IoT BACnet Stack SDK for Azure
It would be wise to add an IoT SDK with BACnet communication support. This would generally solve the common problems of using different open source libraries. Instead if Microsoft can provide this library/SDK as part of IoT SDK would be really useful for Industrial automation users.
SDK should easily be able to provide a configurable interface to easily communicate to BACnet/IP devices available in Azure Cloud. This also should provide secure bi-directional communication options as well.
Anish Krishnamurthy commented
Now its right time to include BACnet-SC in to the Azure IoT Hub acceptable protocol.
It will definitely improve the acceptability of azure based enterprise solution in the building management system. Because BACnet is the most familiar and used protocol in the building automation sector and BMS professionals knows this protocol in depth compared to MQTT which is very much new for them.
Hugo Voerman commented
This would be much appreciated in the world of Building Management Systems.
Dave Oravetz commented
I would agree. Have you received any feedback on this?
Ideally BACnet/IP support with some level of security at transport level would be essential for IoT Hub looking at Building and Industrial systems automation. Do you have any further updates Azure team? What other protocols are you going to support other than AMQP, MQTT, and HTTP. CoAP is another protocol you could support as well.
Madhusudhan Reddy Avancha commented
BACnet is widely used protocol in building automation and which is very important aspect of smart devices. I feel supporting this protocol will greatly enhance IoT Hub usage for all enterprise building automation and management and HVAC product manufacturers