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).
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.
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?
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.
Learn about the latest Single Pair Ethernet standards being developed along with examples of how SPE Technology is being used in industrial and building automation applications.
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.
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).
Single Pair Ethernet is poised to enable a new class of low power devices that will facilitate networking and powering the billions of endpoint sensors forecasted by the year 2022. The SPE standards provide endpoint sensors with a unifying communication protocol and a common networking infrastructure extending the cost-effectiveness and plug-and-play simplicity of Ethernet. Endpoint sensor technology and use cases are evolving rapidly in industrial/process, building automation, data centers as well as to support “Intelligent Building” technologies; IoT infrastructure. TIA’s TR-42 committee is developing single pair telecommunication standards for single pair infrastructure topologies, cabling, and field testing.
Smart buildings equipped with IoT sensors will play a pivotal role in helping organizations achieve these objectives, notably by enabling Real-Time Location Services (RTLS), through which contact tracing can be conducted based on algorithms that rely on both proximity and duration of encounters. While IoT solutions like the Enlighted ‘Safe’ application can even help enforce social distancing rules and implement access restrictions based on real-time traffic and occupancy, while help facility managers set up sanitization schedules depending on the actual use of space and amenities.
Like all industries, construction has been shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic and is now being forced to adapt in order to operate in a heightened health and safety environment focused on social distancing. This disruption is fundamentally impeding conventional construction approaches and forcing even the most traditional companies to look for modern solutions. Now, promising digital technologies that have been struggling to break established construction markets are emerging as saviors of post-COVID construction.