Episode 304: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast and PodCast: Exploring the Smart Building Controls Opportunity of the Decade

This might be the Smart Building Controls Opportunity of a lifetime!

Good morning ControlTrends Community, Eric here.  Ken is without power in Pittsburgh, so I am writing a quick summary of this week’s show. Ken will update this post, so thanks for indulging my limited writing talents. Updated February 26th!

So what is the opportunity....

Well, like I said, I have a limited ability with putting words to paper, so, if you are interested CTN 304 NOW, just listen to the video cast or the podcast NOW.  Ken will update this post soon if you would rather read about it later.

Here are some things to listen for:

What is the opportunity?

How can I add this to my existing portfolio of solutions to my clients?

What is first mover advantage and why is it so important?

What are the steps to get involved now? 

Thanks to the Team at Lynxspring We Know:

Dear Lynxspring Technology and Business Partners. As previously communicated, Oracle announced the pending end-of-life of Java SE 8 (Standard Edition). As a result, as of January 2019, free public updates are no longer available. Customers accessing Niagara with the Java Applet/Web Start are impacted by this change. Those who have upgraded to full HTML5 versions for their browser front-end will not be affected. For customers who use the Java VM and Java Web Start for their legacy systems, Tridium is actively developing a suitable alternative that we are expecting to receive soon and will share with you ASAP.

UPDATE: Starting with the April 2019, scheduled quarterly critical patch update from Oracle, Commercial Users will have access to updates through My Oracle Support for their Java Applet/Web Start. Or users can begin utilizing the Niagara alternative, Niagara Web Launcher, which is currently scheduled to be available in mid-March.

AHR Expo 2019: Georgia and Building Automation on my mind by ALAN VARGHESE

Smarts are coming to everything, consumers are now familiar with smart phones, smart cars, and smart homes. What about the segment of buildings and infrastructure?

Buildings can be considered our “second skin” since we spend about 80% of our lives in them. Up till recently, buildings were considered a depreciating asset, but is it possible that buildings of the future will be a strategic asset; that they will operate in an intelligent way and be productive and monetizable assets for facility managers and real estate owners? Is it possible that the traditionally conservative and risk-averse building and construction industry would leverage the latest technologies such as the Internet-of-Things (IoT), Big data, Cloud computing, Data analytics, Deep learning, and Artificial Intelligence for the benefits of saving energy, reducing operational expenditures, increasing occupancy comfort, and most important – meeting increasingly stringent global regulations and sustainability standards?

 

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