Accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things
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Connecting buildings and generating new insights
Connecting buildings and generating new insights
KMC Controls sought to develop a cost-effective solution to connect buildings, make them more energy efficient and safe, and help managers and owners intelligently understand and manage their properties.
Commercial Building Automation Boosts Energy Efficiency
Commercial Building Automation Boosts Energy Efficiency
One of the challenges to building automation is the multitude of non-interoperable communications protocols that have evolved over the years. Buildings have several islands of automation. Bridging the islands of different automation without losing the considerable investment in each specialized control network is the main focus in this solution.
Energy Saving & Power Monitoring System
Energy Saving & Power Monitoring System
Recently a university in Taiwan was experiencing dramatic power usage increases due to its growing number of campus buildings and students. Aiming to analyze their power consumption and increase their power efficiency across 52 buildings, the university wanted to build a power management system utilizing web-based hardware and software. With these goals in mind, they contacted Advantech to help them develop their system and provide them with the means to save energy in the years to come.
Number of Software1
AggreGate Building Automation
AggreGate Building Automation
AggreGate Building Automation is a powerful and flexible Building Management System (BMS). Its vendor-agnostic technology and open-source interfaces based on IT standards are extremely well suited for controlling all intelligent building systems.
Number of Suppliers199
Ecorithm
Physics-based predictive analytics and optimization software platform transforming dynamic data into specific, actionable insights for building owners and operators.
Lucid Design Group
Lucid pioneered behavioral efficiency and occupant engagement technology in commercial buildings. The company is now endeavoring to transform the energy management industry with an operating system for buildings. Lucid's BuildingOS aggregates energy and water data from 150+ metering and building systems into one unified source, including building automation, submeters, lighting and plug load controls, and on-site generation. Lucid’s Building Dashboard enables energy reduction competitions, showcases real-time building performance and green features, and empowers occupants to become active participants in energy management.
G element
G ELEMENT PTE LTD is a Singapore-based company that develops 3D digital building products and solutions. Our corporate vision is the ubiquitous deployment of our 3D digital building technologies for buildings worldwide, enabling value in in-building operations and experiences for owners, tenants and visitors.
Number of Organizations34
Founders Space China
Founders Space China
Founders Space China
Eclipse IoT
Eclipse IoT
Eclipse IoT provides a set of services and frameworks that application developers can use for building M2M and IoT applications. These services will enable features such as device management, wired/wireless communication, and vertical solutions.The Eclipse IoT Working Group is a collaboration of industry and academic partners who are building a set of open source technology that will be the foundation for the Internet of Things (IoT). The focus of the collaboration is on building:1) open source implementations of IoT standards and protocols, 2) open source frameworks and services that will be used by IoT solutions, and 3) tools for IoT developers. The iot.eclipse.org web site is intended to be the source of information for people who want to use the Eclipse IoT technology.
Number of Use Cases10
Building Energy Management System (BEMS)
Building Energy Management System (BEMS)
Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) are computer-based systems that help to manage, control and monitor building technical services (HVAC, lighting etc.) and the energy consumption of devices used by the building. They provide the information and the tools that building managers need both to understand the energy usage of their buildings and to control and improve their buildings’ energy performance. Key vendors: Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Schneider Electric, Siemens
Indoor Positioning System (IPS)
Indoor Positioning System (IPS)
Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS) are used to locate persons or objects inside buildings, as opposed to GPS which works outdoors. IPSs impact asset monitoring and automation at the enterprise level. The technology is expected to bring in integration capabilities of analytical software tools with the existing maps and navigation software.
Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)
Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)
Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) enables engineers to improve the safety and maintainability of critical structures. SHM combines multiple sensing technologies with an embedded measurement controller to capture, log, and analyze real-time data. CHALLENGES / REQUIREMENTS - A system is required to monitor the real-time structural parameters and analyze the health of the structureSTAKEHOLDERS - Users and owners of the structureKEY OBJECTIVES - To detect and repair problems in a structure before it collapses- Human safety- To detect and repair problems in a structure before it collapsesTYPICAL SYSTEM CAPABILITIES - To detect the structural hazards in a specific structure and adjust repair schedule accordinglyUSAGE VIEWPOINT - Sensors located on the structure send real-time data to the analytical software tools- According to the inputs from sensors, health and life of the structures is decided- If any hazard found, repair schedule is planned accordinglyFUNCTIONAL VIEWPOINT - Sensors: Civil structure health sensor nodes- Network: Wide Area Network (WAN)- Standards: - Augmented Intelligence: Descriptive analysis- Augmented Behavior: Machine-to-machine (M2M) interfacesStructural Health Monitoring (SHM) is the process of implementing a damage detection and characterization strategy for engineering structures in order to maintain the system’s performance. The SHM process involves the observation of a system over time using periodically sampled response measurements from an array of sensors, extracting damage-sensitive features from these measurements, and performing statistical analysis of these features to determine the current state of system health. Over the long term data analysis increases visibility into the ability of the structure to perform its intended function. After extreme events, such as earthquakes or blast loading, SHM is used for rapid condition screening and aims to provide reliable, real time information regarding the integrity of the structure. SHM can be applied to fixed infrastructure, such as building and bridges, or mobile infrastructure, such as airplanes and trains. Health Assessment of Engineered Structures of Bridges, Buildings and other related infrastructures:Commonly known as Structural Health Assessment (SHA) or SHM, this concept is widely applied to various forms of infrastructures, especially as countries all over the world enter into an even greater period of construction of various infrastructures ranging from bridges to skyscrapers. Especially so when damages to structures are concerned, it is important to note that there are stages of increasing difficulty that require the knowledge of previous stages, namely:1) Detecting the existence of the damage on the structure2) Locating the damage3) Identifying the types of damage4) Quantifying the severity of the damageIt is necessary to employ signal processing and statistical classification to convert sensor data on the infrastructural health status into damage info for assessment.SHM Components:SHM System's elements include:- Structure- Sensors- Data acquisition systems- Data transfer and storage mechanism- Data managementData interpretation and diagnosis:1) System Identification2) Structural model update3) Structural condition assessment4) Prediction of remaining service lifeAn example of this technology is embedding sensors in structures like bridges and aircraft. These sensors provide real time monitoring of various structural changes like stress and strain. In the case of civil engineering structures, the data provided by the sensors is usually transmitted to a remote data acquisition centres. With the aid of modern technology, real time control of structures (Active Structural Control) based on the information of sensors is possibleKey vendors: Campbell Scientific, National Instruments, SENSeOR, SmartPatch
Number of Terms41
Open Building Information Xchange (oBIX)
Open Building Information Xchange (oBIX)
An IoT protocol focused on Open XML/Web Services platform for data exchange.
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Sometimes grouped with refrigeration as HVACR, these systems cover both vehicular and indoor building comfort control.
Building Automation and Control Networks (BACnet )
Building Automation and Control Networks (BACnet )
Communications protocol for building automation and control networks.
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