Episode 264: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Apr 29, 2018 introduces Atlanta’s newest debutante and future ControlTalk NOW host, Ms. Evelyn Grace Stromquist, as we capture the Zeitgeist of Niagara Summit 2018 — presenting a unique compilation of interviews beginning with Neptronic’s CFO Biagio Di Lorenzo, followed by industry perspectives from Systems Integrators Jim Jancse, Renick Brothers and Casto Technical’s Charlie Gibson. Distributor insight is next up with Broudy Precision’s Joe Chandler and RSD’s Mike Schwan and Rob Thompson. Activelogix’s Jack Berryhill, Tridium’s Laura Kevitt, and OTI’s Brian Turner add much more! More ControlTrends coverage to follow!
Tridium’s CTO, Kevin Smith possesses advanced and distinguished expertise in the fields of Cybersecurity, Semantics, Analytics, and Software Development. When Kevin Smith talks, people listen — and for good reason. That’s why we were delighted when Kevin joined ControlTrends in summarizing DAY 2 of Niagara Summit 2018. Kevin touches all the new Niagara bases as he hits this interview out of the park (his affable style of engagement almost outdoes his technical prowess). The Niagara Framework and team are strong, getting stronger, and committed under great leadership. The Niagara Community and ecosystem are growing world-wide and leading the way with innovation. Many videos and interviews to follow.
More DAY 2 Highlights:
Keynote Speaker: Josh Linkner is a two-time New York Times Bestselling author, five-time tech entrepreneur and hyper-growth CEO, and founding-partner of Detroit Venture Partners. To Josh, creativity and innovation are the lifeblood of all human progress. As such, he’s spent his career harnessing the power of creative disruption. Josh delivered a high-energy message with compelling real-world experience and credibility. Josh’s inspirational message topics of innovation, creativity, reinvention, and hyper-growth leadership left the audience inspired with real-world, practical takeaways.
Day 2 also offered a myriad of Sales, Technical, and Breakout Sessions that included: Disruptive Trends in Facility and Energy Management; Learning to Sell Niagara; From the Big Screen to the Small Screen; Smarter Building Technology for IBM Facilities; The Value of OT Networks, Design and Implementation; Niagara Analytics; Tagging and Hierarchy Technologies; and Hotel of Things.
The evening concluded with a cocktail reception and gala dinner — and the winners of the Niagara Innovator Award and New Product Showcase Award were announced.
The Niagara Summit 2018, held New Orleans Hyatt Regency, began under very festive and favorable conditions inside the Champions Square — as the world’s top Niagara Systems Integrators, Systems Distributors, OEMs, 3rd Party Solutions providers, and End Users — all gathered for the gala event. Also held earlier in the day, were the Niagara 4 Training Session and Developer Boot Camp. The masquerade masks were provided compliments of Cochrane Supply, who hosted a Masquerade Ball celebration later in the evening. More Niagara Summit 2018 information and video coverage to follow.
Episode 262: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending April 15, 2018, features an interview with owner and editor, Ken Sinclair, who gives us insight to the Automated Buildings’ April Issue entitled “Meta-Morphing Mashup.” Niagara Summit 2018 begins today with an evening welcome reception. Stay tuned for more ControlTrends coverage. If you are coming to the summit make sure to visit Jackson Control’s new BASS Security Automation Products in Booth 418, and Contemporary Controls BASautomation Products in Booth 318. And be sure to check out the Pittsburgh’s 449 Technology Center VIDEO Tour
ControlTrends interview with Automated Buildings owner and editor, Ken Sinclair, tells us about his April edition of Automated Buildings: “As always this new issue is a nest of great articles, columns, reviews, new products, interviews and of course the steady stream of news depicting our rapid Meta Morphic Mashup.” Now, what the heck is Meta-Morphing Mashup? Listen in to find out.
Visit Jackson Control’s new BASS Security Automation Products Booth 418 at Niagara Summit 2018. If you’re attending the Niagara Summit 2018 in New Orleans, stop by the newest and a very exciting booth 418 of Niagara Security & Video Products technology to see what’s new! The latest in Niagara Enterprise Security & Video offerings to help you once again promote the Intelligent Building solution by extending the framework with a new and improved offering N4 Security & Video products.
Final Details Before Heading to Niagara Summit 2018. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Niagara Summit! Registered guests are invited to the Welcome Reception on Sunday evening and can join attendees for meals on Monday and Tuesday. For access to the Niagara 4 training session or Developer Bootcamp on Sunday, and the breakout sessions on Monday and Tuesday, guest registrations would have to be changed to attendee.
BASautomation Products at Niagara Summit 2018. If you’re attending the Niagara Summit 2018 in New Orleans, stop by booth 318 to see our latest BASautomation products, including our BASpi, the BAScontrol series and the always popular BASrouters. Be sure to let us brag a little about our BASrouter obtaining BTL certification.
Pittsburgh’s 449 Technology Center — Take the Tech Center VIDEO Tour. ControlTrends had the unique opportunity to meet with representatives of Pittsburgh’s 449 Technology Center recently and tour their state-of-the-art Technology Center, which sets a new precedent in training excellence. The video says it all.
If you’re attending the Niagara Summit 2018 in New Orleans, stop by booth 318 to see our latest BASautomation products, including our BASpi, the BAScontrol series and the always popular BASrouters. Be sure to let us brag a little about our BASrouter obtaining BTL certification.
The new BASpi I/O board is a 12-point expansion board for the popular Raspberry Pi. When you use the BASpi Raspberry Pi image, along with the BASpi, your Raspberry Pi becomes a Sedona controller with 6 configurable inputs and 6 relay outputs and can communicate over BACnet/IP. It is great for BAS training or home automation projects.
The BASpi is part of our broader vision for open control. Our BAScontrol series is leading the way in open control, thanks to its use of open source tools and Sedona as an open source programming language. Using a BAScontroller and our free programming tools, system integrators are able to create custom applications using drag and drop programming.
New innovations like the BASpi are always exciting, but so is great news about an old favorite. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that our popular BASrouter has obtained BTL certification. According to BACnet International, “the BTL Mark is a mark of distinction and has come to represent a high level of quality and conformance based on rigorous independent testing.” Obtaining a BTL certification means a product has been independently tested by the BACnet Testing Laboratories and have passed tests designed to validate that the product correctly implements a specified set of BACnet features. The BASrouter provides stand-alone routing between BACnet networks such as BACnet/IP, BACnet Ethernet, and BACnet MS/TP-thereby allowing the system integrator to mix BACnet network technologies within a single BACnet internetwork.
We’ll also have remote access solutions that eliminate truck roll. If you’re attending Niagara Summit 2018, be sure to stop by booth 318 to say hello.
We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Niagara Summit! Here are some final details:
Hotel: The host hotel’s Niagara Summit room block is sold out. Please contact the Hyatt Regency New Orleans at (504) 561-1234 to make alternative arrangements.
Airport shuttle: Click here to reserve a shuttle from the airport to the hotel.
Guests: Registered guests are invited to the Welcome Reception on Sunday evening and can join attendees for meals on Monday and Tuesday. For access to the Niagara 4 training session or Developer Bootcamp on Sunday, and the breakout sessions on Monday and Tuesday, guest registrations would have to be changed to attendee.
Event check-in at the Hyatt Regency: A photo ID will be required for check-in at the registration desk. Registration desk hours of operation (local time):
Saturday, April 14: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 15: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, April 16: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, April 17: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Welcome Reception: Join us Sunday evening for some New Orleans-style festivities at Champions Square! The evening begins at the Hyatt Regency, where we will gather at 5:30 p.m. near the Empire Ballroom on Level Two to be paraded to Champions Square for dinner and entertainment from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dress code: Enjoy the Niagara Summit in comfort. It’s business casual throughout the event, even during the Welcome Reception and Gala Reception & Dinner.
Gala Reception & Dinner: We will conclude the event with a Gala Reception & Dinner on Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required for both attendees and guests.
Tridium contact onsite: Tridium staff will be available at the registration desk and on the trade show floor. Please feel free to let us know if you have questions or need assistance.
Exhibit hall floor plan: The Niagara Summit 2018 mobile app features the detailed floor plan of exhibitors and booth numbers. For the floor plan and much more, click to download the mobile app for iOS or Android.
Safe travels to New Orleans!
VP, Global Marketing Communications
Excitement is building for the Niagara Summit, the largest building automation open system summit in the world. Tridium will be unveiling the latest Niagara innovations from edge to cloud. Click to watch Jim Bland, Tridium’s President and General Manager, give the top reasons to attend this year.
Episode 254: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Feb 11, 2018 features two of our industry’s most prominent voices: Ken Sinclair, editor of Automated Buildings, who reviews his February edition, and Therese Sullivan, editor of Building Context, who provides detailed insight to KMC’s 2018 Genius Summit and several key AHR breakouts. Important update for the Niagara Summit 2018 in New Orleans; 2018 AHR Expo report — AHR posts [Read more…]
Planning is well underway for Niagara Summit 2018. We’ve recently added new breakout sessions that are packed with Niagara best practices, case studies and training. At Niagara Summit 2018, you’ll:
* Learn from the pros in the Developer Bootcamp and gain hands-on knowledge and practical tips for developing on Niagara 4
* Learn about new business opportunities, trends and more from Niagara Community thought leaders in the Business Track
* Get a deep dive into the application engineering side of the Niagara Framework in the Applications Track
* See the latest technologies on the Summit Expo show floor filled with BAS and IoT industry leaders
* Have opportunities to network and share ideas with others in the Niagara Community
Be sure to visit the Niagara Summit website today to view the updated agenda and register before the early bird rate expires on February 20, 2018!
Apply to sponsor and exhibit at Niagara Summit 2018
If you’re interested in sponsoring and exhibiting, check out the Niagara Summit 2018 Prospectus. Simply complete the Sponsor/Exhibitor Agreement in the prospectus, and email it to email@example.com to apply.
Episode 250: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Jan 7, 2018 features our interview with Dan Flaherty, Vice President of Sales, Acuity Brands|Distech Controls and Lance Patterson, Sales Support and Engineering, Distech Controls. Marketing Collateral of the Year Videos from EasyIO and Optergy; Ken Sinclair’s January edition of Automated Buildings; [Read more…]