Ikatu professional B2B services
Back in 2002, Ikatu was hired by Swire Properties and Fortune International to provide consulting services to Jade Brickell Residences, making Jade Residences a one of a kind among all other high-rise residential projects. Jade was probably the first residential smart building in the world (recall that 2002 belongs to the pre iPhone era).
The developers had a clear vision, and wanted to break new ground, as they knew that “Technological advances would soon become an essential part of your new lifestyle.”
Ikatu's role was to design and specify what we called at the time, the New Technologies System that consisted of:
Ikatu produced and submitted a request for proposals (RFPs) to furnish and install the New Technologies System with the assured guarantee that it would satisfy both the developers objectives and budget. Moreover, Ikatu produced a Maintaince and Service (M&S) document for the Building Units' Data Network, and a full specification wireframe document for the Concierge Service Software.
The New Technologies consulting services were completed successfully, going from conceptual design to end-of-installation field inspection, including bidder's evaluation reports and contract negotiations phases.
After the success of the Jade Building, in 2006 both Fortune International and Swire Properties incorporated the New Technology System's package to their two new high end residential buildings projects, Jade Beach and Asia Brickell respectively. A year later Ikatu was also hired to provide consulting services to Jade Ocean in Sunny Isles.
Commercial A/V. With style.
For both Jade Beach and Jade Ocean, Ikatu also designed, furnished and installed a complete commercial A/V systems for the common area. The audio system in particular had over one hundred speakers with centralized and distributed audio sources commanded through distributed in-wall keypads, in-wall touch panels and today through iPads.
Ikatu is presently consulting on such commercial projects as Jade Signature, Chateau Beach, Trump Punta del Este, OH! La Barra, among others.