Are you searching for an affordable way to integrate the control systems in your building? Many owners of older buildings, spurred by rising energy prices and increased environmental awareness, are integrating the varied control systems in their buildings to improve energy efficiency and enhance building and occupants’ safety. Interoperability issues arising from the wide variety of proprietary protocols can make integrating multiple systems from different companies a challenge, but Advanced Control Corporation can install a comprehensive integrated solution that will achieve seamless control system integration in your building in a cost effective manner.
A comprehensive integrated solution must work in tandem with the latest open protocol standards, yet work with any installed base of legacy systems, which use a wide variety of proprietary protocols. The building automation systems Advanced Control employs use various open protocols to communicate with the existing building automation components. By interfacing with all the various manufacturers’ systems, our featured systems can communicate to the entire building, and seamlessly share information between systems such as fire alarms, CCTV systems, lighting controls and more. This shared information allows the building automation system to adjust all the systems according to changing conditions so they can operate more efficiently and effectively. While newer building systems generally employ an open standard to communicate, some of the older building systems in your facility may not. Advanced Control will still be able to integrate all of your existing systems and incorporate them into your complete building automation solution, since the TAC building management systems we install have a list of over 200 third party communication drivers, including many propriety protocols. Our systems use these communication drivers to establish a solid communication between all systems, communicating with HVAC equipment and other building automation components via various open protocols. Our building automation systems employ BACnet, an open ASHRA/ANSI/ISO standard providing the opportunity for building automation systems to interoperate with each other. Our systems take full advantage of the extensive suite of services BACnet offers, including data sharing, trends, scheduling, alarm tactics, and device management services. The IT-friendly BACnet system supports the major communication, desktop IT, and building automation standards such as email, SNMP, HTML, Active-X and XML through TCP/IP, OPC, LonWorks, BACnet, and Ethernet. BACnet allows all your systems to share the same network; for example, a third-party air handler of VFD may use the same BACnet network that is used by the field controllers. This shared connectivity greatly increases interoperability while lowering installation costs. We are able to provide the highest level of interoperability at every level, from the BACnet operator’s workstation to the building controller to the simplest terminal controller. Advanced Control’s building automation systems allow use of the same hardware and software for all systems, regardless of size, to provide maximum scalability and expandability. With open protocol support, our systems work with the products and information systems of many other vendors, so you can make use of the systems you already have while making your building more efficient and secure. By providing a seamless path for integrating your past, present, and future facility management needs, the system for open integration building automation in South Florida that Advanced Control installs will provide a solid foundation for your facility to grow and expand. As the industry leader in building automation systems in South Florida since 1987, Advanced Control Corporation has provided open integration building solutions for thousands of buildings of all sizes. Contact Advanced Control at 954-491-6660 and let one of our experts customize an integrated building automation solution for your company today.