We stopped by the Lynxspring booth at the 2017 AHR product show case. See what Marc Petock and Chris Ryan had to show us about the edge and Edge controllers. The Edge is the next great frontier in making smart building controls smarter.
Here is the Audio Stream from our 4th Free Webinar in the 2017 Smart Buildings Series, sponsored by Project Haystack.
Creating Transparency From Building Analytics. This was an in-depth Q&A Webinar with James Lee CEO & President of Cimetrics. We discus Jim’s recent article “Analytics Creates Transparency” and his thoughts on why he thinks analytics is the key that the industry has been waiting for to unlock the true business value from building technologies.
In this Q&A session with Jim, we discuss The impact of building analytics and BACnet .
Analytics removes many of the complexities that we build into buildings. When implemented well, an analytics-powered building system allows owners and operators to focus on their needs; which is to provide occupants what they need.
A natural and logical way forward for our industry is to see how analytics brings value to building owners and operators, after all, they are our customers.
We are on the cusp of an industry transformation focusing on making occupants happy and content in their use of buildings, enabling building owners to see more value in what we do.
Click here to get more including the slide presentation.
Trade Show + Conference + Networking = See It All. LIGHTFAIR 2017. The world’s leading manufacturers will be showcasing their latest products in IoT (Internet of Things), intelligent lighting, LEDs, decorative lighting, daylighting, exterior lighting and more. Experts from around the world will be leading courses on the forward thinking topics in lighting design and technology. The global lighting community will converge at LIGHTFAIR providing unmatched networking opportunities.
Early Bird Rates End April 14 – Save up to $200
IoT & Smart Lighting Forum – Save up to $100
Make your reservations for Haystack Connect 2017! There are, technically, a lot of reasons to attend Haystack Connect 2017. Now, we added some fun ones! See below. Register Today!
3-Day Technical Conference at the Saddlebrook Resort Tampa: See the very latest software and hardware solutions for the Building Industry exhibited in the Vendor Showcase.
Meet and network with leading experts in our industry that are implementing real solutions that combine diverse devices, systems, data and protocols.
Learn how Project Haystack standards and Haystack “tagging” are creating “Smart Data” to streamline engineering and deployment of smart devices, smart equipment, smart systems and smart buildings.
The IBB is getting back together and looking for back-up singers to be part of the “Petockettes”!
The Keynote Speakers:
Rita H. Wouhaybi, Ph.D., System Architect, Industrial & Energy Solutions Division, IoT Group at Intel “Beyond Buildings: Data Models and Project Haystack”
Milan Milenkovic, Founder and Principal at IoTsense “IoT Semantic Interoperability and Project Haystack: Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship”
Rawlson O’Neil King, Communications Director, CABA “Intelligent Buildings and the Impact of the Internet of Things”
The Technical Program
One of the most important reasons to attend Haystack Connect 2017 is the high-quality Technical Program – educational sessions by industry experts that get to the real issues and solutions in connecting smart devices and their data into solutions. All of the Sponsors will be exhibiting their latest products in the Vendor Showcase. You won’t want to miss this!
View the full Technical Program at www.haystackconnect.org/technical-program and the full lineup of Speakers at www.haystackconnect.org/speakers.
The IBB is Getting Back Together!
Sponsored by IoTium
Richmond, Virginia, March 23, 2017 − Project Haystack (www.project-haystack.org), a non-profit, 501(c) organization focused on developing common standards to streamline the interchange of data among today’s smart devices, systems and equipment, is pleased to announce the Keynote Speakers and Technical Program for the third biennial Haystack Connect Conference 2017 beginning May 8, 2017 at the Saddlebrook Resort Tampa.
This year’s conference will bring together industry leaders, end-users and corporate representatives involved in automation, control and Internet of Things applications to share the latest techniques for managing, presenting and analyzing the vast amount of data generated by today’s smart devices and equipment systems in applications including intelligent buildings, energy, HVAC, lighting, remote monitoring, and other smart-device applications.
The Haystack Connect 2017 Keynote Speakers lined up for Tuesday morning, May 9th are:
• Rita H. Wouhaybi,Ph.D., a System Architect in the Industrial & Energy Solutions Division of the Internet of Things Group at Intel®, will make her Keynote Presentation on “Beyond Buildings: Data Models and Project Haystack”.
• Milan Milenkovic, a Principal and founder of IoTsense, will make his Keynote Presentation on “IoT Semantic Interoperability and Project Haystack: The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship”. The importance of IoT interoperability is widely acknowledged and touted by standards and vendors. Mr. Milenkovic will present his thoughts on the pragmatic path to achieving IoT data and meta-data interoperability in the world of competing IoT standards, and what role Project Haystack may play in that process.
Ken stopped by the Functional Devices booth at the 2017 AHR Show and spoke with Maggie Talbert, Functional Devices’ North East Sales Manager, Inc. Maggie reviews several new products including the PSH550-UPS-BC, which is an Enclosed BACnet Network 550 VA UPS Backup Power Control Center that can be integrated into your BACnet network to monitor these variables/integer values. Functional Devices, Inc. a leading manufacturer of high quality, contractor-friendly products since 1969, was a co-winner of the 2016 ControlTrends Peripheral Product of the Year.
A Unique Conference: The building automation, energy efficiency, and IoT markets have a variety of events. Some are under the control of a single manufacturer. Some are large conferences where the needs of systems integrators, technology vendors and their customers are lost in a sea of unrelated products and content that are not relevant. Haystack Connect directly serves the needs of the community that is on the leading edge of applying smart data, smart devices, smart equipment and smart building technologies to create a more efficient and sustainable world. Register here.
Haystack Connect 2017 is organized and produced by the Project Haystack Organization – an open source community of people and companies who share the vision that a connected, collaborative community can move the industry forward in ways that no single supplier can! The Project Haystack Organization is a 501(c) nonprofit trade association supported by its member companies, other organizations and individuals. The event builds on the inspiration and mission of the community to address the challenges of making smart device data work seamlessly across applications of all types. Register here.
CGNA’s Jim Hayman and Peter Phan host David Moody, Schneider Electric’s North American Sales Support Manager, who rolls out a new Schneider Electric solution — to be made available from a CGNA Member Distributor near you. Introducing Schneider Electric’s Building Insights — a cloud-based Solution for Multi-site Energy Management that is a game-changer for small buildings.
Challenges: Your business. Your challenges. Our solution. Managing multiple sites efficiently is challenging. Owners and operators of small and medium buildings need smart solutions to maintain visibility, optimize operations and reduce costs, while maintaining comfort and driving revenue.
Value Proposition: An unrivaled suite of features provides and end-to-end solution, so you can make smarter decisions and manage your enterprise more efficiently. Take control. React quickly. Reduce energy costs. Improve efficiency. Drive business value. Accelerate ROI.
* Value-driven solution derived from innovation and expertise.
* Up to 30% energy savings in less than two years.
* Fit for enterprises of thousands of small buildings.
* Wireless technology for minimal disruption.
* Secured access to who you want, when you want.
This just in……
Richmond, Virginia – March 3, 2017 – Project Haystack (www.project-haystack.org), a non-profit, 501(c) organization focused on developing common standards to streamline the interchange of data among today’s smart devices, systems and equipment, today announced that Intel® has joined the Project Haystack Organization as a Founding Member and will hold a seat on the Board of Directors.
“Having Intel join the Project Haystack Organization is very exciting for us,” said John Petze, Executive Director of Project Haystack. “In the past year we have seen tremendous growth in our industry defining interoperability standards for smart buildings and a better IoT, and the Haystack methodology has gained significant acceptance. Having Intel as a member on the Board of Directors will be a great asset as the organization continues to focus on its mission to make IoT device data self-describing and easier to use across applications of all types.”
The Project Haystack member companies have defined an easy-to-use methodology to describe the meaning of smart device data using a simple, extensible data-tagging approach called Haystack Tagging and standard models for common equipment systems. The open community-developed materials include detailed documentation describing the data modeling techniques, significant libraries of equipment models, and software reference implementations allowing software applications to easily consume smart device data that is marked up with the Haystack Tags. These data descriptors allow software applications to automatically consume, interpret, analyze and present data from smart devices, smart equipment and systems for IoT.
Intel joins these existing Founding Member and board member companies: Airmaster, J2 Innovations, Wattstopper, Legrand, Lynxspring, Siemens, SkyFoundry and Yardi and Associate Member companies: Altura Associates, Arup, BASSG, Bueno Systems, CABA, Connexx Energy, Controlco, Grosvenor Engineering Group, Intellastar, Intelligent Buildings, IoT Warez, KMC Controls, KNX Association, sensorFact Services, Inc.
More information about the Haystack methodology, the Project Haystack Organization and membership is available at: www.project-haystack.org.
About Project Haystack
Since its formation in March of 2011, the Project Haystack Organization (a 501(c) non-profit trade association) has been providing the industry with an open-source, collaborative environment to address the challenge of making data self-describing using semantic modeling, also known as data tagging. The work developed by the Project Haystack member companies and community streamlines the process of managing, presenting and analyzing the vast amount of data produced by smart devices and equipment systems. The Haystack methodology can be used with virtually any type of system and device data and is not tied to any vendor or communication protocol. More information about Project Haystack is available at: www.project-haystack.org.
Read the full press release online at: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/03/prweb14110158.htm
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