Building Management System

Traditionally, a Building Management System (BMS) is a computer-based control system installed in buildings that controls and monitors the building’s mechanical and electrical equipment such as ventilation, lighting, power systems, fire systems, and security systems.

A BMS consists of software and hardware; the software program, usually configured in a hierarchical manner, can be proprietary, using such protocols as C-bus, Profibus, and so on.

However, new vendors are producing BMSs that integrate using Internet protocols and open standards such as DeviceNet, SOAP, XML, BACnet, LonWorks and Modbus.

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With the strong and extensive IP Networking and Electrical background, Wired Networks believes that integrating a Building Management System using open standards and building it on an IP network is the way of the future.

As Asentria has a variety of products that would monitor contact closures and analog measurements, Wired Networks views Assentria products as ideal when integrating a key product into a Building Management System. Asentria products have great flexibility in providing various I/O counts, and can provide alarms in any standard SNMP format, as well as offer paging, SMS, and other more unusual alarm methods.