One of the primary goals of integration in smart buildings is providing a unified outlook that facilitates robust historical data analysis. Integration architecture must be designed to support the analysis of data flowing from multiple systems, and this data must be unadulterated, wide-ranging, obedient to a set of rules, reliable, and up-to-date. This requires standardization when the architecture is first designed, and again once when deployed.
Matt White writes about smart building trends globally. He provides consultation and design advice as both a master systems integrator and architect.
Choosing between an open vs. proprietary protocol is a critical factor affecting building automation system integrations. Understanding the benefits and drawbacks of each can help you make smarter decisions and make the most of your investment.
An integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) uses a set of automated tools to integrate software deployed across diverse environments. While iPaaS benefits many industries, it has particular value for commercial real estate.
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Last night in New York City, our own Matt White was pleased to witness representatives from 757 Third Avenue accept their much-deserved Pinnacle Award for Operating Building of the Year in the 500,000-1 million sq. ft. category.
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