Building Electronics

  • Albert Ting-pat So
  • Wai Lok Chan
Part of the The International Series on Asian Studies in Computer and Information Science book series (ASIS, volume 5)


Building electronics is the modern name of the auxiliary electrical systems which include systems that use electrical power to generate, process, store, or transmit information. The versatility and low cost of microprocessors had led to the majority of modern controllers being based on digital techniques rather than the traditional analog circuit. Networks of such controllers are very commonly used in the building automation systems. Programmable Logic controllers are microprocessor based devices designed to replace sets of relays for control of sequencing in industrial processes. In addition to the traditional telephone systems, community antenna systems, satellite systems, fiber optic systems and computer networks had been installed into modern buildings.


Coaxial Cable Programmable Logic Controller Domain Name System Ladder Diagram Machine Code 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert Ting-pat So
    • 1
    • 3
  • Wai Lok Chan
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Johnson Controls Intelligent Building Research CentreCity University of Hong KongChina
  2. 2.Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityChina
  3. 3.City University of Hong KongChina

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