On Day 2, at the EasyIO vendor show, the Renaissance continued as ControlTrends had the opportunity to interview one of the most venerated members of the building management industry, Mr. Terry Casey, of Intellastar. Terry began his prolific journey as CEO and founder of Trend, still a premiere DDC line in England, and by serving as President/CEO of Tridium Europe. His professorial explanation of what he terms, the “Building Internet of Things” and its underlying stack technology, represent a significant departure from the rather status quo of the past 25 years and bodes well for the future of energy information systems, fault detection diagnostics, micro grid management, and demand aggregation.
ControlTalk Now for week ending September 13, 2015 has ControlTrends (in lieu of a video) packing its suitcases and video equipment bags as we prepare for coverage of the 2015 EasyIO Global Conference in Paris, France, while Rob Allen heads to Desert Springs, CA, for coverage the Honeywell Momentum 15 Conference. On to the news: ACI adds several new and innovative products and Tridium’s CTO, John Sublett presents what’s next for Tridium and the Niagara Framework. Connect to DOE’s Building America September release; CBRE Group buys Johnson Controls’ Global Workplace Solutions Business for $1.475 Billion; Plan on attending CoRETECH 2015 Silicon Valley, Nov 10-11; and Project-Haystack announces KNX and Building Systems Solutions as its newest Associated Members.
Check Out ACI’s Latest and Greatest Products! ACI has been a high quality manufacturer of sensors to the HVAC industry since 1991. ACI has a long-term tradition of giving back to our community and our team is very proud of the several State and Industry related awards that we have received since our inception. Our company motto is “Engineering a Better Sensor Solution” and it is the focal point of providing additional value from each and every department at ACI.
John Sublett, Tridium CTO, Presents What’s Next for Tridium. Presenting what’s next for Tridium. The Niagara Framework® is quickly becoming the operating system of the Internet of Things (IoT). Niagara gives disparate devices and systems a common language, enabling things to connect and communicate across the enterprise. Niagara is machines talking to machines talking to you — an IoT architecture that, at present, sits in the middle tier between the device level and the cloud, where integrations and local applications happen. To better understand the IoT, and why we’re extending our reach within it, be sure to watch this video. Tridium’s CTO John Sublett presents an insider’s view of how we’re unifying our IoT architecture.
Johnson Controls’ Global Workplace Solutions Business Sold to CBRE Group for $1.475 Billion. MILWAUKEE, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) announced today it has completed the sale of its Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) business to CBRE Group (NYSE: CBG) for $1.475 billion. Global Workplace Solutions is one of the world’s largest providers of facilities management services. The sale includes a 10-year strategic relationship between the two companies. Johnson Controls will be the preferred provider of HVAC equipment, building automation systems and related services to the 5 billion sq. ft. portfolio of real estate and corporate facilities managed globally by CBRE and GWS.
CoRETECH 2015 Silicon Valley — Nov 10-11, Santa Clara, CA. Realcomm’s CoRETECH 2015 is @ the Intersection of Corporate Real Estate, Facilities, Energy, Sustainability and Technology. Don’t miss this important industry event! IMPORTANT NOTE: General Registration for this event is open only to corporate real estate executives, facilities professionals, service providers and other real estate practitioners. Technology Solution Providers and Consultants to the industry should use this sponsorship link.
Project-Haystack Organization Adds New Associate Members. 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. And, 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.
Global EasyIO Partner Event 2015 — Conference Highlights & Meeting Itinerary. 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.
ControlTalk NOW for the week ending September 6th, 2015 features Siemens’ Come Fly With Us RDY2000 Commercial Thermostat Promotion. Already dubbed the ReadyStat 2000, it launches with an exceptionally rewarding marketing promo. Tridium’s Niagara 4 is available, NOW — and so is DGLogik’s DGLux5 IoT Platform for Niagara 4. Automated Buildings’ Ken Sinclair September edition throws a “delay of game penalty flag” on the HVAC Industry’s historical slow rate of meaningful change. And, Fred Gordy’s depiction of supervisory controllers — exposed on Shodan’s website, provides more stark visualization of fixable cyber security exposure.
Niagara 4 is Here! Next-generation IoT Framework Now Available! Niagara 4 builds on the legacy of the Niagara Framework® in many new and ground-breaking ways, and is designed to help businesses take full advantage of the Internet of Things. Some of the most exciting advancements include: Modern user interface and design language (HTML5); Powerful and easy-to-use security features’ and Seamless conversion from Niagara AX.
ControlTalk NOW welcomes SK Foo. EasyIO’s strong technical support is anchored by SK Foo, who was exceptionally busy the past two weeks with nonstop visits to Twinco in NYC, NY and the new Belimo Air Controls factory in Danbury, CT; then to Pittsburgh, PA and Seattle, WA, to conduct EasyIO refresher training; and then finally, off to Sydney, Australia, where he will conduct EasyIO certification training. Listen in as EasyIO’s SK Foo gives us a preview of the feature-rich FG-32+; the new developments with Belimo MP Bus Gateway, which be featured at the EasyIO Global Partner Conference scheduled foe September 20-22 in Paris, France.
Automated Buildings September Theme: Change Evolves from the Possible — 17th Education Sessions at AHR EXPO 2016 in Orlando. Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings, has chronicled the slow rate of change within in our industry, citing in particular, the compelling need to change the vendor-centric unconnected world of traditional marketing of our products and services. Join Ken and a host of industry experts at the 17th Educational Sessions being held at the AHR EXPO 2016, Orlando, FL.
Gateways Aren’t Supervisory Controllers But They Offer A “Greatway” Into Your Site. If you haven’t looked at Shodan maps maybe you should. It shows a stark visualization of just how exposed we are. The above image shows all of the Lantronix devices that exposed. In the US alone there are 7,024 as of this morning (9/3/2015). Generically speaking gateways convert one protocol to another. Typically in the BAS world gateways convert serial communication such as RS232 and RS485 to IP. More specifically BACnet serial to IP and Modbus serial to IP (Lantronix gateways are just one of several gateway manufacturers).
DGLux5 for Niagara 4 is Available for Download — NOW! Niagara 4 has officially been released and our innovative technology is alongside Tridium’s latest and greatest. Yes, DGLux5 for Niagara 4 is available for download! IoT Application Platform, DGLux5 is the finest compliment to Niagara 4, providing an enhanced user experience for all your data visualization needs. DGLux5 is an award-winning, fully HTML5 drag and drop development platform that allows users to rapidly create stunning, data-driven applications.
The Best Product Promotion of 2015? The Siemens RDY 2000 Thermostat! Siemens introduces the RDY 2000, one of the most powerful and flexible thermostats money can buy, and one of the coolest promotions we have seen. This Siemens promotion won’t last forever so get on board now! “Come Fly With US!” Siemens, CGNA and Control Trends have joined forces to promote the new Siemens RDY2000 Thermostat. It is a gift card promotion along with a contest for the best contractor RDY2000 installation/application video from your phone. The Grand Prize Winner for the best video will receive a $750 travel voucher.
Niagara 4 has officially been released and our innovative technology is alongside Tridium’s latest and greatest. Yes, DGLux5 for Niagara 4 is available for download!
IoT Application Platform, DGLux5 is the finest compliment to Niagara 4, providing an enhanced user experience for all your data visualization needs. DGLux5 is an award-winning, fully HTML5 drag and drop development platform that allows users to rapidly create stunning, data-driven applications. Exciting Features Include:
Drag and Drop Workflow
Modern Visual Programming Technology
Stunning HVAC Graphics
Go to your DGLogik Account Login. Log in to your account or create an account to access the Downloads and Installation Instructions. Navigate to the Niagara 4 section and you will be well on your way.
Today is a momentous day for the Niagara Community. The highly anticipated Niagara 4 is here! It’s been about 10 years since we’ve had a release of Niagara with this much power and potential. Niagara 4 builds on the legacy of the Niagara Framework® in many new and ground-breaking ways, and is designed to help businesses take full advantage of the Internet of Things. Some of the most exciting advancements include:
* Modern user interface and design language (HTML5)
* Powerful and easy-to-use security features
* Seamless conversion from Niagara AX
Tridium’s OEMs and distributors are preparing for the release of Niagara 4. Look for a release announcement soon from your Niagara partner. Meanwhile, we’re excited for you to get started!
Certification Training is a prerequisite for purchasing Niagara 4 and is available now.
For more information, please contact your Niagara partner or visit our website. Thank you for your interest!
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 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.
National 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).
Sierra 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.
Niagara 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.
“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? 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 Systems. (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”.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA
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.
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:
Vice President, Marketing
Tel: +1 (816) 347-3500