It is kind of like seeing your two best friends get married.....
We are thrilled for Mike, Gordon, Lim, Gina and the rest of the team from Easy IO as they join forces with Johnson Controls!
I will let Gina Elliot’s press release say the rest:
RICHMOND, VA. (PRWEB) OCTOBER 30, 2019
The Project Haystack Organization (https://www.project-haystack.org), a collaborative community addressing the challenge of utilizing semantic modeling and tagging to streamline the interchange of data among different systems, devices, equipment and software applications, today announced the publication of their sixth issue of Haystack Connections Magazine.
The Connections Magazine Fall 2019 issue reports on the latest news from the Project Haystack community from around the world and documents how rapidly the data revolution is overtaking the built environment. Both IT and OT contingents are recognizing that sematic data modeling and metadata tagging is key to clearing the hurdles related to ease-of-use, unified data flow, edge-to-cloud, and data security. Not to be missed is the fact that the storytellers in this issue include the end users of the data generated by equipment systems including commissioning experts, smart building consultants, large-portfolio property managers and developers – all of whom are demanding smarter, interoperable solutions, and companies that are responding by providing Haystack-compatible products and solutions.
“Project-Haystack has brought two important things to the industry – one is the technology – the semantic modeling methodology and standard tagging libraries. The other is a community-driven, open-source process that has engaged companies that, even as they compete in day to day business, realize that making data easier to work with will bring benefits for all,” said John Petze, Executive Director of the Project Haystack Organization.
The 66-page Connections Magazine Fall 2019 issue includes 11 contributed articles, the most published in any issue to date. The Property Manager’s View, “Data Tagging at Ford” was provided by Tim Scott of Ford Land, a division of Ford Motor Company that manages 5 million square feet of commercial real estate. Jim O’Brien of the ARC Advisory Group contributed his article “Project Haystack Turns Data into Useful Information for Smart Cities”. Other contributing companies include Lynxspring, Conserve It, Open Source Strategies, J2 Innovations, Tridium, Intelligent Buildings, BASSG and Bueno Systems. Brian Frank provides a full update on the recently released Haystack 4, as well.
With the announcement of Haystack 4, it was decided that it was time to update the organizations “Tag Logo”. Along with this, Project Haystack launched a new Marketing website to compliment the Developer website. Now, the Developer website is focused solely on the continued development of the Haystack methodology and assignment of tags, the activities of the Working Groups and the developer Forum conversations. The Marketing site is designed to inform the community on all the who is where and when, the new Project Haystack Logo files and new Marketing Kit, press releases, our members list and how to become a member, and is the home to Connections Magazine.
This issue of Connections Magazine promotes Project Haystack involvement in upcoming events and recaps past events including Project Haystack exhibiting at ISH in Frankfurt, Germany and in May, the organizations biggest collaborative event, the 2019 Haystack Connect Conference, which brought this community together for three days in San Diego. The Haystack Connect 2019 Speaker Presentations are available at https://www.haystackconnect.org/schedule. In September, a one day, first-ever Project Haystack event was held in London and sponsored by J2 Innovations.
Project Haystack Working Groups provide updates to their work. The Working Group Cybersecurity, championed by Fred Gordy of Intelligent Buildings and ATES Systems, championed by Jaap Balvers of BAM Energy Systems, part of Royal BAM Group nv, are just getting started and looking for “Collaborators” to join their group. As always, there is a section dedicated to Tools for Developers and Integrators and How to Get Involved, a curation of social media about Projects, Practices and Products, and a Project Haystack Members Directory.
“Today’s built environment comprises rich streams of data. Capturing and properly harnessing it allows owners and operators to better manage and operate their facilities. Data does not come from a single, unified source. Data’s value originates from just about anywhere. It must be organized, facilitated and orchestrated to capitalize on its value,” added Marc Petock, Executive Secretary of the Project Haystack Organization. “This is the essence of Project Haystack and the collaborative efforts of its community.”
While building systems have been the place where Project Haystack gained traction and adoption, the Haystack methodology is not just about HVAC, temperature sensors, fans, meters, and building systems. The IoT, BIoT and the IIoT are bringing diverse smart devices into homes, high-rise commercial buildings, industrial facilities, factories and agriculture. As smart devices proliferate into solutions no one could have ever imagined even a few years ago, coming from different suppliers around the world, the opportunity for implementing a data management strategy that includes tagging has become even more critical.
Adoption of Project Haystack is at an all-time high. It is being utilized in a wide variety of applications and use cases, and being deployed in thousands of buildings incorporating millions of square feet globally.
The Project Haystack Connections Magazine Fall 2019 issue is available for download at https://marketing.project-haystack.org/project-haystack-media/connections-magazine.
The Project Haystack Organization consists of Founding Member and Board Member companies Conserve It, Intel®, J2 Innovations, Legrand, Lynxspring, Siemens and SkyFoundry, and Associate Member companies Accu-Temp Systems, Altura Associates, BASSG, Bueno Systems, BuildingFit, CABA, Energy Management Association, Intellastar, Intelligent Buildings, IoT Warez, KMC Controls, KNX Association, Kodaro, sensorFact, SmartGreen, Tridium, WideSky and Yorkland Controls, as well as numerous Haystack supporters involved in Working Groups.
About Project Haystack
Since its formation in March of 2011, the Project Haystack Organization (a 501(c) non-profit trade association) has been providing the industry with an open-source, collaborative environment to address the challenge of making data self-describing using semantic modeling, also known as data tagging. The work developed by the Project Haystack member companies and community streamlines the process of managing, presenting and analyzing the vast amount of data produced by smart devices and equipment systems. The Haystack methodology can be used with virtually any type of system and device data and is not tied to any vendor or communication protocol.
More information about the Project Haystack Organization and membership is available at: https://marketing.project-haystack.org. For Developers, the Discussion Forums and Working Groups can be found at: https://www.project-haystack.org/forum/topic.
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Project Haystack, Marketing Manager
Editor, Connections Magazine
Project Haystack, Executive Director
Project Haystack, Executive Secretary
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The Fall 2019 issue of Connections Magazine is in the final stages of development and will be published later this month. The Connections Magazine, published biannually, reports the news from the Project Haystack community around the world and provides updates from the Working Groups (https://project-haystack.org/forum/wg), new tagging models, reference implementations, complementary applications, and use case stories from the community working together to make device data easier to use across applications of all types.
Like the Project Haystack community, the amount of information provided in the Connections Magazine is grown significantly, as well as the readership. This next issue will include an update on Haystack4, recaps of Haystack Connect 2019 PitchFest, and articles contributed by several companies and organizations including Intelligent Buildings, BASSG, Lynxspring, Conserve It, IoT Warez, Bueno Systems, 75F, Tridium, J2 Innovations and Open Source Strategies.
For those who may not have read or heard of Connections Magazine, you can find all previous issues here: https://marketing.project-haystack.org/project-haystack-media/connections-magazine.
If you are interested in submitting an article or advertising in the Spring 2020 issue, contact Robin Bestel at email@example.com.
Managing Editor, Connections Magazine
It had taken several months to arrange a presentation on a new, expensive boiler control system. …
All the decision-makers had assembled. They had their coffee and donuts. Game faces on, meaning they were already halfway into the trance customers get into before a presentation. You know, the one where they are completely checking out; eyes open but no one is home.
PowerPoint clicker in hand, I looked at the group and started…….
LiquiTech to integrate the world’s first on-site Legionella DNA test to prevent Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks in health care institutions .
July 11, 2019: Spartan Bioscience, creator of the world’s first on-site Legionella DNA test, today announced a partnership with LiquiTech, a leader in Legionella prevention for the health care, commercial, and hospitality industries.
Through this strategic partnership, LiquiTech will integrate Spartan’s innovative environmental DNA testing platform to provide a new approach to detecting Legionella contamination. With Spartan’s test, Liquitech can detect Legionella contamination in real-time and provide immediate remediation using their multi-barrier approach to dramatically improve patient and guest safety. This will provide unparalleled control of Legionnaires’ disease in health care and hospitality environments.
“Our organization is always looking for innovative, proven solutions that allow for real-time detection of waterborne pathogen threats and Spartan’s environmental testing platform is unmatched in the world,” said Steve Schira, President and CEO of LiquiTech. “With Spartan’s on-site test, LiquiTech can provide clients with a complete and integrated Legionella solution, from rapid on-site detection to immediate treatment and validation.”
For the health care sector, rapid detection and remediation are critical because sick and elderly people are at the highest risk of contracting Legionnaires’. In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 76 per cent of U.S. jurisdictions reported cases of Legionnaires’ in health care facilities. Additionally, they found 1 in 4 people who become infected at a health care facility will die, compared to 1 in 10 people overall.(1)
For these reasons, the Centers for Medicare & Medicare services (CMS) require hospitals to maintain a Legionella management program including a testing protocol.(2) The problem is that the traditional Legionella detection method is lab culture testing in an off-site lab, which can take up to 14 days to provide a result. This turnaround time is too slow because Legionella can grow to outbreak levels in as few as 7 days.(3)
Additionally, culture has been found to have a false negative rate of 62% because Legionella dies on the way to the lab.(4) In comparison, Spartan’s test provides highly-accurate results in 45 minutes using a Nobel-Prize winning chemistry called quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR). qPCR is commonly used for medical diagnostics because it is faster and more accurate than culture.
“LiquiTech is a leader in water safety because of innovative technologies such as their Legionella coppersilver ionization solution,” said Paul Lem, M.D., CEO of Spartan Bioscience. “We look forward to working with LiquiTech to prevent the risk of Legionella in water systems and to bring additional waterborne
pathogen tests to the health care sector.”
Spartan Bioscience Inc. | 2934 Baseline Road, Suite 500 | Ottawa, ON Canada K2H 1B2 | Tel +1 (877) 228 7756 | spartanbio.com
Liquitech and Spartan are showcasing Spartan’s on-site Legionella DNA test at the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) Conference from July 14-17 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.
About Spartan Bioscience Spartan Bioscience is the leader in on-demand DNA testing.(5) The Spartan Cube, the world’s smallest DNA testing platform, enables unprecedented portability and convenience in applications such as infectious disease, pharmacogenetics, and food and water safety testing. Spartan created the first onsite Legionella DNA test to prevent the risk of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks in buildings. It consists of the Spartan Cube and a single-use disposable test cartridge. Spartan’s Legionella test is validated according to ISO 12869.(4) For more information, visit www.spartanbio.com/cube/legionella
About LiquiTech: Founded in 1992, LiquiTech is a pioneer in highly-effective technologies and services that secure water delivery systems against water pathogen risks. They provide multi-barrier protection; secondary disinfection; filtration; UV disinfection; water management plans; water analysis, testing and validation; and real-time, cloud-based monitoring and control systems overseen by specialized engineers.
LiquiTech’s copper-silver ionization disinfection technology is supported by more than 100 independent research studies and is state and federal EPA-registered for the eradication of Legionella in drinking water. Their clients include health care, hospitality, commercial, industrial and government facilities, with more than 1,800 installations around the world. For more information, visit www.LiquiTech.com
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2017). Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 66(22): 584–589.
2. Centers for Medicare & Medicare services (CMS). (2017). Requirement to reduce Legionella risk in
health care facility water systems to prevent cases and outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease. June 2.
3. Marshall AG, Bellucci EC. (1986). Hospitality Review. 1(4): Article 2.
4. Ahmed S et al. (2019). Journal of Water and Health. 17(2): 237–253.
5. Roberts JD et al. (2012). Lancet. 379:1705–11
The team at Easy IO are upping their game …. again.
According to Johan Schakenroad, “as the most innovative manufacturer in our industry we have developed some new product groups and extended some others to give you greater options with our solutions. All the new products are going through Beta Testing at the moment and will be available the next few weeks, and they have been designed to support your applications, grow your business with us and give you some additional design considerations for those next projects. “
So where do these products fit and what needs do they address for the smart building and master systems controls integrator?
This is from our marketing mercenary news letter….
In less than two weeks, professionals from all over the energy efficiency space will convene at the 2019 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit in Arlington, Virginia. Are you signed up?
Online registration closes July 3. Register now so you don’t miss the chance to connect with your fellow industry peers on emerging technologies, resilience, workforce development, and more.
Onsite registration will be available in the Independence Foyer of the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at the following times:
|Tuesday, July 9||4:00 PM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday, July 10||7:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday, July 11||8:00 AM – 5:30 PM|
LAST CALL FOR BUILDING TOURS!
After you register, sign up for one of our 12 D.C.-area Building Tours to learn how a variety of organizations are working towards their energy and water efficiency goals. Reservations are required; register for Summit and look for tour sign-up instructions in your confirmation email.Tour sign-ups close July 1.
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Although we still have many videos capturing all the great smart building controls technologies and trends, I decided to post our final interview of the show, now!
Jim Young is the Founder of Realcomm Conference Group that produces Realcomm, IBcon and CoRE Tech, the world’s leading conferences on technology, automated business solutions, intelligent buildings and energy efficiency for the commercial and corporate real estate industry.
In short, Jim is the man with the plan, and as near as we can tell, he has a crystal ball too! We have been attending Jim’s Realcomm|IBcon show for the last eight years, and he is been right on with his predictions regarding Smart, Connected Buildings.
To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the videos from this year’s show (and we have a ton more to post)… MAKE SURE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE CHANNEL.
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