What does it take to implement the BrightCore infrastructure?
The owners will need to change their tender documents in the way that all devices truly communicate in one of the Open standardized Application languages (LonWorks, BACnet, Modbus) in the full sense of the meaning. In other words, the devices have to fully obey current US, EU, and Global ISO standards. Additionally, owners will need to request from contractors commitment that they allow integration of third-party devices like our BrightNode. These devices communicate to the rest of the facility devices at the same level; therefore they act as one of the nodes in the facility network.
Other requirements include allowing interconnection of this kind of devices (BrightNode) directly into the building application data logic. That means to have crystal clear and well-documented data properties, as well as process behavior of all devices in the facility network.
Truly, this approach does not cut out contractor out of the work after commissioning of the site. With BrightCore, the owner will have an accessible infrastructure, exactly as written in the building automation standards. The competent contractor will still be needed. The automation infrastructure stays intact in the sense of automation integrity; therefore the contractor will be responsible for the process infrastructure, as they are now.
The difference is that the results of the process are transparent at the lowest level (wire level) whereby significantly simplify connecting external service providers, and various application software developed through the usage of the standardized interface. The protocol of a particular building is not relevant. BrightCore approach significantly enhances the application market and creates a more acceptable price structure of the specialized applications and services. Furthermore, any refurbishment of the system allows true interoperable brand and protocol network facility. In other words, if the system were mostly using Modbus, one can easily refurbish, for example, the Boiler room using BACnet and room automation using LonWorks. BrightCore brings seamless integration of all structures. They act as a single entity. Essentially, this is exactly the same process that happened during the Internet revolution in the 90's at the transport (IP) level. As an outcome, the ICT infrastructure prices became more acceptable. We are sure that the same will happen with the building automation infrastructure. In addition to the price reduction because of the increased technological efficiency, another benefit is in having a single system structure managing remote buildings of any size that yields lower labor costs.