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The latest on all things commercial building automation, energy management, and IoT
December 12, 2019

What is an IoT Gateway

Building automation systems are usually comprised of a mix of disparate systems added at different points in time. The key to having all these differing systems and protocols communicate with one another is the integration of a gateway to handle the communication layer between devices and from device to cloud.

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December 5, 2019

Living on the Edge (of Computing)

Edge computing has roots that go back to the early days of modern computing and presents a solid compromise between centralized and decentralized computing models. With a dependence on the cloud to relay data to external controllers and systems, the main computing power is happening local to the source of the data being processed. 

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November 28, 2019

Why Your Facilities are Thankful for Smart Devices

You’ve heard the phrase, “If these walls could talk," but what if they actually could? What would they tell you? Imagine how thankful your building would be if it had the capability to reach out to you when it was in trouble via smart devices.

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November 21, 2019

What is the Cloud for IoT?

When it comes to the Internet and connected devices, the word “cloud” is a popular buzzword. But what exactly is the cloud and how is the cloud used in smart buildings and building automation? 

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November 14, 2019

Smart Metering 101

Learn more on the basics of smart meters and how they can help with energy measurement and verification, tenant sub-metering and can potential equipment performance issues.

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November 7, 2019

Top Four Reasons Lighting Controls are a Smart Play

Smart lighting controls are about much more than simply flexing your technical prowess. It is about striking that perfect balance between illumination and efficiency. If you happen to be on the fence over whether integration of smart lighting controls is the right move for your business, consider the four following key benefits of doing so: energy savings, convenience, safety and aesthetics.

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