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  • BIoT – Buildings Internet of Things
  • BIoT - Buildings Internet of Things

    Client : Leading US-based Building Management Company

    Executive Summary

    With headquarters in the US, the client is a well-known building management company, providing the highest quality control products and system integration services to global HVAC industry.
    Client wished to develop a cloud-based solution to facilitate remote monitoring and controlling of various smart buildings and thousands of devices in it; ranging from HVAC systems to lighting systems to security & safety systems and so on.
    This solution development needed hands-on expertise around advanced connectivity protocols (like BACnet, Modbus), gateway design, cloud connectivity (e.g. AWS) and application development. Therefore, the Client scouted for a partner who could completely own the development of cloud based remote monitoring solution.
    Client selected SoftDEL considering its extensive expertise in smart building, IoT/connectivity protocols, software application development and testing.

    About the Client

    With headquarters in the US, the client is a well-known building management company, providing the highest quality control products and system integration services to global HVAC industry.

    Business and Technology Context

    Client wished to develop a cloud-based solution to facilitate remote monitoring and controlling of various smart buildings and thousands of devices in it; ranging from HVAC systems to lighting systems to security & safety systems and so on.

    This solution development included one of the predominant connectivity technologies within building automation i.e. BACnet, gateway design, cloud-based connectivity (AWS, interfaces via REST API, JSON), and mobile based applications.

    Client selected SoftDEL considering its extensive expertise in smart building, IoT/connectivity protocols, software application development and testing.

    Solution

    BACnet Gateway

    BACnet gateway application development to facilitate interface between BACnet devices/systems with application server to monitor and control

    Application Server

    Design and configuration of application server to establish communication between clients BACnet network and cloud

    Cloud Connectivity

    Custom protocol development (over JSON) to achieve high-level secured communication between the BACnet gateway application & cloud server

    Management Dashboard / Analytics

    Entire UI & UX design and application development for web-based interface (PC/Tablet/Mobile), Applications (e.g. commissioning, service, user)

    Technologies

    • BACnet protocol

    Value Benefits

    Business benefits

    • Manage buildings effectively to make it more energy efficient, safe and comfortable
    • Significant reduction in efforts (cost, time) in managing various buildings
    • Unique & sustainable market differentiation

    Technology benefits

    • Quick & easy access of buildings- Mobile application, Web based application
    • Cloud based solution for centralized/seamless access
    • Scheduling for better operation, Alarms for preventive action
    • Standard UI/UX design methodology/approach for enhanced user experience

     

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