BACnet (Building Automation and Control Network) is the only communications protocol that was designed for open system interoperability and specifically intended for building systems. Interoperability means that products from different manufacturers can communicate with each other and work together. It is neither software, hardware, nor firmware. Think of it as a standardized set of rules that governs how computers exchange information. These rules enable the integration of control products made by different manufacturers into a single, cohesive system.
An open system also helps reduce future risk for building owners. If a BAS vendor for an installed proprietary system goes out of business, future maintenance and upgrades might require the old BAS to be torn out and entirely replaced by something new. Interoperability, however, means that new can build on the old, and it helps future-proof life-cycle costs.
Kroeschell can provide an open system which is compatible with BACnet. Developed specifically for Building Services, BACnet defines how all the elements of the Building Management System interoperate. Two or more BACnet devices may share the same communications networks, and ask each other to perform various functions on a peer-to-peer basis.
Kroeschell will install BACnet systems that offer:
- Ease of Integration
- Standard Support and Openness
- Future Proof