The building and construction industry is an industry with long planning horizons, long execution cycles and a business model which rewards, with reason, a very low risk appetite. Timely delivery of a multi-year project to specification and on budget is what counts. Everything else is subservient. View and download the full article here. The article was published on IoTNow (M2MNow).
Everyone in the real estate and utility industry, manufacturers and operators alike, is convinced of the benefits of computer control of buildings and utilities. Benefits are realised both in terms of comfort for those who spend large amounts of their daily time in that building, as well as the building’s operators. However, cyber-attacks are hanging alike a huge Damocles sword over the Intelligent Building and Utility industry. The construction of control systems for buildings and utilities and their thoughtless connection to the internet is a huge target for hackers. View or download the full article here.
PON paves the way to create converged Information Technology (IT) Networking and Operational Technology (OT) Networking onto a single, highly efficient networking. Never heard of Operational Technology? It is the technology that manages and secures all buildings and facilities. Read more about IT/OT network convergence in our publications: PON Technology Paves the Way for Cloud Networking (Realcomm Edge)Combining Real Time and Enterprise Networking on a Single Infrastructure (White Paper)
Real Estate ICT case studies illustrate the possibilities and opportunities in fully converged buildings. In 2015 the Arcapita Bank Building in Bahrain is still one of the most converged building in the world. Occupied in December 2010, the building features an office block on the shores of the Gulf island state, which seems to glide on two waves. 2024Sight designed and supervised the implementation of the IT network and ensured uniform adoption of the network by the building sub-system vendors, as well as by the enterprise systems of Arcapita. The adoption of a passive optical fibre infrastructure was ideally suited for the challenges of the Arcapita Building. The functional specifications of the data centre were developed by 2024Sight and implementation of all aspects of the data centre has been supervised…