It's recently become a more common practice to install a building IP network for operations and client services. Sometimes the network strategy begins with one specific application or system and then evolves, in other cases it is designed from the beginning to be a comprehensive connectivity platform for all building and IoT systems. Either way, integrators are finding themselves involved in the design and deployment of building networks. As the concept evolves, questions and issues are becoming more complex. Converged or separate? How many separate networks are feasible? What about integration and interoperability, as well as cybersecurity? This vital segment will focus on all the fundamental issues surrounding building networks.
An Integrator's Perspective on BUILDING NETWORKS – Converged, Separate, Other?
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