Every two years Tridium, the pioneers of open systems, has a meeting that brings all the vendors of open products together to show all the incredible products that can now communicate via the Niagara software. Every summit I am amazed at how quickly controls and equipment are able to integrate and share information via the same web-based network.
Imagine a convenience store that integrates the HVAC controls, fuel tank monitoring, security, oven management, lighting control, freezer and cooler control and monitoring, and grease trap monitoring. It has been done! And you can monitor and control it all from the web.
The new products and applications blow me away — everything from the beautiful energy monitoring software, ProphetSuite, to the innovative new sedona framework wireless technology of Pervasive Devices, to the network devices of Contemporary Controls and Easy I/O, to energy meters from Onicon and E-Mon, to open controllers from Honeywell, Veris, and Viconics, to the lighting controls of WattStopper — all communicating on the Niagara open framework and all available through Stromquist & Company.
I hope to see you at the 2012 Summit !