Episode 297: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Dec 30, 2018 brings us to the brink of another New Year. Join ControlTalk NOW and our special guest, Marc Petock, as we engage in a comprehensive review of 2018, and then take a slightly serious and perceptive look at what 2019 is likely to bring — and which TRENDS will emerge. [Read more…]
In his April 2016 Automated Buildings edition, Ken Sinclair, AB owner and editor, references the steady march of technical advances that have impacted our industry over the past 40 years to highlight his April theme “IoT Disruption Transforms and Opens Industry,” emphasizing that we must stay actively involved in the IT technologies because the next leg of the journey has just begun. Ken Sinclair: “Transforming and Opening the Industry is a journey, not a destination, and will require consistent and constant attention. Our contributing editor Therese has described our April issue as something about open source being a friction-reducer mixed into the IoT/Smart Building super collider,……very descriptive for sure.
Especially the IoT/Smart Building super collider. This is so much like the DDC revolution in the 1980s, Opening to BACnet movement in 1990s, going online with Open Internet in the 2000s, sticking our heads in the clouds in 2010s. Now the data is moving to the edge coupled with open source cloud thinking which is Transforming and Opening our Industry.”
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IoT Uprising or IoT Revolution? Dr. Michael Georgescu, Ecorithm
Open, What Does It Really Mean? Fred Gordy, Intelligent Buildings LLC.
Open Source is the New Marketing, Therese Sullivan, BuildingContext Ltd
ControlTrends India, Sameer Pradhan, ControlTrends India
A Need to Refine Business, Allan McHale, Memoori
Systems Integrators, Louis-Nicolas Hamer, Soljit
The Extinction of the Craftsman, Todd A. Finnegan, ACS Services, LLC
Constructing Construction Specifications, Jim Sinopoli, Smart Buildings LLC
The Onyxx™ BH311 Data Pump provides BACnet to Haystack network communication and data exchange. The Onyxx™ BH311 Data Pump is part of Lynxspring E2E, an edge-to-enterprise ecosystem for the Internet of Things, that enables collaboration between smart systems, smart devices, intelligent equipment and Cloud services. The Onyxx™ BH311 handles the BACnet to Haystack protocol translation, translating BACnet points to manageable Haystack points. Acting as a BACnet client device, the Onyxx™ BH311 manages all BACnet/IP, BACnet/Ethernet or BACnet MSTP devices connected to it.
Third-party software is not required to access and configure the Onyxx™ BH311. An operator simply connects to the Onyxx™ BH311 utilizing a standard Internet browser. The user is presented with all of the configuration screens, documentation, device settings, help, and software tools needed to< complete a successful project.
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ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast and Podcast for week ending December 13, 2015 features interviews with Control Network Solutions’ Mike Welch, Buildings Context’s Therese Sullivan, and Control Systems Consultants’ Cory Gunder; Marc Petock’s discusses the business-end of the Cyber Security stick; Rob Allen’s 7 Minutes in Control with KMC’s Dave Bohlmann, and an update on how Daikin Applied just changed Total Building Automation forever.
Marc Petock — The Business Side of Cyber Security (Continued). Marc Petock, a leading expert on Cyber Security, takes a close look at the ramifications and financial consequences of not taking aggressive measures to protect your business against cyber attacks. As I have said, cyber security has a technology side and a business side. From a business perspective, the negative consequences that cyber incidents can cause are disruptive and potentially catastrophic. The value of taking additional measures to increase the cyber security posture of your control systems, far outweigh the risk of not making them secure.
New Router from KMC on Rob Allen’s 7 Minutes in Control. Rob Allen sits down with Dave Bohlmann to talk about KMC’s new single port router. The KMC Controls BAC-5051E is a multi-port BACnet router. This compact router is powerful enough for heavy network traffic and small enough to use as a control technician’s service tool. Routing Install the BAC-5051E for BACnet IP, Ethernet, and MS/TP routing. The IP routing is fully compliant with BACnet Standard 134-2012, Annex J. Browser Configuration Configure the BAC-5051E using only an Internet browser. No special software to learn or load.
CNS delivers the world’s first Internet of things (IoT) web-based DALI intelligent lighting control solution, elitedali ensures that live data from every light fixture can be accessed and the lighting controlled from anywhere in the world with internet access. he only non-North American finalist in its category, CNS has been shortlisted for its unique lighting control solution, elitedali™. Transforming the Niagara building management system into a state of the art lighting control platform, elitedali provides total control and flexibility to the end user over access to their lighting data, system maintenance and any on-going adjustments.
ControlTalk NOW Special Guest: Mike Welch, CEO and owner of Control Network Solutions, BasingStoke, UK. Mike shares his unique knowledge of the industry and articulates the finer points of IoT, where there are some unintended consequences and negative aspects of IoT, because the distance between the APP and the cloud is populated by energy consuming devices and the key is collect value data directly from your network devices.
Daikin Applied Just Changed Total Building Automation Forever, Thanks to IoT. In January 2015, ControlTrends interviewed Paul Rauker, VP of Systems and Controls, Daikin Applied, on the ground floor of the 2015 AHR Show. Paul expertly reviewed the Rebel RTU — which was the first IoT HVAC RTU. Now, with Diakin’s minority stake acquisition of Riptide IO. Daikin is the first equipment manufacturer to introduce the industry’s first, true cloud-based technology platform for HVAC equipment — that truly harnesses the IoT! Here’s the rest of the story: DAIKIN APPLIED ACQUIRES MINORITY STAKE IN CLOUD-BASED BUILDING AUTOMATION COMPANY.
2015 ControlTrends Awards System Integrator of the Year Finalist CSC. The voting for the 2015 ControlTrends Awards is underway. One of the most followed categories is the ControlTrends System Integrator of the Year Award. This is a new ControilTrends Award. With over eighty nominees from around the world, making the final seven is quite an accomplishment. If you watched ControlTalk NOW a couple of weeks ago, you got a sneak peek at one of the magnificent seven, CSC from Dallas, Texas. Meet Corey Gunder and Scott Twomey.
Our second ControlTalk NOW guest is Therese Sullivan. Therese is the principal and editor of Building Context and Haystack, and contributing editor to automatedbuildings.com. Therese is a prolific and knowledgeable writer/technologist and marketing professional, who provides news and analysis for commercial building system integrators, facilities managers and real estate professionals. Always our eyes and ears from the Silicon Valley, Therese recaps the 2015 CoRETECH Show in Silicon Valley.
In January 2015, ControlTrends interviewed Paul Rauker, VP of Systems and Controls, Daikin Applied, on the ground floor of the 2015 AHR Show. Paul expertly reviewed the features of Daikin’s latest Intelligent Equipment, the Rebel RTU — which was the first IoT HVAC RTU. Now, with Diakin’s minority stake acquisition of Riptide IO. Daikin is the first equipment manufacturer to introduce the industry’s first, true cloud-based technology platform for HVAC equipment — that truly harnesses the IoT! Here’s the rest of the story:
DAIKIN APPLIED ACQUIRES MINORITY STAKE IN CLOUD-BASED BUILDING AUTOMATION COMPANY
Investment extends company’s leadership in IoT in its drive toward offering total building efficiency
MINNEAPOLIS – November 20, 2015 –– Daikin Applied Americas announced today it is acquiring a minority ownership stake in Riptide IO, a California-based software company that focuses on helping building owners connect, manage and automate building equipment by bringing the full benefit of the Internet of Things (IoT) to commercial buildings. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed.
Riptide IO has been a strategic partner to Daikin Applied in the development of Daikin Intelligent Equipment™, the industry’s first, true cloud-based technology platform for HVAC equipment that harnesses the IoT. The current Riptide IO leadership team will continue to drive the company’s strategy and day-to-day operations. Daikin Applied President and CEO, Michael Schwartz, will join the Riptide IO board of directors.
“We are forging the path to transform the HVAC industry, driving beyond next level efficiency and innovating for total building solutions,” said Schwartz. “This move is a terrific pivot point for us and for the industry as we continue to explore how to help building owners get to new levels of efficiency when they unlock the power of IoT.”
This move affirms Daikin Applied’s investment in Intelligent Equipment and the market’s response to the platform. Daikin’s technology is helping building owners acquire and leverage useful and actionable analytics to deliver comfort to visitors and occupants with the most cost-effective and sustainable use of energy. “We are working with the Riptide IO team on strategies that will further leverage the technology and software in meaningful ways to drive growth in mid-market building automation. We’re confident this is the team to create a unique building experience with advanced technology,” Schwartz added.
Riptide IO brings experience that includes working with marketing-leading, customer-focused organizations that prioritize sustainability and energy efficiency, including several Fortune 100 companies. The Riptide IO team has a track record of bringing cloud-based automation to small buildings that translates to lower complexity and focuses on making it easy for customers to create smarter buildings and a better run business.
“We’re thrilled to deepen our relationship with Daikin Applied because we’ve seen a clear commitment on their part to look at the market differently than other HVAC companies,” said Mike Franco, CEO and co-founder, Riptide IO. “As we’ve partnered over the last two years, we believe, as does Daikin Applied, that there is significant potential in moving beyond the HVAC arena to the total building offering. We’re excited to be aligned as we see them as an important, long-term partner in accelerating how IoT will transform the commercial building experience.”
About Riptide IO: Founded in late 2012, Riptide IO is focused on making it easy to create smarter buildings and a better run business. Its mission is to give visibility and control over brick & mortar operations without being onsite. Easy, affordable, and most importantly, works with the equipment building owners already have. Riptide IO is based in Santa Barbara, CA, with development offices in Bangalore, India.
About Daikin Applied: Daikin Applied, a member of Daikin Industries, Ltd, designs and manufactures technologically advanced commercial HVAC systems for customers around the world. Customers turn to Daikin with confidence that they will experience outstanding performance, reliability and energy efficiency. Daikin Applied equipment, solutions and services are sold through a global network of dedicated sales, service, and parts offices. For more information or the name of your local Daikin Applied representative, call 800-432-1342, or visit www.DaikinApplied.com.
Session 6 – Lynxspring’s New Onyxx Products. Overview: Our IoT world is increasingly populated with smart equipment, systems and devices. As this continues, the rise of connected devices and greater connected intelligence at the edge is taking place.
Lynxspring has created Lynxspring E2E (Edge-to-Enterprise), an ecosystem for IoT that enables smart systems, smart devices, intelligent equipment and Cloud service delivery across key market segments and business verticals.
Lynxspring’s Onyxx, is part of E2E and is an embedded edge platform, consisting of a family of modular, open, hardware, bridges and gateways supporting multiple devices across key market segments, edge-to-enterprise and Cloud applications.
This session, presented by our R&D team, looks at what Onyxx is and the new products that are currently available which includes a BACnet to Haystack Data Pump, a Cellular Router, and a Modbus to BACnet Bridge.
When: Wednesday, November 18, 2015, Time: 12:00 PM CDT
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Presenting what’s next for Tridium. The Niagara Framework® is quickly becoming the operating system of the Internet of Things (IoT). Niagara gives disparate devices and systems a common language, enabling things to connect and communicate across the enterprise. Niagara is machines talking to machines talking to you — an IoT architecture that, at present, sits in the middle tier between the device level and the cloud, where integrations and local applications happen. To better understand the IoT, and why we’re extending our reach within it, be sure to watch this video. Tridium’s CTO John Sublett presents an insider’s view of how we’re unifying our IoT architecture. John will guide you through: What the IoT means; What’s next for Tridium; and more!
Today is a momentous day for the Niagara Community. The highly anticipated Niagara 4 is here! It’s been about 10 years since we’ve had a release of Niagara with this much power and potential. Niagara 4 builds on the legacy of the Niagara Framework® in many new and ground-breaking ways, and is designed to help businesses take full advantage of the Internet of Things. Some of the most exciting advancements include:
* Modern user interface and design language (HTML5)
* Powerful and easy-to-use security features
* Seamless conversion from Niagara AX
Tridium’s OEMs and distributors are preparing for the release of Niagara 4. Look for a release announcement soon from your Niagara partner. Meanwhile, we’re excited for you to get started!
Certification Training is a prerequisite for purchasing Niagara 4 and is available now.
For more information, please contact your Niagara partner or visit our website. Thank you for your interest!
Global EasyIO Partner Event 2015: Paris, September 20-22! EasyIO is changing the way Building Automation is deployed, while significantly reducing installation costs. EasyIO’s global partner event will unveil awesome new products and features that will further enhance building management and energy solutions — for all building types.
EasyIO has already a reputation to hold up for their amazing event programming. Paris, capital city of France, city of Love and Light, is the host in 2015. EasyIO would love to invite you to their event.
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Come and learn the best new features from EasyIO, especially the new FG series of Open Automation Controllers and Internet ready Field Controllers offering Area Controller capabilities and features, as well built in I/O and huge data logging capacity — all packaged as the future solution for the IoT in Energy and Building Facility Control. The controller also supports multi concurrent protocols and services such as BACnet, Modbus, TCOM, Web Services and both Server and Client services.
Overview of EasyIO Global Conference Paris Program:
Sunday, September 20: Pre-event gathering (casual) from 8:45 PM – 0:00 PM Hard Rock Café Paris, EasyIO Mezzanine area (upstairs).
Monday, September 21: The Business Conference from 9:30 PM – 04:00 PM Mercure Hotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffelics.
Monday, September 21: Dinner and big new Theatre show at the famous LIDO from 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Cocktail reception at the Lido at the Avenue des Champs-Elysees (EasyIO entrance).
Tuesday, September 22: Unique EasyIO iPad City Challenge in the heart of Paris from 9:30 PM – 03:00 PM Assembling at the Eiffel Tower, start of the iPAd Challenge on the 2nd floor.
Tuesday, September 22: Lunch gathering with the grand finale award announcement to the winner(-s) of the first EasyIO iPad Challenge at 04:00 PM HardRock Café Paris, EasyIO Mezzanine area (upstairs).
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