The Smart Buildings Controls Renaissance is all about making buildings better, more intelligent, more connected, and above all, the best places possible for people to live, study, and work. Where better to begin our renaissance reference than in Edinburgh, Scotland, known as the Athens of the North, a remarkable and proud city that led the 17th century world into a new age of enlightenment in the fields of economics, science, mathematics, engineering, medicine, philosophy, and literature. In a similar vein of thought, we talk about EasyIO, and Mike Marston, a true Rousseau in our industry and Lim Hoon Chiat, the IoT da Vinci, because we seriously recognize how they are driving change in our industry, and how they serve as the forces of progress advancing industry expectations in the pursuit of providing the most advanced and market-ready, sellable complement of hardware and software tools available for any building, large or small. We look forward to the new products and solutions to be released at this year’s Global Partner Event as EasyIO continues to set the pace in The Smart Buildings Controls Renaissance.
When people say that we are living in the post-PC era they mean that the personal computer is being eclipsed as the center of the IT universe by the smartphone. With the advent of the Smart Buildings Controls Renaissance, operations technology is experiencing a similar reordering. In this new era of the Internet of Things (IoT), compute resources equivalent to a PC or smartphone are being integrated into all sorts of equipment and devices. For commercial buildings, a new category of IoT device is emerging -— the Energy Analytics Controller (EAC). Smart building applications development may soon revolve around the enormous possibilities of these edge devices.
Anyone designing an IoT architecture must decide which tasks are best performed locally by a device at the network’s edge versus remotely by a cloud-hosted application. Within the IT world, an edge device is defined as a gateway or global controller. Within the building automation world, a direct digital controller (DDC) can be considered an edge controller. Likewise, a global controller is an edge controller.
One of the most revolutionary aspects of having robust compute resources at the DDC level is that these edge devices can do analytics processing of large data sets. Application developers are challenged to make the most of this new capability. The Buildings-IoT represents an opportunity to radically rethink the software architectures that define core workflows such as detecting and diagnosing faults in equipment, responding to occupant hot/cold calls, shifting energy loads to participate in demand response programs, and performing other building operations management tasks. Energy Analytics Controllers are capable of high-speed handling of the work involved in trending data, adding semantic tagging and generating analytics. Doing these tasks locally and sharing the results among other edge devices, opens the path to a host of new applications
To obtain more information about BASSG’s Edge Analytics Controller or to schedule a webinar meeting and get a demonstration, contact Alper Uzmezler at your earliest opportunity. Read more about the Edge Analytics Controller in this Automated Buildings article.
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The Smart Buildings Controls Renaissance starts this week in Paris. The great minds of smart buildings and building automation controls have gathered at the EASY IO Event to discuss and reinvent the way we save energy and make buildings smarter. This week marks the beginning but not the end of innovation in the Smart Buildings Control space.
For those vendors and systems integrators gathering today at the Global EasyIO Partner Event — from six continents, buildings are the common currency and EasyIO is the common language spoken. Featuring the release of EasyStack, the enhanced FG-32+ controller, the possibilities of the Belimo MP Bus Gateway, and a myriad of new vendor applications, EasyIO now provides a greater range of solutions for the underserved global markets, where an estimated 70% of the world’s buildings still lack edge technology and control. See how EasyIO provides optimal control in the edge space of any building!
EasyIO gives special thanks and recognition to its Sponsors: J2 Innovations, NODON, SkyFoundry, Belimo, Intellastar, Contemporary Controls, and Greystone. Guido Van Erp of Bullzevents has seen to all the details to make the time in Paris, very well spent.