Here is some interesting grist for the BACnet-IT group to chew on: Assessment of Communication Standards for Smart Appliances: The Home Appliance Industry sMessage 1 of 1 , Dec 13 7:23 AMView Source
Here is some interesting grist for the BACnet-IT group to chew on:
Assessment of Communication Standards for Smart Appliances: The Home Appliance Industry’s Technical Evaluation of Communication Protocols (October 2010)
See in particular Chart 3 (pg20), where BACnet is ranked against other “Application Layer” protocols.
This is home automation is, of course, not our target market, but still this is interesting as an external assessment, and most of the measures don’t turn on home-specific qualities.
I think that the particular measure where BACnet scores notably low here is Security Mechanisms.
We have, of course, discussed Security in Boston and in our other meetings, but I’m proposing that this independent view points to this as a particularly weak area – an existential threat - that needs to be emphasized in the IT work, perhaps equal to “IT friendly”. (If BACnet is ranked low in Security for the home market, we should think that the C&I market will be more tolerant?) And that the Security Mechanism itself needs to be “IT Friendly” – does Addendum g qualify?