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5 Benefits of BACnet Data In the Cloud

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BACnet continues to evolve as the preeminent building automation and control protocol. The next step - getting BACnet data out of the building and into the cloud. In this session, Sierra Monitor Corp presents 5 benefits of having BACnet data in the cloud and discuss how this has impacted their customers.

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5 Benefits of BACnet Data In the Cloud

  1. 1. Copyright © 2018 Sierra Monitor Corporation 5 Benefits of BACnet Data In the Cloud! And one good reason against it! BACnet User Group Dinner 4/12/18 Charlie Peterson Director of IoT Sales
  2. 2. • A leader in the Protocol Gateway market • $20M revenue with offices around the world  OTC: SRMC • Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California • Targeting the rise of Industrial Internet of Things • Three focus areas within IIoT  Connect – Protocol Gateways (FieldServer Product Line)  Protect – Fire and Gas Detection Solutions  Cloud – SMC Device Management Cloud 2 Sierra Monitor Corporation CONNECT Protocol Gateways PROTECT Fire & Gas Detection Solutions Copyright © 2018 Sierra Monitor CorporationDesigned in California
  3. 3. BACnet – We love it! Copyright © 2018 Sierra Monitor Corporation •BACnet – We Love It! •(At least) 20 years of BACnet (1995) “The BACnet protocol provides mechanisms for computerized building automation devices to exchange information, regardless of the particular building service they perform.”
  4. 4. A good book holds the key to knowledge
  5. 5. The weight of expectations • Success breeds expectations • Adding functionality beyond initial requirements • Focus is critical Security Interop Ease Extensible
  6. 6. “BACnet has left the building!”
  7. 7. Beautiful?Clouds: or Practical?
  8. 8. Extract operational intelligence from building/ network Enable Manufacturers to add value to field deployed equipment Improve field support Achieve a competitive advantage through better knowledge and information A Practical Application for Cloud
  9. 9. • Monitor • Trending • Alerts, Notifications • Remote Access • Reg./ Warranty 1 2 3 4 5 A Practical Cloud for OEMs OEM Manufacturer BMS in the Cloud BACnet in the Cloud BACnet BACnet BACnet BMS
  10. 10. • Improved visibility to field equipment • Intuitive support • Optional remote login, attach Remote access, visibility BACnet BACnet in the Cloud OEM Customer Svc. 1 User Interface Screen
  11. 11. Data Visualization • Monitor specific equipment in the field  Make, model, version • Advanced failure warnings 2
  12. 12. Analytics/Trends • Identify trends in location, equipment • Collect data for long-term analysis • SQA, Fault analysis 3
  13. 13. • Identify alarm conditions • Notifications, alerts • Hierarchical structure to support various roles • Link to Field Service management systems Alarming / Notifications4
  14. 14. • Track  Device type  Model  Location  Functionality • Tie into CRM, ERP systems • Manage for warranty, support Registration Details5
  15. 15. A Practical Application for Cloud • Extract operational intelligence from building/ network • Enable Manufacturers to add value to field deployed equipment • Improve field support • Achieve a competitive advantage through better knowledge and information
  16. 16. • IoT Gateways to export BACnet objects to Cloud • Explorer functionality with filtering to find, monitor • Wired, Wireless connectivity How to get BACnet to the Cloud OEM Manufacturer BACnet in the Cloud BACnet BACnet BACnet
  17. 17. “Buy!” • Security • Platforms • Operations • Data schemas • Regionalization The Cloud: Make vs Buy? OEM Manufacturer BACnet in the Cloud BACnet BACnet BACnet
  18. 18. Copyright © 2018 Sierra Monitor Corporation 18 • Cortex is a cloud-based building intelligence platform • How to get ‘building intelligence’ into the Cloud? • BACnet IoT gateway to find and report HVAC data to Cloud • Cortex reads data from Cloud to provide Data Visualization Case Study – Cortex “The combination of easy discovery of devices over BACnet/IP, configurable Data Visualization of points, RESTful API and responsive customer support have made it an easy solution to slot into our operations.” - Rick Balsano, principal engineer at Cortex Cortex Cloud Platform BAC net
  19. 19. BACnet data in the cloud… - With a word of Caution
  20. 20. Cloud -> Hoodies -> Hackers HACKER
  21. 21. Don’t be that Building!
  22. 22. Questions Copyright © 2018 Sierra Monitor Corporation 22
  23. 23. Thank You! Copyright © 2015 Sierra Monitor Corporation 23 Charlie Peterson | Director of IoT Sales O. 408-964-4433 M. 978-339-3445 | cpeterson@sierramonitor.com | www.sierramonitor.com Industrial IoT Solutions for Facilities Management

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