Networking and Integration of Facilities Automation Systems / Edition 1

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Facilities increasingly rely on computerized systems to optimize their buildings'systems operation and reduce the costs of maintenance and management. Therefore, facility managers and engineers must rise to the challenge of a new discipline-systems networking and integration-as more and more computerized systems become implemented.

"...provides an understanding of the buzzwords used in the communication industry, introduces the basics of networking, & explores interface options between systems of differenct categories."

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The manager of plant engineering at Yale U. bolsters the knowledge base of other engineers and facilities managers striving to master computerized systems for optimizing building systems operation<-->both real-time and data processing systems<-->while eyeing the bottom line. Since there is no magical protocol meeting all needs, the author and five other contributors showcase several protocols (including Canadian and European standards) and features of systems' interoperability. The concluding case study (one of several) is based on a large-scale integration effort. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849306990
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Integration of Facilities Computerized Systems,Viktor Boed
Basics of Network Communications,Viktor Boed
DDC Open Systems:An Overview, John J. McGowan
Network Protocols,Viktor Boed
Serial Communications,Viktor Boed
RS-485 Networks for Facilities Metering at Yale University,Robert Hobbs
Case Study:Heterogeneous Interconnected Fieldbuses, Frantisek Zezulka
Lower Level Industrial Networks:Fieldbus,Viktor Boed
Canadian Automated Building (CAB)Protocol,Viktor Boed
LonTalk Protocol,Viktor Boed
The Development of BACnet, Ira Goldschmidt
A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks: BACnet,Viktor Boed
Institutional Energy Metering:Challenges and Opportunities, Roberto Meinrath
Case Study:Yale Maxnet,Viktor Boed

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