What are “Open” systems?
The word “Open” is thrown around as an industry buzz word and is very popular on bid day. Terms like BACnet and other Open Protocols are considered by some as an “Open” System.
But to be truly open, the licenses and software (essentially the system Platform) needs to be open.
Our definition of an “Open” system is a system that is Non-Proprietary, meaning that the Building Automation and Control System allows programming and integration of control components from various manufactures (regardless of Protocol) to the same Platform.
Essentially this means that your system should be capable of being programmed, serviced, and maintained by any vendor you wish without ever being locked down.
To see if your system’s platform is open, click here!
How “Open” sets us apart
XL Automation is the premier provider of Open and Non-proprietary Building Automation and Control Systems in the New England Area. It is our mission and our commitment to remain “Open and Non-Proprietary”. Providers of proprietary equipment must only earn your business the first time, then you are locked into a relationship that may carry significant costs over lifetime of the system.
We believe it is our responsibility to build our long-term customer relationships based on earning your business every time, not just the first time. We know that this ideal helps us to stand apart from the legacy of the Building Automation industry and from other companies whose goal it is to “lock” you into a proprietary relationship for years to come.
Our years of industry experience combined with our commitment to stay on the leading edge of Building Management System technology has made us the “go-to” company for engineering firms, contractors, and knowledgeable customers in this area when they have questions regarding “Open” systems.
If you are interested in setting up a free “Open” Systems demo, please contact us and we would be happy to make a site visit to discuss your needs.