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When you think about IP networks and IP controls what comes to mind?

Do you think of complexity? Do you think of long hours spent with IT trying to “convince” them that you have “right” to be on their network?

If you feel this way you’re not alone. Around the world, BAS professionals are waking up to the reality that the BAS industry is colliding with the IT industry. In this episode Ryan Hughson (of Optigo networks) and I attack these issues head-on.

In this episode you will learn:

► What networks are and how they work
► How to determine what labor to allocate and what steps to take during the install process
► The one simple trick that will save you up to 40% on install labor
► Why writing your own programs from scratch is a recipe for disaster and what to do instead
► And much, much, much more!

Click here to download or listen to this episode now.

IP networks and their place in the controls world

In this episode, I take you through how to “control” the most common HVAC systems

Here’s are the topics I cover in this episode:

  • What is the big difference between field bus and IP networks? (2:43)
  • What is a field bus network and what are the pros and cons of field bus networks? (4:15)
  • What does the term “bus” mean? (5:41)
  • What is fault tolerance? (5:58)
  • How do you deal with IP cabling in core and shell projects? (8:00)
  • Are IP networks practical in retrofit projects? (10:40)
  • What is IP? (12:50)
  • What are the differences between daisy chain, star, and ring IP topologies? (14:34)
  • How is the issue of power loss being dealt with in continuous IP network runs? (16:35)
  • Can IP field controllers take the place of supervisory devices? (19:05)
  • Why could we possibly run out of bandwidth on future networks? (21:25)
  • What are edge analytics? (23:56)
  • What are the cons of field bus networks? (26:17)
  • What are the benefits to IP field controllers? (27:35)
  • What is the install cost difference between IP field controllers and non-IP field controllers? (29:00)
  • Why has the cost of PoE dropped? (30:30)
  • What is the big difference between OT and IT networks? (33:25)
  • How are IT and OT networks being connected and isolated? (39:05)
  • What is the process for working with IT to connect OT and IT networks? (42:15)
  • What is the biggest trend you are seeing in OT and IP networks? (47:19)

Resources mentioned in this episode