Implementing BACnet – why it’s harder than equipment manufacturers think

Today’s HVAC units, lighting devices and other commercial and industrial devices can no longer function as stand-alone, independent units. Today’s commercial equipment buyers and owners expect these devices to operate as part of a system that can be managed and…

Three steps for embracing HVACaaS

In previous posts on the Modern Equipment Manufacturer, I introduced the concept of HVAC as a Service – or HVACaaS for short – and described why I feel both equipment manufacturers and equipment owners would benefit from embracing it. The…

The economics behind HVAC as a Service

In a previous post on the Modern Equipment Manufacturer, I introduced the concept of HVAC as a Service – or HVACaaS for short. The idea of HVACaaS is for the equipment manufacturer to become more than just the producer of…

The most important consideration when choosing a cloud gateway

In my previous post on the Modern Equipment Manufacturer, I looked at the evolution of commercial and industrial equipment, the advent of device data and the rise of the BMS. I also looked at the next logical step for BMS…

The next frontier for device and BMS data

The commercial and industrial equipment market has seen massive innovation in just the past few decades – becoming smarter, more connected and more easily managed over time. But the biggest evolution and advancement may be on the horizon thanks in…

How OEMs can better protect their equipment from cyberattack

In my last article on the Modern Equipment Manufacturer, I talked about the threat of cyberattack facing OEMs and the equipment that they create. Ultimately, as commercial and industrial equipment becomes more essential to operations, as cyber threats grow increasingly…

Why OEMs need to get serious about cybersecurity

Last month, many of the leading Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) companies came together for the world’s largest, annual HVAC and industrial/commercial equipment event, the 2019 AHR Expo. As expected, there were multiple new product launches and news…

Douglas Lighting Controls discuss the benefits of smarter lighting

There is an overarching trend among the manufacturers of industrial and commercial equipment to make their products and solutions smarter and more connected. It was a trend that we heard discussed extensively by HVACR manufacturers at the 2019 AHR Expo…

Five frequently cloud-enabled devices

In previous posts on the Modern Equipment Manufacturer, we’ve discussed the emerging trend of cloud-enabling commercial and industrial equipment. Today’s original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have found that by cloud-enabling the equipment that they design, build and sell, they can harvest…

Want to demo a device cloud?

In our previous posts on the Modern Equipment Manufacturer, we’ve explored the evolution happening in the design and construction of today’s modern industrial equipment. Today’s equipment is becoming increasingly connected – taking advantage of BACnet and other protocols that make…

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