Can a facility operator like, follow and connect with their building?

Andrea LaMontSystems Integration & ControlsLeave a Comment

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

Third Party Integration Software Drivers – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Leroy WaldenAutomation & Control Solutions, Systems Integration & ControlsLeave a Comment

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

Of Intelligent Equipment and Smarter Buildings

Leroy WaldenAutomation & Control Solutions, Systems Integration & ControlsLeave a Comment

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