The building automation industry is transforming, marked by the rise of developments like IoT integration, machine learning, and even predictive maintenance. These advancements are revolutionising how buildings operate, making them more efficient, responsive, and sustainable.
These technological shifts present a unique opportunity. By embracing and integrating these cutting-edge developments, companies can gain a significant competitive edge, ensuring their products are not only in line with current industry standards but are also futureproofed against upcoming trends and demands.
At Fidelix, innovation is at the heart of everything we do. We understand the nuances of these advancements and are committed to assisting our customers in seamlessly incorporating them into their offerings. With our expertise and partnership, you can confidently navigate the evolving landscape of building automation, ensuring you always stay ahead of the curve.
The evolution of building automation
From simple switches and thermostats to sophisticated smart sensors and automation systems, the building automation industry has seen a lot of change in the past decade alone.
As technology has improved, users have started to demand more from their systems. Integrated systems that can anticipate needs, respond rapidly to changes, manage energy output, and provide optimal comfort and safety are now the standard in some contexts.
The integration of IoT with building automation has revolutionised the way electronic devices communicate with the cloud, eliminating the need for direct human intervention. This seamless exchange of information has paved the way for smarter, more efficient buildings.
Though many installations still predominantly rely on wired solutions, advancements in wireless communication technologies offer a simpler and more cost-effective approach to installing building automation systems in existing structures. Facility management has also evolved; integrating and controlling multiple building systems, businesses can ensure efficient operations, improved occupant comfort, and significant cost savings.
As the world becomes more conscious of its carbon footprint, there’s a rising emphasis on energy conservation and sustainability. Building automation systems are at the heart of this movement, enabling efficient management of energy-consuming systems, leading to reduced energy consumption, and ensuring compliance with stringent energy regulations.
The power of modern automation
Traditional controllers, while functional, often operate in isolation. But the demands of the modern world require interconnectedness. Our end customers increasingly seek cloud connectivity, remote access, and data sharing. They envision extracting data from their systems to develop intuitive services for end-users, and they see the immense potential of predictive maintenance.
Take, for instance, a company specialising in air handling manufacturing. Traditionally, they might rely on manual maintenance schedules, such as changing filters every six months. But with modern automation and cloud connectivity, real-time data analysis can notify them when a filter needs checking or replacement. This not only ensures optimal performance but also reduces manual monitoring overheads.
The Fidelix advantage
At Fidelix, we have the expertise and experience to help you incorporate these technological advancements into your offering. Our products can futureproof your systems, differentiate your business and help you remain competitive.
Here's what sets us apart:
● Adaptable systems with customisable flexibility: Our systems are designed with the user in mind. While the core firmware remains ours, we empower our customers with tools and licences to modify specific PLC programs. This approach ensures that as your needs evolve, your system can adapt right alongside. When there's a need for unique firmware functions, we're on hand to develop and tailor them specifically for you.
● Mastery in integration: Integration is more than just a buzzword for us; it's a hallmark of our expertise. We're adept at leveraging third-party gateways, ensuring our products seamlessly integrate with diverse systems while adhering to industry standards.
● Solutions tailored to you: We understand that one size doesn't fit all. While we might not be there for every step of the on-ground implementation, our commitment is to craft solutions that resonate with your unique requirements. It's about providing the right tools and frameworks to set you up for success.
Getting the most out of your offering
EasyLink, our IoT gateway module, exemplifies our commitment to innovation. It bridges our MULTI-24 process controller to the cloud.
One of our clients, recognising the potential of continuous updates from the cloud, transitioned from using EasyLink as an optional component to making it a standard in their offerings. This shift underscores a broader industry trend: products purchased today can still receive feature updates years down the line, ensuring longevity and adaptability.
The future with Fidelix
Our OEM customers are keen to digitalise their functions, and automation is the key enabler. The allure of AI and machine learning is undeniable. For a product to be futureproof, it must be cloud-connected, ready to harness the capabilities of these advanced technologies.
Imagine selling a product today and, two decades later, realising its lack of modern features hampers a building’s sale value. With Fidelix, such concerns are a thing of the past.
Fidelix’s support system
Our support isn’t just about resolving technical glitches; it’s about partnership. For end-users, the first point of contact is often the OEM manufacturer. But we serve as the backbone for these manufacturers, offering training, mentoring, and problem-solving expertise.
For instance, when an air handling unit customer wanted to upgrade their use of EasyLink, we were there every step of the way. From updating product versions to offering training on new features, our support ensures our clients remain up to date on the latest industry advancements.
Beyond technical support
Our commitment extends beyond just product support. We assist OEM manufacturers in various capacities, even addressing the unique needs of their sales teams. Whether it’s providing essential documentation or clarifying certification requirements, we ensure our clients have all the tools they need to succeed.
In the rapidly evolving world of building automation, staying updated isn’t just a luxury; it’s a necessity. With Fidelix by your side, you’re not just adopting a product; you’re embracing a partnership for the future. Dive into the world of modern automation with us and ensure your offering always stays ahead of the curve.