Converged networks allow intelligent buildings to be more effective by increasing building performance, functionality and environmental sustainability. Buildings utilizing intelligent technologies on a converged network platform allow integration, automation, and optimization of all of the systems and equipment that provide services to the building and the occupants, as well as remote monitoring and control of all of the building systems transported over the network. WSP USA is using this approach on projects like the Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco, where a converged, IP-based intelligent building network is the key digital communication backbone of the new facility. The network systems transport all IP-based smart building system traffic over one common secure and protected infrastructure.
The converged network approach is also being employed at 181 Fremont, where we are setting the trend in the high-rise industry for these systems. In this mixed-use high-rise, the converged network will allow the operators to integrate, automate and optimize all of the intelligent systems and equipment that provide services to the building and its occupants. These systems enable remote control and monitoring of the building systems in an enterprise-rated secured network.