We had a chance to catch up with Honeywell’s Steve Hoffman at the 2018 Honeywell Momentum Event. Steve works with consulting engineers making sure they understand the value Honeywell brings to the Smart Buildings Controls market. In this video, Steve shares what we need to know about IP controllers and what makes Honeywell’s new IP controllers special.
Mike Keller, Honeywell’s North America Buildings Sales Director, and Michael Garceau, Honeywell’s new General Manager shared center stage to deliver Honeywell Building Technologies’ State of the Union Address, taking past problems and operational issues head-on, they then unveiled a host of transformative innovation and technology that nailed the event’s themes of Momentum, Connections, and It’s a New Day at Honeywell. Two great video interviews, with more 2018 Honeywell Momentum video coverage to follow.
Honeywell Momentum 2018 Day 2 featured Cybersecurity Expert — Kevin Smith, Tridium’s CTO & Chief Architect. Breakouts continued throughout the day, with sessions including: IP Controller Programming, Niagara 4 Security Updates, Sales Acceleration, and Analytics on the Edge. The evening ended with a Gala Celebration and the 2018 Honeywell Momentum Awards Dinner, which recognized Honeywell’s top Distributor and Contractor Performers. Many attendees commented — that with all things considered: location, business updates, product releases, guest speakers, and breakout sessions — this was the best Momentum to date. Congratulations to Mark Schlauderaff and the Honeywell team for a Momentum well done!
Some 400 of Honeywell’s top distributors, integrators, and contractors joined together inside the Crystal Ballroom of the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®. Expectations were high. Keynote speaker Terry Jones, Mike Keller, Honeywell’s North America Buildings Sales Director, and Michael Garceau, Honeywell’s new General Manager, quickly met and exceeded all expectations.
Terry Jones, a renown motivation rouser, set the bar high, delivering 90 minutes of pure insight and inspiration. As a founder of both Travelocity.com and Kayak.com, Jones shared some of the secret sauce know-how that built these two start-ups into billion dollar companies. Playing on a quote from L.P. Hartley, “The future is a foreign country; they do things differently there,” Jones conveyed a pressing, almost urgent message: Move! Start with small changes and risks while developing your own version of innovation — or, let the forces of disruption dictate your future.
Mike Keller and Michael Garceau then shared center stage and delivered nothing short of Honeywell Building Technologies’ State of the Union Address, taking past problems and operational issues head-on, they then unveiled a host of transformative innovation and technology that nailed the event’s themes of Momentum, Connections, and It’s a New Day at Honeywell. Day 1 continued with a myriad of Breakout Sessions that featured the New CIPER Model Controllers, Technical Tracks and related Business and Training Tracks, culminating with a good round of networking at the Vendor Tradeshow, where attendees mingled among the 14 Momentum Sponsors’ booths — well-nourished, and cocktails in hand.
Richmond, VA – October 22, 2018 – Project Haystack (www.project-haystack.org), a 501(c) non-profit organization focused on developing common standards to streamline the interchange and interoperability of data among IoT devices, smart equipment and systems, has announced the dates and venue for their fourth, biennial Haystack Connect Conference.
Haystack Connect 2019 will take place May 13-15, 2019 at Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, California. Haystack Connect provides a unique, open-forum for professionals involved in automation, control and the Internet of Things to learn and share the latest technologies and techniques for connecting systems and utilizing device data in applications including intelligent buildings, energy management, remote monitoring, and other IoT devices and applications.
Attendees include the community of Project Haystack supporters encompassing engineers, developers and other professionals from leading technology suppliers, system integrators and service firms who come together to further advance the state-of-the-art of managing, presenting and analyzing the vast amounts of data generated by today’s IoT devices, smart equipment and systems.
The two-and-a-half-day long conference includes keynote presentations, a vendor exhibition hall, and a packed schedule of technical sessions covering data acquisition, communications, protocol translation, data visualization, analytics, data semantics, modeling and security—all critical technologies essential to using operational data to drive improved performance. More information about Haystack Connect is available at www.haystackconnect.org.
About Project Haystack
Since its formation in 2011, the Project Haystack Organization has grown tremendously providing the industry with an open-source, collaborative environment where people and companies work together to address the challenge of utilizing semantic modeling to streamline the interchange of device data among software applications. The devices that make up the Internet of Things—automation systems, metering systems, sensors and smart devices—produce tremendous amounts of data. This data is very hard to organize and use across different applications because it is stored in many different formats, has inconsistent naming conventions, and very limited data descriptors. In essence, data lacks information to describe its meaning. Without meaning, a time-consuming manual effort is required before value can be derived from the data.
To address this challenge, the Project Haystack community has defined an easy-to-use methodology to describe the meaning of data using a simple, extensible data-tagging approach and standard models for common equipment systems. The community-developed material includes 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 “Haystack Tags”. These data descriptors allow software applications to automatically consume, interpret, analyze and present data from IoT devices, smart equipment and systems.
Additional information on Project Haystack can be found at www.project-haystack.org.
Project Haystack Organization
2019 Haystack Connect
Project Haystack is excited to announce that the next issue of Connections Magazine is in development and will be published in early January 2019. The Connections Magazine reports the news from the Project Haystack community from around the world and provides updates on the development of working groups, new tagging models, reference implementations, complimentary applications, and use case stories from the community working together to make device data easier to use across applications of all types.
Promoted via a variety of digital media outlets, the Connections Magazine is now subscribed to by over 8,000 known readers. Here is your opportunity to reach them with your knowledge and expertise about the use cases and implementation of the Project Haystack methodology.
Project Haystack Connections Magazine Ads The Project Haystack Connections Magazine is a valuable resource for people and businesses interested in Project Haystack including the supporting hardware, software and services that are making data more valuable.
Thanks to the Haystack community contributions, the Spring 2018 issue of Connections is over 45 pages of articles, insight, product features, updates on Project Haystack Working Groups, and lots of re-tweets. You can download the Spring 2018 issue of Haystack Connections Magazine by clicking here.
We hope the Haystack community from around the world will take this opportunity to contribute an article, a use case, or news item to be included in the Fall 2018 Connections Magazine.
Please send a brief description of the content you want to propose to Robin Bestel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you again for your continued support!
Editor, Connections Magazine
Project Haystack Founding Members
ConserveIt, Intel(R), J2 Innovations, Legrand, Lynxspring, Siemens, and SkyFoundry
Project Haystack Associate Members
AccuTemp, Altura Associates, ARUP, BAS Services & Graphics, LLC, Bueno Systems, Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA), Connexx Energy, Intellastar, Intelligent Buildings, IoTWarez, KMC Controls, KNX, Kodaro, SensorFact, Tridium, VRT Systems, and Yorkland Controls
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.
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.