San Francisco, CA — August 29, 2014 — We are proud to announce that Appy has decided, mid-season, to become a season ticket holder for MLB baseball team, Oakland A’s. Due to their team’s success, as well, as DGLogik’s success, we will be relocating our office headquarters. The move allows Appy to arrive to his Premium box seats quicker while allowing DGLogik to expand their space, providing the ability to host larger training seminars and exclusively showcase latest and future technologies of all things IoT. Our office numbers and emails all remain the same. Please refer to the following new address: 1830 Embarcardero, Suite 106, Oakland, CA 94606
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It’s easy to bat around the term “Internet of Things.” But until you’re in a room full of interface designers trying to make the implied thousands and thousands of connections visible and manageable—you don’t appreciate what it means. I came to this realization while attending the 3-day DGLux5 Introductory training course last week near San Francisco. It’s also now clear why the DGLogik brand mascot is a futuristic space-traveler: the DGLux5 users in that room were well on their way to defining how building operations will be accomplished tomorrow.
This training session attracted a representative cross-section of the buildings industry from energy consultants, to lighting control application developers, to HVAC specialists and system integrators of all levels. Some were brand new to the DGLux platform and others were making the transition from the previous version of the software to new DGLux5.
Led by Arthur Alter, DGLogik VP of Business Development, the class covered fundamental design tools and the intelligent elements that make it possible to quickly filter data flows from disparate system sources and deliver a desired result to the end user’s phone, tablet or desktop screens.
I can attest that the platform can make interacting with a smart building’s vast data resources push-button simple, having seen some of my classmates’ existing projects. However, delivering this simplicity to the customer requires a non-trivial level of skill and aptitude on the part of the dashboard designer/application developer. Others in the room came to class with years of experience in HVAC, lighting, security, energy and, in some cases, ‘all of the above,’ and they also seemed to be masters of the IT concepts that underlie spreadsheets, system management directories and computer graphics. The DGLux development projects demo’ed for me were designed to pull real-time data from hundreds of VAV boxes, multiple air handlers, as well as other building resources such as physical access systems. Manipulating all those streams is inevitably complex. DGLux mitigates this complexity through its own graphical user interface that spares developers the need to write and render lines of code. Whether you are building a data flow diagram or a digital replica of an air handler, you can complete most actions by selecting elements from libraries and folders, dragging them onto the design stage and dropping them into place. Intelligent elements and concepts, such as Bindings, Repeaters and Relativization are indispensable when dealing with such large data sets because they make bulk actions possible.
The concept of an ‘IoT Visualization Platform,’ as DGLux is described, is a recent innovation. You can understand its fast adoption by considering an earlier visualization platform category—Electronic Design Automation (EDA). EDA emerged when the components and wires that comprised chip designs became so small and numerous that electronics designers could only do their work via Computer-Aided Design (CAD) graphics systems. It was adapt or change professions — the trend toward miniaturization would never reverse. Similarly, the number of smart devices in a building and their complex interdependencies is growing beyond the capacity of human operators to keep in mind. So we’re extending our capacity to visualize with 3D graphics. Here too, there will be no going backwards. The type of real-time data-driven imagery that a DGLux interface delivers is becoming essential to managing the complexities of building operations. Building automation and controls companies that understand this new reality are investing now in the skills needed to create and maintain DGLux dashboards and applications for their customers.
Over my 3 Days of hands-on training, I definitely got the ‘Why’ of DGLux. And, I even gained skill at the ‘How,’ despite the fact that it was a first-time experience. I was more than inspired by others in class that already had their HVAC monitoring, energy analysis, load shedding and other projects in the field improving building comfort and performance, while saving time and money. By necessity, the class moved at a very fast clip, as there were so many product features to cover. Importantly, I found the challenge of the HTML5 interface not insurmountable, but rather fun. It’s a good thing, because I predict that just about everyone in the controls industry is going to need to be familiar with this technology sooner rather than later.
Learn the latest WORKFLOWS, SHORTCUTS & TIPS of the NEW DGLux5. DGLux5 Introductory Training is a 3-day, instructor-led course that provides lectures, exercises and hands-on labs designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the basic principles, concepts and knowledge necessary to develop and support applications using DGLux5. The focus of this course is to illustrate how to use the new DGLux5 design tools and functionality so that you can begin building applications on your own. We ensure that you walk away with shortcuts, tips, best practices and advanced knowledge of DGLux. By the end of your training, you will be both creative and efficient in engineering cutting-edge user experiences. Sign up today!
LOCATION: DGLogik, Inc. – South San Francisco Training Center
400 Oyster Point Blvd. Suite 137
South San Francisco, CA 94080
DGLux5 provides a modern design environment containing: Tabbed Document windows, Application bar, Tools Panel, Quick Access Panel, Panel title bar, Widgets Palette, Property Inspector Panel, Outline Panel.
The HTML5 based, DGLux5 workspace provides clean organization and easy navigation through panels and menus for quick access to necessary functionality, modern design tools in set areas which provide users with creative flexibility, and several shortcuts and hidden features that enhance the user experience and minimize design time. Setting up your workspace has never been easier or more efficient.
The Toolkit: DGLux5 has very intelligent data visualization tools and each design tool has its own significant feature sets that provide users with creative and modern flexibility. For example, path selections, point manipulations, and custom shape creations can be used for your zone overlays, custom gauge and chart composition. DGLux5 visualization tools elevate and simplify the designers and non-designers ability to create engaging visual logic.
Creations and developments are only limited by the user’s imagination. Note: You can read and understand DGLux5 tool features and functionalities via our wiki – Wiki to Data Visualization Tools.
Intelligence & Interactivity: The way a user navigates through your data dashboard (whether on a phone, tablet or desktop), the way your objects and components move and interact with each other and their devices, and the design style in which your data is presented to the audience is entirely up to you. DGLux5 provides a boundless, data visualization platform that delivers immense power, responsive technology, flexibility, and seamless editability.
Today marks the 10-day countdown to one of, if not, the biggest announcements of the year for our company, DGLogik, Inc. As Gold Sponsors at 2014 Niagara Summit, we will be exhibiting our award-winning IoT technologies and showcasing our latest IoT advancements to date.
April 28, 2014 at Booth 101 in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is where big data meets advanced, REAL-time visualizations! We will be introducing the elevated, data visualization experience of our building automation systems technology to executives, building owners, engineers, developers, programmers, Niagara users and more! Our technology is continuing to advance and we look forward to continue providing innovative solutions that help shape the future of building automation through modern data visualizations and IoT technology, especially within the Niagara community.
We hope to see you there!
DGLux Training: We are hosting a Training Session on the West Coast and East Coast!
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New Case Studies: Our Professional Services Team has finished up a few projects! Check out what we have done!
DGBox New Features DataFlow graphic_2: DGLogik Releases Dataflow! Simplify your workflow experience and advance the interaction among your devices with DGBox’s NEW Feature – Dataflow! It’s time to update your DGBox.
ProjectAssist Graphic Build Intuitive Dashboards with Project Assist: Project Assist will cut design and engineering time in half. It allows users to quickly start building intuitive, multifunctional dashboards. More information, bigger updates to come…
Self-Building Graphics with Auto-Built Templates: Auto-Built templates are automatic built templates that allow graphics to build themselves based on your data. With Auto-Built templates, you can have 90% of your graphic creation already done as soon as you install DGLux.
Enhance Operational Efficiency! Use DGLux Mobile QR Code reading technology to navigate your dashboards and find the most relevant information for operational efficiency! Try DGLux QR code reader today!
DGLogik Goes to Germany! DGLogik is excited to share our latest IoT Technology with Enocean at the Light + Building Exhibition, March 30-April 4 in Germany!
DGLux iOS & Android Mobile Apps! The mobile DGLux Viewer, which runs as a native application for Android and iOS, enables users to view and interact with any dashboard created inside of DGLux. Monitor, control, and analyze your BAS solutions on-the-go!
DGLux integration with SkySpark enables customers to integrate graphical presentations of systems and equipment with comprehensive analytic results. With SkySpark’s ability to identify issues that matter to your customers, tenants, and operations staff, and DGLux visualization, you can efficiently manage and analyze operations in real time.
DGLogik releases “A New Technology For Enhancing Operational Efficiency” QR Codes, the 2-Dimensional barcodes that resemble a pixelated square, are a free, open media for embedding links, downloads, geographical data, technical documents, instructions, tutorial videos and other content. While QR Codes were created in the 1990’s, the technology is just now starting to take off in the United States. The square patches of black and white blocks, known as Quick Response (QR) Codes have shown up all over marketing campaigns in recent years. You can see these codes anywhere from magazines, to billboards, to truck decals, to large city building fronts. Within the construction industry specifically, QR codes are becoming more and more prevalent, but not just for marketing purposes.
The ability to apply a tag (QR Code) to your equipment which is directly integrated with your work order management systems, building automation system, and geographic location is set to become an incredibly useful tool for building operators to increase efficiency.
With mobile devices and tablets becoming more prevalent in our everyday lives, building managers understand the need for mobile BMS applications. As the number of smartphone and tablet owners continue to grow, people will continue to become more familiar with QR codes and more inclined to use them as a tool within the workplace. As mobile BMS applications become more common, these codes have the potential opportunity to become a useful tool for engineering dashboards within the building automation industry.
The ability to connect facility managers, building operators, and systems integrators with each other and multimedia digital content with a simple scan could be very useful. Leaders within the building automation industry need to embrace this new technology and start identifying opportunities where QR codes can be utilized to increase efficiency within the building automation industry. Rather than attempting to remember instructions, technical documentation, or specific equipment locations – QR codes could be the portal for the building automation industry to minimize user errors, eliminate wasted time on sites and increase workflow efficiency.
Visit DGLogik’s DGNews for more information.
San Francisco – March 7, 2014 — DGLogik is excited to announce the addition of a revolutionary feature called Dataflow, to our 2013 award winning product – DGBox.
With Dataflow, DGBox users now have the ability to create logic sequences within a modern, visual programming UI. Connect and command all devices, objects and operations as “smart blocks” with inputs and outputs…without having to write any script! The arrival of this beautiful, graphical user interface provides a true drag and drop environment to create logic for device interactions. This simple, yet powerful technology changes the way facility managers and engineers commission and control their building’s devices.
Visual programming isn’t the only benefit of Dataflow. Dataflow also gives you and your fellow engineers the ability to simultaneously architect, command, and create logic among your devices in a single environment. Traditionally, a single programmer writes a piece of code, tests the code and repeats. Now multiple users can simultaneously create logic, architect, code and command all data source points, LIVE, via multiple computers, in real time. Realize the savings in time and money with Dataflow!
Easier than ever, DGLogik is providing simple, easy-to-use, matchmaking technology for your devices. We’re just another step ahead.
Great job to Eugene Mazo and his team at DGLogik for this innovative hotel room solution interfacing a full compliment of EnOcean wireless and self-powered devices with DG Lux, the industry’s leading visualization and graphic software. Could this be the next high-end hotel room controller? My guess is that it won’t be long before Eugene and his team figure out how to recreate the conventional thermostat with a DG Stat version of what we watched in the video — and make thermostats like the Nest look like a thing of the past. In 2015 could DGLogik, who is up for numerous awards at the 2013 ControlTrends Awards, add the 2015 Thermostat Control of the Year to their accomplishments?
Join Us October 2nd for a Training Session in Atlanta, Georgia!
The DGLux Introductory Training is a 3-day, instructor-led course that provides lectures, exercises and hands-on labs designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the basic principles, concepts and knowledge necessary to develop and support applications using DGLux. Learn how to use DGLux design tools and get familiar with the functionality so that you can begin building applications all by yourself!
Call Nancy or Rob for more information 800.241.9471 or 404.794.3440
Our friends at DGLogik ( aka “the men in black”) are at it again.
In striving to reduce engineering time while creating the best graphics and user experiences, they are constantly working on improving workflows. One example of these improved workflows is how zone overlays are created on floor plans within DGLux. The video below will demonstrate how you can very quickly create zones that are pre-linked to relevant points. All of this, done using the standard SCADA system functionality. (The video example is based on Niagara while using BQL, but the same workflow is achieved using other SCADA systems native query language). Keep up the great work guys!