There are several different ways to connect to the remote controller, each being adapted to specific situations, such as location and availability of communications equipment. Among these methods, Internet is one of the best choices for remote control as no telephone line is required, high data transfer rate is possible and technical support from dealer or manufacturer through Internet connection. This paper is going to describe the current BMS and its extension through the Internet.
Key Terms in this Chapter
Building Management Systems (BMS): BMS are used in buildings for automatic monitoring and control of services such as lighting, plumbing, fire services, security and access control, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. The term refers to a system that uses sensors, controls, and activators. All these use an electronic digital processor to implement control algorithms and have the capability of communicating with other controls. The BMS term covers all control elements, including hardware, controllers, any linking network and central controllers.
HVAC: Short form of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
LabVIEW: LabVIEW is the graphical development environment for creating flexible and scalable test, measurement, and control applications. With LabVIEW, users can interface with real-world signals, analyze data for meaningful information, and share results and applications.
Intelligent Building: The concept of intelligent building is to develop building automation and management systems (BAS/BMS) for building management staff who can gain access to any building system via the BAS/BMS to accomplish the goals of monitoring, real-time control, and condition-based maintenance inside the shift duty room.
Building Automated System (BAS): Usually, BMS can be under automatic controlled and also known as building automated system (BAS).
BACnet: It is one of the most high level protocols used in the BMS industry that can be used to integrate building automation and control products from different manufacturers into a single cohesive system.
LonWorks: Another high level protocols used in the BMS industry that can be used to integrate building automation and control products from different manufacturers into a single cohesive system.