As a roving reporter for the Realcomm live team, I got to interview really cool people like Vladi Shunturoy from Lucid. Lucid brings different systems and different data streams together to make better business through better buildings. The Lucid product is used across over a billion square feet of building space. Watch this video to see why so many people use Lucid.
One of the great things about going to smart building conferences like the 2016 Niagara Summit is discovering new products from around the globe and then getting to introduce them to the ControlTrends Community. Michael Kirkland introduced us to their EnergyVision Package. This software tool automatically collects and analyzes all forms of energy consumption. Visually appealing graphics and charts guarantee a well-ordered and easily-understood presentation of the information you need. Energyvision helps you to collect, archive, evaluate and visualize your energy consumption and enables you to realize substantial reductions in energy costs.
Forest Rock develop software & hardware products, and design graphical user interfaces to operate buildings more intelligently, bringing together data from diverse systems such as Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; Lighting; Energy Monitoring; CCTV; Fire and Life Safety Systems; Access Control. Our solutions help to create sustainable buildings that are more efficient to run, with a lower carbon footprint, and enhanced security and comfort.
Forest Rock are the UKs foremost developers of middleware and web-based UI applications for operating buildings. We provide a range of services to Integrator companies across the US, Europe, Middle East and Africa. They are certified Tridium Niagara developers, and distributors.Their product ranges include EnergyVision Energy Management software, SkySpark analytics, and the Krypton range of building automation products built on the power of the Niagara Framework.
Well done Michael.
One of the major topics of discussion at this years Realcomm/IBcon was analytics. Things like how do you gather the data, how do you process it, how do you see it, and how do you use? I had the privilege of sitting down with Brandon Weber from Hightower to get a fresh perspective on the hottest trend in the Smart Building Control industry. Hightower’s solutions are all about supercharging your leasing business, while avoiding risks, saving time, and making better decisions — from anywhere. Hightower’s leasing management is designed to streamline the entire end-to-end commercial leasing process, and Brandon’s interview gives us the in-depth details!
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.
Another product that made an impression on us, was their Visual BACnet product. We see that this will become a stable in the BAS controls engineers troubleshooting tools kit.
The following is from Daniel Ronald, VP Product Management, Optigo Networks
You already know the power of smart buildings. You’re well versed in BACnet protocols and networking solutions. But what happens when something goes wrong? [Read more…]
The original “Young Gun”, Alper Üzmezler, managing partner and chief innovator at BASSG Graphics, shows us his new Edge controller at the 2016 Niagara Summit Product showcase. This powerful little controller packs a big punch. Among other things it includes:
Visualytik (HTML5 drag and drop visualization engine with block programming)
EAC Engine (Optimization engine in which it will consume live, historical and analytics data and write to real-time controls)
Sedona Realtime control engine.
One of the themes of the 2016 Summit was “Edge to Enterprise” and BASSG is clearly providing an elegant way to play on the Edge. Founded in 2004, BASSG has been an innovator in Building Automation Technology and BAS Analytics delivery that reduce implementation and facility management energy costs.
Through in-house developed easy-to-deploy, multi-system software tools, BASSG branded OEM products and multiple distributorships, BASSG can be a one-stop provider for everything BAS at unbeatable value, significantly lowering implementation and maintenance costs.
So why is this controller so relevant and the edge so important? Some of the main reasons are speed, cost , and security. You eliminate the cost of storing data in the cloud, you reduce the possibility of data being hacked, and because the data is closer to equipment being controlled, your processes can move faster. But why ask me? Alper is just a phone call or email away so check him out.
Delivering valuable insight with proper usability across all modern smart devices will become a requisite for IoE Applications in 2016. With DGLux5, it’s easy to build flexible, device-agnostic applications that adjust to screen sizes, respond to touch controls and load images and IoE data conservatively. Without ever writing a single line of code, you can give your users an uncluttered, intuitive and efficient experience, regardless of their device.
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In this episode of Rob Allen’s 7 minutes in Control, Rob finds out from J2 Innovations, Scott Muench, what is new at J2 Innovations including Fin 3.0 and how J2 Innovations uses Haystack tagging to make a system integrators life easier and reduces labor cost.
If you like what you see reach out to your local J2 Innovations provider and take advantage of J2’s 10% off holiday special.
Don’t miss this great from J2 Innovations! FIN 3.0 is a next generation software suite including an entirely new application server called FIN Stack, combined with the custom graphic tool FIN Builder, and the FIN Mobile app. You can now build your entire customer’s solution using a unified toolset optimized for efficient workflow. The technology leverages powerful tagging and data modeling which means you can use queries to access data and eliminate time consuming linking. FIN was designed to encourage community collaboration and seamlessly supports add-on applications such as automated analytics.
Are you drowning in a sea of Big Data? John Petze and his team at Sky Foundry have created a Building Automation Controls analytics package that allow you to easliy find the data that matters to you. Whether you are looking at trends, alarms, or faults SkyFoundry enables the creation of “Sparks”( events) that allow you to interact with your data in powerful ways that make your buildings safer and more efficient. SkyFoundry has been nominated by the world wide ControlTrends Community for The Buildings Analytics Software of The Year Award.
Good luck to John and the team at Sky Foundry. Click here to vote for your favorites.
Project Assist for DGLux5: If you didn’t get a chance to experience the latest modern development environment of Project Assist, Check It Out Now! Download the latest version both DGLux5 and Project Assist by logging into your account through our website and checking out the “Downloads” section. DGLux5 is the most mature and sophisticated IoT Application Platform that easily enables the unification of all your data systems and multiple data providers into a singular interface with the most comprehensive functionalities, data visualization tools, and workflows available.
Review of Project Assist from Brad Royal, Building System Solutions: “I can say that we have never finished our graphics as quickly and easily as we have on our last two projects using the new Project Assist in DGLux5. I would say it cut our development time in half…it is very intuitive to use, you do not have to be a DGLux5 expert to dive right in and start building out your system graphics.”
January 14-16, 2015 in Oakland, CA. DGLogik, Inc. will be kicking off the new year with a 3-day, training course! This course will provide a fundamental understanding of the basic principles, concepts and knowledge necessary to develop and support powerful applications using the enhanced DGLux5! Please reserve your seat as soon as possible. Register Now –Seating is limited!
LEARN THE LATEST WORKFLOWS, SHORTCUTS & TIPS OF THE NEW DGLux5. DGLux5 Introductory Training is a 3-day, instructor-led course that provides lectures, exercises and hands-on labs designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the basic principles, concepts and knowledge necessary to develop and support applications using DGLux5. The focus of this course is to illustrate how to use the new DGLux5 design tools and functionality so that you can begin building applications on your own. We ensure that you walk away with shortcuts, tips, best practices and advanced knowledge of DGLux. By the end of your training, you will be both creative and efficient in engineering cutting-edge user experiences.