The Brave New BAS IP It all started


The Brave New BAS IP It all started

For the brave who live on the cutting edge and the risk takers who dare the typical, a TORNADO has picked them out of their markets and landed them in a new place with incredible possibilities and huge benefits for their customers. and themselves. Yes, BAS has crossed the technological bridge for all IP and thus comes the dawn of an exciting new era.

Let’s dive into some areas where we’re already seeing huge change.

Unlimited data throughput, manipulation, organization and storage are all possible in a modern IP BAS controller. Do you want to follow the trend of one point every 10 seconds? 1 second? With tags, hierarchy and structure? Sure… Go ahead… BAS IP Controllers let you easily cast data over any IP network and you can choose your software glove to catch it, cloud-ready. Transform typical BAS data into modern data streams like MQTT for rapid digestion into your data management solutions. It’s like a BAS wonderland where only your imagination limits the possibilities. With so much data – ANALYTICS, MACHINE LEARNING and AI are now at their fingertips and some are trying to get there quickly. Not to mention cloud-ready BAS data that can be incorporated into other digital universes like BAS data mixed with BIM data visualized through Microsoft HoloLens 2 mixed reality. This is an example of the many technological mountains we will climb to improve building performance, operations and tenant experience.

Cyber ​​security!!!! OMG, we are a vulnerable industry and are attracting more attention every day. While the threat of cybersecurity issues for BAS systems doesn’t seem to make much noise on budget day, we in the industry KNOW that many typical BAS MEP specifications don’t have cybersecurity built-in. It is usually up to entrepreneurs to protect themselves. responsibility as a driving force for change, which is not enough to affect the accumulation of hacks due to BAS software being exposed on the Internet. The increase in IP devices for BAS systems increases the exposure of the network for hackers to penetrate and create problems. As we see tremendous benefits for BAS IP controllers and devices, we have opened up a new frontier and mandatory design changes to ensure the reliability of our future BAS systems.

Plug and play is REAL with BAS IP controllers and devices. While good network design and planning is essential, when properly laid out, these systems can be installed in a fraction of the time compared to traditional RS-485-dominant networked controllers with wired I/O. Installation is a breeze, forget about stripping small wires for hours…. click, click, ethernet patch cables can quickly connect controllers and peripherals. Once on the network, which is usually just a two-step process, the device can be updated, downloaded, licensed, programmed, or configured faster than the technician can press buttons on his or her computer. No more troubleshooting 485 networks or waiting for a token ring to come through, the new IP experience for a seasoned technician is something they remember and tell others how much better it is for them. Programming and troubleshooting time for the BAS IP controller and device is a fraction of that of its predecessor.

On-site, independent, building-specific OT networks are taking shape. This requires new skills for the BAS industry, like IT managed service companies, many of which came from the telephone industry which collapsed with the demise of the twisted pair of telephone wires. . BAS contractors will soon become better at managed computer network services, those who have already made the jump are sure to take a step ahead of their competition. Even when connecting to building owners’ networks, contractor knowledge of IP is paramount to a good customer relationship.

There are no ruby ​​red tech shoes you can click to revert to what they were, you’re LOCKED, permanently in the New Country of BAS IP.

After more than 50 years of supporting control contractors and system integrators with the latest hardware and software solutions, Cochrane Supply and Engineering has added the consulting engineering community as part of our focus. The emergence of smart building design has introduced several new technology platforms, applications, and communication networks that make the design and specification of building technology a bit more challenging for the design community.
Cochrane Supply is proud to announce the launch of a website where designers can keep up to date with the latest trends in smart building technology and access resources that will make it easier to specify this new technology.



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