As we prepared for the EASY IO Global Event in Manchester, England in 2017, we made a stop in Edinburgh, the home of the Scottish Enlightenment. We believe we are in a Smart Buildings Controls Renaissance and explain the parallels as we explore Edinburgh, and explain what is relevant to what is happening in Smart Building Controls.
Cybersecurity advisory affecting Niagara AX- and Niagara 4-based systems.
Dear valued partner,
In June of 2018, Tridium incorporated a number of fixes to security vulnerabilities in Niagara AX and Niagara 4 through security update releases. Click to read the technical bulletin. Two of these vulnerabilities, which are affecting Niagara systems on Microsoft Windows platforms, were reported to the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC). An Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Advisory has been issued.
It is important that all Niagara AX and Niagara 4 customers ensure they have updated their systems to the most current version to mitigate risk. Tridium takes cybersecurity very seriously. We recognize that the security of our products is of critical importance to our customers and the Niagara Community. If you have any questions, please contact your Tridium account manager or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is important to note that JACE® controllers are not affected by these vulnerabilities, but the vulnerabilities are applicable to Niagara systems running on the Microsoft Windows operating system, including Niagara AX and Niagara 4 Supervisors.
For Niagara 4, the vulnerabilities were resolved in the latest two releases:
Niagara 4.6 (184.108.40.206.4), July 2018
Niagara 4.4u1 (220.127.116.11.1), June 2018
For Niagara AX, the vulnerabilities were resolved in the latest release:
Niagara AX 3.8u4 (3.8.401), June 2018
These fixes will be incorporated into all future releases of Niagara.
NEW – Customer Solutions System
To better serve our partners, we have implemented a new tool for support requests. This will enable us to utilize our global team to provide 24/7 service, ensure that no request is overlooked, measure our effectiveness, and identify recurring problems. For all non-partner requests, we will notify your support department. Support Ticket.
NEW – RMA Procedure
You asked and we have delivered. For our Americas partners, you have the option of sending your RMAs stateside (Ohio). Effective immediately, you can continue to email the RMA form or you can use an online form for EasyIO products. This is for all defective products within warranty. Of course, you can also send to Malaysia if you prefer.
We will be making other infrastructure changes in the near future.
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Product Spotlight – The MIG The MIG-FE gateway integrates legacy systems. The MIG normalizes the data and behavior of diverse devices, regardless of manufacturer or communication protocol, to enable implementation of internet-connected, web-based systems. The MIG is available from Maxline. Drivers are ordered separately.
Case Study – 10 Trinity Square London (UK) This former office building is now used as a residential building and hotel with a spa. It has seven levels above the ground and three below, 41 apartments and a 100 bed hotel. 250 FC-20 controllers, 40 FG-32+ controllers, 12 FG-20+ controllers, 30 SH-FX-RP-A displays and 40 SystemView 9” tablets are used in this retrofit project executed by our UK partner SSE Enterprise Energy Solutions. Read more.
About Case Studies… We often get requests for case studies, use cases and references. As the manufacturer, we have to rely on our partners as we do not have a direct relationship with the contractor or customer. It benefits all to share a customer experience as everyone can use documented testimonials. If you have a potential case study, we would like to work with you to develop and promote it.
Episode 278: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending August 12, 2018, finds automatedbuildings.com’s Ken Sinclair stepping in as co-host for the vacationing Ken Smyers, who is in Mexico (confounded with intermittent internet).
The fascinating Lawrence Ampofo, one of the worlds foremost authorities on digital mindfulness, joins us as this week’s ControlTalk NOW guest. We dedicate the entire episode to this globally recognized expert. In our discussion with Lawrence, we learn what digital mindfulness is, why it is relevant, and most importantly, how the ControlTrends Community can apply the ideas presented in this podcast to the smart buildings they serve.
Lawrence Ampofo, PhD, is the founder of Digital Mindfulness, a global community of companies and professionals uncovering the value of creating time well spent digital experiences, He is at the forefront of the group of companies and thought leaders around the world raising awareness of the potential of humane technologies. He works with enterprises, startups and developers to build time well spent digital experience for users, and meaningful engagement for businesses across a range of channels (mobile, IoT, social media, digital transformation). He has presented his work on social media intelligence at Oxford University, NATO, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as well as global marketing conferences and private events. He has given keynote speeches on behaviour design, time well spent experiences and digital wellness at such places as Google, Spredfast Smart Social, and The Guardian.
His first co-authored book, Innovations in Digital Research Methods was published by Sage in 2015. Thank you Lawrence for helping enlightening our smart buildings community.
So what is digital mindfulness?
I believe it is a dynamic, ever changing concept, that mirrors the evolution of technology, people, and buildings. According to the digital mindfulness website, “Digital Mindfulness specialises in facilitating innovation around time well spent digitised experiences. Through our current areas of focus; Digital Wellness, Digital Transformation, and Technology Design we facilitate the creation of time well spent digitised experiences for the benefit of businesses and people around the world.
Digging deeper, [Read more…]
I had a chance to catch up with Jeff Wilson, the CEO and Founder of Pereview. Based in Charlotte NC., Pereview is the only commercial real estate asset management software which covers the “Life of the Asset” including acquisitions, underwriting, financing, closing, asset management, fund management, and dispositions. Check this video out to get a feel for the power of this cloud based solution.
KMC Commander is an open, secure, and scalable IoT platform for businesses. In its most basic form, KMC Commander helps to optimize energy usage, increase operational efficiency, maximize occupant comfort and ensure a safe environment. In this video, we introduce you to KMC Commander and give a brief overview of its features, including trends, schedules, alarms and more. To learn more about KMC Commander and how easy it is to install, check out our YouTube video series, or visit www.KMCCommander.com to view our Case Studies and schedule a demo.
Visit us at https://www.KMCControls.com.
We met Ronald Ro at the Realcomm/IBcon launch pad. And we are very glad we did! As you can see in the video, Ronald and his team at Awair, have re-imagined air sensors and created a sensor that tracks invisible fine dust and chemicals in air and gives a personalized recommendation to help occupants stay safe and healthy. Think this will play in the $300 part of the 3-30-300 metric? [Read more…]
Over the last several years, Ken and I have noticed and reported, the influx of new smart building control players from Silicon Valley. This year, at RealComm|IBcon, we were amazed at how many smart building providers from around the world showed up with noteworthy smart building solutions.
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