EasyIO’s World Conference will be held May 19th through May 21st! This year the location for our Global event is Amsterdam. The conference is a great opportunity to meet the EasyIO team and your colleagues from the BMS branch. [Read more…]
Day 2 introduced EasyIO’s World Class Leadership team spearheaded by Mike Marston, VP of EasyIO Holdings Pte Ltd., Lim Hoon Chiat, CTO/R&D EasyIO Holdings Pte Ltd., Johan Schakenraad, President & CEO EasyIO Europe, B.V. and Guido van Erp International Sales Manager, and Bullzevents. Lim demonstrated wireless wizardry for retrofits and Jim Stiber of Control Consultants, Inc., reviewed VAV and CVAHU applications for the new FW-8V. Guest Presenters included David Kipling, Vice President of Jabil Circuit Inc. (US), Andrius Jasiulionis, Automation Engineer, Helgevold Electro (Norway)and Scott Muench, VP Marketing, J2 Innovations (US)
GAME-CHANGING TECHNOLOGY: Lim Hoon Chiat and his EasyIO team continue to raise the bar introducing the FS-32, a high performance, server class controller with a quad-core processor and 8GB flash. Lim issued an industry-wide challenge to see if you have application or project big enough to slow it down (by then, he’ll have the 10 core processor ready). With the powerful CPT tool, software capabilities with HTML5 graphics, multi-functional adapter widgets, and the built-in VPN client/server, the FS-32 BMS controller is the industry’s biggest bang for the buck!
FW Series leads the Wireless Way! The FW-14 and FW-8 are freely programmable, Wi-Fi Sedona controllers that offer significant labor and wiring savings — simplify the extension your BMS network. Featuring SOX, TCOM, FGP2P and BACnet communication protocols, they are ideal for fan coil, AHU, and stand-alone applications. The FW-8V is a FW VAV controller that includes a built-in pressure pick-up sensor for air flow measurement.
The afternoon highlight was the tour of the Manchester United stadium, which was an amazing chance to see up-close and real, the playing field and facilities of one of the greatest sport franchises in the world. The evening at Audacious Church was the best team-building event of all times.
ControlTalk Now, the Smart Buildings VideoCast and Podcast for week ending October 4, 2015. It has been another amazing week on the go — with continuing coverage of the EasyIO Global Partner Event with prophesying interviews from Mike Marston and Johan Schakenraad (EasyIO Global), Scott Muench (J2 and EasyStack) and Terry Casey (Intellastar), while Rob Allen and Michael Bonner interview Larry Weber at the Honeywell Momentum 2015, and then hop over to the KMC distributor meeting. More Cyber Security updates from Pablos Holman and Fred Gordy, and Siemens adds additional competitive room controllers to it’s commercial product portfolio; and DGLogik take DGLux5 training to Michigan at Cochrane Supply.
Hacker Skills: How to get free Movies in Your Hotel Room. Ken Smyers, Fred Gordy and I talk a lot about how hackers use vunerablities in BAS systems to get into places they should not. Pablos Holman shows us just how unsafe your wireless and other technologies are. From Blue Tooth to automobile remotes, PCs, and “secure” credit cards, Hacker extraordinaire, Pablos Holman, shows how nearly every secure system is vulnerable.
Siemens Fan Coil Stats – Out with the Old and In with the New. Siemens’ RAA and RAB series of fan coil thermostats are now obsolete and being replaced by the RDG series room thermostats. They cover a wide range of commercial HVAC applications from roof top units and heat pumps to VAV/CAV control. Ideally suited for light commercial installations such as retail, hospitality, light healthcare and small commercial buildings, they are easy to install and commission.
Renaissance of Building Automation Control — Global EasyIO Partner Event Begins Today in Paris. For those vendors and systems integrators gathering today at the Global EasyIO Partner Event — from six continents, buildings are the common currency and EasyIO is the common language spoken. Featuring the release of EasyStack, the enhanced FG-32+ controller, the possibilities of the Belimo MP Bus Gateway, and a myriad of new vendor applications, EasyIO now provides a greater range of solutions for the underserved global markets, where an estimated 70% of the world’s buildings still lack edge technology and control.
Building Automation Controls Renaissance Man Mike Marston at the EasyIO World Event. Ken got a chance to catch up with Mike Marston at the EASYIO World Event. Mike gives us an update on the role EASYIO and their partners are playing in the Building Automation and Smart Buildings Controls Renaissance.
Global EasyIO Partner Event 2015 — Day 2 Highlights. Day 2 began with a hearty welcome from Bullzevents’ Guido Van Erp and the yearly sales and marketing review from Johan Schakenraad, CEO, EasyIO Europe, who summarized EasyIO’s impressive growth with the words “EasyIO FG-32… To use it, is to love it.” Day 2 resumed with a series of product and solution presentations beginning with Yanis Cottard of NODON, followed by updates on the EasyIO EnOcean driver, the enhanced CPT Tool with new widget features.
EasyIO, Renaissance, and Terry Casey’s Eloquent Interview: Building IoT Explained. On Day 2, at the EasyIO vendor show, the Renaissance continued as ControlTrends had the opportunity to interview one of the most venerated members of the building management industry, Mr. Terry Casey, of Intellastar. Terry began his prolific journey as CEO and founder of Trend, still a premiere DDC line in England, and by serving as President/CEO of Tridium Europe. His professorial explanation of what he terms, the “Building Internet of Things” and its underlying stack technology, represent a significant departure from the rather status quo of the past 25 years.
We Were IoT Before IoT Was Cool. (originally posted on AutomatedBuildings.com – link to article) Open Source, Plug & Play, IoT, and an Automagically Connected Home, these are terms we hear all the time. But what do they really mean? And more importantly, what do they mean to the Integrator community? The connected buildings and devices that can be accessed via the web are not new. Integrators have been doing this for years. Most of the public didn’t know how, or really care how HVAC, lighting, access control, elevators, parking garages, etc. were controlled in the building they worked. This was all done “behind the curtain” and as long as they were comfortable, they didn’t even think about it.
Calling All Building Systems Integrators! DGLux5 Training Oct. 7-9, 2015. Powerful, full-featured data visualization tools are paramount to properly utilize building systems data as an asset. And DGLux5 has proven to be the preferred application development platform with exceptional toolsets that will take your customers’ building performance data to the highest level. So, join us for DGLux5 training, become DG Certified and take your customers’ data to the next level!
J2 Innovations Announcement Contributes to The Smart Building Control Renaissance. J2 Innovations makes a huge announcement at the EASY IO Global Conference in Paris. Scott Muench delighted systems integrators around the world with his demo of the new EasyStack. As Scott, explains in the video, Easy Stack combines the power of EasyIO controllers with the flexibility of the J2 Innovations platform to give a powerful solution to the Smart Buildings and Building Automation Controls community. Watch the video to learn more about the features and power of EasyStack.
EasyIO’s Role in the Smart Building Control Renaissance. Are we in the midst of a Smart Building and Building Automation Controls Renaissance? With the advent of Haystack Connect, Niagara 4, HTML5, building analytics, the race to the small space, and many other trends that we track on ControlTrends, we think we are at the tipping point of Smart Building and Building Automation Controls Renaissance.
Honeywell Momentum Update: Larry Weber on Honeywell’s Race to The Small Space. Our Rob Allen was in attendance at the 2015 Honeywell Momentum Conference. In addition to taking in all the great information for the Buildings Automation Group at Stromquist & Company, Rob covered the Conference for the ControlTrends Community. In Rob’s first update, he tracks down Larry Weber. Larry is the General Manager for the Honeywell Buildings Control Systems Brand. In addition to being a nice guy, he is usually the brightest person in the room.
KMC Controls Conference: Day One Recap. Our Rob Allen and Michael Bonner are in San Antonio this week at the KMC Controls Conference. Rob and Mike give is the highlights from day one of the KMC Controls Event. KMC, in conjunction with Intel and Dell are ensuring that Internet Technology and Operational Technology are playing nice together eliminating internet gateway issue. Great job guys!
Day 2 began with a hearty welcome from Bullzevents’ Guido Van Erp and the yearly sales and marketing review from Johan Schakenraad, CEO, EasyIO Europe, who summarized EasyIO’s impressive growth with the words “EasyIO FG-32… To use it, is to love it.” Day 2 resumed with a series of product and solution presentations beginning with Yanis Cottard of NODON, followed by updates on the EasyIO EnOcean driver, the enhanced CPT Tool with widget features, BACnet updates, Scott Muench, J2 Innovations and EasyStack, closed by Mike Marston and EasyIO’s roadmap — sustain the best in class controller and be the industry’s enabler of choice.
The afternoon program featured Terry Casey, Itellastar; John Petze, SkyFoundry; Belimo MP bus opportunities using EasyIO’s FG-32 used with the MP bus driver and gateway;followed by Contemporary Controls; and Greystone Energy Systems Inc.
Then, it was off for cocktails at the VIP Bluebell Room and dinner with a magical orchestra, and the world famous show: “PARIS MERVEILLES.”
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.
Ecobee 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.
Happy 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.
First 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.”
INTEROPERABILITY 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 – 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.
Automated 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.”
The goal of EasyIO Europe is to deliver Energy Management Systems that improve the well-being of people, by optimizing the interaction between humans, buildings and work.
We are committed to provide strategy to energy savings driven by strategic partnerships with technology leader EasyIO and complementary solutions. Our products and unique Energy Analyzing Dashboard solution EasyIO-FGS makes us an added value partner for System Integrators, OEM’s and National Accounts.
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.
Johan Schakenraad – CEO, EasyIO Europe
Our goal is to eliminate the massive cost for building management systems by introducing multiple-protocol energy management controllers.
Although we recognize the intimate relationship between profitability and quality, we know that our Partner’s success is ultimately depending on the well-being and innovative character of its engineers. We want to develop a successful, long term, strategic relationship based on achieving best practice and sustainable competitive advantages.
More comfort, more savings, better buildings. We are the ‘Can Do’ company. We will never disappoint you. Our 5 core values: trust, quality, people development, solid business ethics and leading edge Innovation.