Honeywell announces the release of the WEBs-N4.4 software packaged with Spyder, Stryker, Venom and BACnet FF Tstat programming tools. This release supports both legacy and the newer WEB-8000 controllers. Click here for more information.
Episode 267: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending May 20, 2018 keeps the ControlTrends Community’s finger on the industry’s pulse as Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings, and Therese Sullivan, editor of Building Context, bring us up-to-date with “Humanistic Digital Inclusion,” and the possibility that the flood of IoT technology may have reached its first high water mark. Siemens acquires J2 Innovation; Realcomm|IBcon 2018 sells out exhibit floor; and Scott Hamilton, VP of Sales is excited about Distech Controls.
INNNOVATE 14 is HERE! Siemon has been busy curating content for the latest Innovate magazine and are glad to release Issue 14! The magazine provides insights into the key technologies powering the Internet of Things, Power over Ethernet Computing and the Siemon ConvergeIT benefits as part of our robust Digital Lighting Partner programme. We also cover key product updates including our market leading Z-Plug, LightBow Termination Kit, Base 8 Plug and Play System and much more. Click here to get the magazine.
Scott Hamilton, Distech’s New VP of Sales is Excited about the “Passion of the People Behind the Products.” ControlTrends had the opportunity to interview Distech’s new VP Sales for North America, Scott Hamilton. Scott believes Distech and Acuity bring together a true unified solution for the total integration of lighting and HVAC, offering a game-changing sensory network that provides increased productivity and optimal energy efficiency. Scott is excited about the passion of the people behind the products at Distech.
Siemens Invests in J2 Innovations’ Future! Siemens Invests in J2 Innovations’ Future! Announcement from J2 Innovations: We’re pleased to announce that our longtime customer, Siemens is acquiring J2 Innovations! Siemens will be investing in our future as an independent company with our own business goals and objectives. J2 Innovations will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens Industry, Inc.
Realcomm|IBcon 2018: Hundreds of Technology Products & Services Under One Roof! | Sold-Out Exhibit Floor. 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.
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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Siemens Invests in J2 Innovations’ Future! Announcement from J2 Innovations: We’re pleased to announce that our longtime customer, Siemens is acquiring J2 Innovations! Siemens will be investing in our future as an independent company with our own business goals and objectives. J2 Innovations will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens Industry, Inc. We will retain the company name and the FIN brand as well as the management team led by founder and CEO Jason Briggs.
What does this mean for the FIN community?
Our plans are to continue business as usual, selling FIN technology through our North American FIN Stack distribution channel and OEM partners. This acquisition means that we will have additional resources to expand our customer support and continuously improve our technology.
What is the future of J2 Innovations?
Our vision is to continue building our OEM business and grow into a global technology company. We plan to add more talent to our growing team – with new hires in the U.S. and Romania. We will have additional capital and renewed focus that will enable us to enhance FIN technology and expand into new markets.
What does this mean for FIN technology?
FIN technology, which leverages tagging and data modeling, will continue to evolve as a powerful open framework for building, energy management, and IoT. Additionally, we’ll be attracting more developers to the platform through our built-in APIs and documentation, creating an ecosystem of developers and solution providers.
How will Siemens affect J2 Innovations?
For J2 Innovations, it will be business as usual. However, we are excited to benefit from Siemens experience and business processes in the areas of HR, accounting, legal, and quality – which will be strategically applied only where they add value. We will continue our vision to “change and evolve an industry”, and together with Siemens we can accelerate our progress.
Have questions? Feel free to reach out to me or anyone on the management team. We’ll be happy to answer your questions. We’re excited about the future of J2 Innovations!
ControlTrends had the opportunity to interview Distech’s new VP Sales for North America, Scott Hamilton. Scott believes Distech and Acuity bring together a true unified solution for the total integration of lighting and HVAC, offering a game-changing sensory network that provides increased productivity and optimal energy efficiency. Scott is excited about the passion of the people behind the products at Distech, and the nimble spirit and entrepreneurial desire to meet the needs of the customer and the systems integrator.
Episode 266: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending May 13, 2018 features a provocative discussion about the evolving role of the two-step distributor as fulfillment centers, cloud-based services, smart device applications, and a host of disruptive elements challenge the distribution industry. More coverage from 2018 Niagara Summit with Controlco’s Kodaro onPoint Analaytics; Rethinking VAV Controllers: The Easy IO Way; Realcomm|IBcon’s Commercial & Corporate Real Estate Cybersecurity Forum; Tridium University Update; ALC Field Partner of the Year Award; and don’t miss Cochrane Tech Services Global Launch of RAVEN!
Rethinking VAV Controllers: The EasyIO Way. Many people in the Smart Buildings Controls Industry believe that Jim Stiber of Control Consultants, Inc., might be the best of the best when it comes to VAV controllers and VAV systems. In this video Jim shares his impression of the new EASY IO FW-8V control solution. The EasyIO-FW series is a new breed of high performance, freely programmable, wireless Wi-Fi Sedona controllers. It has never been easier to extend your BMS because of its wireless possibilities.
Realcomm|IBcon’s Commercial & Corporate Real Estate Cybersecurity – Be a Part of the Industry’s Largest Forum! 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.
Tridium University Update: Don’t Miss These Training Courses Offered Through July 2018. Tridium University is offering a wide variety of training courses across the world in the coming months. Our award-winning instructors and certified training partners stand ready to help the global Niagara Community innovate with Niagara solutions. Through July, you can find in-classroom training in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, China, India, Thailand and Australia.
ALC Announces Field Partner of Year at the 2018 ALC Growth Summit. Congratulations to Control Service Company out of Lee’s Summit, Missouri for receiving the Field Office of the Year Award at the 2018 ALC Growth Summit. For more than forty years, Control Service Company (CSC) hasprovided Building Automation and Energy Management solutions to hundreds of customers throughout Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas. They have demonstrated the ability to harness the latest technology & resources to deliver systems and services that ensure occupant comfort while optimizing energy efficiency and sustainability.
Controlco’s Chip Cummings at the 2018 Niagara Summit– Presenting KODARO onPoint Packaged Analytics. 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.
Join Cochrane Tech Services for the Global Launch of RAVEN, May 16th at 3:00 PM EST. Ready. Set. Launch. Don’t miss the OFFICIAL global launch of RAVEN, a world-first product in the building controls industry. Pre-register now for this virtual product launch taking place 5.16.18 at 3PM EST, to include product information and details on how you can be among the first to take building capabilities to the next level. Register Here!
Ready. Set. Launch. Don’t miss the OFFICIAL global launch of RAVEN, a world-first product in the building controls industry. Pre-register now for this virtual product launch taking place 5.16.18 at 3PM EST, to include product information and details on how you can be among the first to take building capabilities to the next level. Register Here!
RAVEN is a smart building push notification service developed to help buildings operate safer, more secure, and more efficient. You can now take control of your building in the palm of your hand. The future of building automation is here. Be a part of it this Wednesday! Register Now!
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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