ControlTalk NOW for the Week Ending November 30, 2014 (Sans Podcast)

We hope that everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving and holiday weekend. ControlTalk NOW took a holiday as well. We look forward to a full show next week, replete with interviews and 2014 ControlTrends Awards category reviews.

ecobe3.1Ecobee 3 In The Hunt for Thermostat of The Year: Not to undone by the likes of Nest or Honeywell, Stuart Lombard and his team at Ecobee have rolled out the Ecobee 3. Check out this product review by the folks at Connectedly. Ecobee combines a gorgeous design, sleek black color, remote sensors, and a new and improved set up menu make the Ecobee 3 a strong contender for the ControlTrends 2014 Residential Thermostat of The Year.

HappyThanksgivingHappy Thanksgiving to Friends, Family, and Loved Ones, Near and Far! The first Thanksgiving in 1621, was a 3-day festival that became a national holiday in 1863 after a 30 year campaign by Sarah Josepha Hale, author of the nursery rhyme, “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” who was inspired by a diary of the Pilgrim life to make Thanksgiving a national holiday. Hale also published the first recipes for pumpkin pie, turkey, and stuffing — the modern staples of the Thanksgiving meal.

Dot-DashFirst Hack was in 1903: Wikipedia’s Timeline of Computer Security Hacker History. According to Wikipedia (in the midst of a donation drive), the origins of Cyber-attacks can be traced back to the first “hacking,” which took place in 1903 “when magician and inventor Nevil Maskelyne disrupts John Ambrose Fleming’s public demonstration of Guglielmo Marconi’s purportedly secure wireless telegraphy technology, sending insulting Morse code messages through the auditorium’s projector.”

SGIP22INTEROPERABILITY 101 and Why it’s Good Business Sense for the Smart Grid. History of Smart Grid Interoperability Panel: SGIP 1.0 was explicitly established to support NIST in its fulfillment of its responsibilities pursuant to the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (“EISA”). The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a non-regulatory agency dedicated to promoting U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness.

easyio_europe_2EasyIO Europe – The Rules Have Changed! Meet Johan Schakenraad – CEO, EasyIO Europe. EasyIO Europe provides open system solutions to all enterprise building and energy platforms. With the power of Niagara AX Framework and also the game changer Sedona Framework (open source). With us you will find a whole suit of AX legacy drivers, utilizing IT standards and solutions, combining the use of converged corporate and internet connectivity.

automatedbuildingsAutomated Building’s December Theme: “Creating Your Collaboration.” Special note from Ken Sinclair: The December issue is Automated Buildings’ AHRExpo 2015 Chicago preview. Editorial excerpt: “Our December theme ‘Creating your Collaboration’ started with my puzzling with the process of how industry knowledge gets past on. AHRExpo is the annual event where we present our free education sessions to the industry. This is our 16th year of presenting these sessions and hosting the third annual Connection Community Collaboratory meeting. Online Collaboration is how today’s education occurs.”

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