Facilities increasingly rely on computerized systems to optimize their buildings' systems operation and reduce the costs of maintenance and management. Therefore, facility managers and engineers must rise to the challenge of a new discipline-systems networking and integration-as more and more computerized systems become implemented.
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Preface. Integration of Facilities Computerized Systems. Basics of Network Communications. DDC Open Systems-An Overview. Network Protocols. Serial Communications. Case Study-Yale Serial Communications. Case Study-Heterogeneous Interconnected Fieldbuses. Lower Level Industrial Networks-Fieldbus. Canadian Automated Building Protocol. LonTalk Protocol. The Development of BACnet. A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks: BACnet. Institutional Energy Metering-Challenges and Opportunities. Case Study-Yale Maxnet