This blog post is part of a series called “CommScope Definitions,” in which we will explain common terms in communications network infrastructure.
“intelligent building” has been in
use since the early 1980s and you would think that a globally accepted definition of the attributes
of an intelligent building would have been established by now. Well, think again. Although several
organizations have attempted to establish a universal definition, there are a multitude of definitions with different levels of detail and
varying degrees of emphasis on various aspects of building intelligence.
there are multiple and evolving perspectives on the subject, it is becoming
increasingly clear that an intelligent building is a connected and efficient
A connected building boasts an integrated communications infrastructure that supports wired and wireless networks and applications. It also facilitates
person-to-person, person-to-machine and machine-to-machine
communications within the building and with the outside world using a state
of the art intelligent, flexible, wired and wireless platform. The platform supports wired LAN, Wi-Fi, in-building wireless, audio/visual, sensors, lighting
and building management applications. Buildings are also becoming cloud
connected as an essential part of smart grids and smart cities.
An efficient building leverages a
state-of-the-art connectivity platform to address key corporate real estate, facilities and IT challenges to improve energy efficiency, space
utilization and occupant satisfaction. In an efficient building, the intelligent connectivity platform is
easily adaptable to changes in space design or communications technologies. A
high density sensor network integrates with other building systems to provide
fine-grained occupancy-based control of building systems for optimal energy use
and occupant comfort while providing a real-time and historical view of occupancy patterns.
time when the design and utilization patterns of a building’s individual and
common spaces are undergoing significant changes, efficiency expectations continue to increase. This is fueled by
the increase in connected devices, sensors
and Building Internet of Things applications. As the definition
of intelligent buildings continues to
evolve, buildings are becoming increasingly connected and efficient.
feel that connectivity and efficiency are essential to validating an
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Editor’s Note: Content for this
post is derived from Matias Peluffo’s May 27 blog, Defining
Today’s Intelligent Building.
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