The effect of the Internet on our industry is evolving daily. Understanding its real effect requires constant education and attention to potentially significant trends. Much has been written on the Web about the rapid Internet evolution for the automation industry, but in short, the Internet has become the presentation model for information. Our clients are demanding and expect more information and easier access. Protocols such as BACnet and LonMark are the heart of interoperability.
Deregulation is fueling the rapid development of Web-based energy control systems. Our Net-savvy clients are redefining “ease of use” and “accessibility to information.”