Rita Tatum: What Is the Building Internet of Things?

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.

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