Smarter Networks for Connected Spaces

Building owners and managers are increasingly adopting smart devices to facilitate higher efficiency, greater security and satisfied occupants in their buildings.

These devices require a physical layer network to connect them, driving the need for the networks to also become smarter and enable building managers to rapidly address any problems with the devices. Combining technologies such as automated infrastructure management (AIM) systems with augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, can give building owners and managers visibility into the network like never before.

These technologies facilitate repair and help to secure the network. Augmented reality allows technicians to “see” where cables are installed inside walls or through ceilings and where they are connected to end devices. In the future, use of artificial intelligence and predictive analytics will help building owners and managers identify connectivity problems before they even occur.

In this presentation, the speaker will explain the role of automated infrastructure management systems and augmented reality technology in delivering smarter networks for smart buildings.

The presentation will cover the following topics:

  • Current trends in building connectivity
  • Network requirements for a smart building
  • Automated infrastructure management systems defined
  • How augmented reality technology adds value to automated infrastructure management systems
  • Future role of automated infrastructure management, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence in smart buildings


LeaAnn Carl, Director of Intelligence Solutions at Commscope

D1 Controls 10:00

LeaAnn Carl is the Director of Intelligence for Connectivity Solutions at CommScope. In this role she is responsible for product management and development of CommScope's Automated Infrastructure Management (AIM) solutions.

LeaAnn has more than 15 years of experience in software and hardware product development and integration. Prior to joining CommScope, she spent nine years at Hewlett Packard and has held IT management positions at several Fortune 500 companies.

She has a passion for matching technology to real world problems and holds a Bachelor of science degree in Finance from Texas A&M University.