ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast for week ending July 10, 2016 gives special thanks to this week’s Platinum Sponsors — EasyIO and Neptronic, as we bring two of the industry’s top experts to front and center, first reviewing Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings July theme “Performance Software Evolving with Self Machine Learning,” followed by Fearless Phil Zito, owner and editor of Building Automation Monthly. Acuity acquires DG LOGIK; Automation Integrated introduces its game-changing GLIFF service via live streaming; Updated 2016 Event Calendar previews the road ahead, along with ACI’s Temperature Webinar; Atlanta’s Cyber Security Meet-up; a good look at Forest Rock’s EnergyVision; and Functional Devices’ release of a BACnet compatible UPS Kit.
New Products from Around the Globe: Forest Rock at the 2016 Niagara Summit. One of the great things about going to smart building conferences like the 2016 Niagara Summit is discovering new products from around the globe and then getting to introduce them to the ControlTrends Community. Michael Kirkland introduced us to their EnergyVision Package. This software tool automatically collects and analyzes all forms of energy consumption.
Mark Your Calendar and Get Smart About Water and Waste. Our friends at JJL can give you the 411 on Water and Waste and how to save money and energy with a very informative webinar. Friday, July 15, 2016, 12:30-2:00 p.m. EDT. Click here for more information and to reserve your spot. Water is the fastest growing utility expense. Water is the fastest growing utility expense, with long-term cost increases related to supply constraints and aging infrastructure. We’ll discuss the unique set of challenges and opportunities around water use outdoors, where an estimated 50% is wasted.
Automation Integrated Live Stream Today at 12 EST. Automation Integrated (AI), winner of the 2015 ControlTrends System Integrator of the year, announces the FREE Gliff Niagara backup service. AI is a Master Systems Integrator specializing in web scale solutions. AI provides enterprise wide building automation, access control, video surveillance, API level systems integration and software development. Our markets include multi-site, retail and critical infrastructure facilities.
ControlTalk NOW first guest interview with Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings, is a great gatherer of information. It takes a lot of energy and perspicacity to rally an epic monthly battle cry for our industry and continuously call forth such an exceptional litany of industry experts. Ken judiciously sorts out for us, the IoT wheat from the IoT chaff, and then translates the fast and esoteric talk of our trade into slower more comprehensive reflections that generously reward the reading time invested. This July edition is no exception. Fresh off the trails of Silicon Valley, Ken captures the spirit of innovation from the 2016 Realcomm/IBcon show and gives us much deeper insight into performance software, machine learning, and portends the coming of our digital savior (perhaps) — Artificial Intelligence.
DG LOGIK Purchased by Acuity Brands (AYI. We trust that the data visualization dashboard lights at DG Logik are all on, and blinking bright GREEN — as it was announced today that Acuity Brands (AYI) (who added Distech Controls to their Building Automation portfolio in September, 2015) acquired IoT Software Solutions Provider DGLogik. Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) announced it has acquired 100 percent of the equity interests of DGLogik, Inc., a San Francisco Bay Area-based provider of innovative software solutions that enable and visualize the Internet of Things (IoT).
ControlTalk NOW second guest interview is with Fearless Phil Zito, owner and editor of Building Automation Monthly, whose website’s motto is “You’ll Leave Educated.” Phil Zito has been in the smart building space since 2007 and has worked on almost every BAS system on the market. He has held roles as a service technician, operations manager, sales development engineer, and technical integration program manager. Phil runs his weekly blog and podcast around building automation and is deeply focused on exploring topics related to building automation and smart buildings. Phil has a Masters in Cyber Security, holds several IT, LEED, and Energy Manager Certifications and is a self-taught programmer.
Here is a link to a Network Fundamentals book like the ones Phil talked about on the show.
Here is a link to the book Phil wrote called A Manager’s Guide to Building Automation
Be sure to follow Phil on twitter @TimGZito
ControlTrends Keeps an Eye on 2016 Events with Ken’s Calendar. While it has been an amazingly busy and productive year so far, many more events are on the horizon. ControlTrends will continue to post the event information as we receive notice or become aware of the event. Please note that the information is gathered from various sources, and the times, dates, and locations may have changed.
ACI PRESENTS TEMPERATURE WEBINAR, LIVE JULY 20TH, 10:00 A.M. CST. Brant Kasbohm, Temperature Sensor Specialist will conduct a brief, educational overview of ACI’s Temperature Sensors including “How To” videos and product demonstrations. A “Q & A” session will conclude Brant’s 30 minute presentation. Questions? Send Brant an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Want more information? Click here. Automation Components, Inc. presents a series of Live Video Webinars from our Sales Engineers and Product Line Specialists! Each month, ACI will feature one of it’s many product lines for 30 minutes to discuss some of the fantastic, cost effective, and reliable products ACI has to offer.
Functional Devices Takes BACnet Integration One Step Further: UPS Kit PSH550-UPS-BC – Now BACnet Compatible. Functional Devices, Inc. a leading manufacturer of high quality, contractor-friendly products since 1969,has just released their PSH550-UPS-BC, which is an Enclosed BACnet Network 550 VA UPS Backup Power Control Center that can be integrated into your BACnet network to monitor eight BACnet variables/integer values.
Greater Atlanta Cyber Security for Control Systems Meetup @ Stromquist – Aug 8 @ 6:30 PM. Doug Wylie will be speaking with us about two confirmed examples of attacks on ICS systems, with a wealth of information on each of them. Please join us to learn what took place, what can be done to prevent similar events happening in your ICS environment, and to share what you have seen as well. BOOM BOOM (OUT GO THE LIGHTS): A LOOK AT TWO CONFIRMED ATTACKS ON ICS AND HOW WE CAN PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE.