Raise the operational efficiency in an industrial building

Factory to building

Integrate industrial communication protocols with building management systems for greater operational efficiency, improved safety, enhanced data analysis capabilities, and cost savings. Help manufacturers adapt to changing demands and make informed decisions to optimize their processes.

EtherNet/IP or PROFINET integration

Real-time data monitoring and control

EtherNet/IP and PROFINET are industrial communication protocols widely adopted in the industrial automation industry that offer high-speed communication, real-time control, and high interoperability, leading to improved productivity in manufacturing and automation.

Intesis Protocol Translators enable a BMS to access the factory floor by communicating with EtherNet/IP or PROFINET PLCs. Configuration is made using Intesis MAPS, which provides predefined templates and diagnostic tools to save time and ensure robust integrations.

Why Intesis?

Reliable building connectivity

With more than 20 years of experience in the building automation market, Intesis Protocol Translators bridge the gap between industrial communication and building management, enabling factory data monitoring and control.

They help operators make informed decisions promptly, monitor critical parameters, and respond faster to issues. Intesis solutions also help decrease energy consumption and increase manufacturing productivity by adjusting HVAC systems based on production schedules and environmental conditions.


Solving industrial communication challenges

Integrating data from factory automation to building automation is challenging due to the different protocols used. A BMS (Building Management System) typically uses BACnet to control HVAC, lighting, sensors, and access control.

By providing access to BMS variables from an industrial controller, it is possible to create applications where both systems communicate.

Examples include a chemical factory shutting down the building's HVAC system in an emergency, a BMS turning off systems when a work shift ends, and a BACnet HMI displaying factory KPIs.

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What users say

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Optimizing Eastway tunnel lighting with Intesis gateway

In London's Eastway Tunnel, HMS Networks' Intesis gateway played a crucial role in optimizing lighting and energy efficiency. Ematics, using this technology, ensured optimal light distribution and safety, integrating with the DALI network for effective control and maintenance.


Which Industrial Communication Protocols Are Already in Use?

Intesis enables integration of EtherNet/IP and PROFINET into BACnet for BMS communication.

The Intesis BACnet-EtherNet/IP gateway allows you to connect PLC/BMS systems and their connected devices seamlessly between BACnet/IP & MS/TP Control systems and EtherNet/IP networks.

And the Intesis BACnet-PROFINET gateway allows you to seamlessly inter-connect PLC/BMS systems and their connected devices between BACnet/IP & MS/TP Control systems and PROFINET networks.

How Will Security and Data Integrity be Maintained?

Security is a critical concern when integrating industrial communication protocols into a BMS, as any vulnerability can potentially compromise the entire building's functionality and safety. Integrators will inquire about security measures, such as encryption, authentication, and access controls, to ensure that data integrity and system security are maintained throughout the integration process, this is all covered with Intesis gateways.

What protocols and certifications are supported by Intesis solutions?

All products are certified for the main protocols and markets and are ready to be used worldwide. The Factory to building communication integration is possible for BACnet/IP and MS/TP, and the gateways are UL, BTL & ODVA certified.

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Intesis MAPS

Intesis MAPS is a Windows-based software developed to configure and monitor Intesis gateways.

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