Smart Buildings

Smart buildings require devices with advanced communication protocol compliance, combined with connectivity that supports remote monitoring, control and security.

Do your products and applications meet these standards?

Overview

Softdel’s domain and technology expertise enables building automation OEMs build energy efficient, safe and secure building management solutions and components. Softdel’s technology solutions  are used across the globe, helping OEMs transform traditional buildings into smart offices, smart airports, smart retail and smart homes.

To be globally competitive, building automation OEMs need to engineer products and systems that comply with complex, ever-evolving Building Controls Engineering standards. Softdel is perfectly positioned to ease complexity and speed up delivery of industry protocol compliant products and solutions. Softdel is your go to technology partner to help you innovate faster and quickly bring your products into the Building-IoT network.

  • HVAC Controllers
  • Access Controls
  • Lighting Controls
  • Fire & Safety Systems
  • Elevators
  • Building Management Systems
IoT Solutions & Applications

By 2020 the Internet of Things (IoT) is estimated to grow to 30 billion connected devices. Connected buildings, lighting and homes will become the norm pushing out companies that are not able to adopt to this new reality and disruption. This poses a major challenge for manufacturers and OEMs who’s new and legacy products will need to be engineered to meet the standards of tomorrows IoT networks.

Find out how Softdel can help your building automation products and applications become IoT enabled. 

Connectivity Protocols

The Industrial IoT wave is finally leading to the rapid convergence of information technology systems (IT) with operational technology systems (OT) driving benefits like cost, performance, productivity and agility for corporations.  This growing trend is pushing automation system manufacturers to implement support for various communication protocols within their products so that they are “IoT ready”.

Find out how Softdel can help your building automation products get connected and interoperable. 

Device Engineering

Growing market demand and advancements in IoT products and solutions is forcing OEMs to come up with multiple product lines in a short time. Device engineering demands a variety of skills ranging from electronic hardware development, firmware development, connectivity protocol implementation and software development.  OEMs are often constrained with the lack of such skills in advanced technologies and may not always have adequate domain expertise especially around the new emerging standards.

Find out how Softdel can help you design and engineer your new and legacy building automation products.

Gateway Design & Development

The evolution of IoT and cloud technologies is leading to a massive growth in connected systems. This in turn is driving the use of different types of gateways to connect on-premise networks to the cloud and field level protocols to application level protocols.  Such gateways no longer just work as protocol translators but enable critical decision making, analytics and machine learning at the edge level.

Almost every IoT solution requires a gateway in the network and for OEMs to remain competitive, they are seeking specialized partners to build application specific gateways in shortest period of time.

Find out how Softdel can help you build gateways to integrate your building automation products into the Building-IoT network.

BACnet Center of Excellence

Softdel incubated the world’s first and largest BACnet Compliance Test Reference Lab (renamed as Protocol Test Lab) which certifies more than 90% of the world’s BACnet compliant devices. Over the years the company has leveraged  its BACnet expertise by consulting on, training, developing and implementing thousands of BACnet compliant devices and solutions. Global OEMs choose Softdel as their preferred BACnet expert.

Find out how Softdel can help you with bringing BACnet expertise to your building automation products.

Our technical experts and domain specialists will be happy to address your needs
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  • Industry Connect Portal:

    Softdel hosted its first IoT Conference on February 27, 2019 in Tokyo and another on February 12, 2020. The conference brought our OEM customers and partners together, to discuss and learn about technologies, latest trends, and disruptions impacting the building and industrial automation space. It’s a unique opportunity to meet with the leaders and innovators from the IoT community. It proves to be a great networking platform to discuss trends, technologies, challenges, solutions, and innovations in the IoT space that spans across various industry segments from Buildings, Lighting to Industrial and Manufacturing.

    The conference is meant for:
    • IoT Leaders & Professionals
    • Members of Corporate IoT Strategy Teams
    • IoT Technology Adopters
    • Consultants & Engineers
    • IoT Solution Enablers
    • Cloud Service Providers
    • Building Automation OEM Representatives
    • Smart lighting OEM Representatives
    • Smart Factories OEM Representatives
  • IoT Solutions & Services:

    An advanced IoT solutions and services platform for manufacturers and OEMs who’s new and legacy products requires advanced engineering to meet the standards of upcoming IoT networks. We offer various services like IoT applications & analytics, IoT platform – data storage, device management, data science, device connectivity, managed services, and testing services.

    Benefits:
    • Domain expertise: Expertise in building, lighting and industrial automation working with Fortune 500 companies across the globe
    • One-Stop-Shop: End-to end support for consulting, product design, product development, and testing
    • Deep IoT development experience across applications: Cloud based BMS and smart space management solution with
      energy optimization and facility operation management
    • Flexibility: Highly adaptable business model to align with customer specific requirements and processes
    • Technology experience: Years of experience in Azure competency center, AWS competency center, and a number of application development technologies
    Our Offerings:

    IoT Services

    BACnet Interoperability Testing

    BACnet Pre-certification Testing

    Technology evaluation, technology recommendations, product development, managed services, data science, data storage, testing, device management, and access to our live technology webinars

    Access to network of BACnet devices from various manufacturers, priority access for interoperability testing status/reports, and consulting support on issues/defects

    Priority access for pre-certification status/reports, consulting support on issues/defects

    Why Softdel?
    • 15+ years of experience in gateway development across building, lighting, and industrial automation domain
  • Comms Protocol Training:
    • Training programs on BACnet for software developers, field engineers, test & QA engineers, tech support engineers
    • Customized BACnet programs tuned to OEMs’ needs
    Benefits:
    • Flexibility: The division of our courses is highly flexible addressing the needs of beginners as well as professionals.
    • Scalability: There is an immense scope of BACnet in building automation devices of any type to enable limitless connectivity and interoperability.
    • Hands-on experience: We provide our participants hands-on training to get a firm grip and real-time experience of the BACnet protocol functions.
    • Consultancy: Our team of experts will bring tremendous value and improvements for all your BACnet issues.
    Feature Set:

    Core Training Services

    Advanced Training Services

    Customized Training Services

    A beginner’s guide to BACnet protocol with classroom and hands-on training on BACnet fundamentals.

    An advanced professional guide that includes hands-on training using the latest diagnostic, debugging, and configuration tools and techniques.

    A specialized and customizable guide addressing specific requirements.

    Why Softdel?
    • 1000+ hours of trainings experience
    • 50+ OEM engagements
  • B-IoT Tools:

    Our customers can choose from 14 different variants of BACnet stack that is ideal for every building device, equipment, and application. Updated with the latest BACnet standard (Revision-19 supported on all our variants), we offer fully featured BOSS license. You can choose from our two tools:

    • Boss Simulator
    • Boss Explorer
    Benefits:
    • Flexibility:Simple interface that is easy to use for BACnet professionals as well as novices
    • Scalability: BACnet monitoring, debugging and simulation program that runs on any Windows® computer
    Feature Set:

    Automatic network traffic generator

    Real time logging, monitoring & analysis of BACnet commands and response

    Backup and restore support

    Segmentation support

    BBMD support

    Set property value of discovered objects

    Configurable BACnet devices

    Simulate BACnet/Ip device virtually

    Discover and browse BACnet devices

    Support for both A-side and B-side services

    Monitor Object property values

    Supports IBM MS DBCS, ANSI X3.4 character sets

    Object Browser

    User configurable simulation of PVs (Present Values)

    Protocol revision support (PR-19)

    Virtual router

    Why Softdel?
    • 1000+ hours of trainings experience
    • 50+ OEM engagements
  • Edifice Edge:

    Ready Gateway platform to kick start your IoT solution – build your own applications including containerization, cloud connectivity, security etc.

    Benefits:
    • Modular: Flexible container based architecture with mix & match protocols and applications to enable new services
    • Inclusive: Work with multiple building solution providers like application builders, facility managers, and SIs
    • Open: Data normalized through Project-Haystack that promotes innovation and interoperable data access
    • Secure: Advanced security and authentication procedures that protects aggregated data at rest
    • Extensible: Upscale hardware as needed by adding higher compute nodes within the same stack
    Feature Set:

    Device Discovery: Project Haystack based data model that supports BACnet/IP and Modbus TCP

    Extensible: Micro services based architecture that is scalable to support 3rd party containerized applications

    Data Management: Supports numerous data points with provision to log telemetry data and also supports up to 25,000+ data points

    Platform Interfaces: Rest API to easily integrate with cloud and enterprise based systems with lightweight pub-sub mechanism using MQTT

    Security: APIs secured with TLS1.2 and 256 AES encryption with role-based access control

    Remote Device Management: Secured Over-the-Air (OTA) Firmware upgrade- System, applications, and firmware

    Why Softdel?
    • 1000+ hours of trainings experience
    • 50+ OEM engagements