ControlTrends is joined by Therese Sullivan, editor of BuildingContext.me, in summarizing amazing Day 2 of 2017 Haystack Connect — which shifted into overdrive as Keynote speakers Rita H. Wouhaybi, Systems Architect, Intel and Milan Milenkovic, Principal, IoTsense, took the early morning stage and helped to bring the enormous macro potential of Project Haystack into perspective. It is quite clear that there are no boundaries when it comes to data and scaling opportunities — and scaling strategies. A full complement of breakout sessions followed till 5:30 PM, with themes ranging from Industrial IoT & Connected Buildings, to Project Haystack on the Energy Path, to Large Scale IoT Architectures – The Role of the Cloud and the Edge – Lessons Learned in Large-Scale Cellular-Connected Systems. See complete breakout schedule. Also, insightful interviews with Brian Turner, OTI; Steve Guzelimian, Optertgy; and Ron Victor, IoTium.
Make your reservations for Haystack Connect 2017! There are, technically, a lot of reasons to attend Haystack Connect 2017. Now, we added some fun ones! See below. Register Today!
3-Day Technical Conference at the Saddlebrook Resort Tampa: See the very latest software and hardware solutions for the Building Industry exhibited in the Vendor Showcase.
Meet and network with leading experts in our industry that are implementing real solutions that combine diverse devices, systems, data and protocols.
Learn how Project Haystack standards and Haystack “tagging” are creating “Smart Data” to streamline engineering and deployment of smart devices, smart equipment, smart systems and smart buildings.
The IBB is getting back together and looking for back-up singers to be part of the “Petockettes”!
The Keynote Speakers:
Rita H. Wouhaybi, Ph.D., System Architect, Industrial & Energy Solutions Division, IoT Group at Intel “Beyond Buildings: Data Models and Project Haystack”
Milan Milenkovic, Founder and Principal at IoTsense “IoT Semantic Interoperability and Project Haystack: Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship”
Rawlson O’Neil King, Communications Director, CABA “Intelligent Buildings and the Impact of the Internet of Things”
The Technical Program
One of the most important reasons to attend Haystack Connect 2017 is the high-quality Technical Program – educational sessions by industry experts that get to the real issues and solutions in connecting smart devices and their data into solutions. All of the Sponsors will be exhibiting their latest products in the Vendor Showcase. You won’t want to miss this!
View the full Technical Program at www.haystackconnect.org/technical-program and the full lineup of Speakers at www.haystackconnect.org/speakers.
The IBB is Getting Back Together!
Sponsored by IoTium
A Unique Conference: The building automation, energy efficiency, and IoT markets have a variety of events. Some are under the control of a single manufacturer. Some are large conferences where the needs of systems integrators, technology vendors and their customers are lost in a sea of unrelated products and content that are not relevant. Haystack Connect directly serves the needs of the community that is on the leading edge of applying smart data, smart devices, smart equipment and smart building technologies to create a more efficient and sustainable world. Register here.
Haystack Connect 2017 is organized and produced by the Project Haystack Organization – an open source community of people and companies who share the vision that a connected, collaborative community can move the industry forward in ways that no single supplier can! The Project Haystack Organization is a 501(c) nonprofit trade association supported by its member companies, other organizations and individuals. The event builds on the inspiration and mission of the community to address the challenges of making smart device data work seamlessly across applications of all types. Register here.
Episode 217: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast|PodCast for week ending Mar 5, 2017, features an in-depth interview with Master Systems Integrator, Jason Houck of Hepta Systems and coverage of the Sedona Alliance update from Contemporary Controls; Automated Buildings’ March edition; KMC Controls at 2017 AHR; SK Foo, winner of the 2016 ControlTrends Support Person of the Year, Small Manufacturer; CABA’s “Intelligent Buildings and the Impact of the Internet of Things” research project; Intel® becomes a Founding Member of Project Haystack; 2016 ControlTrends Hall of Fame Inductees; and Mena CMO 2017.
In the News: The Sedona Alliance. Downers Grove, Illinois (January, 2017) – The Sedona Alliance, which represents the interests of developers and users of an open control language technology called Sedona Framework, has launched a website at www.sedona-alliance.org. Developed by Tridium Inc., Sedona Framework is a software environment designed to make it easy to build smart, networked, embedded devices which are well suited for implementing control applications.
2016 ControlTrends Awards Highlight: The Hall of Fame Inductions. Watch the 2016 ControlTrends Awards highlight of the evening as Jack McGowan, Steven Bushby, and Ken Sinclair are inducted into the ControlTrends Awards Hall of Fame. In recognition of his career contributions to the BACnet protocol, Steven Bushby was also inducted into the BACnet International Hall of Fame. Be sure to check out the bonus track at the end of the video.
Mena CMO 2017: Championing Digital Ecosystems. Guy Hughes-Wilson, Vice President of Sales – Western Europe from BBC Worldwide is keynote speaker for ACI’s MENA CMO Conference: Championing Digital Ecosystems, scheduled for the 15th to 16th May 2017 in Dubai, UAE. Guy is the true definition of a modern marketer who is responsible for commercial revenues across all BBC platforms; (TV, online, app and mobile) for clients in Western Europe, and for leading the sales teams based in London and Paris. In the 2014/2015 year, Guy delivered 55% of the annual revenue growth.
ControlTalk NOW Interview with Jason Houck, CTO at Hepta Sysytems. Jason discusses Hepta Systems‘ early adoption of IT expertise and Hepta’s continued recognition as one of North America’s top Master Systems Integrators — and some of the award-winning projects that serve as Hepta Systems’ bonafide credentials, Additionally, Jason tells the ControlTrends Community about the The Panel Shoppe.
CABA completes “Intelligent Buildings and the Impact of the Internet of Things” Research Project. The Continental Automated Buildings Association is pleased to announce that it has completed its “Intelligent Buildings and the Impact of the Internet of Things” research project. This landmark research study was a major initiative of the CABA Research Program, which offers a range of opt-in technical and advisory research services designed to provide industry stakeholders with collaborative research and R&D opportunities. The CABA Intelligent Buildings Council, a core working council of CABA, commissioned the landmark research project to examine the impact of IoT related to intelligent buildings.
Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings March, 2017 Theme: “Engaging Satisfaction & Wellness.” Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings continues his thought process on how our industry is very well-suited to utilize the evolving social media connections available to us, in terms of feedback — to participate in the wellness and productivity campaigns emerging from every aspect and dimension of the building space. As Ken’s March, 2017 Automated Buildings theme suggests: “Engaging Satisfaction & Wellness,” we need get more active in understanding and processing these new user-metrics, because we are in a prime position to take advantage of the benefits.
KMC Controls at 2017 AHR. With a record attendance, it was no wonder AHR 2017 was so impactful for so many. For us at KMC, the people we had the pleasure to meet and the conversations we had were fantastic. Plus, the feedback we received when sharing our innovative solutions solidified our optimism for the rest of the year (and beyond!) In our booth, we shared product enhancements and features for our latest IoT and automation solution. KMC Commander, KMC Conquest, KMC Connect, KMC Connect Lite, and KMC Converge.
Project Haystack Organization Announces Intel® Joins as a New Founding Member. This just in… Richmond, Virginia – March 3, 2017 – Project Haystack (www.project-haystack.org), a non-profit, 501(c) organization focused on developing common standards to streamline the interchange of data among today’s smart devices, systems and equipment, today announced that Intel® has joined the Project Haystack Organization as a Founding Member and will hold a seat on the Board of Directors. “Having Intel join the Project Haystack Organization is very exciting for us,” said John Petze, Executive Director of Project Haystack.“
2016 ControlTrends Awards Highlight: Best Tech Support Person and Small Manufacturer of The Year. Watch the excitment as Pete Walsh from Columbus Temperature Control Co. and Jim Hayman from CGNA present the Best Technical Support Person of the Year Award — Small Manufacturer, to SK Foo from Easy IO, and Vendor of Year — Small Manufacturer, to Contemporary Controls. Congratulations and Great Job!
This just in……
Richmond, Virginia – March 3, 2017 – Project Haystack (www.project-haystack.org), a non-profit, 501(c) organization focused on developing common standards to streamline the interchange of data among today’s smart devices, systems and equipment, today announced that Intel® has joined the Project Haystack Organization as a Founding Member and will hold a seat on the Board of Directors.
“Having Intel join the Project Haystack Organization is very exciting for us,” said John Petze, Executive Director of Project Haystack. “In the past year we have seen tremendous growth in our industry defining interoperability standards for smart buildings and a better IoT, and the Haystack methodology has gained significant acceptance. Having Intel as a member on the Board of Directors will be a great asset as the organization continues to focus on its mission to make IoT device data self-describing and easier to use across applications of all types.”
The Project Haystack member companies have defined an easy-to-use methodology to describe the meaning of smart device data using a simple, extensible data-tagging approach called Haystack Tagging and standard models for common equipment systems. The open community-developed materials include detailed documentation describing the data modeling techniques, significant libraries of equipment models, and software reference implementations allowing software applications to easily consume smart device data that is marked up with the Haystack Tags. These data descriptors allow software applications to automatically consume, interpret, analyze and present data from smart devices, smart equipment and systems for IoT.
Intel joins these existing Founding Member and board member companies: Airmaster, J2 Innovations, Wattstopper, Legrand, Lynxspring, Siemens, SkyFoundry and Yardi and Associate Member companies: Altura Associates, Arup, BASSG, Bueno Systems, CABA, Connexx Energy, Controlco, Grosvenor Engineering Group, Intellastar, Intelligent Buildings, IoT Warez, KMC Controls, KNX Association, sensorFact Services, Inc.
More information about the Haystack methodology, the Project Haystack Organization and membership is available at: www.project-haystack.org.
About Project Haystack
Since its formation in March of 2011, the Project Haystack Organization (a 501(c) non-profit trade association) has been providing the industry with an open-source, collaborative environment to address the challenge of making data self-describing using semantic modeling, also known as data tagging. The work developed by the Project Haystack member companies and community streamlines the process of managing, presenting and analyzing the vast amount of data produced by smart devices and equipment systems. The Haystack methodology can be used with virtually any type of system and device data and is not tied to any vendor or communication protocol. More information about Project Haystack is available at: www.project-haystack.org.
Read the full press release online at: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/03/prweb14110158.htm
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries.
ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast|PodCast for week ending December 12, 2016 congratulates the 2016 ControlTrends Awards finalists! ControlTrends would like to thank the ControlTrends Community members who participated in the nomination process, and now that we’ve entered the final voting phase, please make sure to check your email for your official voting ballot, or go to the ControlTrends website and click on the voting link in the upper right-hand corner. It’s going to be a magical evening with all the Hollywood Red Carpet and Banquet trimmings. If you are going to be in Las Vegas for the AHR EXPO 2017, reach out to one of our participating sponsors to see if they might have a ticket for you!
Congratulations to the 2016 CONTROLTRENDS AWARDS CATEGORY FINALISTS who will competing for awards in 24 Categories. The winners will be announced live from the stage of the Hard Rock Cafe, January 29, 2016. Special Award presentations will include: BACnet International, Project Haystack, ControlTrends Hall of Fame Inductee, Petock Award, and 2016 ControlTrends Young Guns.
Building Automation VAV Controller of the Year Manufacturer or Product
Schneider Electric MNB-V2
Building Automation Plant/Equipment Controller of the Year
Johnson Controls FX-PCG
Alerton Ascent Control Module ACM
Distech ECB-600 Series
Contemporary Controls BAScontrol20
Energy Savings Solution Product of the Year
Belimo Energy Valve
JCI VSD Active Energy
Schneider Electric, Building Insights
Blue Ridge Technologies Lighting Control
Peripheral Product of the Year
Sierra Monitor Corporation
Wireless Product/Solution of the Year
EasyIO FW- Series
Johnson Controls WT 4000
Schneider Electric SmartStruxure Lite
ACI MeshNet 900
Lighting Integration Provider/Solution of the Year
Blue Ridge Technologies
Cisco, Digital Ceiling
Control Network Solution, elitedali™
3rd Party Visualization Software of the Year
J2 Innovations FIN Builder
BAS Services Graphics
Clock Works, KGS Buildings
Forest Rock, Energy Vision
Building Analytics Solution of the Year
Schneider Electric Clock Works, KGS Buildings
Light Commercial Solution of the Year
Johnson Controls Verasys
Schneider Electric Viconics
Innovative Product of the Year
Tridium Niagara 4
Johnson Controls Verasys
Belimo New Butterfly Valve
Lynxspring Onyx Edge Controllers
BAS Controls EAC-916
Siemon, Smart Building Cabling Solution
Building Automation Control System of the Year
Johnson Controls FX
Schneider Electric Struxureware
VFD Manufacturer/Product of the Year
Johnson Controls VSD Series
Honeywell Smart VFD
Schneider Electric Altivar
Best Technical Support Person — Large Manufacturer
Dimitri Papadopoulos, Johnson Controls
Kevin Callahan, Alerton
Sylvia Price, Tridium
Chris Hinton, Schneider Electric
Gerald Williams, Distech
Michael Hines, Honeywell
Brian Parks, Belimo
Greg Halloway, Delta
Dave Rodela, Siemens
Best Technical Support Person — Small Manufacturer
SK Foo, EasyIO
Barry Gordon, ACI
Marc Bergeron, ProLon
Aaron Sanchez, J2 Innovations
Christy O’Neil, Blue Ridge Technologies
Scott Gregson, Innotech Controls
Chris Ryan, Lynxspring
Diego Mateo, Contemporary Controls
Best Technical Support Company — Large Manufacturer
Best Technical Support Company — Small Manufacturer
Blue Ridge Technologies
The PID Award
Lim Hoon Chiat, EasyIO
Chris Eichmann, Johnson Controls
Sarah Monteleone, Connect Air
Dan Flaherty, Distech Controls
Gina Elliot, Schneider Electric
Bill Dunkleberger, Blue Ridge Technologies
Richard Bogle, Honeywell
Gary Weber, Belimo
Pranay Prakash, Tridium
Luis Megares, Neptronic
Josh Felperin, Siemens Controls
ControlTrends Executive of the Year — Small Manufacturer
Sarah Monteleone, Connect-Air
Eugene Mazo, DGLogik
Marc Bergeron, Prolon
Steve Guzelimian, Optergy
Bill Dunkleberger, Blue Ridge Technologies
Troy Schwenn, ACI
Jim Hewetson, Functional Devices
Terry Swope, Lynxspring
Biagio Di Lorenzo, Neptronic
ControlTrends Executive of the Year — Large Manufacturer
Jenny Stentz, Johnson Controls
John Sublett, Tridium
Martin Vileneuve, Distech Controls
Chad Blackmer, Belimo
Annette Clayton, Schneider Electric
Larry Weber, Honeywell
John Karczmarczyk, Siemens
ControlTrends Vendor of the Year — Large Manufacturer
ControlTrends Vendor of Year — Small Manufacturer
Blue Ridge Technologies
ControlTrends Systems Integrator of the Year
CBRE|ESI, Brookfield, WI
Alpha Controls & Services, IL
Automated Air, Australia
Control Systems Consultants, Terrell, TX
Harris Controls, Minneapolis, MN.
Pacific Controls, Asia
McKenney’s , Atlanta
Krueger Electric, Kelowna, BC (CANADA)
HVAC Concepts LLC, Frederick, MD
Navitas System Integration, Plymouth, MA
Renick Brothers, Slippery Rock. PA
MRSoluciones, Mexico City
ControlTrends Woman of the Year
Sarah Monteleone, Connect Air
Renee Joseph, Johnson Controls
Lisa Hickey, Belimo
Angie Jarvis, ProLon
Jenny Graves, Tridium
Amy Doran, Alerton
Annette Clayton, Schneider Electric
Laura Kevitt, Vykon
Monica Ferraro, Distech
Ruth Hershey, Siemens
Lindsay Baker , Comfy
Therese Sullivan, buildingcontext.me
ControlTrends Most Impactful Video of the Year
EasyIO, The Rules Have Changed: https://youtu.be/rzrWgp5Wb_E
Belimo: ” Why Choose the Belimo Energy Valve?” https://youtu.be/4w81ClIeqlI
Johnson Controls: “Johnson Controls, A New Evolution” https://youtu.be/yE4Ri3EGYZE
J2 Innovations:” Introducing FIN 4.0″ https://youtu.be/6ZWg1z578sI
DG Logik: “Facility Dashboards with Project Assist 2.0” https://youtu.be/1X8UibCjLVk
Contemporary Controls: “Understanding BACnet Series” https://youtu.be/oevGXrkxEos
Alerton: “Welcome to Alerton”https://youtu.be/cQ6obJGWJWs
Schneider Electric:” MG350 Smart Actuator” https://youtu.be/z9XvCON_DkY
Johnson Controls:” Johnson Controls Smart Connected Chillers” https://youtu.be/DRs2-qpEhO0
Lynxspring: ” Introduction to the Lynxspring Onyxx BH311 BACnet to Haystack Data Pump”
ACI: “Who is ACI? The Story of Automation Components, Inc.” www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO1fcVZIdmo
Siemens:” Ingenuity is shaping America’s energy future” https://youtu.be/k9VCAWdAP38?list=PL75385CF5B8B1E90A
KMC Controls: “KMC+DELL Customer Beginnings” https://youtu.be/N6MvW3qi0MI
Richmond, Virginia – November 2, 2016 – Project Haystack (www.project-haystack.org), a non-profit, 501(c) organization focused on developing common standards to streamline the interchange of data among today’s smart devices, systems and equipment, today announced the Call For Speakers for Haystack Connect 2017 and the latest additions to the list of Sponsors.
Taking place May 8 – 10, 2017 at the Saddlebrook Resort near Tampa, Florida, Haystack Connect 2017 is Project Haystacks open-forum biennial conference that provides a unique opportunity for professionals involved in automation, control and the Internet of Things to learn and share the latest techniques for connecting systems and utilizing device data in applications, including intelligent buildings, energy management, remote monitoring and other smart-device applications.
The technical sessions for Haystack Connect 2017 are starting to take shape, covering a wide range of topics that will include Data Modeling, Next-Generation Hardware, XaaS, Analytics, Data Visualization, Large-Scale Systems, Energy, Financials, Security, and more. The community that Haystack Connect serves is encouraged to share their experiences and submit abstracts of proposed presentations. The Call for Speakers is open until February 1, 2017 and can be submitted online at www.haystackconnect.org/call-for-speakers.
It was also announced today that there are 5 additional sponsors and exhibitors to the line-up, with new companies signing up every week. Recent additions include Automated Buildings, CABA, Contemporary Controls, ControlTrends and IoTium.
Its a known fact that machine data can produce amazing results its also known that it takes real work, knowledge of the underlying systems, and new skills to implement successful data solutions. The Project Haystack community is singularly focused on addressing the real-world challenges involved in using machine data to create and drive value. Haystack Connect 2017 will be the place where data and creating value from it gets real. The sponsors, speakers, and technical program will provide attendees with the most concrete, factual information available. This Information will help owners, operators, and systems integrators and end-users separate reality from hype. Vendors will present solutions that demonstrate their tangible value from hype-filled claims that gloss over the real-world challenges.
To get the real story and see the real technologies that are changing our physical world, there will be one place to be Haystack Connect 2017.
More information about Haystack Connect 2017, the Call for Speakers, Attendee Registration and Sponsorships is available at www.haystackconnect.org.
Attendee Registration for Haystack Connect 2017 is now open and an Early Bird registration discount is available through January 31, 2017. Online registration is available at www.haystackconnect.org/register.
About Project Haystack
Since its formation in 2011, the Project Haystack Organization has grown tremendously providing the industry with an open-source, collaborative environment where people and companies work together to address the challenge of utilizing semantic modeling to streamline the interchange of device data among software applications.
The devices that make up the Internet of Things – automation systems, metering systems, sensors and smart devices – produce tremendous amounts of data. This data is very hard to organize and use across different applications because it is stored in many different formats, has inconsistent naming conventions, and very limited data descriptors. In essence, data lacks information to describe its meaning. And, without meaning, a time-consuming manual effort is required before value can be derived from the data.
To address this challenge, the Project Haystack community has defined an easy-to-use methodology to describe the meaning of data using a simple, extensible data-tagging approach and standard models for common equipment systems. The community-developed material includes detailed documentation describing the data modeling techniques, significant libraries of equipment models, and software reference implementations allowing software applications to easily consume smart device data that is marked up with “Haystack Tags”. These data descriptors allow software applications to automatically consume, interpret, analyze and present data from IoT devices, smart equipment and systems. More information about the Project Haystack Organization is available at: www.project-haystack.org.
ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast|PodCast for week ending Oct 16, 2016 features highlights and interviews from three major industry events: Johnson Controls’ CBC16 in Nashville; KMC’s Genius Summit in Chicago; and Siemens’ National CPS Business Sales Meeting, also in Chicago. The Race to the Small Space continues as these three Vendors renew their focus on the Small to Midsize Building Markets with a host of feature-rich products. Haystack Connect 2017 update; Upcoming ACI Interface Device Webinar; Sierra Monitoring Corporation’s BACnet Survival Kit, Special Limited Offer; and don’t miss Phil Zito’s review of ControlTalk NOW’s 200 episode.
200th Episode of ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast|PodCast and DAY 2 of Johnson Controls’ CBC16. ControlTrends is delighted to bring you our 200th episode of ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast|PodCast for week ending October 9th, 2016, while covering DAY 2 of the Johnson Controls’ CBC16! Providence would have us at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland, which was an ideal venue — full of special people to help us celebrate our momentous occasion. Special thanks to Roger Rebennack, Jenny Stentz, Chris Eichmann, Rick Van Buren, Al Anderson, Russ Carfagna, John Donahue, Dave Gottfried, Jeff Hurwitz, Joe Chandler, Jim Hayman, Pete Walsh, Paul Burke, and the too numerous to name well-wishers and supporters of ControlTrends, that helped make this milestone happen!
Day Two Night Lights from the Johnson Controls CBC16. This video captures just a few of the great products and people at the Johnson Controls CBC 2016 Vendor Showcase. Listen as Sabrina Eder, Channel Account Manager, tells Rob Allen why she has been recognized as a ControlTrends Young Gun Award and for her continued success with customers. Troy and Tom tell ControlTrends about JCI’s sales operations and channel sales for APW, as well as a introduction to one of the most exciting entries into “the race to the small space,” the Johnson Controls’ Verasys.
Highlights From The KMC Genius Conference. From Nashville to Chicago, and from JCI to KMC, this has been the week of Smart Buildings Controls meetings. KMC’s Genius Conference theme was “Command Your future”. KMC rolled out all the stops with a great location, great speakers, innovative ideas, and training on KMC’s new light commercial system, the Commander.
Project Project Haystack Organization Announces New Members and Haystack Connect 2017 Conference Sponsors. Richmond, Virginia – October 12, 2016 – Project Haystack (www.project-haystack.org), a non-profit, 501(c) organization focused on developing common standards to streamline the interchange of data among today’s smart devices, systems and equipment, today announced the latest additions to the growing list of associate member companies and confirmed sponsors of next year’s Haystack Connect 2017 Conference scheduled for May 8 – 10, 2017 at the Saddlebrook Resort near Tampa, Florida.
ACI’s Brant Kasbohm’s INTERFACE DEVICE Webinar, 10/26/16 10:00 A.M. CST. Brant Kasbohm, ACI’s Interface Webinar Presenter will conduct a brief, educational overview of ACI’s Pressure Sensors including “How To” videos and product demonstrations. A “Q & A” session will conclude Brant’s 15 minute presentation. Questions? Send Brant an email: email@example.com.
Sierra Monitoring Corporation’s BACnet Survival Kit — Special Limited Offer. Sierra Monitor Corporation addresses the industrial and commercial facilities management market with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions that connect and protect high-value infrastructure assets. BACnet Survival Kit Product Information and Description: Do you have a BACnet integration project and require various products to commission the site? No need to look elsewhere – we’ve got you covered. Introducing the BACnet Survival Kit: your all-inclusive BACnet integration toolkit.
ControlTrends coverage of the Siemens CPS Business National Sales Meeting in Chicago features interviews with John Katzmarszyk, VP Americas, Commercial Products and Solutions, who explains Siemens’ effort to be more open, honest, and engaging to their partners, make more products and solutions available, and be more effective business partners. ControlTrends’ next interview is with Siemens Territory Manager and ControlTrends Woman of the Year nominee, Ruth Hershey. Ruth reviews her eighteen year career that began in the electronics industry with Omron and the great experiences she has enjoyed with Siemens and the HVAC industry.
Phil Zito Breaks Down Episode 200 of ControlTalk NOW The Smart Buildings Video Cast. Smart Buildings Controls Expert Phil Zito, from Building Automation Monthly, shares his thoughts on Episode 200 of ControlTalk Now The Smart Buildings Video Cast. Click here to check out Episode 30 of Phil’s Building Automation Monthly Podcast on the ControlTrends Podcasting Network. Phil does a great job of laying out his seven steps to creating successful sequence of operations for our building automation controls system. Great job Phil!
EasyStack is a complete BMS/EMS software platform that leverages tagging and data modeling based on the Project Haystack open source initiative. (If you’re not familiar with Haystack check it out here. The EasyStack Framework is agnostic in the sense that it incorporates built in drivers allowing for connection to Bacnet, Modbus, sql, etc. You can pull in data from just about anywhere. EasyStack allows system integrators the ability to build an entire solution using a unified tool set optimized for efficient work flow. With EasyStack you can set up equipment graphics, histories, alarms, schedules, logic, notes, etc. It was designed to encourage community collaboration and seamlessly supports add-on applications such as automated analytics, custom dashboards, and many others.
EasyStack tagging and data modeling makes it possible to set up queries to access data and can live at every level of the architecture; the edge device, global controller, server, or in the cloud. You can mix and match hardware components creating system architectures to meet whatever the project might require. EasyStack’s newest version is designed in pure HTML5. Your mobile experience and desktop experience are identical.
Less up front cost
Less time required to set up each job
Better User experience
And much more
EasyStack is a software technology that combines the core functionality of a Building Automation System (BAS) for connecting and controlling devices, with the added benefits of a Building Operating System (BOS) to manage and leverage data. The technology uses tagging and data modeling to provide unprecedented capabilities and functionally. The Haystack open standard also provides options and choices for the best combination of solutions from the wider collaborative Haystack community. Please contact Simon if you could not make it the roadshow and still wanted to have the latest information about EasyStack.
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Please contact Simon, if you want some more information or if you want to organize a CPT or EasyStack at your own office.
ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast will resume full video and podcast operations next week. Summer scheduling only permited a quick review of week ending July 17, 2016, which was another amazing week in our industry — featuring interviews with Lynxspring’s Marc Petock, WorkTechWork’s Josh Bradshaw, Lucid’s Vladi Shunturoy, Hepta Systems’ Jason Houck and Tavis Kerr, and CABA’s Ron Zimmer. Catch up on the latest product and solutions announcements from Contemporary Controls, Honeywell, Sierra Monitor Corporation (SMC), and J2 Innovations. Additionally, be sure to register for SMC’s IIoT Webinar, and check out the major additions to Project Haystack’s website.
Lynxspring’s Marc Petock takes it to the Edge. Working as a roving reporter for the RealComm Conference Live team, I track down Marc Petock from Lynxspring and get the 411 on their cool new Edge devices. Smart Buildings get even smarter when information can be gathered and processed at the edge with products like the Lynxspring Onyxx. Onyxx™ is an embedded edge platform consisting of a family of modular, open, hardware, bridges and gateways supporting multiple devices across key market segments, edge to enterprise and Cloud applications.
Lynxspring Webinar Series: Java Plug-In, Applet and the Niagara Framework. 30 Minutes with Lynxspring Webinar Series continues with: JAVA Plug-in, Applet and the Niagara Framework. The next “30 Minutes with Lynxspring,” featuring Lynxspring subject-matter experts and special guests, is scheduled for Wednesday, July 20th at 12:00 PM CDT. July’s Webinar looks at the JAVA Plug-In and Applet with the Niagara Framework.
Contemporary Controls — Need to Expand Your Network Quickly and Efficiently? From your network experts and solution providers at Contemporary Controls. Use our compact, high-density Skorpion 16-port plug-and-play Ethernet switch for a cost-effective solution. The unmanaged Skorpion EISK16-100T provides a data rate of 10/100 Mbps with Auto-negotiation and Auto-MDI/X making it ready to be put into service without adjustments.
ControlTrends Interviews WorkTechWork’s Josh Bradshaw. We met the very interesting and tech-savvy Josh Bradshaw at the 2016 Realcomm/IBcon conference in Silicon Valley. Josh tracks the technology trends from his home in Northern California, and his blog WorkTechWork is the go to place for people interested in the latest IoT technology trends. Josh covers everything from wearable technologies to smart homes and smart buildings. His mantra is “Don’t work for technology… make technology work for you.” In this video Josh gives us his thoughts on the 2016 Realcomm/IBcon conference.
Data, Data Everywhere! Lucid’s Vladi Shunturoy Explains. As a roving reporter for the Realcomm live team, I got to interview really cool people like Vladi Shunturoy from Lucid. Lucid brings different systems and different data streams together to make better business through better buildings. The Lucid product is used across over a billion square feet of building space. Watch this video to see why so many people use Lucid.
Honeywell Introduces TB3026 and TB3026-W Commercial BACnet Fixed Function Thermostat. Honeywell is pleased to announce the introduction of the Commercial BACnet Fixed Function Thermostat (BACnet FF). BACnet FF is a BACnet communicating controller with integrated temperature and humidity sensing that targets common controls applications such as 2-pipe/4-pipe fan coil units, roof top units, and heat pumps.
Catching Up with Master Systems Integrator Hepta Systems at 2016 IBcon Vendor Showcase. Hepta Systems, Jason Houck and Tavis, help us understand what it means to be a master system integrator in today’s smart buildings controls market. Jason walks us through the Hepta platform as it controls a million square foot building. See how they give their customers a live carbon emission reading, and other unique data points they gather. See how they use these data points to make smarter buildings. Very cool stuff from one of the bright stars in smart buildings.
CABA’s Ron Zimmer @ 2016 Realcomm|IBcon on The Smart Way to Get Useful Data. As a teacher of mine once said, “Nothing is obvious to the uninformed.” So, where do you go to get solid research data on smart and intelligent buildings, and connected homes? And, have access to competitive intelligence including the world’s largest smart buildings and smart homes research library? The answer is CABA.
Sierra Monitor: 4 Steps to Transform Your Devices into Smart, Cloud-Connected Devices. Before embarking on a journey of IIoT integration, an OEM must determine the precise business opportunities they want to achieve through the IIoT—whether that means improving service and support, knowing more precisely where all its connected devices are located and what they’re actually doing, or gaining the insights that will lead to better products. With our IIoT On-Ramp Suite, we can make it simple rather than daunting to get there. Visit Sierra Monitoring Corporation today!
Mark Your Calendar: How to Gain Complete Visibility Over Your Devices. Sierra Monitoring Corporation’s Upcoming Webinar: How to Gain Complete Visibility Over Your Devices. When: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM PDT. What: Have you ever installed your device into a facility and lost all visibility over it? Or, have you wondered what kind of data is sitting within your device that could help you provide better service and support to your customer?
Systems Integrator Alert: Automation Integrated Introduces GLIFF, the FREE On-line Back-up Service for Niagara and the New Service Contract-Maker, BLUEFORGE. Jeff Houpt and Chris Farve lead one of the most progressive and formidable master systems integration support services in the country. Automated Integration can radically increase your ability to sell service contracts and generate recurring revenue through the disruptive times ahead — with their next-gen asset management system BLUEFORGE.
Project Haystack eNEWS: Major Additions to Project Haystack Website. Major Additions to Project Haystack Website Includes a New Blog Feature! The Project Haystack Organization (www.project-haystack.org) is excited to introduce a number of important enhancements to the Project Haystack website. These include: A new Blog feature that allows us to promote postings of general market interest to the Blog level. Check it out here: http://project-haystack.org/forum/blog.
J2 Innovations’ Jason Briggs and the Game-Changing Technology inside FIN 4.0. A lot has been going on here at J2 Innovations! We recently announced our game-changing technology FIN 4.0 along with exciting new FIN Certified Hosts platforms. Check out the video below to experience first hand how FIN 4.0 uses tagging, data modeling, and HTML 5 to fundamentally change our industry. Attention Systems Integrators! Get Jobs Done Faster and Easier — with industry leading software tools and cool applications that will help you sell more jobs.