Episode 246: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings PodCast for week ending November 19, 2017 features interviews with two of the industry’s most prominent thought leaders, BuildingContext.me’s editor, Therese Sullivan, provides CoreTech coverage and Co-Founder and Partner, John Petze discusses SkyFoundry’s 13 Billion Sq Ft worth of success and the roadmap ahead. Special shout out to Samuel Elkins, Portrait & Commercial Photographer extraordinaire, based in Salt Lake City, UT. [Read more…]
Lynxspring, Inc., a premier developer and provider of open, IP solutions for building automation, energy management, IoT, equipment control and device-to-enterprise integration, made several new announcements today at the 2017 Lynxspring Exchange and Technology Showcase Conference being held October 1st – 3rd at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona.
In keeping with their Edge-to-Enterprise business initiatives, Lynxspring announced the following:
For its JENEsys Edge product line, the company revealed a new Niagara 4 version of the highly successful JENEsys Edge 534 AX, a fully programmable Niagara controller with 34 IO built-in and expandable IO. Anticipated market release is November.
The company showed their JENEsys Edge 534, a Niagara AX version Controller with SkyFoundry’s SkySpark® Everywhere distributed informatics architecture embedded in the unit. This puts SkySpark® Analytics right at the “edge”, allowing users to analyze important data at the edge and gather real-time intelligence.
Related to SkySpark® Everywhere, Lynxspring revealed an embedded SkySpark® Everywhere device which provides the capability to run SkySpark® Analytics at the edge and send SkySpark data to the enterprise.
Lynxspring announced the addition of the Onyxx 34IO-B, a BACnet IO Expansion Module designed specifically for JENEsys Edge Controllers, JENEsys PC8000 Controllers and JACE® 8000 Controllers. Market availability is expected by the end of the year.
In addition, the company demonstrated their latest Onyxx Hub and Wireless Bluetooth Current Transducers (WCTs), capable of monitoring the RMS current usage through a 4 AWG to 12 AWG wire. Release date is planned for early 2018.
Lynxspring also shared a new concept called the Onyxx Application Independent Platform (OAIP). Leveraging open and internet standards, OAIP is an extensible hardware platform that supports the rapid portability and customization of software and IoT applications to meet the specific needs of today’s connectivity, data access and exchange requirements. Once released, OAIP will include a hardware development kit (HDK) and software development kit (SDK).
The company also announced that it is expanding its wireless capabilities for its Onyxx platform with further support and expansion of Zigbee, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and upgrading their Onyxx Cellular Router to 4G.
Lynxspring announced they have entered into an OEM relationship with SkyFoundry. Lynxspring will embed the SkySpark® Everywhere distributed informatics into their JENEsys Edge and Onyxx products, supporting analytics at the “edge”. Lynxspring is will become an Authorized SkySpark® Trainer.
Executives announced that the Lynxspring eStore has added several new enhancements, making it easier to use and navigate and also expanded the site with the addition of new products.
“These announcements are in-line with our established Edge-to-Enterprise business strategy and continues our endeavor to develop and bring to market advanced technology and solutions that deliver a smart and connected future to the building industry,” said Terry Swope, President & CEO of Lynxspring. “They also demonstrate our commitment to industry partner collaboration and development”.
“These initiatives combine our technological strengths and input from our ecosystem of customers and solutions providers to bring new forms of value,” added Marc Petock, Chief Communications Officer and Vice President, Marketing at Lynxspring. “We are enabling new solutions with the flexibility to empower building owners and operators to unlock efficiencies in their facilities, increase manageability and drive performance.”
More information about Lynxspring technology, products and services is available at: http://www.lynxspring.com.
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Embracing open software and hardware platforms, Lynxspring develops, manufactures and distributes innovative edge-to-enterprise solutions and technology for today’s intelligent buildings, energy management, equipment control and specialty machine-to-machine and IoT applications. Lynxspring’s technologies and products simplify connectivity, integration, interoperability and data accuracy and exchange from the edge to the enterprise. For more information about Lynxspring, visit http://www.lynxspring.com.
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ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast for week ending June 12, 2016 features a rather deep and dark Cyber Security update from Fred Gordy, and an enlightening interview with Automated Buildings’ Ken Sinclair discussing his June edition; next, a look at new technology with Cisco’s Digital Ceiling and Optigo Networks’ solution to eliminate BACnet complexity; Lynxspring and SkyFoundry offer a combo webinar on Data and Analytics; Functional Devices released a pre-enclosed panel; and don’t miss out on Neptronic’s special product sample offering — available through ControlTrends!
Cyber Security Expert Fred Gordy Waives the Cyber Security Caution Flag! Censys Device Search Engine Picking Up Exposed Niagara 4 — Wake Up! Thanks once again to Intelligent Buildings’ Director of Cyber Security, Fred Gordy, who keeps the global ControlTrends Community and systems integrators current with his Cyber Security updates. Fred is calling for the widest dissemination of this information possible, and for responsible parties, at every level to take immediate actions to eliminate their exposure and safeguard their building against eminent attack. Fred Gordy: “I did a cursory search using Censys device search engine of building control systems and the first systems to pop up were Niagara 4 systems.”
Cisco’s Digital Ceiling WILL Change the Way You Do Smart Building Controls. Building Automation Systems Integrators, meet your new BAS partner — Cisco. That’s right, Cisco. Cisco just might be your new front end, and the ceiling in the building you are working in, right now, might be your new junction box to the future. The lighting world is evolving from the analog world to the digital world and soon, those lights connected to the network, not just for a data path, but also for power, will have temperature, occupancy, and daylight harvesting sensors in them — that will finally bridge the gap between building automation and connected lighting control.
ControlTalk NOW Interview with Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings. Always an informative experience, Ken Sinclair reviews Automated Buildings’ June theme of Measured Variables; Health, Wellbeing, & Productivity. More insight into HVAC by engineers and HVAC by Behavioral Experts that are driving the $3-$30-$300 metrics, and the realization that the most promising potential value lies in building wellness that leads to greater productivity, greater tenant retention, and less absenteeism. Also, understanding the benefit differences between digital ceilings versus the 24 VDC ceiling (Edison wins the current war after all, though Tesla has scheduled a return bout) and much more!
30 Minutes with Lynxspring Webinar Series — Data and Analytics by Lynxspring and SkyFoundry. 30 Minutes with Lynxspring Webinar Series Presents: Data and Analytics. The next “30 Minutes with Lynxspring,” our monthly webinar series featuring Lynxspring subject-matter experts and special guests, is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15th at 12:00 PM CDT. This month’s installment looks at Data and Analytics. Data and analytics are changing the way companies in EVERY industry do business and manage business. And yes, it is changing ours — it’s changing the way buildings and facilities are managed and operated.
Optigo — The New Way to Cut through BACnet Complexity. As IoT continues to intersect with the Smart Buildings Controls Industry, more and more new players are showing up in our space with proven solutions that will work well in our applications. Ken and I had the chance to connect with just such a company, Optigo Networks. We had the privilege of speaking with their CEO Pook-Ping Yao. We were very impressed with Ping and his product solutions. Check out the video below to see the elegance and efficiency of the of the Optigo Connect network solution.
A Special Offer From Neptronic at the 2016 Niagara Summit. We had a chance to catch up with Biagio Delorenzio and Luis Melgares from Neptronic at the 2016 Niagara Summit. Great stuff from our innovative friends in Canada. As you can see in the video, the TUCB is a very flexible universal wall mount controller with built-in temperature sensor and scheduler. The unit is designed for simple and accurate control of a heat pump or other heating/cooling equipment. Its field configurable algorithms enable versatile implementation of required control sequences. but what is even more impressive is the new TRLG 24. The TRLG 24 takes al that is good about the TUCB and adds an on board humidity and CO2 sensor.
Functional Devices — Innovation at the Panel Level. Nick Walker at the 2016 Niagara Summit Vendor Show. Functional Devices — Innovation at the Panel Level 2016 Niagara Summit Vendor Show. Nick Walker, Strategic Account Manager for Functional Devices walks the ControlTrends Community through the new MHP pre-enclosed enclosure series that features a 100 VA (or (2) 100 VA) transformers along with with a convenience outlet and a polymetal or perforated back drop. Functional Devices products are a contractors’ best friend — offering savings in installation time and money for all of your building automation projects.
30 Minutes with Lynxspring Webinar Series Presents: Data and Analytics. The next “30 Minutes with Lynxspring,” our monthly webinar series featuring Lynxspring subject-matter experts and special guests, is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15th at 12:00 PM CDT.
This month’s installment looks at Data and Analytics. Data and analytics are changing the way companies in EVERY industry do business and manage business. And yes, it is changing ours — it’s changing the way buildings and facilities are managed and operated.
At Lynxspring we are seeing a change in attitude among facility professionals that is driving them to think differently about the way they collect and assimilate building data. Facility managers and building operators are increasingly adapting their building maintenance and operating strategies in response to data. The key however, is making the data useful with analytics.
With applications in over 10,000 buildings from colleges and universities, multi-site retail stores, commercial office buildings, fast food restaurants, government facilities, military bases, hospitals, hotels, and industrial facilities, SkySpark applications include building commissioning, equipment fault detection, energy analysis, load profiling, facility benchmarking, asset performance tracking, and carbon and greenhouse gas reporting. SkySpark’s high-performance database and infinitely flexible analytics language can provide results not possible with other tools. And, the built-in visualization applications make it a ready to go solution. With SkySpark you know how your buildings, equipment systems, and devices are really operating and where and how you can improve performance.
Lynxspring has made it easy to add and integrate SkySpark to the JENEsys® Operating System, further augmenting the functionality of the JENEsys® platform.
John Petze, Principal of SkyFoundry, will provide an update of recently-added features and enhancements, offer some insight into discussing data and analytics in today’s building environment and share an interesting use case.
Please join us for this next “30 Minutes with Lynxspring” to learn more about Data and Analytics.
When: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM CDT
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The Smart Buildings Controls Renaissance starts this week in Paris. The great minds of smart buildings and building automation controls have gathered at the EASY IO Event to discuss and reinvent the way we save energy and make buildings smarter. This week marks the beginning but not the end of innovation in the Smart Buildings Control space.
For those vendors and systems integrators gathering today at the Global EasyIO Partner Event — from six continents, buildings are the common currency and EasyIO is the common language spoken. Featuring the release of EasyStack, the enhanced FG-32+ controller, the possibilities of the Belimo MP Bus Gateway, and a myriad of new vendor applications, EasyIO now provides a greater range of solutions for the underserved global markets, where an estimated 70% of the world’s buildings still lack edge technology and control. See how EasyIO provides optimal control in the edge space of any building!
EasyIO gives special thanks and recognition to its Sponsors: J2 Innovations, NODON, SkyFoundry, Belimo, Intellastar, Contemporary Controls, and Greystone. Guido Van Erp of Bullzevents has seen to all the details to make the time in Paris, very well spent.
Congratulations to SkyFoundry for winning the 2015 ControlTrends Energy Savings Solution of the Year. Paul Bergquist was on hand to receive the award. SkyFoundry’s SkySpark® Analytics Software automatically analyzes building, energy and equipment data to identify issues, faults and opportunities for improved performance and operational savings. SkySpark helps facility owners and operators find what matters in the vast amount of data produced by today’s smart systems. SkySpark is now deployed to over 10,000 facilities, encompassing over 650 million square feet of building space. Congratulations, once again!
In Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings January, 2016 Release: “Our Role in the Transformation,” we are reminded of the instrumental roles we each will play as stewards in this industry grown gray. Creating viable and working endowments of industry knowledge, is not just necessary to transition successfully with the avalanche of technology being introduced, but critical to HVAC and BAS future generations — finding and holding their participation rights in the IoT world to come.
Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings: “The transition to a new year causes us to reflect on the previous years. The future is falling on us fast but we must be the force that provides linkage to the past, and more importantly to the existing. Only we as an industry have the skill and knowledge; this is not an IoT thing, this is us.
We need to not be overwhelmed by the transformation occurring but to be the stabilizing force of reason in the transformation in our building automation industry.
A reflection of the changes in our industry last few years casts an amazing shadow. It is interesting that if you look at our monthly themes, you will see that what we all have been talking about is “Our Role in the Transformation”. It is not the amazing IoT technological changes that are the focus of our discussions it is how we as an industry of self learning assets embrace and connect these changes.
Forward from Paris Via M&V, Therese Sullivan, BuildingContext Ltd
“Fitbit® For Buildings,” Jack McGowan, The McGowan Group
New Year’s Resolutions for Building Owners, Jim Sinopoli, Smart Buildings LLC
The Business Side of Cyber Security, Marc Petock, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy
Connecting to Diverse Data Sources, John Petze, SkyFoundry
What’s In Your OPC UA Server? John Rinaldi, Real Time Automation (RTA)
BAS Intrinsic Analytics, Steve Tom, AutomatedLogic
Security Industry Growth to 2020, Allan McHale, Memoori
Day 2 began with a hearty welcome from Bullzevents’ Guido Van Erp and the yearly sales and marketing review from Johan Schakenraad, CEO, EasyIO Europe, who summarized EasyIO’s impressive growth with the words “EasyIO FG-32… To use it, is to love it.” Day 2 resumed with a series of product and solution presentations beginning with Yanis Cottard of NODON, followed by updates on the EasyIO EnOcean driver, the enhanced CPT Tool with widget features, BACnet updates, Scott Muench, J2 Innovations and EasyStack, closed by Mike Marston and EasyIO’s roadmap — sustain the best in class controller and be the industry’s enabler of choice.
The afternoon program featured Terry Casey, Itellastar; John Petze, SkyFoundry; Belimo MP bus opportunities using EasyIO’s FG-32 used with the MP bus driver and gateway;followed by Contemporary Controls; and Greystone Energy Systems Inc.
Then, it was off for cocktails at the VIP Bluebell Room and dinner with a magical orchestra, and the world famous show: “PARIS MERVEILLES.”
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.
Sunday September 20:
EasyIO Global pre-event informal gathering.
Location: The Hard Rock Cafe Paris | 14 Boulevard Montmartre 75009 Paris Time: Start 9 PM – Finish 12 PM
Monday September 21:
* Sponsor show
* Welcome (Bullzevents)
* Sales & Marketing (EasyIO Europe)
* Nodon, new Enocean power meters and switches (Nodon)
* Live Demo Enocean & CPT features such as widgets (EasyIO Europe)
* Break & Sponsor show
* Roadmap, where are we heading (EasyIO)
* EasyStack (EasyIO & J2 sponsor)
* Bacnet profiles and demo (EasyIO)
* Lunch & Sponsor show
* Intellastar (sponsor)
* SkySpark (sponsor)
* Belimo MP and opportunities (sponsor) Belimo to FG demo (EasyIO)
* Break & Sponsor show
* Contemporary Controls (sponsor)
* Greystone (sponsor)
* Closing – Program for Monday etc. Sponsor Network
Evening program at The LIDO (You will need to get to the Lido at your own expense and transportation). 19:00 Cocktail at the VIP Bluebell room 20:00 Dinner with a magical orchestra 21:00 Show “PARIS MERVEILLES” 22:45 End of the show. Location: Lido de Paris, 116 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris Taxi costs will be around 7 euros. By Metro please click here.
Tuesday September 22:
* EasyIO’s iPad Paris City Challenge*
* Gathering on the Avenue Gustav Eiffel (Park behind the Eiffel Tower) and organizing game groups
* Group photo (takes organizing skills of everybody to get this done) Start iPad City Challenge with assignments and boarding the L’Open Tour hopp-on hopp-off busses
* Start arranging sponsor area at The Hard Rock Café Paris (Upstairs) End iPad City Challenge for attendees, all gather at the HRC Paris Lunch and sponsor area network at Mezzanine sponsor area Announcement winners of the iPad City Challenge game and prices Final words and closing of the EasyIO Global event Paris 2015
* Attendees will be divided in smaller groups. They will be handed a iPad mini to be your guide during the game.
* This iPad Challenge game is especially designed and organized by Bullzevents for EasyIO.
In short please NOTICE:
➘ At the Hard Rock Café on Sunday you will receive a EasyIO keycord – please do not lose this. You will need it for entrance of the conference on Monday and the iPad Challenge on Tuesday.
➘ The main language during the 2 day event will be English.
➘ We all are on a strict time schedule; please respect this.
➘ If you have any food allergies please let us know asap!
Johan Schakenraad | CEO | +31 6 8399 1839 | EasyIO Europe B.V. | www.easyio.eu
Project-Haystack Organization Adds New Associate Members! Project Haystack is pleased to announce the addition of new Associate members to Project-Haystack. Project Haystack is a 501C tax-exempt non-stock corporation formed May 28, 2014 under the provisions of Chapter 10 of Title 13.1 of the Code of Virginia of 1950. The corporation functions as a trade association with the purpose of fostering the common association and interests of software and technology companies focused on developing semantic modeling solutions for data related to smart devices including: building equipment systems, automation and control devices, sensors and sensing devices, promotion and education with respect to the semantic data modeling industry for building automation systems, and to engage in educational activities directed towards the improvement of business conditions of the semantic data modeling industry for smart device data. The new Associate Member organizations include:
The KNX Association. KNX Association is the creator and owner of the KNX technology – the worldwide STANDARD for all applications in home and building control, ranging from lighting and blind control to various security systems, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, monitoring, alarming, water control, energy management, smart metering as well as household appliances, audio/video and many more. KNX provides a single, manufacturer independent design and commissioning tool (ETS), with a complete set of supported communication media (TP, PL, RF and IP) as well as a complete set of supported configuration modes (system and easy mode). KNX is approved as a European (CENELEC EN 50090 and CEN EN 13321-1) and an International standard (ISO/IEC 14543-3).
This standard is based upon 25 years of experience in the market. Over 400 member companies worldwide from different application domains have more than 7000 KNX certified product groups in their catalogues. The KNX Association has partnership agreements with almost 50,000 installer companies in more than 125 countries.
Buildings Systems Solutions. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Building Systems Solutions provides a team approach to managing and reducing energy and utility usage, offering true open-source solutions from the most trusted and innovative names in the industry to provide integration of multiple systems such as HVAC, Security Card Access, Video Surveillance, Lighting, and Irrigation into a single unified, interoperable solution. Our ZEUS IoT offering visualizes and analyzes valuable building systems and energy consumption data to “Raise Your Building’s IQ”. Our experience allows us to do complex integration projects that many others simply cannot. Our team includes Certified Energy Managers and IT Professionals and is designed to combine building controls technology with advanced energy saving techniques to reduce utility costs. We embrace the latest communications technology so that we are always available to our customers. More information can be found at: http://buildingsystemsolutions.net/bss/
These new Associate Members join founding member companies Airmaster, J2 Innovations, Lynxspring, Siemens, SkyFoundry, Wattstopper and Yardi/Enerliance, and existing Associate members: Bueno Systems, Grosvenor Engineering Group, Intelligent Buildings, LLC, CABA, and Controlco. Information on joining as an Associate Member, and links to all member companies can be found at: http://project-haystack.org/about
About Project-Haystack.org. Project Haystack is a 501C corporation formed May 28, 2014. The corporation functions as a trade association with the purpose of fostering the common association and interests of software and technology companies focused on developing semantic modeling solutions for data related to smart devices including: building equipment systems, automation and control devices, sensors and sensing devices, promotion and education with respect to the semantic data modeling industry for building automation systems, and to engage in educational activities directed towards the improvement of business conditions of the semantic data modeling industry for smart device data, all on a not-for-profit basis. All work developed by the project-haystack.org community is provided for use as open source software under the Academic Free License 3.0. Visit the website at: http://project-haystack.org/
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