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.