Open protocols: communications standard for building automation systems
The ability to interconnect various vendor systems of building automation equipment offers both significant cost advantages & greater user flexibility. Government procurement standards are now mandating manufacturers to implement a system of open protocols. This reference provides full details on the various communication options available, along with current industry approaches & directions. Case studies are used to illustrate open protocols applications, as well as costs involved.
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