To some the vision of the future is more about soaring energy costs, global warming concerns and increased environmental awareness, and less so space exploration and brave new worlds. The ‘Enterprise’ the building automation industry is trying to reach is more down to earth that that of Captain Kirk and crew. Their mission is to improve the design and operation of building processes to reduce emissions and improve energy usage. Fulfilling this destiny means the enterprise systems need to be monitored and maintained. Far from being science fiction, providing the ability to connect building automation systems to the enterprise using OPC is very much a reality today.
Read the paper that ties the entire enterprise together with OPC technology.