Chances are you’ve heard the term ‘following protocol’ applied to police procedures or medical treatments, meaning that a specific set of rules needs to be followed to achieve best practice. In the case of electronic devices, a protocol is a set of rules that guides an exchange of data.
A virtual replica of the status, history and capability of every one of your building’s assets, updated in real time? It sounds too good to be true, but the concept of the digital twin first emerged around the millennium.
The name ‘Internet of Things’ originated in 1999. Twenty years later, the web is littered with disparate definitions of IoT. So what is IoT exactly?
PropTech, aka real-estate technology, is spruiked online as one of the fastest-growing tech sectors. Start-ups abound, but what exactly is PropTech?
When it comes to defining anything as ‘smart’, you’ll find plenty of websites burgeoning with technobabble and hype. Instead, let’s break the term smart building down to the basics.