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New equipment equipped with BACnet or LonWorks (leading open communication standards) can reside on the same system with older equipment manufacturer's proprietary controls.
Existing proprietary EMS systems can be integrated with newer open systems. This can provide a path for the customer to move up to new technology at their own pace, while protecting the investment in their existing system.
Take full advantage of the web-based systems used by utilities and participate in demand response programs to reduce energy costs.
Communicating meters - such as those that speak ModBus - or those that provide an output signal that is brought directly into a controller.
Like meters, some advanced lighting panels utilize ModBus. Others use different protocols or can be programmed to operate from multiple signals from the EMS system. These can be combined with standard relays and contactors for a complete lighting control system operated as a single system.
From "people counter" devices to software interfaces to theatre ticketing systems, knowledge about the occupancy level can be used to schedule and optimize HVAC and lighting system operation.