Cisco's Vision on Convergence in Connected Real Estate
Source: Cisco Systems
Different vendors will move toward convergence at different speeds; native IP starts being seen on sensors, actuators, and controllers, but Web Service interfaces, with their undeniable complexity, are still isolated instances of convergence for many players. The Cisco CRE Network is becoming the single platform that addresses a big part of that complexity. Another critical role that the Cisco CRE Network will play, as it did at the beginning of the Voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephony paradigm shift, is as the gateway that allows older existing devices to act as providers of Web Services while maintaining their native functions within the subsystems to which they belong.