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Open, connected systems

Open systems are all around us, enabling us to sync devices, share images, documents & data with colleagues, family & friends, as well as communicate information with other devices around the world. However, all too often, buildings are equipped with stand-alone, proprietary systems that do not communicate or share information.

Proprietary systems tie clients into expensive and restrictive support from one vendor and limit potential for integration. By contrast, open, interoperable systems optimise efficiency by pooling key data and, by sharing hardware, offer enhanced operation at competitive cost.

This seminar challenges delegates to look at open protocols and connected systems, focusing on the advantages of open technologies to consultants & clients, the technical benefits of integration and interoperability, as well as the capital cost and operational cost savings. The seminar reviews the various open protocols and includes recommendations and approaches for typical projects.

The seminar covers the following topics:

  • overview of lighting control and management
  • introduction to open systems
  • advantages of open systems
  • introduction to open protocols – DALI, Lon, BACnet and IP
  • technical comparison of open protocols
  • interoperability and integration
  • optimising efficiency with open, integrated systems
  • achieving capital cost savings through open protocols
  • achieving operational cost savings through open protocols

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