Does anyone know of an API or other methodology to integrate the SparkCore & shields to an existing Building Management System (BMS)?
Industry standard comm protocols include BACnet, Modbus, LonWorks, etc. These protocols are usually RS485 2-wire for field devices, but also have TCP/IP versions as well.
In the BMS world, wireless is “cool” but typically not practical since power needs to be wired anyway & the distances, walls, floors are an issue as well. In a 10 story building, for example, we need devices that provide temperature, humidity, occupancy, analog/digital IO, etc. And all of this data needs to be brought back to a single front-end Windows server.
Let’s say I had a building with 300 SparkCore’s with shields that provide Temperature, Humidity, & Occupancy. Without going wireless, what would be the best way to tap into all of that data?