"oBIX has its roots in BuilConn 2003, when controls companies and integrators began a conversation about sharing information with the Enterprise," said Toby Considine, chair of the OASIS oBIX Technical Committee, "We're pleased with the opportunity to extend that conversation in Europe. oBIX provides a bridge linking building controls professionals-BuilConn attendees-- with the IT industry-the developers that provide today's enterprise systems."
Members of the OASIS oBIX Technical Committee are currently working to define a standard Web services protocol to enable communications between building mechanical and electrical systems, and enterprise applications. This protocol will enable facilities and their operations to be managed as full participants in knowledge-based businesses. BuilConn Europe attendees will be encouraged to join the oBIX effort.