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KMC announces IoT platform for building automation
By Brianna Crandall, October 7, 2015—KMC Controls, a U.S.-based global provider of building automation systems, has announced the launch of its highly anticipated KMC Commander Internet of Things (IoT) solution for the building automation market. KMC Commander earned the Best Intelligent Building Technology Innovation Award at the 2015 Realcomm IBCon conference earlier this year.
KMC Commander is a complete IoT platform based on an Intel IoT Gateway reference design for building automation that forms an end-to-end solution from sensors and controllers (edge devices) to cloud-based remote management applications.
Remote visualization and control are enabled via a cloud-hosted, mobile application-based architecture with secure data access. The solution features an Intel Atom processor, a Wind River software stack with Intel security software, engineering and design collaboration with Dell OEM, and a data tagging and visualization framework from J2 Innovations.
Richard Newberry, strategic advisor to KMC's board of directors, commented, "IoT connectivity is the future of building automation. KMC is leading the market in developing innovative and intuitive solutions for connecting building automation systems to the Internet of Things.
"Building owners, property managers, and occupants demand openness, robust security, seamless scalability, and ease of use when it comes to controlling their environment, managing their energy consumption, and accessing data to make informed decisions. Commander is the only solution on the market to meet all four criteria."
According to the partnering companies, the solution is "specialized enough for the data demands of operational technology (OT) yet seamlessly manageable in an information technology (IT) environment," and "enables building owners to quickly and easily aggregate, analyze, and visualize building data to drive operation efficiencies and increase tenants' comfort."