Delivering state-of-the art tech to Element at Veridian
June 29, 2020 – Comcast announced today that the company has brought its advanced network infrastructure to Veridian, a 225-acre mixed-use campus under development in Schaumburg, Ill., a suburb northwest of Chicago. Veridian will include residential and office space, hotel, entertainment, dining and urban-style street retail districts.
“Veridian is an entirely new concept in suburban real estate development,” said Bob Burk, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, UrbanStreet Group, Veridian’s developer. “Technology has been and will continue to play a major role in all of the buildings and numerous other spaces planned for the campus. Having Comcast’s advanced network infrastructure available onsite has been a catalyst for the development currently underway and will ensure we’re able to provide the technology necessary to attract and support future development.”
Comcast will offer Internet speeds of up to 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) to businesses located in the development, as well as a host of state-of-the-art consumer and commercial services and smart technologies.
As part of the Veridian project, Comcast’s Xfinity Communities team is providing high-speed Internet service at Element at Veridian, a 260-unit residential building, the first on the campus. Element also will offer the Xfinity Community platform, with smart home devices ranging from smart locks and lights to smart thermostats that can help manage tenants’ energy bills. Each of these devices can be programmed to perform specific functions at specific times. For example, smart thermostats can be programmed to change the temperature throughout the day and smart lights can be programmed to turn on and off at set times. In addition, all the devices can be controlled via the Smart Community app – from inside and outside the unit. The Xfinity Flex 4K streaming device, which includes Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, is available to Element tenants for no additional cost. Xfinity TV service, including the X1 Entertainment Operating System, which brings live TV, sports, streaming and music together, is also available.
Property managers onsite can control the entire platform via the Xfinity Smart Community Portal, which lets them manage automation technology in vacant units, administrative and public areas, helping increase the property’s overall operational efficiency. For example, property staff can provide remote access to a specific unit, control and monitor the temperature in public areas throughout the property, and with a single click, change the energy settings in all vacant units, so that regardless of how the unit was left, the HVAC and lighting systems are within property guidelines. Other Smart Community features available from Xfinity include leak detection and the ability to monitor property cameras from a centralized location.
“We selected Xfinity Communities because we know our residents want access to fast, reliable Internet service, along with advanced smart technologies designed to fit their lifestyles,” said Kellie DeVilbiss, Principal, VennPoint Real Estate, Element at Veridian’s developer.
Comcast Business also announced that it is providing 100 megabit per second (Mbps) Ethernet Dedicated Internet service to Topgolf, a premier entertainment destination located at Veridian. Several of the games and entertainment options onsite at Topgolf are technology based, including virtual games for all levels of golfers, as well as virtual golf courses.
“Veridian will not only be an exciting place to live but with this latest use of technology, it will also be a great place to work and play that will appeal to new residents, businesses and visitors from across the region. We look forward to continuing development of this unique area that will attract long-term investment, bring quality jobs and further strengthen Schaumburg’s economy,” said Schaumburg Village President Tom Dailly. “The presence of Comcast’s advanced network infrastructure positions Veridian as a development focused on technology and progress.”
“Comcast is proud to be part of Veridian,” said John Crowley, Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region Senior Vice President. “Our regional headquarters are in Schaumburg, so we’re proud to play a role in Veridian’s success.”
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