ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast and Podcast for week ending April 10, 2016 reviews Ken Sinclair’s April Automated Buildings edition and features the wrap-up 2015 ControlTrends Awards video highlighting many of the HVAC and Building Automation heroes and superstars, as well as coverage of Therese Sullivan’s VizLore commentary, KMC Converge, and the NIST Smart Grid and CPS April Newsletter.
Build Something Incredible with the KMC Converge™ Niagara® Application. Are you maximizing your Niagara® experience with KMC’s latest innovative utility? The all-new KMC Converge™ Niagara application and KMC Workbench features mobile-friendly HTML5 graphics (KMC Converge GFX™) and can be licensed to any open workbench. Converge compliments the new KMC Conquest™ line of BACnet direct digital controllers and appliances designed to connect building automation systems to the Internet of Things (IoT). The new suite of products provide system integrators and building owners with open, scalable, secure building automation solutions from a single building to enterprise-level installations.
A Final Look at The 2015 ControlTrends Awards. Once again, thank you to the sponsors of the 2015 ControlTrends Awards, and congratulations to all the winners and participants. We will see you at the 2016 ControlTrends Awards in Las Vegas! Special congratulations to the Young Guns Award winners, AHR EXPO receiving the ControlTrends Industry Service Award, ControlTrends India, Petock Award winner Ed Merwin and Hans Kranz’s Hall of Fame induction.
ControlTalk NOW guest interview with Ken Sinclair’s who discusses his April 2016 Automated Buildings Theme, which was “IoT Disruption Transforms and Opens Industry.” Ken tells how steady march of technical advances that have impacted our industry over the past 40 years might be cyclic in nature because they sometimes look familiar. “Transforming and Opening the Industry is a journey, not a destination, and will require consistent and constant attention.”
Therese Sullivan (VizLore Interview) How Will the IoT Create More Intelligent Buildings? VizLore platform is physically divided into two computational strata: a) Edge Computing is applied and distributed across connected devices and networking elements. It enables tactical data processing and serves to improve service resilience. b) Cloud Computing: Orchestration of distributed computing and service integration across the edge devices happens in the cloud, as well as more strategic oversight and workflow control. VizLore soft sensors and analytics derive insight and value from data sources that range from occupant personal devices, building infrastructure, and public-domain information.
NIST Smart Grid and CPS Newsletter: Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC): “Tech Jam” Features 60+ Presentations. IoT-Enabled Smart City Framework: U.S. Kick-off Held on March 24-25, 2016: The international technical public working group to help develop an IoT-Enabled Smart City Framework (IES-City Framework) was launched March 24-25 at a kick-off event on the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The U.S. event, held immediately following the GCTC Tech Jam, drew 70 participants. A parallel European kick-off event is planned for April 14-15, 2016, in Rome, Italy.