow like typical VRF systems, but also the refrigerant temperature to achieve maximum efficiency and minimum power consumption. Receipt of the QCC certification and a separate EmiratesGBC Award were announced during Daikin’s Annual Dealer Meeting, held in May 2016. www.daikinmea.com

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