The Internet of Things has provided the opportunity for facility managers to access building-automation data outside of the control room. Remote access to this information is creating a type of social media for buildings where communication can take place between building equipment and operators 24/7. Take a look at this article written by our very own Leroy Walden to learn … Read More
More and more services are being delivered via cloud providers these days—do you use on-line banking? Keep up with your family and friends via social media? Prospect for new customer accounts using online services like SalesForce? Have you tried Microsoft Office 365? All of these are examples of cloud based services.
In the quest for more open systems, many building owners are stuck with stranded investments in aging building management systems (BMS), which were developed and sold before the time of “Open Systems” and do not easily support the migration to LON or BACNET due to their proprietary communications protocols and physical connection requirements. Every owner wants to create a sustainable … Read More
This year, I attended Realcomm, an industry conference focused upon the application of technology in the real estate industry. This event is co-located IBcon, a newly minted gathering focused on the emerging field of intelligent buildings. My takeaway is that the real estate industry is undergoing a dramatic change in the area of the rapid ingestion of technology. I saw technology … Read More
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