By establishing TCP/IP interoperability with its wireless, battery-less enabled end-devices and their associated IP-based control systems, building owners and facility managers can now monitor, manage, and control these systems centrally and from any web-enabled device, from anywhere in the world.
Kirsten West, principal analyst at West Technology Research, explains, “This trend to centralize and converge building energy management is key, given the fact that only five percent of small and medium sized buildings (100,000 square feet or less) are equipped with a building management system. Small- and medium-sized facilities account for 98 percent of all buildings and 65 percent of floor space, making this segment the largest underserved market in the industry by far. That’s why the ability to populate a facility with sensors that can communicate over TCP/IP to a centralized building automation system is key to this Greenfield market segment.”
Small-to-medium-sized buildings are seldom equipped with building automation systems because of up-front costs and longer payback terms. IP and web-based solutions provide cost-effective building management systems.
EnOcean Alliance Chairman and CEO Graham Martin says, “These savings are precisely what is opening the small and medium building market to building automation. By reducing the fixed costs of software with embedded web servers, and overall cost of ownership with wireless technologies, solutions like CAN2GO can provide a shorter payback for smaller projects. And for larger projects, CAN2GO wired and wireless controllers can be used with third-party BACnet IP building automation systems.”
The EnOcean Alliance aims to standardize and internationalize energy harvesting wireless technology, and is dedicated to creating interoperability between the products of OEM partners. For more information, visit http://www.enocean-alliance.org/en/