Investment Protection, Cost and Resource Efficiency

Demand for smart buildings and the development of building automation will continue to accelerate with the triumphant progress of the Internet of Things and the swift pace of technological progress. Increasingly stringent environmental requirements and a growing awareness of the need to protect the environment are further factors. Today, building operation accounts for around 40 percent of energy consumption and over 30 percent of C02 emissions. Innovative building technology solutions with cross-disciplinary provisions for heating, climate control, lighting and shade with combined heat and power are in demand.

They reduce consumption of resources and thereby make a major contribution toward reducing the total running costs of buildings.

With the pace of technological development in building automation and the rising expectations of users, operators face fresh challenges. They must merge more and more trades or disciplines into secure and reliably controllable networks and ensure at the same time that they can be expanded and upgraded at any time.

Free Exchangeability Provides Investment Protection

Furthermore, proprietary systems quickly come up against their limits in this area. That is why the future belongs to interoperable solutions. The open IP500® platform based on internationally recognized standards ensures maximum flexibility and free exchangeability of system components – both within trades and across disciplines. The IP500® solution in this way makes an important contribution to investment protection, especially as compatibility is growing increasingly important in view of fast-changing device generations and different transfer rates. The platform is modular in design and open for connection to other systems and technologies so that extensions are possible without difficulties even years later.

High Failure Safety, Good Load Distribution, Low Network Costs

The trend is quite definitely toward wireless communication. Wireless networks save up to 30 percent of energy, reduce the cost of installation by up to 50 percent, and – especially in the case of extensions – reduce the deployment of cables to a minimum. The IP500® standard is the answer to these trends. High performance and maximum failure safety, good load distribution and low network costs rank alongside security as the IP500® platform’s most important features.