The modern era of building management goes beyond mere occupancy. It's a realm where environmental impact and operational efficiency take centre stage. The commercial real estate sector is now driven by a collective mission to reduce carbon footprint and minimize operational costs. Edge Semantics develops software for buildings to do just this.
Our cutting-edge software, Annexx, autonomously generates building digital twins, transforming and visualising data into valuable outcomes and actionable insights to enhance resource efficiency, reduce costs, promote environmental sustainability, and improve occupant well-being.
Find out more about the evolution of building data and Semantic Web Technology in our paper, The Evolution of Data within Buildings.
A virtual replica that is continuously updated with real-time data, providing insights and support for decision-making throughout the building’s lifecycle.
Buildings have many disparate systems all performing critical functions within them; HVAC, security, space utilisation, fire, maintenance, vertical transport and energy to name just a few. These networked building systems operate as siloed applications with varying degrees of interconnectivity.
Annexx was developed to offer automated analysis and workflow management by unifying all operating systems and technology into a single, accessible data repository, regardless of their proprietary or disparate nature. This transformation enables endless possibilities to enhance the operation, management, and performance of your buildings.
Traditional integration is performed at the application layer to facilitate its specific requirements and operation. Unfortunately, this locks the data to that proprietary application.
Annexx separates metadata management from the application layer, meaning data is managed at site level. This allows any number of applications to use the data to provide Business Intelligence without the complexity of extracting, managing and maintaining the data.
Annexx SPG (Single Pane of Glass) provides a single user interface for all connected data. Unlike traditional user interfaces, Annexx SPG automatically creates graphics from the user’s query, meaning there are no fixed-data webpages. The displays operate in the same way as a Web-browser search engine; enter the search request, apply additional filters if needed, and the page is displayed instantly.
Real-time Data Export API
Annexx provides real-time data to 3rd party software applications. Annexx structures disparate system data into a unified RDF dataset for streaming via a live API.
The Niagara Framework is a powerful open platform integration tool, used for building systems integration. As a Tridium Development Partner, Edge Semantics has developed a number of powerful Niagara modules for use in the built environment.
Google Docs Driver
Connects to Google services and allows for reading and writing to Google Sheets.
Google Calendar Driver
Connects to Google services and reads schedules from Google Calendars.
Syllabus Room Booking System Driver
Automatically recognises room bookings via Syllabus+, allowing plant and equipment to be scheduled accordingly.
After Hours Tenant Management
Manages after-hours tenant activity by providing user accounts, requests, reporting and billing.
Exports building data to Kinesis in the correct format for simple integration.
Vaisala Weather Station Driver
Reads Vaisala weather station data via a RS232 connection.
Extracts weather forecast data from the Bureau of Meteorology to allow optimised HVAC control based on forecasted weather.
Merlon Nurse Call Driver
Allows the Building Automation System to send alarms to be displayed on Hills Merlon nurse call displays.
Clevertronics Emergency and Exit Light Driver
Automatically tests and monitors networked equipment.
METADATA - THE EVOLUTION OF DATA WITHIN BUILDINGS
An easy to follow explanation of data tagging (Metadata) and the importance of Semantic Web Technology in delivering future-proof Analytics and user interfaces.
ANNEXX - INTEGRATED BUILDING PLATFORM
Annexx is an Integrated Building Platform built with Semantic Web technology that unifies and manages disparate system data into a single Metadata layer and ‘Single Pane of Glass’ dynamic user interface.
Learn how to design your BAS tag and relationship modeling for more effective and consistent semantic applications. Includes implementation details for both Brick and Haystack Ontologies.