Dear VYKON partner, If you’ve been wanting to utilize the advances in the Niagara Framework® and harness the power of the Internet of Things, there’s never been a better time for you to get started. [Read more…]
New Tridium white paper from Tridium chief architect Kevin T. Smith now available. Much has been written about the game-changing IoT. Network-connected devices and their capabilities have become a disruptive force in the business world.
Adding network connectivity to any “thing” adds tremendous value, but also brings potential risks to an organization. Cybersecurity should be a concern for everyone.
Learn about developing a strategy to defend against cyber threats in the new white paper, Cybersecurity and the IoT—Threats, Best Practices and Lessons Learned by Tridium chief architect Kevin T. Smith.
The market for the Internet of Things (IoT) is continuing to grow at a phenomenal pace. According to research from the International Data Corporation released early in 2017, the IoT market will reach $1.29 trillion by 2020.
1 IHS Markit forecasts that the IoT market will grow from what was an installed base of 15.4 billion devices in 2015 to 75.4 billion devices in 2025.
2 Other market research firms are releasing similar staggering statistics, and while estimates vary, all parties agree: network-connected devices and their capabilities are and will continue to be a disruptive force in the way that everyone does business.
But 15 years ago—long before anyone had ever heard of the IoT—Tridium developed the Niagara Framework, a general-purpose, open and extensible software framework built for the purpose of connecting, managing and controlling any device over computer networks.
A general-purpose IoT framework that allows integrators to connect and control devices, regardless of protocol and manufacturer, Niagara has changed the way that organizations do business, putting the “smarts” in smart buildings and data centers, providing significant cost savings and capabilities. Over the years, this experience has given us much insight into the areas of device connectivity and control, automation, analytics and cybersecurity.
Cybersecurity should be a concern for any user or owner of connected devices. In our fastpaced world of ever-changing technology, the cyberthreat landscape continues to evolve at an alarming rate. With recent cybersecurity incidents showing unprecedented growth in the frequency, scale and sophistication of advanced cyberattacks, combined with the number of high-profile data breaches and hacks hitting the front pages of newspapers on an almost weekly basis, it should not be a surprise that most organizations are taking a newfound interest in protecting the systems on their networks.
Regarding the IoT, adding network connectivity to any “thing” can certainly provide great value, but it also brings along with this connectivity potential risks related to network security. In the past few years, we have seen web cameras, baby monitors, smart refrigerators and even cars electronically hacked. We have seen an alarming rise in data breaches costing organizations billions of dollars. We have seen the rise of security and privacy concerns related to smart devices. We have seen an alarming rise in malware threats infecting computers and smart devices. We have seen the increase of hacker-friendly tools and websites that allow
Adding network connectivity to any “thing” can certainly provide great value, but it also brings along with this connectivity potential risks related to network security
2 bad actors to search for, discover and exploit Internet-connected devices. Specific to the IoT market, we saw the largest distributed denialof-service attack of its kind in October 2016, when an estimated hundreds of thousands of IoT devices were attacked, infected with a virus and used in a coordinated effort to attack domain name system (DNS) servers, effectively bringing down a significant portion of the Internet.
A successful cybersecurity program encompasses far more than simply an approach that is asset-focused or revolves around only technology. A more holistic, defense-in-depth security approach is needed — one that involves people, processes and technology.
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Dear VYKON Partner,
The best way to reduce risk and stay current is to pair Niagara with a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA). This is especially true with Niagara 4 because of all that’s new about this next-generation software release.
Please note that effective April 1, 2017, Niagara 4 SMAs will change in the following ways:
* Restriction from stocking extended maintenance: Due to the nature of the extended maintenance model, Tridium will restrict the stocking of extended maintenance parts.
* Removal from WEB Channel: Those with the ability to access and purchase through WEB Channel will not have the option to purchase extended maintenance parts via WEB Channel.
* Maximum maintenance period: Maintenance cannot be purchased for any period beyond December 31, 2025 (i.e. 10 years from the release of Niagara 4).
Please contact us if you have questions. As always, we appreciate your business.
ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast and Podcast for week ending May 29, 2016 features guest host Rob Allen and video and interview coverage of the Roger Rebennack Experience — held over the Memorial Holiday weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway — where over 80 Honeywell customers from all parts of North America joined Roger, Honeywell, and 350,000 racing fans for the spectacular 100th Anniversary Run of the Indy 500. This 3-day extravaganza is unrivaled, mixing the thrill of the greatest race of the year with two concerts, the Indy 500 museum, celebrities, and life-long memories. Contact your Honeywell distributor or representative today and get your engines started for next year’s Roger Rebennack Experience at the incomparable Indy 500. Special thanks to Jackson Controls for their generous assistance in helping to host this fabulous event!
EasyIO’s Mike Marston is Excited about the Niagara Edge, and the Future! EasyIO’s Mike Marston provided ControlTrends with this Niagara 4 update, and Mike is very excited about EasyIO’s future: “I believe that EasyIO is the leader in BMS Edge and we have it today, with high speed I/O – yes, the FG Beast! Sedona is not dead, quite the opposite. We will be adding Tridium’s new Edge technology as soon as it comes available and we will also support Sedona.
Orange Button Public Webinar Thursday May 26th, 2016, 1:00 p.m. EST. Join Orange ButtonSM and the industry leaders who will drive down solar costs. The Orange ButtonSM initiative has launched! As part of the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot initiative, Orange Button supports the creation and adoption of industry-led open data standards for rapid and seamless data exchange across the solar value chain from origination to decommissioning.
Honeywell’s Roger Rebennack at the 2016 Niagara Summit Product Showcase. Ken and I got a chance to catch up with one of the hardest working people in the smart buildings controls industry, Roger Rebennack. Roger, in addition to being an access and security integration controls expert, is one of the most fun people in our industry. Roger was the first ever PID (Passion, Integrity, and Dedication) Award recipient. We discuss the “Roger Rebennack Experience” (you have to check this out) and Roger’s thoughts on the 2016 Niagara Summit and N4, and how Honeywell is taking the N4 platform to a whole new level in smart buildings controls and integration.
Honeywell’s Dave Cote on Surviving Digital Darwinism. The title of this discussion caught my attention. When I saw that one of the people on the panel was Honeywell CEO Dave Cote, I had to watch and I am glad I did. How do we survive in the digital age? Will Darwinism be the new normal? Among other things Dave, points out that we will continue with digital to digital interfaces but the new digital frontier will be digital to physical interfaces. Honeywell has been focusing on this dimension and is poised to capitalize on this emerging trend. What does Dave think about Nest? Will technology in the Digital Darwinism Age be a differentiation or a commoditization? Thought provoking questions and great answers. I am very impressed with what I heard from Dave and Honeywell’s role in the new digital frontier.
ACI Now has an All-in-one Glycol Filled Freezer Sensor Option! ACI now has an all-in-one glycol filled freezer sensor option! We have taken the complications of dealing with glycol off your hands and consolidated your purchasing to one source, ACI. The two ounce bottle comes filled with a propylene glycol solution and includes a velcro strap for quick installation. There are several sensor types and cable lengths to meet your specifications.
Haystack Connect 2017 Conference Announced! May 8th — 10th, 2017, Saddlebrook Resort Tampa, FL. Project Haystack, which focuses on developing common standards to streamline the interchange and interoperability of data among IoT devices, smart equipment and systems, announced its Haystack Connect 2017 conference will take place May 8th through 10th, 2017 at the Saddlebrook Resort Tampa located in Wesley Chapel, Florida, just north of Tampa. At Haystack Connect, the community of Project Haystack supporters that includes engineers and developers from leading technology suppliers, system integrators and service firms and forward-looking corporate end users, come together to further advance the state-of-the-art of managing, presenting and analyzing the vast amounts of data generated by today’s IoT devices, smart equipment and systems.
EasyIO Europe is organizing its training roadshow in the United Kingdom. Dates and locations are as follows: June 6th in Manchester, June 8th in Coventry, and June 10th in London. EasyIO will be introducing several new products, and Lim Hoon Chiat will be on hand to join in on the training and to show off the new stuff. There will be majoy emphasis on the introduction of EasyStack. There will also be some very high skilled guest speakers from Tridium, OneSight Solutions Arup, and EnOcean.
Less than a year since its introduction, Niagara 4 is already providing businesses worldwide with opportunities to fully leverage technology, achieve operational excellence and develop new revenue streams. REGISTER NOW and Secure Your Spot!
You’ll see how at Niagara Summit 2016:
1. Understanding how Niagara integrates and connects diverse devices and systems
2. Exploring use cases that highlight how Niagara-based solutions and new application offerings are lowering energy costs and driving operational excellence
3. Examining market trends driving adoption now and in the future
Be sure to book your reservations at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. A limited number of guestrooms are still available!
See you in New Orleans!
Highlighted breakout sessions
Open Smart Building Design & Commissioning
Analytics from Edge to Cloud
Niagara Deployment Models And more!
Who should attend:
Facility managers and business owners
P.S. …Need help convincing your boss? Just copy, paste and start looking for flights to New Orleans…
Attending Niagara Summit 2016 will be a tremendous opportunity for the organization and for me. Here are a few reasons why:
I will have a chance to learn about the latest innovations in the Niagara Framework®.
I will learn to optimize our use of the Niagara platform through expanded application possibilities, lowered costs, increased efficiency and maximized integration.
I will attend enlightening keynotes from industry leaders and experts.
I will walk away with a clear, informed strategy for our Niagara solutions and my own professional growth.
ControlTalk NOW for the week ending September 6th, 2015 features Siemens’ Come Fly With Us RDY2000 Commercial Thermostat Promotion. Already dubbed the ReadyStat 2000, it launches with an exceptionally rewarding marketing promo. Tridium’s Niagara 4 is available, NOW — and so is DGLogik’s DGLux5 IoT Platform for Niagara 4. Automated Buildings’ Ken Sinclair September edition throws a “delay of game penalty flag” on the HVAC Industry’s historical slow rate of meaningful change. And, Fred Gordy’s depiction of supervisory controllers — exposed on Shodan’s website, provides more stark visualization of fixable cyber security exposure.
Niagara 4 is Here! Next-generation IoT Framework Now Available! 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’ and Seamless conversion from Niagara AX.
ControlTalk NOW welcomes SK Foo. EasyIO’s strong technical support is anchored by SK Foo, who was exceptionally busy the past two weeks with nonstop visits to Twinco in NYC, NY and the new Belimo Air Controls factory in Danbury, CT; then to Pittsburgh, PA and Seattle, WA, to conduct EasyIO refresher training; and then finally, off to Sydney, Australia, where he will conduct EasyIO certification training. Listen in as EasyIO’s SK Foo gives us a preview of the feature-rich FG-32+; the new developments with Belimo MP Bus Gateway, which be featured at the EasyIO Global Partner Conference scheduled foe September 20-22 in Paris, France.
Automated Buildings September Theme: Change Evolves from the Possible — 17th Education Sessions at AHR EXPO 2016 in Orlando. Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings, has chronicled the slow rate of change within in our industry, citing in particular, the compelling need to change the vendor-centric unconnected world of traditional marketing of our products and services. Join Ken and a host of industry experts at the 17th Educational Sessions being held at the AHR EXPO 2016, Orlando, FL.
Gateways Aren’t Supervisory Controllers But They Offer A “Greatway” Into Your Site. If you haven’t looked at Shodan maps maybe you should. It shows a stark visualization of just how exposed we are. The above image shows all of the Lantronix devices that exposed. In the US alone there are 7,024 as of this morning (9/3/2015). Generically speaking gateways convert one protocol to another. Typically in the BAS world gateways convert serial communication such as RS232 and RS485 to IP. More specifically BACnet serial to IP and Modbus serial to IP (Lantronix gateways are just one of several gateway manufacturers).
DGLux5 for Niagara 4 is Available for Download — NOW! Niagara 4 has officially been released and our innovative technology is alongside Tridium’s latest and greatest. Yes, DGLux5 for Niagara 4 is available for download! IoT Application Platform, DGLux5 is the finest compliment to Niagara 4, providing an enhanced user experience for all your data visualization needs. DGLux5 is an award-winning, fully HTML5 drag and drop development platform that allows users to rapidly create stunning, data-driven applications.
The Best Product Promotion of 2015? The Siemens RDY 2000 Thermostat! Siemens introduces the RDY 2000, one of the most powerful and flexible thermostats money can buy, and one of the coolest promotions we have seen. This Siemens promotion won’t last forever so get on board now! “Come Fly With US!” Siemens, CGNA and Control Trends have joined forces to promote the new Siemens RDY2000 Thermostat. It is a gift card promotion along with a contest for the best contractor RDY2000 installation/application video from your phone. The Grand Prize Winner for the best video will receive a $750 travel voucher.
Niagara 4 has officially been released and our innovative technology is alongside Tridium’s latest and greatest. Yes, DGLux5 for Niagara 4 is available for download!
IoT Application Platform, DGLux5 is the finest compliment to Niagara 4, providing an enhanced user experience for all your data visualization needs. DGLux5 is an award-winning, fully HTML5 drag and drop development platform that allows users to rapidly create stunning, data-driven applications. Exciting Features Include:
Drag and Drop Workflow
Modern Visual Programming Technology
Stunning HVAC Graphics
Go to your DGLogik Account Login. Log in to your account or create an account to access the Downloads and Installation Instructions. Navigate to the Niagara 4 section and you will be well on your way.
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!
ControlTalk NOW for the week ending August 9, 2015 is co-hosted by Rob Allen as we discuss Niagara 4 and the TridiumTalk Update; WattStopper’s new DLM product launch; 2015 Annual Demand Response Forum announcement; BACnet Attack Framework video from Brad Bowers; Better Buildings August Bulletin; EasyIO’s Global Conference in Paris; Interview with Ron Zimmers and CABA’s Big Data Research; and the updated ControlTrends Event Calendar.
TridiumTalk: Niagara 4 Tagging and Templating and Launch of Niagara Community.Presenting the latest additions to our TridiumTalk series: Join us for a demo of a key feature of Niagara 4 and learn more about the new Niagara Community website. Niagara 4 Tagging and Templating: How to quickly integrate devices and make data readily available. Niagara 4 delivers many notable improvements to help businesses take full advantage of the Internet of Things.
WattStopper’s Digital Lighting Management (DLM) Product Launch. Based on simplicity, flexibility, and scalability, WattStopper’s Digital Lighting Management (DLM) platform continues to revolutionize lighting controls projects across North America. Today we’re excited to announce the availability of new DLM fixture-integrated controls — products that add granularity to our already-proven suite of room and area controls.
2nd Annual Demand Response World Forum 2015, October 6-8 in Costa Mesa, CA. Utilities around the world are under increasing pressure to maximize energy efficiency, control load, and integrate distributed energy resources. These factors plus a changing regulatory environment are driving new requirements for network resiliency, flexibility, and power quality — all of which impact the traditional utility business case.
What You Always Wanted to Know About BACnet (… but were Afraid to Ask). Although this video is a little bit dated, it contains a lot of vital information and critical content for those in the awareness and knowledge gathering phases of the cyber security “human patching” process (Gordy). At ShmooCon 2013, Brad Bowers‘ BACnet Attack Framework presentation “How To Own A Building: Exploiting the Physical World With Bacnet” brings to light the vulnerabilities of one of the most standard communication protocols used in the operational technology side of the HVAC and Building Automation industries.
Better Buildings Bulletin: August, 2015. The Better Buildings Bulletin is a monthly feature to help keep you up to date on partner successes, program updates, opportunities to participate, and more. View the Bulletin online. At the 2015 Better Buildings Summit, over 200 speakers presented their solutions. These presentations are posted to the Solution Center where you can easily browse presentations using filters for building type.
EasyIO Global Conference Paris 2015 Update. 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.
CABA — Where the Pros go to get Big Data on Big Data. I got a chance to catch up with Ron Zimmer from CABA. If you need to get the facts and information on all things Smart Buildings, and Building Automation Controls, Ron and the team at CABA can hook you up. Watch Ron and learn more. The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is an international not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of integrated technologies for homes and buildings. The organization was founded in 1988 and is supported by an international membership of over 300 organizations.
ControlTrends Event Information Calendar Update. Global EasyIO Partner 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.
Niagara 4 Tagging and Templating: How to quickly integrate devices and make data readily available. Niagara 4 delivers many notable improvements to help businesses take full advantage of the Internet of Things. Systems integrators can get a firsthand look with this live demo showcasing Niagara 4’s tagging and templating capabilities. Register today to learn how Niagara 4 enables quick integration of devices into a system and makes data readily available for informed decision-making.
Look for more information coming soon regarding sessions for our partners in Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Launch of Niagara Community: Tridium is updating Niagara Central by launching two new sites, one dedicated to collaboration and one dedicated to the buying and selling of Niagara applications. The two sites are designed to make it even easier and more exciting to use Niagara. The new Niagara Marketplace will launch this fall. This enlightening TridiumTalk presents an insider’s view of the upcoming launch of Niagara Community and how the site has been designed to help members find answers, learn more and solve challenges in a more innovative and user-friendly way.
EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA
ABOUT US: For more than 15 years, Tridium has led the world in business application frameworks — advancing truly open environments that harness the power of the Internet of Things. Our products allow diverse monitoring, control and automation systems to communicate and collaborate in buildings, data centers, manufacturing systems, smart cities and more. We create smarter, safer and more efficient enterprises and communities — bringing intelligence and connectivity to the network edge and back.