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This article was written by Daphne Tomlinson, Senior Research Associate at Memoori. “Currently, there is no automation technology available that covers all of the use-cases required to fully automate a commercial building.” That is the conclusion of IP Building and Lighting Standards (IP-BLiS), the latest initiative announced in June 2020 to promote a secure multi-standard IP-based IoT solution as a backbone in building automation to replace the inefficient, still-widespread use of siloed solutions. This approach to remove connectivity barriers and provide true smart buildings is to converge lighting control and building management systems with IT networks into a secure all-IP-based configuration. With this convergence comes true IP networking making data of the various building automation application protocols accessible via an IP address (instead of an application protocol specific address). The move to IP eliminates the need for hardware-based gateways and enables gateways between the systems to be pure software solutions since all devices communicate over […]

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