ControlTalk NOW week ending June 21, 2015 continues its coverage of the Realcomm|IBcon Event 2015, themed Real Change Right Now. The prophetic words of Bran Ferren still echo. Are our once purposeful sensibilities and instincts now strangling our futures? Probably! Driverless vehicles will change buildings, real estate, highways, pollution rates, and cityscapes. Watch the Realcomm general session highlights, and more insightful industry and solution interviews with John Petze, Dan Probst, and Marc Petock.
Conference Live: John Petze at 2015 Realcomm|IBcon. I had a chance to catch up with Sky Foundry’s John Petze at the 2015 Realcomm|IBcon conference in San Antonio. Key interview take-aways are that the state of building analytics has improved significantly since 2011. As John says, “It’s impossible to monitor data and system operations manually.” Successful deployment of analytics results in increased comfort, reduced costs, and energy savings.
Watch the 2015 Real Comm IBcon General Session!If you didn’t get to 2015 RealComm|IBcon in San Antonio — and you missed out on the incredible 2-day visionary voyage of Real Change – Right Now, this general session video captures, in small part, the enormous importance and depth of the event. Tridium’s Nino DiCosmo and John Sublett, and a host of industry experts spoke, and the dazzling Bran Ferren, a virtual Edison incarnate, delivered an amazing keynote presentation.
Contemporary Controls BAScontrol20 Firmware Version 3.1 Released.Contemporary Controls recently released firmware version 3.1 for the BAScontrol20 Sedona Open Unitary Controller. Built on the Sedona Framework, Contemporary Controls has developed more than 100 custom Sedona components which complement the standard Tridium-developed Sedona 1.2 components that reside within the device.
2015 Conference Live: Dan Probst of Jones Lang Lasalle Explains IntelliCommand.I had a chance to catch up with Dan Probst at the 2015 Realcomm|IBcon conference. Dan is the Chairman – Energy and Sustainability Services for Jones Lang LaSalle. Dan helps real estate companies reduce energy and operational costs by using their data analytics platform InelliCommand.
Fred Gordy’s Cyber Security Terms and Definitions – Part 2.The list below is a continuation of the series Cyber Security Terms and Definitions. Some of the terms you may have heard or probably will hear sometime in the near future. I am not sure how many of these I need to do past this point because it can get into some areas that you will probably not run into. If you have terms or topics you want to take a deeper dive into, let me know and either I will answer it or have some of the cyber security experts I know post response to it.
Global EasyIO Partner Event 2015: Paris, September 20-22! EasyIO is changing the way Building Automation is deployed, while significantly reducing installation costs. EasyIO’s global partner event will unveil awesome new products and features that will further enhance building management and energy solutions — for all building types.
Conference Live with Marc Petock — 2015 RealComm|IBcon. I got a chance to catch up with the ever-informative Marc Petcock, a long time building automation controls legend, at Conference Live, 2015 Realcomm|IBcon. Marc is VP Marketing at Lynxspring and a leading expert on building automation cyber security. Check out what Marc has to say.
Big Fun from Cochrane Supply. Scott Cochrane, one of the smartest guys in the building automation controls industry, shows us he is more than just another big brain in the BAS world. Scott, wrote and directed this film about the Cochrane Supply technical support process.