IP Convergence

Advancements in technology have brought changes in the way building systems connect and communicate with one another. The Extra Low Voltage (ELV) industry has transitioned and is becoming highly dependent on IP convergence. The key benefits of convergence are reduced capital and operational expenses, enhanced resilience, and the inter-operability between systems which enable seamless integration of their individual functions to complement one another.

Historically, the market has separated systems implementation by technology and perceived discipline. As each of the industries evolved, they have moved away from proprietary networks, embraced the capabilities of IP and implemented their systems on separate LANs.

ARP works with building owners and end users to consolidate these separate LANs onto a single, homogenous infrastructure, thereby decreasing complexity and increasing their return-on investment (ROI). ARP also works with other disciplines to ensure all aspects of the converged networks are considered at the design stage of the project to mitigate system incompatibilities during the implementation.