Category: Smart Building

Ethernet Alliance hosting virtual booth at BICSI Fall Conference

The Ethernet Alliance announced it will be hosting a virtual booth at the online BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2020. The global consortium dedicated to the advancement of Ethernet technologies seeks to connect with the BICSI professional association’s information and communications technology (ICT) experts focused on building infrastructure, and engage them in its activities in areas such as operational technology (OT) networks and Power over Ethernet (PoE).

Webinar: The Value Smart Buildings bring Occupants, Operators and Owners

Smart Building technology is not just about gaining some efficiency in operation or reducing energy usage – it’s about shifting the way you think about the value a building can provide. 
With the world changing at a rapid pace, how do you streamline the Smart Building procurement process? How do you ensure you make the right choices today, that will not only help to future proof your assets, but instill confidence in occupants, operators and owners? Join our panel of industry experts as we take a deeper dive into the value Smart Buildings bring Occupants, Operators and Owners.

Join Trend and Smart Buildings Magazine’s panel sessions to explore…

Trend Controls is partnering with Smart Buildings Magazine to deliver three panel sessions, exploring the future of smart buildings and the role that BMS technologies plays within it. The built environment has already seen a drastic change over the past six months. The challenge now is to navigate the new wave of requirements for a healthy building and answer key questions such as; How can data play a role in managing built environments? How can employers make buildings healthier, to improve occupant experience? And how can we reduce our environmental impact?

IoT Security Foundation Launches Smart Buildings Working Group

IoTSF has created a Smart Buildings Working Group and we need your help to make it safe for smart buildings. We invite you to join the mission to make Smart Buildings safe and secure over their lifetime. The goal of the Working Group is to establish a comprehensive set of guidelines to help each of the supply chain participants to specify, procure, install, integrate, operate and maintain IoT securely in buildings. This includes intelligent buildings equipment and controls such as audio visual (AV), fire, HVAC, lighting and building security.

Single Pair Ethernet- and why it will transform the industrial data landscape

What is Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) and why is it so important for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)? SPE is based on a two-wire cabling protocol offering secure communication over longer distances and with a smaller footprint. These features are central to the question of why SPE is needed. As more and more devices in commercial and industrial applications become “connected”, there are increased demands on space both inside the devices and in the cable ducts that connected them together. And while WiFi has its uses in these environments; it does not offer the security or reliability of a wired communications network.

Cabling for the next wave of enterprise wireless

Twenty years ago, first-generation wireless wasn’t considered a necessity. But the technology has evolved to a point where a robust wireless network is mandatory in many building locations, and it’s as crucial to a healthy enterprise as computers and smartphones. Organizations in a variety of sectors have seen a dramatic increase in the network speeds required to operate effectively. These organizations include office environments, manufacturing facilities, schools and campuses, and hospitals.

How to Realize the Promise of a Smart Building – Facilities Management Insights

Today, buildings are required to deliver secure technology services and engaging, productive, personalized experiences to occupants, all while making sure the facility is efficient, reduces costs, and has a lower environmental impact. Going beyond that baseline, a smart building uses an integrated set of technology, systems, and infrastructure to optimize building performance and occupant experience. The key concept is “integrated,” as it applies to technology, systems, and infrastructure.

Preparing Building Operations for the New Normal: Adjusting IAQ Practices

The novel COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the built environment as a whole, causing great disruption to how buildings previously managed their systems and operations. This new normal will cause building managers to follow stricter guidelines and safety measures and show occupants that safety and protection is of the utmost importance. In addition to frequent cleaning and disinfection, building managers must act as quickly and efficiently as possible to achieve a particular level of indoor air quality (IAQ).