BAS Interoperability Speeds Up Smart-Building Adoption
As a relatively open environment, the internet can be seen as a benevolent framework of interconnectivity. Conversely, its precocious offspring, the Internet of Things (IoT), is a disruptive force for change, particularly when the IoT’s flows of data from connected sensors, actuators, meters and controllers meet up with older legacy systems in long-established industries.
That’s because industries have been putting data to work for decades, and vertical sectors have developed their own ways of acquiring, communicating, and utilizing data. Examples of established vertical-specific standards include CAN for automotive, BACnet and LonWorks for building automation, and Profibus for industrial automation. Within each of these vertical ecosystems, it gets even more complex.