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A new class of advanced sensors has emerged, allowing building systems to better anticipate and respond to changing conditions, saving significant amounts of energy as a result. According to a report by Navigant Research, worldwide revenue from advanced sensors for smart buildings will reach $3.65 billion by 2020.
A new report, Global Smart Buildings Forecast 2013-2018, which presents the state of the market, drivers for technology adoption, and the business value generated by developing smart buildings, has been released by IDC Energy Insights.
Echelon Corp. has released findings from an online survey that shed light on plans for building automation systems of the future. Survey results indicate that a majority of planners intend to integrate HVAC, lighting, and security systems onto a common platform.
Residential and commercial programmable thermostat ColorTouch’s firmware has been updated.
The automation of various building systems — including HVAC — promises to improve energy efficiency, as well as enhance the comfort and health of occupants. Building automation systems have reached a tipping point, says Navigant Research, where embedded computing and digital communications are driving accelerating adoption.
Although energy management technology has been available for almost 20 years, the hospitality sector has been slow to adopt it, notes Navigant Research. That is beginning to change, as hotel operators look to improve financial performance at the property level despite a slow-moving economy.
Netop has announced that its solution for secure remote access to devices – SecureM2M – is available in both software and hardware formats. According to the company, SecureM2M enables easy-to-deploy secure entry into building automation, HVAC, industrial controls, and other systems.
A staggered-zone snow-melt control system, the PYRO_X is plug and play with intuitive configuration of set points, delays, or manual mode.
Building automation systems rely on networks of sensors, switches, and other devices, along with software tools, to provide a real-time view of the current state of a building. The market for networked building controls is expanding as building owners and operators realize the cost savings offered by automated, real-time control.
The QuickServer KNX Gateway enables data access from KNX networks to devices and networks utilizing open and proprietary protocols such as BACnet, Modbus, LonWorks, Metasys N2 by Johnson Controls Intl., Ethernet/IP, DNP3, SNMP, and more.