Tridium Niagara 4 Crossover Training Promo Video — World Class Technical Training for the Niagara Community

Tridium Niagara 4 Crossover Training Promo Video featuring World Class Technical Training for the Niagara Community. At Tridium, our training goals are simple; help our customers to be effective using the Niagara Framework. We do that by offering a variety of training classes covering the broad spectrum of Niagara-based solutions.

Our training offerings are also flexible. We offer classroom training at our state-of-the-art facility in Richmond, Virginia. Also, we provide training at regional offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Furthermore, we hae extended our offering with virtual instructor-led training and e-learning courses to allow you to learn anytime, anywhere. In addition, training is also offered throughout the world by our Tridium Certified Training Partners.

We provide a high level of professional, hands-on and applications-oriented technical training. The goal of each of our training sessions is to help you achieve the technical expertise necessary to support your customers.

Schedule of Classes and how to Enroll on-line: To see a schedule of classes and to request registration for any of our classes, first select the specific course below that you need. Then follow the instructions to complete your registration request.

ControlTalk NOW Week Ending August 16, 2015

ControlTalk NOW for the week ending August 16, 2015 focuses on Cyber Security Awareness with a vulnerability summary from the National Cyber Awareness System, Tridium’s Niagara AX security updates, and Fred Gordy’s BAS exposure report from the Shodan site. Delta Controls’ Und de Boer shares her insights about “Doing Things Right.” Join Chris Ryan and “30 Minutes with Lynxspring,” and another great application from Data Center Monitoring experts, Sierra Monitor Corporation.

Screen Shot 2015-08-10 at 7.29.48 AMNational Cyber Awareness System: SB15-222: Vulnerability Summary for the Week of August 3, 2015 08/10/2015 06:14 AM EDT. Original release date: August 10, 2015 The US-CERT Cyber Security Bulletin provides a summary of new vulnerabilities that have been recorded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Vulnerability Database (NVD) in the past week. The NVD is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) / United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT).

Screen Shot 2015-08-11 at 8.15.16 AMSierra Monitor’s Featured Application — Data Center Monitoring. Sierra Monitor — Experts in Data Center Monitoring Applications. A data center is a facility used to house networked computer servers and storage systems that are securely connected to the Internet. A data center generally includes redundant or backup power supplies, redundant data communications connections, environmental controls (e.g., air conditioning, gas detection, fire suppression), and physical access control systems.

Screen Shot 2015-08-12 at 7.35.06 AMNiagara AX Updates Available Now — Versions 3.6, 3.7, and 3.8 are Affected. Niagara AX updates available now. Versions 3.6, 3.7, and 3.8 are affected. The August 2015 Update Releases are available for download on Niagara Central. The updates include important enhancements that increase the security of a Niagara AX system, including a newer revision of the Java Virtual Machine. VYKON strongly encourages all customers to update Niagara AX to one of the newly available releases.

Screen Shot 2015-08-12 at 9.43.48 AM“30 Minutes with Lynxspring” Webinar Series – August 19, 2015. We are always thinking of ways we can help you maximize your company’s productivity and profitability.This month’s “30 minutes with Lynxspring” discusses the services we provide through our Professional Services Group and how they will help you turn projects over quicker, maximize resources and productivity, allow you more time to increase your customer base, pay more attention to your existing customers, and have the time to spend in front of them discussing additional opportunities.

What Makes a Company Great?Una08-12 at 10.27.23 AM It starts with their Philosophy. As we prepare for the nomination period for the 2015 ControlTrends Awards, I am reminded of how many great people, products and companies we have in our industry. It made me wonder what is at the core of these amazing players that make up the Building Automation Controls and HVAC Group. I came across this video and post from Una de Boer, the director of marketing at Delta Controls. Una is one of the bright, hardworking, thoughtful people in our Industry and does a wonderful job of answering my question. So, with her permission, please check out the following video and Una’s words from one of her LinkedIn posts.

Top US Cities With Exposed Niagara Systems20150813_Top10USCities. (Disclaimer – It is not the intent of this post to point out a particular BAS software vendor. The intent is to show that we, the system integrator, still have work ahead of us to do our part.) The information I list below I got by running a report on Shodan today (8/13/2015). And it didn’t cost a dime and I didn’t have to use any query language… just plain ole English. I opened the site (https://www.shodan.io/) and in the search bar I typed “niagara”.

Niagara AX Updates Available Now — Versions 3.6, 3.7, and 3.8 are Affected

Screen Shot 2015-08-12 at 7.35.06 AM Niagara AX updates available now. Versions 3.6, 3.7, and 3.8 are affected

The August 2015 Update Releases are available for download on Niagara Central. The updates include important enhancements that increase the security of a Niagara AX system, including a newer revision of the Java Virtual Machine. VYKON strongly encourages all customers to update Niagara AX to one of the newly available releases.

In addition to security enhancements, these updates have resolved many issues. Click the links below to find the release notes on Niagara Community:

Niagara AX 3.6, Update 4
Niagara AX 3.7, Update 1
Niagara AX 3.8

If you have any questions, please contact your VYKON account manager or contact Customer Support via support@tridium.com.

TridiumTalk: Niagara 4 Tagging and Templating and Launch of Niagara Community

Screen Shot 2015-07-15 at 10.14.31 AMPresenting the latest additions to our TridiumTalk series: Join us for a demo of a key feature of Niagara 4 and learn more about the new Niagara Community website.

Niagara 4 Tagging and Templating: How to quickly integrate devices and make data readily available. Niagara 4 delivers many notable improvements to help businesses take full advantage of the Internet of Things. Systems integrators can get a firsthand look with this live demo showcasing Niagara 4’s tagging and templating capabilities. Register today to learn how Niagara 4 enables quick integration of devices into a system and makes data readily available for informed decision-making.

Thursday August 13, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. ET

Thursday, August 20, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. ET

Wednesday, August 26, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. ET

Look for more information coming soon regarding sessions for our partners in Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Launch of Niagara Community: Tridium is updating Niagara Central by launching two new sites, one dedicated to collaboration and one dedicated to the buying and selling of Niagara applications. The two sites are designed to make it even easier and more exciting to use Niagara. The new Niagara Marketplace will launch this fall. This enlightening TridiumTalk presents an insider’s view of the upcoming launch of Niagara Community and how the site has been designed to help members find answers, learn more and solve challenges in a more innovative and user-friendly way.

AMERICAS

Thursday, August 6, 2:30-3 p.m. ET

Wednesday, August 19, 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. ET

ASIA PACIFIC

Thursday, August 13, 10:30-11 a.m. UTC+08:00 (Wednesday, August 12, 10:30-11 p.m. ET)

EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

Tuesday, August 18, 12-12:30 p.m. BST (Tuesday, August 18, 7-7:30 a.m. ET)

ABOUT US: For more than 15 years, Tridium has led the world in business application frameworks — advancing truly open environments that harness the power of the Internet of Things. Our products allow diverse monitoring, control and automation systems to communicate and collaborate in buildings, data centers, manufacturing systems, smart cities and more. We create smarter, safer and more efficient enterprises and communities — bringing intelligence and connectivity to the network edge and back.

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Lynxspring Exchange 2015 Announces Sponsors and Supporters

Screen Shot 2015-06-28 at 8.56.47 AM LEE’S SUMMIT, MO-July 29, 2015 Lynxspring, a premier developer and provider of open, IP-control solutions for building automation, energy management, cyber protection, and device-to-enterprise integration today announced the latest sponsors and supporters for The Lynxspring Exchange and Partner Conference being held October 26th-28th at the Argosy Hotel and Casino in Riverside, Missouri.

Participating as Platinum Sponsors are DG Logik, Tridium and Viconics. Participating as Gold are Belimo, Connexx Energy and KMC. Silver sponsors include Connect Air, Eagle Technology, J2 Innovations, M2M Systems Integrators, SkyFoundry and Yardi/Enerliance. Bronze sponsors are ACI and Functional Devices.

Supporters to date include Frost & Sullivan, automatedbuildings.com; ControlTrends and Project Haystack.

The Lynxspring Exchange brings together Lynxspring’s ecosystem and community of business partners, integrators, contractors, OEMs, technology partners, industry professionals and practitioners to exchange, collaborate, network and learn about today’s operating systems and solutions for operating facilities smarter, safer, securely, more efficiently, and at peak performance levels and the latest in advanced smart-device applications and technology.

The conference includes sessions and workshops to help advance Lynxspring’s ecosystem and partners and help them achieve more with their businesses through technology and best practices. It is an opportunity to Connect, Converse, Exchange, and Interact with individuals delivering and deploying technology and solutions that are changing how buildings and facilities are managed and operate.

More information on The Lynxspring Exchange can be found at www.lynxspringexchange.com.

About Lynxspring: Lynxspring is changing the way devices, systems, and people communicate and collaborate across enterprises. Embracing open, interoperable IP-based software and hardware platforms, we design, manufacture and distribute JENEsys®( Powered by Niagara), Onyxx™ and Helixx™ based automation and cyber security technology and edge-to-enterprise solutions for Building Automation, Energy Management, Cyber Protection, Equipment Control and other Specialty applications. Our technologies simplify the automation and information architecture across the enterprise and significantly lowers cost and enables users to go further to manage and operate their facilities and equipment smarter, safer, securely, more efficiently, and at peak performance levels.

For further information contact:
Marc Petock
Vice President, Marketing
Lynxspring, Inc.
Email: marc.petock@lynxspring.com
Tel: +1 (816) 347-3500

ControlTalk NOW Week Ending July 19, 2015

ControlTalk NOW for week ending July 19, 2015, features interviews with Tridium’s Ed Merwin, Siemens’ Paul Gilvydis, and Rob Allen’s 7 Minutes in Control with Honeywell’s Roger Rebennack; Fred Gordy contributes vital Cybersecurity information; TridiumTalk: Cybersecurity Webinars — three registration opportunities; and new product release and information from Neptronic and ZKAccess. Don’t miss this great video edition from Eric’s new studio!

Screen Shot 2015-07-19 at 1.13.06 PMToss the Key with Biometric Access.Stromquist is pleased to now be a distributor for ZKAccess, manufacturers of security access equipment. As one of the largest providers in the world, they have earned a reputation for technical innovation, quality, speed-to-market and reliability. These are just a few reasons why ZKAccess is the reader manufacturer of choice for so many OEMs, software developers, integrators, distributors and dealers worldwide.

Eric and PaulSiemens Now Offering BAS Sensors through CGNA Distributors. It use to be that if you had a Siemens Building Automation Control System you had to go to the Siemens branch to buy all your replacement parts, including sensors. Although you still have to go back to the Siemens branch or factory direct contractor to get your properitory Siemens Building Automation controllers, you now have the option of buying the communicating wall sensors from independent distributors like the ones in Controls Group North America.

ENERGY.GOV12_DOE Seeking Prototypes & Posters for Emerging Technology Pavilion. Building Technologies Office: Calling all innovators! Apply to share your early stage technologies at Energy ConneXions’ Emerging Technology Pavilion. This event brings together leaders in the federal government and the private sector to advance collaboration, and offer viable solutions for improving outcomes and reducing costs at federal sites.

Screen Shot 2015-07-15 at 8.16.46 AMNeptronic Announces: Next Generation VAV and Fan Coil Controllers are Here! Neptronic, a leading manufacturer of HVAC Products and Solutions since 1976, is proud to announce that their game-changing Next Generation VAV and Fan Coil Controllers — are Available NOW! Huge hardware, software, and network improvements provide better precision, more application versatility, upgrades to BACnet V14, an dual menu selected BACnet or Modbus protocols. and context driven menu. Visit Neptronic today to see more features and benefits of Neptronic’s Next Generation Controllers!

Screen Shot 2015-07-15 at 10.14.31 AMTridiumTalk: Cybersecurity and Why it Matters. Join Tridium’s chief security architect, Kevin Smith, for our next TridiumTalk. Today’s cybersecurity threats are sophisticated and growing, but there are ways to prepare yourself and your customers to combat these threats. That’s why you won’t want to miss our next TridiumTalk, Cybersecurity: Why it matters.

RobaaEd Merwin at 2015 Realcomm|IBcon. Young gun, Rob Allen, caught up with “The Godfather” (yes, he will make you an offer you can’t refuse), Ed Merwin, at the 2015 Realcomm|IBcon conference. What was the offer? Well, here is a hint, the number 4 is involved. Niagara 4 builds on the legacy of the Niagara Framework® in new and exciting ways. It’s less reliant on browser plug-ins, faster and easier.

Screen Shot 2015-07-19 at 2.41.43 PMAre You Patching The Humans In Your Control System? Dan Kaufman, head of the Software Innovation Division for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) was asked a question by Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes (view 60 Minutes segment) “Can the Internet be fixed? Or do we just have to throw this one out and build a whole new Internet from scratch, with security built in?”

RogerrrRob Allen’s 7 Minutes in Control with Honeywell’s Roger Rebennack. Young Gun, Rob Allen welcomes the incomparable Roger Rebennack to 7 Minutes in Control. Roger, one of the most knowledgeable experts in access and security systems, shares with Rob the 5 primary reasons building owners and facility managers need to integrate access and security controls to their BAS now.

Ed Merwin at 2015 Realcomm|IBcon

Young gun, Rob Allen, caught up with “The Godfather” ( yes, he will make you an offer you can’t refuse), Ed Merwin, at the 2015 Realcomm|IBcon conference. What was the offer? Well, here is a hint, the number 4 is involved.

Ed gives Rob and update on Niagara 4 and his take on the conference. Did you know that the JACE 8000 won a DIGI award at this year’s RealComm/IBcon? Well, you do now. Congratulations to Ed and the team at Tridium. Good job Rob!

Watch the 2015 Real Comm IBcon General Session!

If you didn’t get to 2015 RealComm|IBcon in San Antonio — and you missed out on the incredible 2-day visionary voyage of Real Change – Right Now, this general session video captures, in small part, the enormous importance and depth of the event. Tridium’s Nino DiCosmo and John Sublett, and a host of industry experts spoke, and the dazzling Bran Ferren, a virtual Edison incarnate, delivered an amazing keynote presentation. Bran Ferren intrigued the audience with how innovation and invention will change all of our business futures in Real Estate and Building Automation Controls. As big fans of Realcomm|IBcon, ControlTrends has said many times, this is the one event each year that you simply cannot afford to miss, because it is the annual intersection where Real Estate, innovation, and building automation collide with the excitement of a world’s fair. The good thing is, there is always next year! Fabulous effort and job well done — Jim Young, Howard Berger, and Lisa Woods!

Tridium Announces Targeted Launch Timeline for Niagara 4 and JACE® 8000

Screen Shot 2015-06-05 at 11.28.22 AMNiagara 4 and JACE® 8000: Tridium Announces Targeted Launch Timeline

We are pleased to announce that Tridium is moving forward with plans for the next-generation Niagara Framework®. Below is a schedule of targeted launch dates for Niagara 4 and JACE 8000, as well as other key milestones.

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From buildings and data centers to manufacturing plants and smart cities, our next generation of the Niagara Framework helps businesses improve strategic decision-making, optimize performance and become more competitive and more profitable. Among many notable enhancements, Niagara 4 is less reliant on browser plug-ins, faster and easier to use, and provides advanced visualization along with new search, security and navigation tools.

Click here to learn more about our industry-leading platform and the many features and benefits it offers you and your customers.

We’re looking forward to sharing our technology with the world.

Best regards,

Pranay Prakash
VP, Product Marketing
Tridium Inc.

ABOUT US
For more than 15 years, Tridium has led the world in business application frameworks—advancing truly open environments that harness the power of the Internet of Things. Our products allow diverse monitoring, control and automation systems to communicate and collaborate in buildings, data centers, manufacturing systems, smart cities and more. We create smarter, safer and more efficient enterprises and communities—bringing intelligence and connectivity to the network edge and back.

tridium.com

ControlTalk NOW for the Week Ending May 10, 2015

Welcome to ControlTalk NOW for the week ending May 10, 2015. Fred Gordy asks if you’re ready to Pre-Act versus React and shares an incredible experience and insight into cybersecurity’s hat society; Marc Petock and Lynxspring posts: NiagaraAX 3.8.38.1 software updates and NTCP Training Update and Niagara 4 Bridge Course Updates, and Cybersecurity and the Boardroom; Sierra Monitor’s Varun Nagaraj offers Industrial Internet of Things insight and Mike Bonner unboxes and demos Sierra Monitor’s BTL Certified BACnet Fieldserver Router; Belimo valve test lab video tour; Honeywell SmartLine training; Tridium offers webinars on JACE® 8000 and Niagara 4 Licensing; and Carl Johnsen reflects on his 42 year career with Honeywell.

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 11.07.25 PMLynxspring Technical Bulletin: NiagaraAX v3.8.38.1 Module Update. We want to advise you that Tridium has released a software patch for various NiagaraAX 3.8.38.1 modules. Upgrading these modules will correct the issues described in the Product Update Notification recently published for this update. If you are currently using version 3.8.38.1, please read the Product Update Notification and download the upgraded modules by clicking here and extract the files to a known location.

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 10.18.34 AMSierra Monitor’s Varun Nagaraj — IIoT: The Search for Equitable Business Models. In this Sierra Monitor post (first of many), Varun Nagaraj, Sierra Monitor’s President and CEO shares his wealth of experience and industry knowledge positioned as a leader of a premiere global source of electronic communications, safety and environmental instrumentation, network products, and technical solutions. Over the last few years, many of us in the controls industry have been using the phrase “Industrial Internet of Things” or IIoT to describe the evolution of control networking in industrial environments.

Screen Shot 2015-05-06 at 8.00.50 AMWhy Belimo Gets it Right: Watch the Belimo Valve Test Lab Tour. Belimo’s engineering prowess and innovation set the global standards in comfort, energy efficiency, and safety solutions. This video, previewing the Belimo Valve Test Lab, gives insight as to how such unparalleled standards are set and maintained. Belimo’s performance testing verifies that our products comply with industry and trade association specifications, including ANSI, EN, IEC, ISA, MSS, and VDI/VDE. Our testing is performed with ISO 9000 traceability.

Flow1Level and Flow Training Part 1. Learn about Industrial and Commercial Level and Flow Control metering and control with this multi-episode ControlTrends’ live training course, featuring Honeywell Marketing Manager, Tom Brands. Learn about Honeywell’s SmartLine Level Transmitter Applications and the why’s, how’s, and different ways to measure levels and become a better adviser to your customers. SmartLine Level Transmitter uses guided wave radar (GWR) technology and can measure the level of a wide range of liquid products.

CyberFred Gordy Asks– Are You Ready to React or Pre-Act? Critical Information Contained Within! Cyber Evangelist and Cyber Security Advocate Fred Gordy delivers another critical collection of cyber security and cyber terrorism information — as it pertains the building management systems’ world. If you don’t have a policy or internal guidance yet, print this article out and hang it on the break room refrigerator, and use it as a starting kit/tool at your next board meeting, whatever it takes to get yourself and your organization Pre-Acting!

Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 7.55.52 AMTridium — Discover the Possibilities: JACE® 8000 and Niagara 4 Licensing. Join us for our next TridiumTalk highlighting the Niagara Framework® With nearly half a million instances worldwide, Niagara is quickly becoming the operating system of the Internet of Things. And with the anticipated release of Niagara 4 and the JACE 8000 controller, the opportunity to achieve operational excellence is even greater than before.

073dcd6ControlTalk NOW guest Fred Gordy answers questions about Cybersecurity and explains the Hat-referencing jargon used with the Cybersecurity world. Basically, white hat = good guys, black hat = bad guys, grey hats = opportunists, and red hat = good guys that challenges your system like a black hat, and identify your possible vulnerabilities. Fred Gordy is anxious to assist system integrators and facility managers with Cybersecurity issues. Please email any questions that you might have for Fred at controltrends@gmail.com.

CarlCarl Johnsen, and His Amazing 42 Year Career with Honeywell — A Tribute. ControlTrends had a chance to spend some time with one of the great controls people in the HVAC and Building Automation Controls Industry. Carl Johnsen’s career with Honeywell spans 42 years, and it was an absolute delight to interview Carl at the 2015 AHR show in Chicago. From his early days selling and supporting pneumatic controls, to the advent of DDC controls, on to the fully integrated building automation control systems of today, Carl Johnsen met the challenges of changing technology with determined optimism and success.

Mike1Unboxing the Sierra Monitor Dual Port BACnet Router. We had the privilege to review Sierra Monitor’s BTL Certified BACnet Router – the protocol router spearheading the theme of ease-of-use. We’re sure system integrators love saving time and costs, right? Sierra Monitor introduced this great product back in January, and since then, it has gained a lot of traction in the building automation industry. It really is easy to use, with great features like DeviceFind™, their unique BACnet device discovery feature, and two RS-485 ports for connecting up to 64 devices without the use of additional line drivers.

Screen Shot 2015-05-09 at 2.51.07 PMHoneywell’s Security Controller Exchange Program. The SEC-H-201/U WEBs-AX Security controller was introduced in 2007. At the time, this platform was a good product on which to deliver the original stand-alone Web-Based security application. However, over time the security application has grown in both features and complexity and the SEC-H-201/U is no longer suitable to run the latest WEBs-AX Enterprise Security application. An exchange program has been created to allow customers that purchased an SEC-H-201/U security controller the opportunity to exchange them for an SEC-H-602 security controller at a reduced price vs. purchasing a new SEC-H-602 security controller.

Screen Shot 2015-05-09 at 12.37.01 PMMarc Petock’s “Cybersecurity and the Board Room.” Cybersecurity has taken a pole position at ControlTrends and we are grateful to the important content and contributions being provided by HVAC and BAS Cybersecurity professionals. Our industry has a long, long way to go to meet the increasing challenges of Cybersecurity, but we’re getting on track with the guidance we receive from these generous professionals sharing their expertise. Marc Petock’s post contains two very important links that bring some of the world of Cybersecurity to a needy industry’s doorstep, and terms like “Duty of Care” and a CEO’s “Tone at the Top” — as well as equations like Risk = Threat X Vulnerability X Impact, and Risk = Probability X Impact, will become increasing familiar and used in our industry — in the near future.

Screen Shot 2015-05-10 at 9.09.36 AMLynxspring Go Further: Important NTCP Training Update, Niagara 4 Bridge Course Update. Training and knowledge exchange is very important at Lynxspring. We are committed to making each of you as effective as possible with our technologies and products so we can enable you to achieve the very best technical knowledge and expertise you can. With this in mind, I would like to remind you of our upcoming scheduled NTCP Niagara AX Technical Certification Classes (see schedule below). The goal of this 5-day Niagara AX Certification Technical Training course is to educate students to a basic level of technical expertise necessary to effectively and efficiently design, engineer, and program projects using the NiagaraAX Framework.