Demand for next generation building automation systems (BAS) technology is high according to PassiveLogic, creator of the first platform for generative autonomy. The technology solutions provider announced it pre-sold its Hive Autonomous Platform as part of an early-access program for its first three years of distribution. PassiveLogic received business plans from distributors across North America during a competitive bid process in which distribution rights were awarded to less than half of proposals.
The Hive Autonomous Platform advances building control system technology from simple, programmatic controls to truly intelligent, autonomous systems. Its ecosystem can scale to any project size or topology and works with new builds or retrofits by leveraging Quantum technology, the first physics-based digital twin standard and language for describing generative autonomy. With Quantum digital twins, building systems can understand what they control and simulate the future to determine the most optimal and energy-efficient control path, which can increase a building’s energy efficiency by 30%.
The autonomous platform will be available through these selected distributors in the United States and Canada.
PassiveLogic CEO Troy Harvey commented:
“[We have] spent several years working closely with BAS installation technicians and building controls professionals to ensure our products are designed to empower the ‘doers’ that run the built environment for the rest of us. Their response to our offering has been incredible and the demand is a testament to how fully our solution solves their longstanding challenges. Our autonomous platform democratizes AI technology and makes it accessible to the everyday user with a simplified workflow that revolutionizes the way we design, install, operate, and maintain controlled systems, enabling every building to become fully autonomous.”
The PassiveLogic Hive Autonomous Platform consists of several hardware components driven by Autonomy Studio software, the first generative software that can design, build, operate, and maintain fully autonomous buildings. The components include:
- Hive controller: the first fully autonomous platform for buildings that provides distributed full-stack control built on Quantum digital twins to enable real-time autonomous control at the edge inside buildings
- Hive Mini controller: extends autonomous platforms to remote I/O, providing distributed control and a digital twin gateway for wired and wireless IoT devices
- Cell modules: four smart, distributable plug-and-play software-definable I/O units and the building blocks of the platform, customizable to meet any project’s requirement
- Sense Nano device: a small but powerful multi-sensor environmental monitoring device powered by ambient light that gathers deep occupant and building data at less than the cost of a traditional thermostat and communicates via Bluetooth Mesh, in a completely wire-free hardware package.
- Sense Touch device: one of the world’s smallest touchscreen multi-sensor that brings together beautiful industrial design with actionable insights with eight sensors that monitor air temperature, radiant temperature, humidity, indoor air quality, atmospheric pressure, light intensity, occupancy, and sound pressure
PassiveLogic’s stack of hardware and software is designed to save users time and money throughout the entire building life cycle, from design and installation to operation and maintenance. Thoughtfully designed to eliminate common installation barriers, the Hive Autonomous Platform eliminates home-run wiring mix-ups, provides AI-guided wiring installation, detects proper wire connectivity, and allows installers to configure any mix of Hives, Cells, Sense devices, and other out-of-network devices to match any building topology.