“Building automation and controls system market is growing at a CAGR of 11.2% and is projected to reach $49.5 billion by 2018*,” explains Goldstein. “Crestron provides both the technology and the know-how to help integrators capitalize on this huge opportunity.”
A complete Enterprise Building Management solution combines control of AV, room scheduling, BMS, voice & data, HVAC, security, lighting and energy management. Crestron 3-Series™ network-grade appliances integrate these technologies and systems on the same platform to work together as a single system. Integrating all systems on a common platform is the only way to centrally control the enterprise. However, to achieve Enterprise Building Management, complete visibility and data collection is essential.
Crestron Fusion software communicates with 3-Series™ control systems and provides a dashboard to monitor, manage and control the technology in all rooms and in all buildings across a campus or global enterprise. Detailed usage data is collected and reported, enabling more informed decision making about staffing, scheduling, purchasing, and workspace design.
“We are able to provide a complete picture of what’s happening throughout the entire campus or global enterprise – not just bits and pieces that are seen out of context,” explains Sean
Goldstein, Crestron VP of Marketing. “Crestron Fusion provides data about every device, every room, and every building. We’re able to put all the data points together in a way that no one else can. Many of our clients are realizing significant cost savings as a result.”
3-Series Control Systems
Crestron 3-Series control systems are uniquely designed to integrate all building technologies so they work together as a single system – rather than as many separate systems. 3-Series processors feature built-in BACnet®/IP support, enabling seamless integration with existing building management systems, 802.1X authentication technology, .NET framework and C# programming, and parallel Control Subnet port. Modular programming architecture enables all systems to operate independently and communicate with each other on the same platform, creating a truly integrated building platform.
Crestron Fusion Software
Crestron Fusion Enterprise Management Software adds intelligence and transforms the integrated building into a smart building. Clients can monitor and control AV and environmental systems, manage renewable and sustainable energy sources, and schedule rooms and resources on the network.
“We’re beginning to see the breakdown of the silos,” said Mark Valenti of The Sextant Group Inc. “We don’t have to have a particular application running on a particular piece of hardware that is managed by a particular individual. In fact, we see the convergence of all applications on a single platform, and that’s the power of Crestron’s product offering.”
The many benefits of a complete Enterprise Building Management solution include:
· Learning how your building is being utilized
· Discovering high energy usage times
· Finding anomalies and power spikes
· Conducting fault protection and diagnostics