IA's BuildingSight delivers a new way to manage a building portfolio. The configuration and operating system is the brain behind the solution, but at its heart is the proven technology from Beckhoff – a global leader in advanced control systems.
BuildingSight uses Ethernet TCP/IP as the network between controllers. Lighting (including dimming and emergency testing), heating, ventilation, access control, CCTV security, maintenance are just a few of the systems that can be combined under BuildingSight.
To achieve all of the required elements of an intelligent control system, a network of powerful Ethernet PLC based embedded controllers are implemented which have powerful Intel CPUs withreal-time PLCs and embedded operating systems. The controllers have the ability to connect 12mm wide signal terminals which provide interfaces between the controller and protocols such as , DALI, KNX, EnOcean, RS485, digital I/O, analogue I/O , motor drive outputs and power measurement systems.
This network of intelligent controllers are supervised by a central server which has a database, graphical interface and reporting functionality. This is known as the head end.