Analog Devices Ethernet T1L building automation

Honeywell and Analog Devices join forces in the field of building automation

  • Honeywell and Analog Devices (ADI) announced at CES 2024 that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to digitalize building management systems by deploying digital connectivity technologies without replacing existing wiring.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the majority of commercial buildings in the U.S. were built before 2000. What’s more, businesses are relying on existing network technology to exchange ever larger volumes of data, with the result that demand for processing speed and cloud storage requirements are increasing. The digitization of building management systems aims to enable energy consumption to be reduced by making real-time decisions, while improving network performance and security by leveraging current Internet protocols without the need for costly upgrades.

“Our collaboration with ADI should enable owners to modernize their buildings, as well as improve their cabling infrastructure without the need for large upfront investments and with reduced impact on labor and the environment,” said Suresh Venkatarayalu, Chief Technology Officer at Honeywell.

Honeywell plans to incorporate ADI’s Single Pair Ethernet (T1L) and Software Configurable Input/Output (SWIO) connectivity solutions into its building management systems. ADI’s single-pair Ethernet technology provides long-distance Ethernet connectivity using cabling already installed in buildings. This shortens lead times and reduces installation costs, as well as the volume of waste. This technology complements existing Ethernet connectivity in building management systems and optimizes connectivity from the network edge to the cloud, helping to eliminate data islands and improve asset utilization.

ADI’s offering would also help to reduce product complexity by enabling Honeywell to create a single version of a product to meet different needs, thus future-proofing control and automation capabilities in the event of building refurbishment or changing requirements, while speeding up product installation, reducing inventory requirements and making modifications more easily and cost-effectively.