Over the years there has been a lot of talk about which type of automation system is best. There is no doubt that the decisions you make now will have lasting implications. The two most popular platforms today are LonWorks® and BACnet®. Many of our customers have faced deciding on which protocol to choose. We have compiled the information below to assist in this decision. Johnston Services, Inc. is vendor independent and can work with any platform.
|Single tool to access any vendors equipment||No single tool to view all protocols|
|Ability to view and configure devices||Functions limited by protocol selection|
|Network diagnostic tools||Few diagnostic tools available|
|Single protocol||Multiple protocols|
|Independent Distributors with multiple vendors||No independent product distribution|
|Many companies produce independent devices||Few companies produce independent devices|