The Smart Building, or digital building, is still a concept more than a reality. The main reasons, in my opinion, are:
- a still too imprecise definition of the concept and the building blocks - software or applications - that compose it.
- a lack of maturity of some bricks
- a lack of maturity of building players in the software sector and software players in the building sector.
The objective of this document is not to answer all of these questions, but to better define an element that seems to me essential for the industrialization of a building digitalization process, namely the BOS, the system operating the Smart Building (Building Operating System). BOS has become, this year, an increasingly widespread term in the field of digital building. A growing number of players understand that the industrialization of a digitalization process must be accompanied by the creation of software platforms to facilitate the development, deployment and use of digital applications for buildings.
Par Jeremiah Bellec, co-founder and president of Spinalcom