Wireless IoT Network IP500 – Certified for Commercial Buildings

Helmut Adamski leitet als CEO & Chairman die IP500 Alliance
Helmut Adamski, CEO & Chairman of the IP500 Alliance, gives the tutorial »IP500« at the Wireless Congress 2018.

Five questions to Helmut Adamski, CEO & Chairman of the IP500 Alliance, on the tutorial »IP500« at the 15th Wireless Congress 2018 on 15 November in Munich.

IP500 is a wireless standard that can also perform safety and alarm functions for use in both homes and commercial buildings. It meets higher requirements with regard to robustness and safety - confirmed by the VdS certificate of VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH, which was founded by the technical departments of the Association of Property Insurers.


?   Mr. Adamski, what is IP500?

!   Helmut Adamski: The IP500 Alliance is an alliance of major players (OEMs – Original Equipment Manufacturers – like Honeywell, Bosch, UTC and Schindler) of the IoT building automation movement who have committed themselves to establishing a common wireless standard for secured applications for commercial buildings and home automation. IP500 solutions have already been integrated into wireless devices by a number of key OEMs for applications in fire safety, building security, access control, among others.


?   With which goal and for which applications was IP500 developed?

!   Adamski: The IP500 Standard was developed top-down as an industry-driven solution to make wireless sensing and acting devices more secure and compatible with a fully redundant IP500 infrastructure. Launched by leading OEMs, users and operators of building automation solutions and services, the goals of the alliance as a whole are to jointly define, develop, and provide a secure and scalable wireless dual-band communication platform for a large number of sensor nodes in commercial buildings.

Moreover, the IP500 Standard is the first and only solution that fulfills the most important regulations and norms for security applications. The adoption of the IP500 Standard has already been realized throughout the Europe, India, the USA, and Asia.


?   Who supports IP500?

!   Adamski: The IP500 Alliance was founded in 2007 as an interest group and has been steadily growing ever since. It currently has the support of 45 international cooperation partners for its work, including major companies such as Bosch, Honeywell, UTC, Tyco and Siemens. Also, great technology and service providers support the IP500 Alliance with their know-how, services and worldwide reach, like TÜV Rheinland, SMK or CoreNetiX.


?   How can a system integrator use IP500?

!   Adamski: Creating smart buildings is all about integrating various systems – could be lighting, building security, fire protection, parking, or climate control – into one, ultimately simplified, overarching system that is both cost-effective and user-friendly.

This technology exists already, of course, but the devices currently available are unable to function with those from other OEMs in a secure and reliable way.

The IP500 Alliance is laying the groundwork for all these pieces of the puzzle to come together to make smart buildings even smarter.


?   What will you show in your tutorial at Wireless Congress 2018 and who are you addressing?

!   Adamski: The IP500 tutorial will demonstrate a complete wireless IoT system as a regulatory certified wireless platform for mission critical applications. It will provide the opportunity to learn about the implementation and installation criteria of critical IoT wireless networks in large commercial and industrial buildings.

Throughout the tutorial, field test results will be presented to allow participants to get a better feel for IP500 technology, large-scale wireless sensor networks in building management, as well as a number of cloud-based solutions.


Wireless Congress: Systems & Applications
Tutorial 5: IP500
15 November 2018, 16:00 – 18:00



Helmut Adamski

is a pioneer and leader in the IoT landscape and is currently CEO & Chairman of the IP500 Alliance. He has more than 25 years of experience in the High-Tech Industry, focused on IoT and IT network solutions, wireless chip technologies as well as safety & security applications for smart buildings / facilities.

As an Executive he led, grew and sold High-Tech companies on a global scale. From 2003 to 2013, he served as CEO at Swissphone and Funkwerk. Between 1993 – 2002, he was Managing Director of SMS GmbH and Data I/O in Seattle, USA. Before, Helmut Adamski was in various positions as an Executive at Schneider & Koch (S&K) and as Project Manager at Digital Equipment (DEC) and CERN (Research Center, Geneva).

Helmut Adamski has an Engineering Degree in Electronics and attended Executive / MBA programs at the Institute of Excellence, San Diego and Stanford University, CA.