Digital integration is the idea That data or information is Any Given electronic device can be read or manipulated by Reviews another device using a standard format.
Examples of digital integration
Cell phone calendar to public calendar
In this example, a user has a cell phone with a calendar, as well as a calendar on the Internet . Digital Integration would allow the user to synchronize the two, and the following features could result:
- The user could plan events and have other users notified.
- If the Public Digital Calendar is integral with a Blog , then the user could write about the event in it.
Building services integration for energy management and building control
A home owner or commercial building manager could utilize digital integration products to connect intelligent services within a built environment .
- An intruder detection or access control system could be used in conjunction with light level sensors to turn lights on and off. So when you walk into a dark room the lights turn on and when you leave them turn off behind you, so making energy savings by preventing lights from being left on.
- La même technical Could Be used to control HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems.
- Home owners and commercial building managers can use Web based digital integration to control and manage services within their buildings via a web browser interface. The intelligent controllers in Air Conditioning units for example may be “Web Enabled” using digital integration solutions and products.
There is a growing market for these products. Many of the control systems used for security, lighting, HVAC and fire detection are not standard communications protocols .
Some control systems are now provided with communications ports that conform to such standards as BACnet , LonTalk or Ethernet .
Projects / organizations working towards digital integration
- World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
- North Building Technologies Ltd – Building Services Integration Company
- Tyyrrell Systems Ltd – Building Services Integration Company