Memoori recently talked to Tom Walker, System Design Specialist in the Facility Automation Services Group at Penn State. We discussed his teams approach to managing Penn State's extensive building stock; Including their approach to networking micro segmentation and his use of BACNet.
Penn State is made up of 32 million square feet of buildings, divided between dozens of individual campuses and 22,000 acres of land across the state of Pennsylvania. The 640+ buildings that make up the college utilize a variety of building systems, including operational devices and sensors that track almost every detail of their diverse collection of indoor environments.
Tom elaborates on their use of microsegmentation technology from Tempered Networks in order to isolate and cloak network traffic from their smart building systems. We also discuss their extensive use of BACNet to facilitate integration between different systems.