The rapid deployment of personal IoT is putting pressure on our industry, because our clients expect the features they now have in their hands, pockets and on their body as wearables (watches and glasses) to play nicely with all that has been done before.
Our aging building automation systems (BAS) are straining under the pressure to keep up, but the value of open standards from the past and patterns of evolving IoT ways light our path.
Personal experience and increased confidence in new technology greatly increases the rate of IoT evolution and adoption, raising questions as to why these features are not part of our today’s BAS.
In the early days of the direct digital control revolution one of the biggest factors leading to rapid acceptance of this new technology was that everyone was starting to get a personal computer in their home. This adoption and hands on experience allowed them to quickly understand the potential power of the PC when connected to the new DDC control systems microprocessors. Read the rest of this article and the entire “Internet of Things”-themed November edition of AutomatedBuildings.com here.