OTI makes building data smart
For OTI, smart buildings begin with a fiber backbone, which in most cases becomes the building's OT Network. Because fiber backbones, also known as network risers, can securely manage more devices with only a couple strands, fiber is now cost-competitive with the CAT5 or CAT6 cabling that buildings are used to.
This fiber backbone completely eliminates the network that is normally used for the building management system, in favor of a more connected, faster, more reliable, secure and scalable network that can manage everything from simple sensors to advanced IP devices.
This is the beginning of the smart building transformation.
What happens next:
From the fiber backbone, all systems can be tied together. This means lighting, HVAC, occupancy sensors, people counters, etc. OTI can even integrate to proprietary ERP systems that connect things like meeting room scheduling or financial systems.
Data is hosted securely and reliably in OTI's cloud to enable add-on services like demand response, alarm and asset management, peak energy shaving and more.
Issues are tracked in near-real-time and can be responded to by OTI triage teams or on-site facility teams, limiting equipment downtime or override.
In the image to the right, OTI has deconstructed the smart building to visualize the fiber backbone and connected systems, with secure access points at the basement and in the cloud. Once the data reaches the cloud, advanced analytics can be run on the data for more operational and energy savings.