Smart Building Connectivity
Shaping the Always-on Businesses of Tomorrow
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Intelligent buildings bear that label for more than one reason. On a literal level, the networked connectivity between a building’s systems make it possible for the enterprise within to automatically regulate security, environmental conditions, lighting, communications and other factors—helping maintain a welcoming atmosphere conducive to the work performed there. These networks of systems have become more critical to the efficiency, effectiveness and economy of an enterprise’s operations.
Using a broader definition, intelligent buildings are also an effective means for an enterprise to increase efficiency, reduce costs and streamline operations. This is a “smart” approach to reducing operational expenses and facilitating a flexible growth model. So, what powers the connectivity of an intelligent building in the early 21st century? It is an integrated communications infrastructure that supports wired and wireless networks and applications.
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