Revisit Building Context’s Therese Sullivan interview on ControlTalk Now:The Smart Buildings Video Cast and Podcast. Therese gives us an update on Haystack Connect, the 2016 RealComm|IBcon show, the right way to use twitter, and much more!!! Check it out!
Data, data everywhere! Big data is in vogue in the building automation and smart buildings controls industry, but like everything else that is new and exciting, there are lot’s of things that have to be dealt with once the initial buzz of excitement is replaced with “how the heck do we implement this?” For one thing, the cost… data might be free, but moving it around and using it can get expensive quickly.
So how does one avoid some of these big data pitfalls? To find out, Ken Smyers, tracked down one of the best big data people in the building automation and smart buildings space, Scott Muench from J2 Innovations. J2 is known for their easy to use graphical and data overlays, and as Scott explains to Ken, with Fin 4, things have gotten even easier and more cost effective. To find out what other big data tips Scott has, including the tagging convention you should insist on having, check out Ken’s interview with Scott.
We had a chance to catch up with one of our favorite people at the 2016 Realcomm|IBcon show, Intelligent Buildings Tom Shircliff. Tom, the co-founder of Intelliegnet Buildings, gives us his thoughts on the show and trends he is seeing in Smart Buildings. He gives us a must do regarding Cyber security to make our smart buildings safer from cyber attack. Tom also shares with us the importance of water analytics as a way to make our buildings more energy effiecent and safer ( yes I did say safer). Intelligent Buildings provides smart building consulting for multiple real estate use-types, utilities and governments that leverages technology and change management to lower costs, reduce risks and enhance experience.
As I am fond of telling my three year old daughter, when she refuses to go to brush her teeth, “We can do this the easy way or the hard way.” The easy way is you brush your teeth, the hard way is you brush your teeth after a time out. The hard way takes way more time and way more effort. Until Opitgo introduced their really cool new product, there was only one way to troubleshoot a BACnet problem, the hard way.
But, thanks to their Visual BACnet Solution, you now have an easy way to troubleshoot BACnet problems on your Smart Building Controls network. Visual BACnet is not just easy, it is super easy. One glance at the yellow, green, or red button let’s you know right away about the health of your network, and the easy diagnostic tools help you pin point the problem areas in your BACnet communication stream. In this video Opitgo’s CEO Pook-Ping Yao shows us how Visual BACnet works.
ControlTrends met up with Todd Radermacher, Regional Sales Director at Cylance, out of the San Francisco Bay Area, who specializes in Information Technology and Services. Todd tells us, “Trying to keep ahead of the bad guys is the business we’re in.” Cylance now offers the next generation antivirus protection — armed with artificial intelligence and mathematics (algorithms) to scientifically predict foul play — and prevent the loss of intellectual property or paying the ransom to get your seized database back. Cylance can protect you and your organization from multiple threats, including system- and memory-based attacks, malicious documents, zero-day malware, privilege escalations, scripts and potentially unwanted programs. Visit Cylance’s website to access Videos, Datasheets, Whitepapers, and Case Studies and request a CylancePROTECT DEMO today.
Cade Netz, the key note speaker at the 2016 RealComm/ Icon conference talks about the technology trends he is seeing in Silicon Valley and how these trends will effect the landscape of technology used in Smart Buildings.
As a teacher of mine once said, “nothing is obvious to the uninformed.” So, where do you go to get solid research data on smart and intelligent buildings, and connected homes? And, have access to competitive intelligence including the world’s largest smart buildings and smart homes research library? The answer, as Ron Zimmer explains, is CABA. The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is a leading international, not-for-profit, industry organization that promotes advanced technologies in homes and buildings. Its 335 strong corporate members and 5,000 individual industry contacts are leaders in advancing integrated home systems and building automation worldwide. Click here to get instant access to comprehensive white papers that can help you navigate the smart buildings and homes marketplace.
Hepta Systems, Jason Houck and Tavis, help us understand what it means to be a master system integrator in today’s smart buildings controls market. Jason walks us through the Hepta platform as it controls a million square foot building. See how they give their customers a live carbon emission reading, and other unique data points they gather. See how they use these data points to make smarter buildings. Very cool stuff from one of the bright stars in smart buildings. The guys break down their business model and how they work with other systems integrators including providing UL listed panels from their custom panel shop.
As a roving reporter for the Realcomm live team, I got to interview really cool people like Vladi Shunturoy from Lucid. Lucid brings different systems and different data streams together to make better business through better buildings. The Lucid product is used across over a billion square feet of building space. Watch this video to see why so many people use Lucid.
We met the very interesting and tech-savvy Josh Bradshaw at the 2016 Realcomm/IBcon conference in Silicon Valley. Josh tracks the technology trends from his home in Northern California, and his blog Worktechwork is the go to place for people interested in the latest IoT technology trends. Josh covers everything from wearable technologies to smart homes and smart buildings. His mantra is “Don’t work for technology …make technology work for you.” In this video Josh gives us his thoughts on the 2016 Realcomm/IBcon conference.