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Smart Building Network Based on HD-PLC

HD-PLC is the new standard for high-speed wireline networks. Based on the IEEE 1901 and ITU-T G.9905 international standards, HD-PLC offers megabit speeds over up to several kilometers of wiring (AC/DC powerlines, twisted-pair, coax, phone lines, etc.). The combination of high-speed, long-distance communication, and physical media flexibility makes it well suited for a wide variety of building automation systems (BAS). Read More >>


HD-PLC with Multi-hop: A Giant Leap Forward for Smart City and Smart Building Applications

Smart cities and smart buildings have advanced by leaps and bounds over the last decade. Smart street lighting, integrated building management systems, and dozens of other applications are quickly moving from pilot phases to full-scale deployment. Yet, as project owners and system integrators begin to make this transition, they are finding that the cost of network deployment is the biggest impediment to their success. Read More >>


Is Cybersecurity the Next “Killer App” for Smart Buildings?

Smart buildings are no longer a vague idea in the mind of ardent futurists. Today, more than 2.7 billion devices have been deployed in smart buildings to improve operational efficiency, safety, comfort and functionality. As of 2015, 84% of building automation system (BAS) operators reported using Internet-connected systems to tap into the power of the Cloud and Big Data. Read More >>


BACnet, LonWorks, and HD-PLC: Choosing the Best Open Protocol for Your Building Automation System!

The smart building market is evolving quickly. As it does so, facility owners and system integrators need an open protocol for integrating diverse building automation systems (BAS) into a s ingle, comprehensive building management system (BMS) that meets the performance, flexibility and cost requirements of applications today and tomorrow. Read More >>