Building and home automation is a constantly advancing field. New products and technologies are always introduced, and older, outdated products become obsolete. Most of the open standards are compatible with older systems which are enabled by Backward Compatibility. Backward compatibility is often used to describe new devices that operate with older systems. It means that the systems installed are adaptable to all the previously installed systems. The items of backward compatibility allow you to grow rather than replace your system.
Open systems and Interoperable standards are used widely across the globe, the implementation and commissioning of automation systems are created by manufacturers through a standard training program. Entelechy follows this real-world-based training course that not only gives a broad introductory understanding but also helps integrators to identify and describe the major components in home automation. This enables our clientele to select from our pool of certified integrators who will provide them with the most useful automation solutions.
Interoperability means the ability of systems, applications, devices, and services to work together in a synchronized way. The single most important aspect of automation is interoperability and a key to the global establishment of automation standards. Interoperability puts an end to technological fragmentation and eases user experience. Technological fragmentation means that the devices in the systems need to be controlled separately, which can lead to a negative user experience and the solution to this barrier is interoperability. With interoperability, the different devices are able to communicate with each other and work together. Which minimizes complexities and reduces confusion for users. It also helps solution providers to incorporate various functionalities in a system, tailoring to our clientele needs.
Open systems offer a high degree of interoperability and enable multiprotocol Gateway to communicate with devices across multiple wireless technologies. Entelechy offers a large product portfolio which makes it easy for solution providers to integrate different functionalities and can create a solution tailored to the specific needs of their customers.
Open systems are an important aspect of automation. It allows high accessibility in core protocols, it also facilitates the adoption and creation of solutions for the manufacturers. Open systems provide a greater degree of flexibility, and as a result, customers can choose from a variety of different suppliers, allowing them to install components that are completely suited to their specific preferences. It also implies that the existing open system can be removed and replaced with another vendor with minimum effort and without major interruption. Open systems/products are non-proprietary based, which allows programming and integration of control components from various manufacturers, irrespective of the protocols.
Other factors such as repairs and upgrades can be completed by any trained engineer, which allows customers to take advantage of an open market and choose a technician who offers the most value for money or expertise. An added advantage to an open system is that the cooperation between different companies almost guarantees that a component is well tested and reliable.
Systems adhering to international standards, are currently the top preferred systems in the home, office as well as building automation industry. “Change is the only constant” and pacing technology demands constant changes in automation systems.
It is the need of the hour to keep up with the changing systems of International automation standards. The standard-based system evolves and upgrades automatically with the changing systems and hence becomes compatible in offering future proof and high-quality solutions. Standard bases systems have specifications that are available in the market which implies that vendors can compete directly based on their products. Implementing standard-based systems not only eases the manufacturing process but also enhances the user experience.