Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) recently formed the Smart Commercial Building project. The project is dedicated to connecting building automation devices on managed networks and intends to leverage and extend the existing protocols in building IoT.
One of the first project initiatives defines how the OCF core framework can be used to transport BACnet models. A new OCF white paper, “BACnet Gateway & OCF,” explains how OCF devices, especially sensors, can be used in a deployed BACnet system. This can be achieved by adding an OCF client to a BACnet gateway. Those interested in learning details about the integration of OCF with a BACnet gateway can read the free white paper today, which contains translation rules from OCF resources to BACnet objects.
To avoid translating the OCF models into BACnet objects, the OCF framework can also be used to transport BACnet objects. In an additional white paper recently published by OCF, we describe how BACnet objects can be used on top of the OCF Core Framework, and how to eliminate the translation of OCF models into BACnet objects. Those interested in learning the technical details about OCF integration with BACnet using a transport gateway are encouraged to read the full “BACnet & OCF Core Framework” white paper.
The OCF Smart Commercial Buildings Work Group will continue to define OCF’s role in the commercial buildings industry, and this includes the coexistence of the OCF Core Framework and BACnet protocol to improve device control, management and security. To stay up to date with OCF’s progress in the smart commercial building vertical, we welcome you to follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts for new resources and announcements.