Cisco® Network Building Mediator
The Cisco® Network Building Mediator (“Mediator”) is the industry’s first solution that extends the network as a platform to transform the way buildings are built, operated, and experienced.
The Mediator Helps reduce energy usage across global operations, Leverages Cisco’s expertise in collaboration, convergence, and security to foster sustainable energy use. Provides flexible integration of new technologies that deliver energy efficiency, clean energy, and environmental stewardship.The Mediator powers an energy-efficient intranet by enabling, converging, and balancing four key elements: building systems, IT, energy supply, and energy demand. The integration of these disparate systems onto an IP network leads to a truly converged, energy-efficient building. The Mediator’s strategy is built on Any-to-any connectivity, Building, IT, and “green” technologies. End-to-end management, Efficiency, conservation, and de-carbonization. Extensible platform, Third-party applications and cloud services.
The Mediator collects data from the building, IT, energy supply, and energy demand systems, which use different protocols and are otherwise unable to communicate. It then normalizes the data into a common data representation. This enables the Mediator to perform any-to-any protocol translation and to provide information to the end user in a uniform presentation. This network-based framework creates a common, standards-based, open platform that then allows enterprise applications, cloud services, and building/IT systems to communicate. The Mediator is protocol-agnostic and extends the network to serve as an effective foundation for sustainability management.