TAC Recognized by Industry Research Firm

Frost & Sullivan notes move from proprietary systems to integration and centralization

Building integration solutions provider TAC, which has made news recently for acquisitions of Invensys and Applied Control Technology, was recognized by Frost & Sullivan this week with its "Excellence in Technology Award in the field of integrated building systems." TAC is owned by Scheider Electric.

Frost & Sullivan recognized TAC primarily for its Andover Continuum and TAC Vista integrated systems platforms. Those two systems work with building automation standards BACnet and LONWORKS.

According to Frost & Sullivan's analysts, "The presence of proprietary solutions as well as a niche concentration of companies at the integration of devices within the subsystems has been a major cause of delay [in the expansion of automated systems]." Nonetheless, Frost & Sullivan's research points toward moves in the building automation industry that are allowing company facility managers to move beyond proprietary niches and into a world of integration and centralization of building systems.