Using an integrated live audience, a host of visual props, and three screens, the masters of Mythbusting, Jason Briggs and Scott Muench brought Haystack tagging to life instantly and with profound effect. In close cooperation and support of the growing Haystack community of manufacturers, vendors, and sponsors — including : J2 Innovations, SkyFoundry, Lynxspring, Altura, Pacific Controls, Siemens, KMC Controls, Contemporary Controls, WattStopper, Veris, bueno, Onicon, Wind, Daintree Networks, BASSG, Airmaster, Connexx energy, Lobos/Yardi, Intellastar, and CBRE/ESI, Project Haystack continues its mission to bring the world of building integration to maximum efficiency and benefit.
FEATURED GUESTS: Q&A with Marc Petock of Lynxspring & John Petze of SkyFoundry Discussing how the open source initiative Project Haystack is streamlining working with data from the Internet of Things; creating standardized semantic data models and web services with the goal of making it easier to unlock value from the vast quantity of data being generated by smart buildings. Sign up now!
ControlTrends caught up with Tim Doulgeropoulos, from Viconics at the 2015 Haystack Event. Tim shows us how Viconics has updated and improved their already impressive line of thermostats and room controllers. Explore the latest Viconics energy savings products that provide increased comfort and reliability. Viconics control solutions lead the way in the commercial, retail, hospitality, education, and healthcare markets.
Make to sure to visit automatedbuildings.com as soon as possible. Ken Sinclair and the Automated Buildings staff and contributing editors deliver another volume of industry perspectives and important updates, as well as in-depth coverage of Haystack Connect 2015 — with both, an editorial and review of the immense collaboration of Haystack Connect and its supporters, entitled “Back from the Stack.”
Read the Jack McGowan interview and fill out your advanced purchase form for Jack’s latest book about Big Data: “In my mind this is the hottest topic on the planet, and at its nucleus is the science of automated and intelligent buildings, that are part of smart campuses and cities. These are topics that matter to me, however I also believe there is a great void of information in this content area because it is multidisciplinary; Building Automation Systems (BAS) and middleware, Energy Management, electricity and deregulation, web services, Internet of Things (IoT), data communication standards and, oh by the way, the Analytics software and standards.
My goal was to create the definitive text that would enable any professional with experience in one of the areas above, or no experience in our industry at all, to get a foundation of knowledge on these exciting technology and business developments. Of course the book could not be a thorough reference for all of these topics, but rather an introduction to the content with an explanation of how these developments impact energy management and buildings.”
June Articles Include:
Building Automation is Transforming into IoT Allan McHale, Memoori
Building Things We Overlook Jim Sinopoli, Smart Buildings LLC
Our Next Generation Hardware Marc Petock, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy
Wireless I/O Saves Time and Money Keith Blodorn, ProSoft Technology
Enabling Self-Learning at Work Christopher Naismith, SES Consulting
Strategic Approach to Energy Management Ankur Thareja, Energy Solutions
Innovation and Opportunity in Leak Sensing Laurie C. Conner, The Detection Group
Who better than Brian Frank to address the crowd and explain how Haystack works? Well done Brian!
What is the fastest way to teach your organization,and have your people stay smarter than your competition?
To find out we turned to our friend,Ken Sinclair, from automated buildings.com. Ken introduces us to Christopher Naismith. Chris, is the training manager at SES Consulting. Ken and Chris discuss the concept of “self learning cultures.” Fascinating!
So what is all the buzz about Haystack Connect? And why is it so important to building automation controls and data analytics?
Project Haystack is an open source initiative to streamline working with data from the Internet of Things. We standardize semantic data models and web services with the goal of making it easier to unlock value from the vast quantity of data being generated by the smart devices that permeate our homes, buildings, factories, and cities. Applications include automation, control, energy, HVAC, lighting, and other environmental systems.
To find out why it is so important to today’s master systems integrators we tracked down one of the smartest building automation controls systems integrators on the planet, Jason Houck, from Hepta Systems. See what Jason had to say.
Executive Director, John Petze, regaled ControlTrends with the exciting news that 2015 Haystack Connect is off to a great start: New people, new vendors, more consultants, and the spirit of collaboration that includes the likes of Siemens, have all helped Project Haystack emerge as the leading initiative that helps people, at all levels, get more value from their systems. In order to use advanced analytic techniques, enhanced reporting, and comprehensive energy analysis, you must go through the process of tagging data. Project Haystack seeks to make this a machine to machine effort using self-describing data that would eliminate significant costs. Project Haystack: It’s time to make the use of self-describing data — the specified norm.