Alliance Launches oBIX

The Continental Automated Buildings Assoc. (CABA) and leaders from the BAS, HVAC, IT, security and facility management industries recently announced efforts to launch the Open Building Information Xchange (oBIX), an XML-powered set of guidelines for sharing data and control across building systems. The goal of this alliance is to evolve the oBIX guidelines into a standard protocol for building ...

12/01/2003


The Continental Automated Buildings Assoc. (CABA) and leaders from the BAS, HVAC, IT, security and facility management industries recently announced efforts to launch the Open Building Information Xchange (oBIX), an XML-powered set of guidelines for sharing data and control across building systems.

The goal of this alliance is to evolve the oBIX guidelines into a standard protocol for building systems. Benefits of the guidelines would include enterprise-wide facility management and open-systems integration.

"The knowledge and control oBIX puts in the hands of facility managers gives the oBIX guidelines the potential to become the standard of choice to unify operating data from diverse systems," said Ronald J. Zimmer, president and CEO of CABA.

"Input from diverse constituencies will accelerate acceptance and provide a sound platform to develop products," said Paul Ehrlich, Trane manager of new product development and chair of oBIX.

An oBIX press conference will be held Jan. 26, 2004 at the AHR Expo in Anaheim, Calif.





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