Honeywell, ADI team on single pair ethernet for building automation

Honeywell, ADI team on single pair ethernet for building automation

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By Nick Flaherty

Analog Devices (ADI) has signed a strategic alliance with industry giant Honeywell to explore ways to accelerate the digitization of commercial buildings.

The collaboration between ADI and Honeywell will look at how to upgrade to digital connectivity technologies without replacing existing wiring by using single pair ethernet (SPE).

The strategic alliance announced at CES 2024 in Las Vegas today would bring SPE technology to building management systems for the first time says ADI, reducing cost, waste, and downtime.

SPE technology has been increasingly popular over the last few years, driving up volume and driving down prices with a focus on the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) with terminal blocks for SPE now added to printed circuit boards. The long reach SPE technology developed buy ADI supports links of up to 1.7km.

Honeywell plans to adopt ADI’s single-pair Ethernet (T1L) and software configurable input/output (SWIO) solutions in its building management systems. ADI’s single-pair Ethernet enables long-reach Ethernet connectivity with the possibility of reusing a building’s existing wiring.

Single-pair Ethernet complements existing Ethernet connectivity in building management systems, bringing enhanced connectivity from the edge to the cloud, helping eliminate data islands and better utilizing assets. 

Many of the commercial buildings in the United States are outdated and inefficient and, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the majority of them were built before the year 2000. Digitizing building management systems with SPE will allow managers to reduce energy consumption through real-time decisions, while it will upgrade a building’s network performance and security to current Internet-protocol networks without extensive costs and remodeling.

“For more than a decade, ADI and Honeywell have collaborated on driving the next waves of innovation,” said Martin Cotter, senior vice president, Industrial and Multi Markets and president of ADI EMEA region. “In this next phase of our work together, we are thrilled to see these ADI technologies move beyond factory automation and into Honeywell’s building management system to help customers reduce building energy consumption, which can save money, improve resiliency, and help meet emissions reductions goals.”  

“Honeywell is revolutionizing building management systems to help building owners tackle today’s biggest challenges,” said Suresh Venkatarayalu, Honeywell’s chief technology officer. “This collaboration with ADI would offer building owners the ability to upgrade and enhance their wiring without a significant upfront investment, and with less labor and environmental impact.”

ADI’s SPE devives would also reduce product complexities by enabling Honeywell to build a single version of the product for different needs, allowing more future-proofed control and automation for when a building is remodeled, or requirements change. This helps increase the speed of product installation, reduces inventory needs, and enables easier and more affordable changes.



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