KMC Controls, a leader in building automation announces the general release of its award-winning KMC Commander™ Internet of Things (IoT) appliance for building automation.
Commander was launched in limited quantities at KMC’s annual partner conference in San Antonio, Texas in late September.
The Commander IoT platform as a service (PaaS) makes system inter-connectivity, data visualization, and energy optimization for small and medium buildings easier and more cost effective than ever before. The platform is based on Dell Edge Gateway 5000 Series hardware and features Intel® processors and a specialized Ubuntu Snappy Linux software stack. Commander’s analytics are powered by an enhanced data tagging and visualization framework from J2 Innovations.
“The IoT market is saturated with solutions that claim to be cutting-edge, but which end up being clunky and hard to use,” said Andy Rhodes, executive director of Commercial IoT Solutions at Dell. “KMC Commander, built with Dell’s IoT Gateway, provides a truly open and secure platform to connect building automation systems seamlessly to the decision-making power of IoT. Our partnership is a perfect example of solutions that are specialized enough for the data demands of operational technology (OT) yet seamlessly manageable in an information technology (IT) environment.”
As more and more devices are connected to IoT, purpose-built appliances such as KMC Commander are vital to ensuring secure cloud connectivity and fully unlocking the power of cloud analytics. “KMC Commander will revolutionize the way buildings and building portfolios are managed,” Richard Newberry, strategic advisor to KMC’s board of directors said. “IoT connectivity is the future of the building automation industry, and KMC Commander is the only IoT solution designed from the ground up to meet the demands of this market.”