EDN: Thinking inside the box: Buildings get a brain
Jul 21, 2005, 22:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Stuck in a highly fragmented industry, building-automation
designers are formulating new initiatives to provide
interoperability, simplify management, conserve energy, provide
security, and reduce costs.
"The OASIS oBIX (Open Building Information Exchange) Technical
Committee is working to define a standard Web-services protocol to
enable communications between building mechanical and electrical
systems and enterprise applications. Because oBIX integrates with
enterprises, it will allow continuous visibility of mechanical- and
electrical-control systems and will identify problems and trends
for system analysis or human interaction..."