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.
We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Niagara Summit! Here are some final details:
Hotel: The host hotel’s Niagara Summit room block is sold out. Please contact the Hyatt Regency New Orleans at (504) 561-1234 to make alternative arrangements.
Airport shuttle: Click here to reserve a shuttle from the airport to the hotel.
Guests: Registered guests are invited to the Welcome Reception on Sunday evening and can join attendees for meals on Monday and Tuesday. For access to the Niagara 4 training session or Developer Bootcamp on Sunday, and the breakout sessions on Monday and Tuesday, guest registrations would have to be changed to attendee.
Event check-in at the Hyatt Regency: A photo ID will be required for check-in at the registration desk. Registration desk hours of operation (local time):
Saturday, April 14: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 15: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, April 16: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, April 17: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Welcome Reception: Join us Sunday evening for some New Orleans-style festivities at Champions Square! The evening begins at the Hyatt Regency, where we will gather at 5:30 p.m. near the Empire Ballroom on Level Two to be paraded to Champions Square for dinner and entertainment from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dress code: Enjoy the Niagara Summit in comfort. It’s business casual throughout the event, even during the Welcome Reception and Gala Reception & Dinner.
Gala Reception & Dinner: We will conclude the event with a Gala Reception & Dinner on Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required for both attendees and guests.
Tridium contact onsite: Tridium staff will be available at the registration desk and on the trade show floor. Please feel free to let us know if you have questions or need assistance.
Exhibit hall floor plan: The Niagara Summit 2018 mobile app features the detailed floor plan of exhibitors and booth numbers. For the floor plan and much more, click to download the mobile app for iOS or Android.
Safe travels to New Orleans!
VP, Global Marketing Communications
Throughout the exhibit hall at the Niagara Summit this year, you’ll get a look at how Tridium and our partners are running Niagara at the edge. You’ll learn during select breakout sessions about the new controllers that are simplifying Niagara edge device management. Register NOW!
Mike Westerfield, a senior product manager at Tridium talks about the top-to-bottom Niagara experience we’ll be introducing during NS18:
P.S. …Need help convincing your boss? Just copy, paste and start looking for flights to New Orleans…
Attending Niagara Summit 2018 will be a tremendous opportunity for the organization and for me. Here are a few reasons why:
* I will have a chance to learn about the latest innovations in the Niagara Framework®
* I will learn to optimize our use of the Niagara platform through expanded application possibilities, lowered costs, increased efficiency and maximized integration
* I will attend enlightening keynotes from industry leaders and experts
* I will walk away with a clear, informed strategy for our Niagara solutions and my own professional growth
* If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!
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The Smart Building Integrator Summit (SBIS) is a by-invitation event for the integrator community. You must also be a registered Realcomm|IBcon conference attendee to participate. Once you are registered for the conference, please reserve your seat using the link below. Space is limited.
RESERVE YOUR SEAT by contacting Dee Shockley, Special Events Coordinator, Phone: 919-985-3988, firstname.lastname@example.org.
To begin automating a building, all roads lead to a systems integrator. In most cases, the integrator is the organization that will align industry solutions with the goals and objectives of the client. The single building, single vendor solution can no longer meet the needs of the market. In a world where IT is quickly encroaching on traditional building automation, yesterday’s strategies no longer work.
Today, we are managing three different generations of smart building technologies: 1) Past (closed, proprietary, single system); 2) Current (open and attempting to retrieve data and functionality of the older, more closed systems); and 3) Future (IP-enabled, intuitive GUIs, analytics, edge devices pumping data directly to the cloud). But all these new developments require more involvement with IT technologies.
The SBIS will address the major issues impacting today’s smart building integrator, including 1) defining the next generation Master Systems Integrator; 2) interfacing with IT departments; 3) the impact of the IoT; 4) providing integrated, interoperable solutions; 5) the technical skills gap; 6) aligning with business objectives, and more.
This half-day Summit and workshop will be open to system integrators and consultants from Building Automation, HVAC, IT, AV, Multimedia, Digital Signage, Lighting, Security and Industrial Controls who are ready to go to the next level in intelligent building design and delivery. SBIS is a by-invitation event for the integrator community.
If you’re a traditional integrator looking to expand your service offerings to meet the future needs of today’s open architected, interoperable, integrated, IT centric intelligent buildings, portfolios, campuses and cities, you won’t want to miss this dynamic Summit.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
* An Integrator’s Perspective on BUILDING NETWORKS – Converged, Separate, Other?
* The Smart Buildings SKILLS SHORTAGE – Finding, Training and Maintaining a Capable Team
* Dealing with a Changing Industry – Defining the “MASTER SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR”
* A New Addition to the Smart Building Strategy – OCCUPANT EXPERIENCE Now a High Priority
* Building CYBERSECURITY – What is the System Integrator’s Role in This Growing Threat?
Dee Shockley, Special Events Coordinator | Phone: 919-985-3988 email@example.com
Introducing Cyber Power Systems Power Management Solutions from the Edge to the data center. REGISTER NOW!
• Introduction of CyberPower
• BAS34U24V Product Launch / market relevance/IT vs OT networks
• Learn about the importance of powering and protecting equipment and controls at the edge
• Partner Benefits / Product training
• Question & Answer
Dan Niewirowicz, Special Projects Group
Scott Koller, Vice President of Channel Sales
Who Should Attend? CGNA Customer Contractors are welcome!
Cyber Power Systems (USA), Inc., Shakopee, Minn. – Cyber Power Systems (USA), Inc., a leader in power protection and management products, today introduced an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system designed to protect building and industrial controls and devices from power failure, interruptions, over-voltages and surges. The CyberPower BAS34U24V protects controller and server platforms, networking devices, data loggers, remote facility monitors, and other equipment from power disruptions to avoid loss of vital data and service failures. The UPS system is the first in a series of automation power-protection products to safeguard equipment within building automation systems (BAS), energy management systems (EMS) and other production-related systems which run smart buildings and factories.
CyberPower is launching the product at the 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo for the HVAC and controls industries, January 22-24, at McCormick Place in Chicago. During the AHR Expo, CyberPower will feature product briefings at booth #4058 in the Building Automation and Control Showcase at McCormick Place. The product is compliant to the Construction Specification Institute (CSI) Division 25 standard for integrated building automation regarding facility controller backup.
The CyberPower BAS34U24V serves the growing shift from siloed building systems to an interconnected system of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and sensors that collect and share data within and across portfolios. According to research by IHS Markit, there are more than 4.3 million IoT devices in use in the commercial and industrial electronics sector which includes smart buildings and factories, contributing to more than 27 billion connected IoT devices worldwide in 2017.
A UPS system engineered for control panels and edge networks
Designed for IoT technologies, the BAS34U24V is a UPS system featuring line-interactive topology to regulate voltage without having to switch to the battery.
“Today’s smart buildings and industrial systems rely on computing and analytics placed close to the network edge. The CyberPower BAS34U24V protects connected edgedevices on the plant or building floor, such as controllers and sensors, from damaging power events like surges, spikes and black-outs. The unit provides a continuous flow of clean power to ensure efficient building and equipment operation that, in turn, will flow clean data and analytics to maintain accurate building management,” said Tim Derochie, director of product management at CyberPower.
The UPS system provides DC power supply, surge protection and an internal, space-saving backup battery for long-lasting protection. Features of the CyberPower BAS34U24V include:
Compact form factor and DIN rail mount allows for secure installations inside controller cabinets.
A high density lithium-ion battery and an innovative electronic design with DC output yields an extended battery runtime of up to four hours at 80 percent rated capacity. SNMP internet-standard protocol provides critical information and alerts, such as remaining battery runtime and power conditions. Regulatory and safety certifications for the UPS system include UL 60950-1 and FCC Class B.
About Cyber Power Systems (USA), Inc.
CyberPower designs and manufactures uninterruptible power supply systems, power distribution units, surge protectors, remote management hardware, power management software, mobile chargers and connectivity products. The company serves customers in enterprise, corporate, industrial, government, education, healthcare and small office/home office environments. CyberPower products are available through authorized distributors and sold by value-added resellers, system integrators, managed service providers, select retailers and online resellers.
For more information, visit: www.cyberpowersystems.com.
Cyber Power Systems (USA), Inc.
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