The IP500 Alliance — a Berlin-headquartered international organisation of building automation manufacturers with its “non-proprietary”, “high” performance, and “secure” platform for commercial wireless protocols — has forayed into India.
“India is witnessing its major moment of country built-up with 100 smart cities, airports and railway stations, including re-development projects and many other such projects. It will be a good idea if the clients, architects and consultants take direct exposure and gain knowledge to keep them fully aware and utilise this protocol in their projects,” said Gulshan Aghi, president & CEO, IP500 Alliance India at the launch on February 19 in New Delhi.
According to Aghi, IP500 Alliance is facilitating Indian manufacturers and system integrators with transfer of technology for radio frequency communication for their equipment. This, he stressed, paves way for them to quickly develop smart products and be a part of large eco-system of connected buildings and connected cities.
Patrick Denhousie, vice president, SMK Europe & India said, “SMK is excited to work in partnership with all the IP500 OEMs and partners allowing the delivery and installation of the worldwide IP500 OEM products in the target smart building projects, which will facilitate a fully interoperable IoT system certified by official safety and security regulations.”
Added, Helmut Adamski, CEO, IP500 Alliance: “We are pleased to see the interoperability of all the OEM products ranging from safety / security to energy and comfort solutions in the same IoT wireless network-based on the most robust and secure IP500 Wireless Standard.”
The event gathered end customers such as AAI, NBCC, CPWD, Indian Railways, corporate, architects and consultants, IP500 informed. The alliance will organise meetings, technical workshops as well as participate in trade event across India to “spread awareness,” Aghi also informed.
The IP500 Alliance supports commercial wireless protocols including IEEE 802.15.4-2006, 6LoWPAN, IPv6, IPSec, BACnet, and AES128, IP500, to ensure “maximum” interoperability and specification of client wireless interface protocols, the alliance informed in a press statement.