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‘BACnet a secure platform for Building IoT’

DORTMUND, Germany, 20 February 2020: BACnet Secure Connect (BACnet/SC), open BACnet systems, which will be on display at Light+Building 2020, from March 8 to 13, are protected against cyberattacks, the developer said through a Press release. This important addition to the BACnet standard (ISO16484-5) is groundbreaking for all users, the release said. Together with numerous product innovations, it will be presented by the BACnet Interest Group Europe (BIG-EU) in Hall 9.1 at Booth D60 of the exhibition, the release added.

According to the release, the BACnet booth is to be an information centre with numerous exhibitors. They will be presenting new automation stations, gateways, sensors and controllers with BACnet interface, which are prepared for future requirements. The exhibitors include Adesto Technologies, ALRE-IT Regeltechnik, Bihl + Wiedemann, Contemporary Controls, Delta Controls, Iconics Germany, Johnson Controls Systems & Service, Oppermann Regelgeräte, Phoenix Contact, SafeSquare and Sauter, the release said. ABB, Belimo, Kieback&Peter, Saia Burgesss Controls and Siemens are involved as logo exhibitors, the release added.

According to the release, with BACnet Secure Connect (BACnet/SC), the communication standard presents itself as a secure IoT platform for buildings. Published at the end of last year, BACnet/SC is a turning point in building automation, the release said. An additional communication layer systematically protects the building infrastructure against attacks, the release further said. It is based on proven security standards from the IT sector, the release added. As a consensus-based development supported by the entire community, this is a significant step towards holistic cyber security in buildings, the release further added.

According to the release, BACnet providers and users at federal, state and local levels will use the exhibition for an exchange on standardisation and practice. The BIG-EU, the release said, will present the new developments in the BACnet standard – the Working Group for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering of State and Municipal Administrations (AMEV) will report on its progress and requirements for the application of BACnet in public buildings.

According to the release, the BACnet booth at the event will be a meeting place for building planners, builders and operators. A total of 15 exhibitors will present a cross-section of products and solutions for interconnected, multi-vendor building services engineering on 120 square metres. Visitors, the release said, can look forward to a lecture programme with useful tips, and a meet & greet area, concentrated BACnet knowledge in one place and an insight into open and secure networking with BACnet/SC.

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