Blue Ridge Technologies‘ CEO, Bill Dunkleberger, explains some of the chief benefits of Unified Lighting Control: One network, one service provider, and one front end — lighting control from the network’s user interface down to each zone. Bill and his team provide a very powerful and easy to use lighting solution. Unified Lighting Control completes the BAS, incorporating lighting and HVAC controls on the same network. This network consolidation eliminates surplus hardware required for stand-alone and gateway lighting control. As a result, installation and maintenance costs decrease, while simple and complete building control increases energy savings.
The energy and enthusiasm for this year’s 20th Anniversary event is unprecedented! We hope you will be joining us and hundreds of the best and brightest real estate industry professionals as we celebrate 20 years @ the Intersection of Commercial and Corporate Real Estate, Technology, Automation and Innovation.
This year’s Business Solutions & Intelligent Building Expo will feature 140+ real estate technology companies showcasing the latest industry-specific solutions and services. It will be two days of continuous product demonstrations and networking. If you have even one technology decision to make this year, don’t miss this opportunity to find the latest best-of-breed solutions – under one roof!
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Controlco’s Chip Cummings tells the ControlTrends Community about the KODARO’s packaged analytics for contractors, which is coupled with the TOSIBOX for an encrypted secure network, and OPTIGO, for speed of light data processing and integrity, and the Dell Edge Gateway with ported Niagara 4. Visit KODARO for more information.
With the conference quickly approaching, we wanted to share with you the agenda (see below) for the Commercial and Corporate Real Estate Cybersecurity Forum. Much of the content for this Forum was developed from the ongoing work of the Real Estate Cyber Consortium.
Over the past decade, weaponized code delivered by malicious actors has evolved to be one of the greatest threats to our country’s welfare and economy. Cybercrime affects everyone, including individuals, businesses, organizations and government. It was inevitable that cyber threats would eventually find vulnerable commercial real estate targets, both at the enterprise and infrastructure level.
Cybersecurity as it impacts the built environment remains one of the most requested topics in our industry. This Forum will bring together industry thought leaders to address the most high-impact cyber threats and leverage their experience and knowledge to set benchmarks for cybersecurity strategy.
Real Estate Cyber Consortium (RECC) – An Industry Responds
There is no doubt that building cybersecurity is one of the most important issues facing our industry. The potential for human harm, business disruption, damage to brand and financial loss is high, and is finally getting attention in boardrooms everywhere. While Real Estate cybersecurity has been a discussion for years, it has now reached the point where it requires a more organized, consistent and comprehensive approach. Over the last 18 months, a group of dedicated organizations have been putting together a framework for the Real Estate Cyber Consortium (RECC). Representing some of the top real estate organizations in the world, this group is focusing on creating a consortium that can respond to this growing threat. This segment will provide an executive overview of RECC.
Leveraging Resources and Experience – DOD, ICS-CERT, ISA and the PNNL Weigh In
Keeping pace with the changing nature of cybersecurity is a daunting task. Offense is easy: pick a target and launch an attack. Defense on the other hand is almost impossible, requiring one to prepare for every possible threat from a disgruntled employee to a mischievous nation state. To maintain a reasonable defense strategy, it is critical to leverage as many resources as feasibly possible. In the United States, these are the organizations that focus specifically on the topic of cyber defense for buildings: The Department of Defense (DOD), Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), International Society of Automation (ISA) and Pacific Northwest National Labs (PNNL). They all have dedicated resources managing cybersecurity for the built environment and will participate in this important session.
Cyber Maturity Benchmarking Assessment – Where Does Your Organization Stand?
It has been more than five years since the Commercial and Corporate Real Estate industry began to focus on cybersecurity as it relates to the built environment, with organizations moving at varying speeds on their cyber programs. Given the complexity of threats and the critical nature of this issue, it is important to look to outside resources to assess an organization’s cyber maturity. How comprehensive is the cyber strategy? How does the organization compare to peers? Are the Cyber policies and programs improving over time? These are just a few of the questions that might be addressed in a formal assessment. This segment will be presented by real estate organizations that have experience in working with cyber maturity benchmarking assessments.
Building Automation, Smart Buildings & BIoT – Securing Smart Building Systems & Devices
Over time, building automation has evolved to be more open, integrated and interoperable, resulting in smarter buildings. Most recently, the next generation of building technologies has been referred to as the Internet of Things. This means that equipment other than traditional systems such as HVAC, lighting and access will need to communicate. Parking gates, signage, irrigation, various sensing devices and other systems will be connected to the network. With this expanded interconnectivity, cybersecurity becomes even more of an issue. The more devices, communication methods, software platforms and cloud connections we have, the greater the risk. This segment will address cybersecurity relating to building automation, smart buildings, the IoT and beyond.
Implementing Cyber Risk Assessments for Your Facilities – Real World Approaches
Cyber breach headlines are becoming all too common. We’re now seeing that many real estate organizations have begun the journey into a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy. When it comes to understanding and preparing for threats to the physical infrastructure, there’s a wide range of preparedness options. Organizations at the front of this conversation are better at understanding the framework or methodology required to assess, at a fairly granular level, how well prepared a facility is to identify, defend and respond to Cyber threats. A variety of thought leaders will share their real world approaches and lessons learned, and present a framework for tackling assessments, from single assets to entire portfolios.
Raising the bar around Cybersecurity – Partnering with Manufacturers and Solution Providers
The convergence of traditional IT and building technologies is happening at an ever increasing rate. This convergence is having a very disruptive impact on companies as traditional IT controls are being applied to building technologies that, given the age of most of these technologies, have varying degrees of technical sophistication and ability to address these controls. While heavily regulated industries are beginning to feel the impact from IT convergence now, other industries will soon be impacted as many of these changes are necessary to enhance the security and stability of these platforms. This segment will include leading manufacturers of smart building technologies that are ‘leaning in’ to this issue and are willing to create a more secure architecture for smart buildings. We will dive into those areas that are being most impacted by IT convergence and what the industry is doing to help address these issues.
If you are a registered attendee for Realcomm or IBcon, you are invited to attend the Cybersecurity Forum at no charge. Once you’ve registered for the conference, please RESERVE YOUR SEAT using the link below or by contacting Cheri Parr to let her know you are planning to attend. Space is limited so you must RSVP.
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Mike Sackett, Executive Director, Jim Hayman, Director, Business Development, and Sandie Minguez, led the CGNA Group as it reviewed and celebrated 35 years of continuous success, development, and innovation. Representatives from 46 of North America’s top distributors met at the luxuriant Paséa Hotel & Spa on the Water in Huntington Beach, California, to set CGNA’s strategic direction for the future in motion.
CGNA has charted a new course for its future, and to emphasize its initiative, presented Keynote speaker, Jim Young, CEO and Co-Founder of RealComm|IBCON, who delivered a unique and appropriate state of the union address for the Smart Building industry. More ControlTrends video coverage to follow.
Neptronic’s Luis Melgares, VP of Sales and Marketing, updates the ControlTrends Community on Neptronic’s versatile wall mount controllers and sensors, featuring the new CMMB-IP controller. Neptronic manufacturers a variety of Multi-App controllers, able to provide stand-alone or networked control for all packaged AC RTUs, Heat Pump, Fan Coil Unit, and heating and cooling equipment applications, using a configuration set up with a greatly improved menu structure. No programming is required! Neptronic also manufactures the industry’s first Smart Duct Heater, which is networkable via BACnet and Modbus — a game-changing addition to their industry-leading portfolio of ball valves, actuators, and humidifiers.
The man, the myth, the legend, Ken Smyers caught up with a Smart Building Controls Legend, and a soon to be legend at the 2018 Niagara Summit. Hear what Alper Üzmezler, BASSG Managing Partner and CTO of Anka Labs and Brian Frank, Founder and President of SkyFoundry had to say about the 2018 Niagara Summit and smart building control trends.
As we begin to post our videos from the 2018 Niagara Summit, it made sense to start with a new product announcement. Terry Swope and the team at Lynxspring introduced the Lynspring JENEsys® Edge™ 510 at the NS18. This product is so new that we could not get our hands on any data sheets, but we will post these as soon as they are available. So for now, listen to what Terry has to say about this new addition to the Lynxspring product portfolio.
Following the dazzling electronic imagery of the Niagara blue spread of connected data through a city landscape on three-screen wide presentation, Tridium’s Jim Bland, CEO and President, took the wand from the cyber maestro of the screen and handed it, figuratively, to the expectant audience of over 1000 global Niagara Community members — challenging them that NOW — is the time to really think outside the box, Disney example provided. The possibility of failure should no longer restrain the efforts to achieve the spectacular possibilities and payoffs of innovation. Borrowing from his own unique experiences with some of the most innovative minds on the planet, Jim shared his insights on how the Niagara team is re-igniting the spirit of innovation that started Tridium — and how the near 700,000 instances of Niagara, already connecting over 75,000,000 devices, is just the tip of the trillion dollar IoT iceberg.
Kevin Smith, Tridium’s CTO (and author of seven books) was next to take the stage, bringing the Niagara Community up-to-speed with Tridium’s mobile-first, people focused strategies and the flexible mechanisms available to scale Niagara from the edge to the cloud. Tridium’s pending release of N4.6, Edge 10.0, and Bulk Deploy will allow the Niagara Community even greater rates of acceleration and opportunities.
Breakouts were well attended and the Smart Buildings 3.0 by Jim Young, Co-founder and CEO of Realcomm, and Master Systems Integrator, The Systems Integrator of Tomorrow, hosted by Scott Cochrane, President and CEO of Cochrane Supply and Engineering, were to standing room only audiences.
Special thanks to Tridium’s Ed Merwin, Director, Vykon Automation Energy Security, for helping us summarize an amazing start to perhaps the best Niagara Summit yet!
The Niagara Summit 2018, held New Orleans Hyatt Regency, began under very festive and favorable conditions inside the Champions Square — as the world’s top Niagara Systems Integrators, Systems Distributors, OEMs, 3rd Party Solutions providers, and End Users — all gathered for the gala event. Also held earlier in the day, were the Niagara 4 Training Session and Developer Boot Camp. The masquerade masks were provided compliments of Cochrane Supply, who hosted a Masquerade Ball celebration later in the evening. More Niagara Summit 2018 information and video coverage to follow.