IP Edge Controllers
Over the last five years, we have seen a continued rise in Internet Protocol (IP) and edge computing. This shift shouldn’t be as surprising as IT and OT have come closer together in the built environment. This shift has also increased the use of IP Edge native controllers and the deployment of horizontal building architectures and topologies.
Regarding devices and equipment that can reside on the edge, several, such as RTUs, chillers, plant level controllers, meters, sub-meters, sensors, security cameras, field devices, and lighting, are all good examples.
IP Edge controllers deliver speed, latency reduction, scalability, security, bandwidth conservation, reduced operational costs, and more data that has the potential to provide enhanced insights and data governance. They also enable owners and operators to be reactive in real time to what is happening within their facilities.
Let’s look at some of the benefits and value delivered by IP Edge controllers.