ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast and Podcast for week ending February 21, 2016 delivers another 2015 ControlTrends Awards highlight reel with videos of EasyIO, SkyFoundry, and Tridium receiving their trophies in Orlando. Product updates include DG Logik’s Project Assist 2.0, EasyIO’s EasyStack, and Honeywell WEB-8000 Controllers are now available. Fred Gordy uses the Jurassic Park goat attention-getter to illustrate a control system’s vulnerability; Lynxspring announces CICC Automation Technologies PVt. Ltd. as their premiere partner in India; the DOE releases a $25 million funding opportunity; and don’t miss the 2016 Niagara Summit’s early bird (2/29/2016) registration deadline.
EasyIO Europe’s EasyStack Update and Congratulations to EasyIO Europe B.V. on Your 10th Year Anniversary. EasyStack is a software technology that combines the core functionality of a Building Automation System (BAS) for connecting and controlling devices, with the added benefits of a Building Operating System (BOS) to manage and leverage data. The technology uses tagging and data modeling to provide unprecedented capabilities and functionally. The Haystack open standard also provides options and choices for the best combination of solutions from the wider collaborative Haystack community.
DG Logik Adds Data DVR Widget to Project Assist 2.0 for Facilities. Project Assist 2.0 has many features and benefits. One of the many features is the Data DVR Widget. This smart widget allows operators to easily rewind historical data and playback equipment performance exactly as it was at that point in time. By eliminating guesswork from identifying issues, Project Assist enables facility managers to minimize development time, reduce energy consumption, increase facility performance and save money. Click here for more information.
Lynxspring, Inc. Reaches Out to India, Announces Partnership with CICC Automation Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Lee’s Summit, MO and Mumbai, India — February 16, 2016 — Lynxspring, Inc., a premier developer and provider of open, IP-based control solutions for intelligent buildings, energy management, cyber protection and device-to-enterprise integration, today announced the appointment of CICC Automation Technologies Pvt. Ltd, as a Lynxspring Business Partner (LBP). The partnership extends Lynxspring’s enabling technologies in building automation, energy management and IoT to meet new opportunities provided by the infrastructure sector within India and the Middle East markets.
2015 ConttolTrends Awards Highlight: EasyIO Wins Wireless Product Solution of The Year. Congratulations to EASY IO and their EnOcean Product Solution of the Year Award! EasyIO’s EnOcean-based products, room and temperature sensors have been successfully incorporated into EasyIO’s BAS portfolio and perform without batteries and are engineered to operate maintenance-free. The radio signals from these sensors and switches can be transmitted wirelessly over a distance of up to 300 meters in the open and up to 30 meters inside buildings.
Where’s The Goat? If you’ve seen Jurassic Park you probably know what this line. If you haven’t, the scene is this… There is a goat that is tied to a stake on a platform with a cage around it and raised up from the ground inside the T-Rex cage. The goat is tied to the stake and of course the T-Rex eats the goat. So what in the world does this have to do with control systems? I have had the fortune of being able to speak at different events over the past couple of years and in an effort to explain to IT and OT how to protect control systems I used the Jurassic Park goat example in this context…
Honeywell WEB-8000 Controller is Now Available. Honeywell is pleased to introduce the WEB-8000 controller supported by the WEBs-N4.1 software. This next generation controller features a new design and the ability to scale for future needs. The WEB-8000 series controllers are easy to install and expand due to its flexible capacitive licensing. This controller is very secure as all data is encrypted, including the data stored in the microSD cards. Easy to scale and upgrade the capacity via licensing, without giving up more real estate. The controller can be used as WiFi access point or as a Client and all software and security updates are included with the software maintenance agreement.
2015 ControlTrends Award Highlight: SkyFoundry Wins Energy Savings Solution of the Year. Congratulations to SkyFoundry for winning the 2015 ControlTrends Energy Savings Solution of the Year. Paul Bergquist was on hand to receive the award. SkyFoundry’s SkySpark® Analytics Software automatically analyzes building, energy and equipment data to identify issues, faults and opportunities for improved performance and operational savings.
DOE Notice of Intent to Issue a $25,000,000 Funding Opportunity for Next Generation of Electric Machines. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Next Generation of Electric Machines: Enabling Technologies.” The goal of EERE’s AMO is to partner with industry, small business, universities, regional entities, and other stakeholders to identify and invest in emerging clean energy technologies.
Niagara 2016 Summit Breakout Sessions Posted! This year’s Summit will bring the opportunity to attend information-packed breakout sessions led by Niagara experts, a robust trade show filled with BAS and IoT industry leaders, and networking with others in the Niagara Community. We’ve just announced breakout sessions for the Developer Bootcamp, and the Business and Applications tracks. Visit NiagaraSummit.com today for an overview and description of all breakout sessions. And, don’t forget… time is running out to take advantage of Early Bird registration! Register before February 29 to take advantage of discounted pricing.
2015 ControlTrends Awards Highlight: Tridium Niagara 4 Wins Innovative Product of The Year. Congratulations to Nino DiCosmo and the team at Tridium for winning the 2015 ControlTrends Innovative Product of The Year! Niagara 4 builds on the legacy of the Niagara Framework® in new and exciting ways. It’s less reliant on browser plug-ins, faster and easier to use. A truly open framework, Niagara 4 delivers a variety of notable improvements to help businesses take full advantage of the Internet of Things, including advanced visualization and new search, security and navigation tools. Well done, Tridium!