Rita Tatum: What Is the Building Internet of Things?

8/11/2019 - 10:11

For facility managers, smart technology options are everywhere, from more sophisticated and powerful building automation systems (BAS), to specific pieces of equipment like rooftop units or meters with built-in intelligence, to a new generation of Building Internet of Things (B-IoT) devices and systems. While BAS and RTUs are familiar to facility managers, the B-IoT is new ground. To get the benefits of B-IoT technology, facility managers should understand how the new offerings will fit in with existing building systems, especially the building automation system, and the role of BACnet in ensuring a free, secure flow of information.