ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast and Podcast for week ending May 29, 2016 features guest host Rob Allen and video and interview coverage of the Roger Rebennack Experience — held over the Memorial Holiday weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway — where over 80 Honeywell customers from all parts of North America joined Roger, Honeywell, and 350,000 racing fans for the spectacular 100th Anniversary Run of the Indy 500. This 3-day extravaganza is unrivaled, mixing the thrill of the greatest race of the year with two concerts, the Indy 500 museum, celebrities, and life-long memories. Contact your Honeywell distributor or representative today and get your engines started for next year’s Roger Rebennack Experience at the incomparable Indy 500. Special thanks to Jackson Controls for their generous assistance in helping to host this fabulous event!
EasyIO’s Mike Marston is Excited about the Niagara Edge, and the Future! EasyIO’s Mike Marston provided ControlTrends with this Niagara 4 update, and Mike is very excited about EasyIO’s future: “I believe that EasyIO is the leader in BMS Edge and we have it today, with high speed I/O – yes, the FG Beast! Sedona is not dead, quite the opposite. We will be adding Tridium’s new Edge technology as soon as it comes available and we will also support Sedona.
Orange Button Public Webinar Thursday May 26th, 2016, 1:00 p.m. EST. Join Orange ButtonSM and the industry leaders who will drive down solar costs. The Orange ButtonSM initiative has launched! As part of the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot initiative, Orange Button supports the creation and adoption of industry-led open data standards for rapid and seamless data exchange across the solar value chain from origination to decommissioning.
Honeywell’s Roger Rebennack at the 2016 Niagara Summit Product Showcase. Ken and I got a chance to catch up with one of the hardest working people in the smart buildings controls industry, Roger Rebennack. Roger, in addition to being an access and security integration controls expert, is one of the most fun people in our industry. Roger was the first ever PID (Passion, Integrity, and Dedication) Award recipient. We discuss the “Roger Rebennack Experience” (you have to check this out) and Roger’s thoughts on the 2016 Niagara Summit and N4, and how Honeywell is taking the N4 platform to a whole new level in smart buildings controls and integration.
Honeywell’s Dave Cote on Surviving Digital Darwinism. The title of this discussion caught my attention. When I saw that one of the people on the panel was Honeywell CEO Dave Cote, I had to watch and I am glad I did. How do we survive in the digital age? Will Darwinism be the new normal? Among other things Dave, points out that we will continue with digital to digital interfaces but the new digital frontier will be digital to physical interfaces. Honeywell has been focusing on this dimension and is poised to capitalize on this emerging trend. What does Dave think about Nest? Will technology in the Digital Darwinism Age be a differentiation or a commoditization? Thought provoking questions and great answers. I am very impressed with what I heard from Dave and Honeywell’s role in the new digital frontier.
ACI Now has an All-in-one Glycol Filled Freezer Sensor Option! ACI now has an all-in-one glycol filled freezer sensor option! We have taken the complications of dealing with glycol off your hands and consolidated your purchasing to one source, ACI. The two ounce bottle comes filled with a propylene glycol solution and includes a velcro strap for quick installation. There are several sensor types and cable lengths to meet your specifications.
Haystack Connect 2017 Conference Announced! May 8th — 10th, 2017, Saddlebrook Resort Tampa, FL. Project Haystack, which focuses on developing common standards to streamline the interchange and interoperability of data among IoT devices, smart equipment and systems, announced its Haystack Connect 2017 conference will take place May 8th through 10th, 2017 at the Saddlebrook Resort Tampa located in Wesley Chapel, Florida, just north of Tampa. At Haystack Connect, the community of Project Haystack supporters that includes engineers and developers from leading technology suppliers, system integrators and service firms and forward-looking corporate end users, come together to further advance the state-of-the-art of managing, presenting and analyzing the vast amounts of data generated by today’s IoT devices, smart equipment and systems.
EasyIO Europe is organizing its training roadshow in the United Kingdom. Dates and locations are as follows: June 6th in Manchester, June 8th in Coventry, and June 10th in London. EasyIO will be introducing several new products, and Lim Hoon Chiat will be on hand to join in on the training and to show off the new stuff. There will be majoy emphasis on the introduction of EasyStack. There will also be some very high skilled guest speakers from Tridium, OneSight Solutions Arup, and EnOcean.