Hello, this is an invitation to the Sandstar projects working group. Sandstar is a project that we are open sourcing which merges Haystack with Sedona. [Read more…]
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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. The Sedona language is a component-oriented programming language similar to Java or C#. By utilizing this language, developers can create custom components which can then be used by system integrators to create applications that run on a Sedona device.
Primarily developed for the building automation industry, [Read more…]
ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast|PodCast for week ending Oct 30, 2016 features interviews with three industry experts: Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings; Josh Bradshaw, Silicon Valley’s tech-tracking guru; and Fearless Phil Zito, author and editor of Building Automation Monthly. Take a look at OPTERGY’s Aurora and Proton solutions — Building Management has become a whole lot easier; Belimo’s up-coming webinar on their smart butterfly valve technology; John Sublett, Tridium’s CTO, interviews ControlTrends; and Mike Marston reviews EasyIO’s Sedona based FG-32+ architecture. Please note, the nomination period for the 2016 ControlTrends Awards is well underway! This is your opportunity to nominate your favorite products, solutions, vendors, technical support people and executives.
ControlTrends’ first guest is Ken Sinclair, owner and editor AutomatedBuildings.com. Ken continues his inquiry concerning the impacts of IoT and self-machine learning in the BAS world, as well as the rapidity of change that is circling the building automation industry. Is our HVAC industry preparing itself for the explosive and disruptive evolution or will it get hit broadside? If you still need convincing that major changes are afoot, be sure to review the attention-getters and direct links to Ken’s references and articles.
Optergy — Dedicated to the Business of Managing Buildings, Facilities and Enterprises. Optergy is a technology company dedicated to improving the business of managing facilities with tools to improve efficiency, performance and processes, whilst providing key stakeholders with the information and reporting to make informed strategic decisions. Combining these systems improves the way our clients go about their business. This can be as simple as having a single interface to view their sub systems, or monitoring progress against budget.
The New Belimo Butterfly Valve—Advanced Technology for High Flow Applications. The New Belimo Butterfly Valve: Join us to learn about the newly designed butterfly valve and actuator assembly that is the most intelligent, energy efficient, and reliable high flow solution in the HVAC market. Highlights include patent pending self-adjusting end stop algorithm to ensure zero leakage, Near Field Communication (NFC) for easy troubleshooting, commissioning, and programming, and brushless DC motor technology that reduces energy consumption by up to 80%.
ControlTrends’ second guest is Josh Bradshaw, who tracks the newest technology coming out of Silicon Valley. Josh’s blog WorkTechWork is the go to place for people interested in the latest IoT technology trends and everything from sustainable energy, wearable technologies, smart homes, and smart buildings. Josh Bradshaw’s mantra is “Don’t work for technology… make technology work for you.”
Tridium’s John Sublett Interviews ControlTrends’ Ken and Eric. Tridium’s Chief Technology Officer, John Sublett turns the tables on ControlTrends with his interview with Ken and Eric. Beginning with how ControlTrends got started, John deftly steers the conversation along the open systems and integration highway, traversing the trends and the new drivers in the industry; the speed and formidability of technology and the blurry lines it creates; and perhaps most importantly, there is a lot of open road and smart building integration opportunity still ahead.
ControlTrends’ third guest is Fearless Phil Zito. One of the sharpest knives in the building automation drawer, Phil is owner and editor of Building Automation Monthly and as Phil promises, “You’ll leave educated!” And, “When it comes to working in the building automation space, no skill stands out more than HVAC. Having a solid understanding of HVAC fundamentals will get you far in the building automation space.”
FG-32+ Architecture — All EasyIO Products Run Sedona Framework. EasyIO’s Mike Marston provided ControlTrends with this update: “All EasyIO products run Sedona Framework and Sedona is very much alive. We have 300,000 plus Sedona controllers installed across 40 countries and our new FW14 Wi-Fi mesh controllers also run Sedona. Here is the Sedona Framework deployed in an FG32+:”
Here is Your Official 2016 ControlTrends Awards Nomination Ballot! The nomination period for the 2016 ControlTrends Awards is well underway! This is your opportunity to nominate your favorite products, solutions, vendors, technical support people and executives. Help us recognize the heroes and superstars of our HVAC and Building Automation industry. Nominate those people, products, and solutions that help sustain our industry and make it so important and successful. The top five or six nominees in each category will then be placed on the final voting ballot in December. Please pass this nomination ballot to your co-workers and colleagues! Click here to start the nomination process. Please share this link with your network.
Contemporary Control’s George Thomas, founder and president shows us what is up with the cool products he and his team make for the systems integrators across the globe. Contemporary Controls designs and manufactures the system building blocks for networking, integrating, and controlling automation processes where performance and reliability are critical. Contemporary Controls’ products are built upon open technologies such as ARCNET®, BACnet®, Controller Area Network (CAN), Ethernet, Modbus®, Niagara Framework®, Sedona Framework™, and are typically found in building and industrial automation industries.
Scott Muench tells the ControlTrends Community why J2’s FIN Builder was nominated for Automation Graphics Tool of the Year — FIN Builder provides the one tool to do it all. You can now train employees in FIN Builder (who don’t need to understand details about Niagara, Sedona, etc.) to build the entire Graphical User Interface (GUI), lowering your total direct costs on the job.
While in Chicago at AHR 2015 make sure to stop by Booth 3531 in the Building Automation and Control Showcase to see and learn about our portfolio of open building automation and control solutions that are cost-effective and durable enough to withstand demanding loads from challenging environments. Read more.
Contemporary Controls Nominated for Five CTA Awards. We’re proud to announce that we’ve been nominated as a ControlTrends Award (CTA) finalist for the following five categories for 2014: * Peripheral Product of the Year (#6) *Best Technical Support Company — Small Manufacturer (#21) *The PID Award (#22) *ControlTrends Executive of the Year — Small Manufacturer (#23 *ControlTrends Vendor of Year — Small Manufacturer (#26) Read more.
Simplify the Saving of Sedona Projects with BASbackup: BASbackup – our Sedona Project Backup and Restore utility – has been updated to simplify the backup and restore operations of our BAScontrol20 series of BACnet/IP unitary controllers. All BAScontrol20 configuration files – not just Sedona application files – can now be saved in one simple zip file for easy project retention and recovery. Read more.
Get ahead with EasyIO, see the latest Energy Saving Controls solutions, all leading edge and leading the way, as you would expect from EasyIO. At the same time, relax and enjoying yourselves with your friends from EasyIO. We will be joined by some great sponsors and media coverage by Controltrends from the USA – www.controltrends.org
We haven’t seen your submission to our event yet, but we would be delighted to meet you in Madrid. Review our updated agenda!
It is going to be an awesome event. I am sure you will love it. Register here!
SysMik is proud to be one of this year’s Niagara Summit Premier Sponsors! We are excited to present SCALIBUR: the world’s first truly modular controller operating Niagara 3.8 or Sedona on top of a powerful, scalable, industrial hardware. SCALIBUR is not just a controller – it’s a game changer.
SCALIBUR is the core of our comprehensive control solution suite Intesa “integrated server architecture”, which includes a series of advanced Sedona real-time compact controllers for field applications, as well as software solutions for system functions, embedded visualization, NiLS interface for DALI lighting control, and comprehensive room automation function libraries. Intesa provides state-of-the-art web based control systems, is easy to maintain and secure, and is fully integrated with the Niagara Framework.
SysMik will introduce the new Scalibur concept and show it in action at their premier booth in the Niagara Summit. The Summit will take place from April 27 to April 29 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas.
About SysMik: SysMik is a leading provider of advanced control devices and solutions based upon innovative technologies and open communication, Made in Germany.
Founded in 1990, SysMik has more than 20 years of expertise in open, programmable control systems based upon Niagara Framework, Sedona, LonMark, BACnet and Web technologies. SysMik’s unique solutions are targeted to provide openness, efficiency, sophistication and optimal user comfort.
Today SysMik is the leading German provider of products and services of Tridium’s NiagaraAX and Sedona Frameworks. The company joins efforts with Tridium to further expand the Niagara Community and to contribute new ideas for developing new technologies and products.
Three quick facts from Contemporary Controls: Did You Know – that BASrouters used in pairs can extend your MS/TP wiring? For example if you have a new building or a remote location and you would like to extend your MS/TP wiring to the new location, you can use a pair of BASrouters over an existing Ethernet link between the locations. This way you can extend your MS/TP cabling without having to pull new wires. Minimize the cost and provide the connection in a timely fashion.
By utilizing the Modbus TCP protocol and a Modbus polling profile, BASremotes can exchange data. For example if one of the BASremotes is reading outside air temperature that value can be read by the other BASremotes on the network. All BASremotes can have access to all the I/O points and virtual values in each of the BASremotes. The ability to read data from each BASremote in addition to having the Sedona logic to manipulate the data provides a powerful solution for many applications.
Did You Know – that BASview now provides support for mobile devices? Most mobile devices would have difficulty showing the graphics and trends from a BASview, therefore a simple spreadsheet-like view can be seen from the BASview which allows a user to see the status of points, write to points and view Alarms. There are no special screens or programming required for this type of view. All of the points contained in any graphic will be shown in this manner. This capability is available in version 1.35b or greater.
This week’s ControlTrends NOW reviews each category and each nominee, beginning with the 2013 Executive of the Year. These manufacturers, people, products, and solutions represent 2013’s best of the best:
2013 HVAC Controls Executive of the Year
Chris Eichmann, Johnson Controls
Lars van der Haegen, Belimo
Tom Rosback, Honeywell
Terry Swope, Lynxspring
Mike Marston, EasyIO
Jason Briggs, J2
Eugene Mazo, DG Logik
2013 Best Commercial HVAC Vendor of the Year
Schneider Electric TAC
The 2013 Building Automation Systems of the Year
Johnson Controls FX
2013 Best Peripheral Product of the Year from a Small Manufacturer
Connect-Air Wire & Cable
2013 Most Valuable Support Person of the Year
SK Foo, EasyIO
Joe Carcare, Belimo
Chris Lane, Johnson Controls
James Johnson, Vykon
Barry Gordon, ACI
Arthur Lebedinsky, DG Logik
Roger Rebennack, Honeywell
2013 Best Technical Support (Vendor) of the Year
2013 Best Variable Frequency Drive of the Year
Honeywell Smart VFD
TAC Schneider Electric Square D
2013 Thermostat of the Year
Honeywell Prestige (RedLINK)
Viconics VT8000 Series
EnTouch EMS Stat
Ecobee Smart Thermostat
2013 Best Building Application of the Year
Johnson Controls Panoptix
Controlco DataEye PRO
DG Logik DGLux
2013 Commercial Product of the Year
Belimo Energy Valve
AIC Wireless Eagle BULIT
DG Logik DGBox
Johnson Controls System 450
Viconics VT 8000 Series
Siemens Pressure Independent Control Valve (PICV)
2013 Building Automation Graphic Tool of the Year
DGLux by DGLogik
Johnson Controls ASSET Tool
BAS Services & Graphics (BASSG)
J2 Innovations FIN Builder
Sedona CPT Tool
2013 Building Automation Controller of the Year
EasyIO FG-32 Beast from the East
Johnson Controls FX-PCG
Vykon JEC-234 JACE Equipment Controller
KMC BAC 7001
Alerton VLCA- 1688
2013 Marketing Tools and Support
2013 ControlTrends Person of the Year (PID)
Mike Marston, EasyIO
Gary Weber, Belimo
Sarah Monteleone, Connect-Air Wire & Cable
Ed Merwin, Vykon
Dave Bohlmann, KMC Controls
Laura Kevitt, Honeywell
Doug Gettig, Viconics
ControlTalk NOW will continue to provide a weekly episode featuring the people, products, and the News of the Week shaping our world of controls, building automation, and the HVAC industry.
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