Nexos: Igor’s Innovative, Universal End-to-End IoT Platform
What is Nexos?
Nexos is the plural of the Latin nexus, meaning multiple connections from one central, most important part. With Igor’s Nexos IoT solution, any building owner or manager can transform their building into an agile smart building.
How does the Nexos IoT platform work?
The backbone of the Nexos IoT platform is Power-over-Ethernet (PoE). PoE is a means of carrying electrical power through data cables instead of the traditional A/C power grid. An Igor-enabled smart building using Nexos will provide the benefits of a PoE-based IoT solution, called a “Digital Ceiling,” while also being able to leverage other communication protocols within certain spaces for user specific applications, such as Bluetooth technology for beaconing. This means increased efficiency, security and reliability without sacrificing compatibility with other leading market IoT protocols.
With Nexos, IoT communication is made simple — users rely on a single platform to manage a multitude of different systems, sensors and equipment across the building, including:
- Heating and cooling systems
- Door locks
- Occupancy sensors
- A/V equipment
- Window shades
- And more
Nexos is user-friendly, with easy-to-use dashboards and common-sense commands to link a wide range of systems and devices in one unifying platform. It also retains compatibility with other IoT protocols, such as Zigbee and Bluetooth, which can be layered on Igor’s central software system. By uniting devices with a standard, structured PoE network, Nexos provides superior bandwidth, reliability, security, and scalability compared to alternative IoT technologies — all while offering the flexibility to adapt to diverse user case scenarios.
Igor’s commitment to leading the way in smart building automation technology is recognized by Cisco. Igor is part of Cisco’s Digital Building Partnership, a select group of organizations endorsed by Cisco in their Digital Building initiative.
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7 Benefits of a Igor’s Nexos IoT Platform
1. Centralized Control of IoT Devices
Nexos is built on intelligent, scalable PoE technology that allows users to control and power every IoT device in an entire building, all from one central IoT software system. With the retained flexibility of an open API and the structured cable backbone of PoE, Nexos IoT platform enables a centralized, highly configurable, yet simple AI-ready enterprise software solution.
2. Robust Compatibility and Integration
For retrofits of existing structures such as schools, retail buildings, offices and healthcare facilities, universal adaptability is necessary to realize the benefits of connected building systems. Igor’s PoE-based IoT technology is fully integrated, yet modular. Users can connect any device manufacturer’s “off-the-shelf” IoT fixtures with Igor’s PoE sensors.
3. Cost Savings
Igor’s open, non-proprietary ‘plug and play’ PoE technology, allows for decreased installation and retrofitting costs, lower upfront costs and ongoing savings via lowered maintenance requirements and energy usage controls.
4. Ability to Control Both Analog and Digital Devices
Igor's PoE nodes can transform previously analog devices into IoT devices. Once devices are connected to the Nexos system, users can assign them to a space and give them commands.
5. Powerful and Flexible Control Over Device Commands
Users can set an almost unlimited combination of parameters on individual spaces, groups of spaces or the whole building. Examples of parameters include:
- Mode: Occupancy or Vacancy
- Minimum Light Level
- Maximum Light Level
- Occupancy Timeout
- Emergency Lighting Standards
- Sensor-driven Lighting Actions
Additionally, users can create Action Sets to execute a sequence of actions across different spaces. "Spaces," as defined by Igor, are a variety of connected devices assigned to an overall group. Each device could be assigned a variety of space designations, or they can be discreet. Schedules can be set to run on single or multiple days of the week, all the way down to the minute and also assigned hierarchies based on what space takes precedence when one device has multiple assignments.
By having a system that can automatically identify new devices, monitor the status of every connected device, make suggestions on space assignments and give maintenance warnings, the Nexos IoT solution works seamlessly to turn an ordinary space into a flexible, agile smart building.
6. System Performance Monitoring and Real-time Data Insights
One strength of Igor's PoE technology is the ability for it to be flexible, always on, and constantly improving. The Nexos IoT platform is designed for continuous system performance monitoring allowing users to see all the connected devices, execute actions on each of them and view detailed insights about their performance.
The Nexos IoT software includes powerful cloud analytics with customizable dashboards providing details about device connectivity, energy usage, sensor data and other information. These real-time data dashboards make it easier than ever to monitor facility costs and keep tabs on the overall efficiency of your smart building.
7. Limitless Potential Applications
Igor’s Nexos IoT solution has applications across various industries, including:
- Senior Living
- Hotels and Hospitality
- Data Centers
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