Using Existing Infrastructure to Achieve Smart Building Performance: PCN to Showcase Proven Leapfrogging Technology at REALCOMM

San Diego, CA — Building stakeholders are facing a growing dilemma. The potential benefits of cloud-connected building automation and control technologies are significant.  But for traditional buildings, the reengineering, upheaval and costs are equally significant.

Automation and control systems within established buildings typically operate over disparate copper wiring in a multi-drop topology. These systems are usually low-bandwidth networks that limit the ability to migrate or integrate high-bandwidth BACnet- or IP-based IT infrastructure.  To achieve an open-standard high-speed network infrastructure, the commonly accepted practice is to rip and replace legacy copper with new CAT 5/6 wiring.  But this brings increased costs and risks, plus downtime and large capital expenses.

At the upcoming Realcomm Conference next week in Orlando, PCN will present its novel technology that features open-standard communication and networking products that overcome these integration, installation, and interoperability problems. Its market-proven products allow Intelligent Buildings and applications to be more easily integrated without the traditional costs or risks.

How PCN's IP-485® Technology Works 

IP-485® is a conductive media technology that immediately transforms low-bandwidth copper wiring into high-speed multi-network copper wiring. This is achieved with specialized processes and algorithms that dynamically scan, adapt, and supercharge the physical copper in real time.

As a result, PCN products constantly manage the copper to expand and maximize its capabilities.  All this is accomplished at the physical level without affecting any network data or the existing legacy functionality.  The PCN solution provides a managed migration path to suit the needs of building owners without impacting today's operations.

"We often say, PCN has transformed the 'Dirt Road' of copper into the Conductive Autobahn," says Venkat Shastri, the company's President/CEO and a Panel Speaker at the June 11-13 Realcomm show.  "Where there used to be room for only one low-bandwidth data network, we transform legacy copper to operate as a CAT 6 infrastructure and one that allows multiple network types to operate simultaneously. It’s like cars, trucks, motorcycles, and tractor trailers, all on a 10-lane autobahn going 100mph."

By creating a true multi-network system infrastructure, PCN enables end-to-end migration of traditional building infrastructure into high-bandwidth open-standard BACnet and IP networks.  The usual costs, time, and headaches are greatly reduced.  Managed migrations to cloud connectivity are accomplished while maintaining the benefits of existing installed systems—while providing an easy path to future technologies.  All PCN products are hot-pluggable and provide convergence between copper, wireless and fiber network infrastructures.

For more information: Visit us at Realcomm - Booth # 6747 or email

About PCN Technology, Inc. (PCN)

Winner of the 2007 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award, the Connect 2010 Most Innovative Product Award, a 2010 & 2012 Finalist for TechAmerica's High Tech Award and named in 2012 to Red Herring's prestigious Global 100 list of the most promising private technology companies in North America; PCN offers integrators, distributors and end customers with IP-485® Enterprise Servers, Single Channel Servers, & IP-485® Edge Clients that drop in to instantly enable Ethernet/IP connectivity over existing twisted-pair networks.

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