ControlTalk NOW for Week Ending October 2, 2016

ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast|Podcast will resume full video and podcast operations next week. Scheduling only allowed for a quick review of week ending October 2, 2016, which was another amazing week in our industry — featuring Echelon Corp’s Converged Controller; Tim Chamblee’s How to Measure Energy Webinar; Lynxspring’s JENEsys® Edge™ 100 New Universal Input Option; Fred Gordy’s Cyber Security review of exposed BBMDs; ControlTrends People Episode 5, with Ed Merwin; and Ken Sinclair’s October edition of Automated Buildings.

Hot key for breaking newsEchelon Corp. Delivers First-Of-Its-Kind Converged Controller For Buildings, Lighting And Other IoT Applications Press Release. SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Echelon Corp., a leading independent control networking company for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), today announced the availability of a first-of-its-kind converged controller for building automation, lighting controls and Internet of Things applications combined with power line communication meshing capability.

tim-cLive Rewind: How to Measure Energy in Smart Buildings. Stromquist & Company’s Tim Chamblee, who is also one of the best trainers in the HVAC industry, breaks down the different ways to measure energy in smart buildings in this replay of a live stream training. Video does not actually start until about 10 minutes in, so be sure to skip forward.

edgeNew Universal Input Option for the JENEsys® Edge™ 100 Now Available. The JENEsys® Edge™ 100 is our new generation of controllers combining Lynxspring’s Onyxx® platform with the Niagara Framework® and its programming tools and the Fox Protocol to facilitate communication between Niagara stations and software for control and analytics managed at the edge.

fredgordy3Fred Gordy’s Cyber Security Review of Publicly Exposed Control System BBMD – No Login Required! There are free tools readily available to anyone that can not only scan BACnet networks, it gives the user the ability make changes to individual control points, set schedules, review logs, view alarms and acknowledge, and turn your BACnet devices into “bricks.” The first thing I found was the ease of use of this program. In order to scan the network all I needed was one BBMD.

ed22CTP 005 ControlTrends People Explores the Life and Times of Ed Merwin. On episode 5 of ControlTrends People we take a deep dive into the life and times of one of the greats in our industry, Ed Merwin, the Director, Vykon Automation Energy Security at Tridium. Ed is credited by many, including us, as being one of the reasons Tridium and open platforms exist today. Ed, one of the great communicators in our industry, shares his early history including how he got into the business. Like all great people, Ed has had many mentors through his life.

Ken FeaturedKen Sinclair’s Automated Buildings October Theme — When Evolution Turns to Revolution. In this October issue of Automated Buildings, Ken Sinclair, owner and editor, delves deeper into the impacts of IoT and self-machine learning, as well as the rapidity of change that is circling the building automation industry. Is our industry preparing itself — at last for this explosive and disruptive evolution or will it get hit broadside? If you still need convincing that major changes are afoot, be sure to review the attention-getters and direct links to Ken’s references and articles.

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