MIAMI– Unified Technologies, a Miami-based, pan-regional information technology solutions provider with operations throughout North America and the Caribbean, was selected by Florida East Coast Realty (FECR) to provide IT solutions for Panorama Tower in Downtown Miami. At over 868 feet tall, Panorama Tower is Florida’s tallest building and the highest residential tower south of Manhattan.
“Due to Panorama Tower’s impressive height, design and unique amenities, it was a priority to partner with a seamless, efficient technology solutions provider,” says Jerome Hollo, Executive Vice President of FECR. “With a reputation of unparalleled IT execution, we are confident Unified Technologies will serve the tower’s public and private spaces beyond expectations.”
Known for its highly skilled teams and a commitment to execute with excellence, Unified Technologies successfully developed and built a state-of-the-art redundant IT infrastructure serving the tower’s apartments, lobbies, and public spaces. Unified Technologies was in a unique position of joining the Panorama project while it was already under construction. Panorama welcomed its first tenants this past June.
“Given the rapid rate of recent technology advancement, when we were brought into the Panorama Tower project, which at the time was already built to the 48th story, we realized that a more robust network infrastructure system was needed to ensure that FECR and the building would be properly equipped to handle current technology demands, as well as those of the future, with opportunities for bandwidth expansion,” said Gerardo Bassett, Unified’s Vice President of Advanced Technologies.
In addition to the network infrastructure, Unified Technologies’ engineers designed the low-voltage systems, which includes a redundant 10-gig fiber backbone run from the upper floors down to the main core distribution room. The remarkable height of Panorama required the use of 30,000 feet of high-grade, specialty mini-armored fiber-optic cable, which is protected every six strands to ensure fast, reliable, and long-lasting technology transfer throughout the building.
To provide standardized solutions that seamlessly integrate FECR’s many other properties and its headquarters, Unified Technologies utilized a Cisco Meraki cloud-based management platform that allows for centralized monitoring and control of any system from any single point.
The growing demand for technology requires infrastructure systems that reliably interact and allow IT demand from security systems, elevators, intelligent lighting, video walls, and even the fitness center to be serviced and maintained simultaneously. The Cisco Meraki system also allows for Unified Technologies to provide ongoing service and support to protect from disruptions, intrusions, or potential failures.
“Our successful completion of a robust, hybrid cloud managed solution at Panorama Tower furthers our connected building and connected city practice to include both premise and cloud-based unified solutions supported via a single pane of glass,” said Anthony Silva, CEO of Unified Technologies.
In addition to the completion of the Panorama Tower infrastructure project, Unified Technologies and FECR are looking ahead to the next project, One Bayfront Plaza at 100 South Biscayne Boulevard in Miami.
“When developers and IT engineers are able to work in tandem during the building’s planning phase – from blueprint to groundbreaking – systems are able to be optimized for effectiveness and cost efficiency,” said Bassett.
ABOUT UNIFIED TECHNOLOGIES
The highly skilled team at Unified Technologies has an unparalleled level of commitment and experience in architecting and implementing secure and unified systems and networks – and governing our client engagements to the highest level. The Unified Technologies team is comprised of certified subject matter experts and trusted advisors who develop best-of-breed solutions from industry leaders, such as HPE, Cisco, Aruba Networks, LogRhythm VMWare, Microsoft, Citrix, Palo Alto, Checkpoint, Carbon Black, Symantec, Veeam, Rubrik, Exagrid and Ruckus. Combining world-class staff, vendor partnerships, and operational best-practices allows Unified Technologies to enable clients to preserve and grow their businesses by consistently providing the most secure and unified networks and systems delivered by world-class experts fully committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction.
With regional operations located in the Cayman Islands, and a Center of Excellence located at its Miami Headquarters, Unified Technologies is unique in being able to bridge the “value gap” that exists between business expectations and needs – and deliver a higher level of innovation than is typically available in the Caribbean region. Specializing in vertical markets that include Financial Services, Professional Services, Healthcare, Hospitality, Transportation and Government. Unified customers can count on world-class expertise and a passionate commitment to customer satisfaction.
Since its founding over 60 years ago, FECR has been involved in the development of over 65 million square feet of residential, commercial, retail, and industrial space, with landmark projects from New York to Nevada and throughout Florida. Repeatedly shaping and shifting the contours of Downtown Miami, FECR has drastically changed its skyline. As the very first developer to see the benefits of urban living in Miami, FECR took a bold step into the future with the development of the Arts & Entertainment District featuring its Omni and Venetia projects, an undertaking that revolutionized the area and framed one of South Florida’s most important residential, trade and recreation centers.
Throughout FECR’s extensive history, the company has built, owned and managed a wide array of properties and the company’s strategy for the future includes steady, continued growth in several real estate industries. In fact, the best is yet to come, with some of the largest and most electrifying projects that South Florida has ever seen, including the new One Bayfront Plaza, a signature mixed-use project of global stature, and The Towers by Foster + Partners, a luxury residential condominium development on Brickell’s last remaining waterfront site, which will be the tallest buildings in the Miami skyline.
For more information on Florida East Coast Realty, please visit www.fecr.com.