Project Project Haystack Organization Announces New Members and Haystack Connect 2017 Conference Sponsors

Richmond, Virginia – October 12, 2016 – Project Haystack (, a non-profit, 501(c) organization focused on developing common standards to streamline the interchange of data among today’s smart devices, systems and equipment, today announced the latest additions to the growing list of associate member companies and confirmed sponsors of next year’s Haystack Connect 2017 Conference scheduled for May 8 – 10, 2017 at the Saddlebrook Resort near Tampa, Florida.

Intellastar, Intelligent Buildings, IoT Warez, KMC Controls, the KNX Association, and sensorFact Services, Inc. are the latest companies to join the Project Haystack Organization.

Intellastar provides end-to-end technology to bring Buildings, Plants, Smart Devices and Energy onto the Internet of Things allowing them to operate efficiently, securely and effectively with reduced operating cost.

Intelligent Buildings provides smart building consulting for multiple real estate use-types, utilities and governments that leverages technology and change management to lower costs, reduce risks and enhance experience.

IoT Warez develops custom software that helps technologies communicate together. From state-of-the-art data centers to environmentally conscious facilities, the IoT Warez software development team is capable of building solutions that connect anything and everything.

KMC Controls has helped facilities achieve higher levels of energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality by automating and controlling building systems for nearly 50 years. KMC is an independent American manufacturer of building automation solutions for system integrators, system distributors and OEM partners.

The KNX Association is a non-profit organization whose membership consists of manufacturers developing devices for home and building control for applications such as lighting control, shutter control, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, energy management, metering, monitoring, alarm and intrusion systems, household appliances, and audio and video systems. Member companies also includes service providers of utilities and telecom, to name a few.

SensorFact is a cloud-based data acquisition and storage service for sensor data. It allows for sending sensor data from one location, through their pointCollex technology or directly to their pointCollex API, to a client account in sensorFact. Once there, clients can name, organize, tag, monitor, and choose which sensors data to store long-term. In addition, sensor data is available to share or integrate with other systems.

Project Haystack also announced today that Airmaster Australia, BAS Services & Graphics, Connexx Energy, J2 Innovations, Lynxspring, Inc., SkyFoundry and Yardi Systems, Inc., have committed to Platinum, Gold or Silver sponsorships and will be exhibiting in the Vendor Showcase at Haystack Connect 2017. Additional sponsorships are still available.

Taking place May 8 – 10, 2017 at the Saddlebrook Resort near Tampa, Florida, Haystack Connect 2017 ( is Project Haystack’s open-forum bi-annual conference that provides a unique opportunity for professionals involved in automation, control and the Internet of Things to learn and share the latest techniques for connecting systems and utilizing device data in applications, including intelligent buildings, energy management, remote monitoring and other smart-device applications. Session topics will include data acquisition, communications, wireless technologies, protocol translation, data visualization, analytics and methods, which can effectively bring data together for improved systems and equipment performance.

More information about the Haystack Connect 2017 conference, the new sponsoring companies and for information about becoming a Sponsor is available at

Attendee Registration for Haystack Connect 2017 is now open and an Early Bird registration discount is available through January 31, 2017. Online registration is available at

About Project Haystack

Since its formation in 2011, the Project Haystack Organization has grown tremendously providing the industry with an open-source, collaborative environment where people and companies work together to address the challenge of utilizing semantic modeling to streamline the interchange of device data among software applications.

The devices that make up the Internet of Things – automation systems, metering systems, sensors and smart devices – produce tremendous amounts of data. This data is very hard to organize and use across different applications because it is stored in many different formats, has inconsistent naming conventions, and very limited data descriptors. In essence, data lacks information to describe its meaning. And, without meaning, a time-consuming manual effort is required before value can be derived from the data.

To address this challenge, the Project Haystack community has defined an easy-to-use methodology to describe the meaning of data using a simple, extensible data-tagging approach and standard models for common equipment systems. The community-developed material includes detailed documentation describing the data modeling techniques, significant libraries of equipment models, and software reference implementations allowing software applications to easily consume smart device data that is marked up with “Haystack Tags”. These data descriptors allow software applications to automatically consume, interpret, analyze and present data from IoT devices, smart equipment and systems. More information about the Project Haystack Organization is available at:

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