Episode 301: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Feb 3, 2019, features interviews with Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings, who helps to navigate our journey through the perilous “Path of Least Disruption,” and rising entrepreneur and SandStar founder, Alper Üzmezler, CEO of BASSG and Alta Labs. [Read more…]
With changes in Smart building controls the world of facilities management will change forever.
These changes include:the adoption of truly open systems. Agreed upon data tagging models. The availability of usable data. Advances in artificial in intelligence and machine learning
Over the years, we have watched the definition of open systems change from an open protocol to a truly open system. Open in this sense means that the installation, service and procurement of these smart buildings products are not restricted to just one vendor. Therefore, multiple vendors can work on installed systems. Because the system is truly open, the owner has choice. The controls are truly interoperable, as a result, the facility managers have complete control and access to synergies that are only available when all systems in the smart building can communicate easily. This includes data.
Haystack Connect changes the tagging game
EasyIO’s World Conference will be held May 19th through May 21st! This year the location for our Global event is Amsterdam. The conference is a great opportunity to meet the EasyIO team and your colleagues from the BMS branch. [Read more…]
Dear Niagara Community Member,
Over the past few months, there has been some well-needed government and media discussion related to the cyber-security posture of control systems. Cyber-threat watchers note that there continues to be a significant number of control systems configured in an insecure manner, and most concerning, exposed on the Internet. Our goal is to have zero Niagara Framework® deployments that fit these descriptions. Towards this goal, we are reminding our customers [Read more…]
The Siemens RDS 120 Smart Thermostat is an Advanced Cloud Connected Thermostat that offers a package of strong benefits. It figures out the perfect room climate and guarantees optimized energy consumption in your home. In addition to achieving these goals, [Read more…]
Episode 5 brings Teamwork and Performance to-the-table, for the Smart Buildings and HVAC community. We use a couple good metaphors in Sports and Music for each.
First-up is (recently Young Gun inducted) Brent Burrows and Chad Erwin from ENTEK. I performed Project Tracker Training with them and was fortunate to witness their exceptional Teamwork; we explore how they’ve become such a good Team and offer suggestions for you!
Next is my Brother, Adam Gorka and Myself! We had just finished our very-first-recording of NGI (including our rocking intro’s and a Thank You episode that’ll come-out later) and I wanted to hammer into something a little different. Among other things, we connect Musical performances with performance on a Job Site. We bounce-around-a-bit, but I think you’ll enjoy this interview; many more to come : ) [Read more…]
Episode 300: ControlTalk NOW — The Smart Building and HVAC controls Videocast and PodCast for week ending Jan 27, 2019 celebrates the 300th episode of ControlTalk NOW with our guests: Lynxspring’s Marc Petock, Jackson Control’s Roger Rebennack, and EasyIO’s Mike Marston, and Lim Hoon Chiat. A very special thanks to all the members of the ControlTrends Community that joined in on our celebration, particularly, the team at Jackson Control; Ken Sinclair, Automated Buildings; Howard Berger, Realcomm; Jim Hayman, CGNA; Aaron Gorka, ANT Technologies; and Stephen Johnson, McKenney’s. [Read more…]
The smart building controls evolution is closely coupled with the internet. What has changed in the 20 years of the Internet?
Cost is down; speed is up, everything has an IP address, the Internet has become clouded with powerful microcomputers that are out on the edge, self-learning and sharing their intelligence with everyone – and everyone is continuously connected.
As this is Ken Sinclair’s, AutomatedBuildings.com 20th year of providing education sessions at AHR Expo, he is uniquely qualified to moderate this panel and report on the smart building evolution that has occurred.
In this video, Ken and the panel, pull from this evolution timeline,the significant events and milestones that are likely to be part of our next 20 years. Brad White joined the evolution at the halfway mark so he provides a fresh perspective on the smart building controls history. They share takeaways, [Read more…]