CHAPTER 11Mobility and Intelligent Buildings

The future of IT is an exciting prospect; we have only just begun to understand the true impact of a connected society. And there is no single more significant change to information and mobility technology than intelligent buildings, structures and systems with highly integrated IT and building management systems.

About eight different kinds of building automation systems are in use today, with a similar number of major IT systems. Of course, dozens of corresponding subsystems are also in use in most buildings. The following illustration highlights the two “sides” of a building: IT and building management. What is of interest from the wireless mobility perspective is that all the systems shown in the ...

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