News Flash: Project Haystack Announces New Members and Call for Articles and Advertisers for Summer Issue of Connections Magazine

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – May 11, 2022 – The Project Haystack Organization (, 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 next issue of the Project Haystack Connections Magazine is in development and is issuing a Call for Contributed Articles and Advertisers from the community providing Haystack-compatible products and solutions around the world.

In addition to new articles contributed by the Community, the Summer issue will provide a look into the upcoming sixth Haystack Connect Conference to be held virtually September 13 – 15, 2022. Haystack Connect 2022 is a unique, open-forum event where the Haystack community and anyone interested in making data interoperable convene to learn and share the latest technologies and techniques for connecting systems and utilizing the ever-increasing amount of device data in applications including intelligent buildings, energy management, remote monitoring, and other IoT devices and applications.

“For over 10 years, Project Haystack has been developing the widely accepted standard for semantic modeling methodology and building our tagging libraries for more and more applications,” said Alex Rohweder, Co-Executive Director of the Project Haystack Organization. “This community-driven, open-source process is engaging companies that work on different facets of specifying and implementation.”

Articles in past issues of Connections Magazine are submitted by end users, including design consultants, commissioning experts, smart building consultants, property managers and developers – all of whom are meeting the demand for smarter, interoperable solutions. Project Haystack Working Groups provide updates to their work and as always, there will be sections dedicated to Tools for Developers and Integrators, How to Get Involved, a curation of social media about Project Haystack Member Projects, Practices and Products, and a directory of all Project Haystack Members.

Connections Magazine is also a valuable advertising vehicle for companies looking to reach the growing, world-wide Project Haystack community and the smart building ecosystem.

Today, Project Haystack also announced a new Associate Member company, Intellienergy Tech, has joined the organization in the past month.

“Just imagine a world where people automatically communicate with each other without the need for translation, a dream!” said Luca Focardi, Direzione Commerciale at Intellienergy Tech. “Just imagine a building where objects automatically communicate with each other without the need for a translation, it’s reality, it’s Haystack!”

“Since our organization’s formation in March 2011, Project Haystack has played the leading role in making device data interoperable, providing the industry with a standard metadata model, tools, reference implementations and educational materials, all developed by a true open-source community,” said Marc Petock, Executive Secretary of the Project Haystack Organization. “Membership in the organization, participation in working groups, and adoption in real world projects, now estimated to be over 45,000 facilities worldwide, points to the growth and acceptance of the Haystack standard.”

The Project Haystack Organization consists of Founding Member and Board Member companies Clockworks Analytics, Conserve It, J2 Innovations, Legrand, Lynxspring, Siemens and SkyFoundry, and Associate Member companies 75F, Accu-Temp Systems, Allander Analytics, Altura Associates, Automated Logic, BASSG, Brainbox AI, Bueno Systems, BuildingFit, Buildings IOT, CABA, e-Magic, Energy Management Association, Intellastar, Intellienergy Tech, Intelligent Buildings, IoT Warez, KMC Controls, KNX Association, Switch Automation, Tridium, WideSky and Yorkland Controls, as well as numerous Haystack supporters involved in the Project Haystack Forums and Working Groups.

More information about Intellienergy Tech is available at

More information about the Project Haystack Connections Magazine and how to submit an article abstract or to Advertise is available at and


About Project Haystack

Since its formation in March of 2011, the Project Haystack Organization, a 501(c) non-profit trade association, provides 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 is streamlining 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 for Developers, the Discussion Forums and Working Groups can be found at:



Robin Bestel
Editor, Connections Magazine
Project Haystack, Marketing

Marc Petock
Project Haystack, Secretary
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Lynxspring, Inc.


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