Altair’s Carriots Analytics Integrates with Candi PowerTools

TROY — The Troy-based engineering technology and software developer Altair announced a collaboration with Oakland, Calif.-based Cando Controls Inc. to offer a smart building software system.

The system combines Candi’s PowerTools, which handles the protocol and networking issues required to integrate communications among building technologies like heating and cooling systems, power meters, light sensors, and more, with the data analytics of Altair’s Carriots Analytics.

Said Joe Sorovetz, senior vice president for enterprise business at Altair: “Carriots Analytics will not only let building operators collect and analyze building data, it also allows them to quickly derive valuable and actionable insight to increase efficiency and reduce operating costs.”

The new system allows users to aggregate live and historical data from HVAC, energy, lighting, temperature, air quality, and other devices, allowing them to combine it with data from other sources, including financial, maintenance, warranty and customer relationship data, for better insights. Smart building managers can now deploy and manage multiple locations and assets quickly, easily, and with significant ROI. The system works with CANDI-powered gateways sold through Ingram Micro, Arrow Electronics, Logic Supply and other distributors.

“Data analysis is essential to facilities, energy and sustainability managers who are responsible for multiple buildings,” said Candi CEO Steve Raschke. “They interact with large amounts of data and need to quickly derive strategic insights from a holistic view of their portfolio. Our alliance with Altair and integration of Carriots Analytics with Candi PowerTools empowers those professionals with the ability to transform data into actionable knowledge. This is how smart buildings work.”

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Privately held with more than 2,600 employees, Altair operates 67 offices throughout 23 countries. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. More at

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