I greatly underestimated the speed at which our industry would migrate to information systems and information technology. Browser-based presentation has become the norm. Existing Internet and Intranet protocol is the means to get information- based products to market.
Thomas Hartman: "Yes, there are concerns, but I think the advantages make a compelling case to move forward with this trend. Concerns include a potential lack of flexibility to include desirable features and a lack of single-point responsibility. Advantages include access to a much broader and experienced spectrum of service providers to develop and upgrade human interface systems for building automation systems as well as the ability to link many more people (including building occupants) to the system controlling comfort in the building."