Why OpenArch

04/01/2024 - 04:51 PM

OpenArch positions Prysmian's unparalleled expertise in energizing buildings at the forefront, complemented by its advanced suite of smart building solutions. This enables the creation of smart buildings equipped with sophisticated control software, fostering interoperability that seamlessly connects various building services. These interoperable solutions transform buildings into intelligent spaces, integrating with diverse building protocols to facilitate connectivity with Building Management Systems (BMS) and IoT devices.


The synergy between OpenArch's smart building solutions and Draka UC’s industry-leading data communication cabling technology is further enhanced through collaboration with an ecosystem of partners. This collaboration ensures the delivery of future-proof end-to-end facility solutions utilizing Power Over Ethernet (PoE) technology. OpenArch ensures that your building is equipped with state-of-the-art solutions, including structured cabling solutions by Draka UC, tailored to optimize efficiency and functionality in the modern built environment. 


A Synergy for Success

In smart buildings, a seamless integration of comprehensive systems, often referred to as Building Management Systems (BMS) or Building Automation Systems (BAS), converges HVAC, Power over Ethernet (PoE) lighting, shades, alarms, and security features into a unified network infrastructure managed by information technology (IT). Foundational technologies like Power over Ethernet play a crucial role in achieving this harmonious integration, paving the way for central management of all building systems, ultimately enhancing operational efficiency. 

This integration signifies a transformative shift in the management and operation of buildings by converging Information Technology (IT) with Operational Technology (OT). Enabled by advanced technologies, it allows seamless communication and coordination between traditionally separate IT and OT systems. This convergence in smart buildings enables centralized control, real-time monitoring, and efficient management of diverse building systems such as HVAC, lighting, security, and more. Beyond enhancing operational efficiency, this convergence unlocks new possibilities for innovation, data analytics, and predictive maintenance, contributing to the creation of more intelligent and responsive built environments. 

A Synergy for Success

The increasing convergence of traditional Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) is a result of digitalization and integrated networks. This convergence, facilitated by Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology, allows for power supply, communication, and data transmission through a single cable network. As the number of integrated devices and services within network infrastructures rises, there is a growing demand for the standardization of cabling infrastructure. The desire for intelligently networked buildings based on PoE has steadily increased in both commercial and industrial sectors over the past few years. This trend reflects the continuous evolution towards more streamlined and interconnected building solutions.