Case Studies

German Postal Service

120 locations in Germany, Germany
Government / Public
German Postal Service German Postal Service German Postal Service

Itenos and MBS installed 120 BACnet Dataserver and connected them to a central management \”ActiveOperation\” (see

The main purpose is energy metering and performance benchmarking of freight centers operated by the German postal services.

The BACnet devices are connected over public phonelines using the BACnet PTP (point-to-point) protocol. Each system connects between 10-20 temperature values plus the data from energy meters connected using the M-Bus protocol (European bus protocol for metering applications).

Number of Buildings120
Special Features

BACnet was chosen for intersystem communication because it is the only communication protocol specifically designed for building automation and includes detailed specifications of the data to be exchanged (BACnet objects), specifications that are missing in most other communication protocols.

Products/Equipment Installed

BACnet Dataserver

Systems IntegratedPower Monitoring, Water Monitoring
Number of Devices120
System Points2500
Owner / OccupierDeutsche Post AG (German postal services)
Engineering FirmItenos / MBS GmbH