Episode 300: ControlTalk NOW — The Smart Building and HVAC controls Videocast and PodCast for week ending Jan 27, 2019 celebrates the 300th episode of ControlTalk NOW with our guests: Lynxspring’s Marc Petock, Jackson Control’s Roger Rebennack, and EasyIO’s Mike Marston, and Lim Hoon Chiat. A very special thanks to all the members of the ControlTrends Community that joined in on our celebration, particularly, the team at Jackson Control; Ken Sinclair, Automated Buildings; Howard Berger, Realcomm; Jim Hayman, CGNA; Aaron Gorka, ANT Technologies; and Stephen Johnson, McKenney’s. [Read more…]
Following the dazzling electronic imagery of the Niagara blue spread of connected data through a city landscape on three-screen wide presentation, Tridium’s Jim Bland, CEO and President, took the wand from the cyber maestro of the screen and handed it, figuratively, to the expectant audience of over 1000 global Niagara Community members — challenging them that NOW — is the time to really think outside the box, Disney example provided. The possibility of failure should no longer restrain the efforts to achieve the spectacular possibilities and payoffs of innovation. Borrowing from his own unique experiences with some of the most innovative minds on the planet, Jim shared his insights on how the Niagara team is re-igniting the spirit of innovation that started Tridium — and how the near 700,000 instances of Niagara, already connecting over 75,000,000 devices, is just the tip of the trillion dollar IoT iceberg.
Kevin Smith, Tridium’s CTO (and author of seven books) was next to take the stage, bringing the Niagara Community up-to-speed with Tridium’s mobile-first, people focused strategies and the flexible mechanisms available to scale Niagara from the edge to the cloud. Tridium’s pending release of N4.6, Edge 10.0, and Bulk Deploy will allow the Niagara Community even greater rates of acceleration and opportunities.
Breakouts were well attended and the Smart Buildings 3.0 by Jim Young, Co-founder and CEO of Realcomm, and Master Systems Integrator, The Systems Integrator of Tomorrow, hosted by Scott Cochrane, President and CEO of Cochrane Supply and Engineering, were to standing room only audiences.
Special thanks to Tridium’s Ed Merwin, Director, Vykon Automation Energy Security, for helping us summarize an amazing start to perhaps the best Niagara Summit yet!
CoRE Tech is a unique gathering of the world’s most proactive, visionary Corporate Real Estate and Facilities.
Program Details: The CoRE Tech education program is designed to give CORPORATE REAL ESTATE DIRECTORS, CIOs, FACILITY MANAGERS, BUILDING ENGINEERS, ENERGY and SUSTAINABILITY EXECUTIVES, PORTFOLIO MANAGERS and ASSET MANAGERS the technology tools they need to positively impact the bottom line of their companies – from automating business processes, to general technology solutions specifically for corporate real estate organizations, to smarter intelligent building technologies.
CoRE Tech 2016 @ THE INTERSECTION OF CORPORATE REAL ESTATE, FACILITIES, ENERGY, SUSTAINABILITY AND TECHNOLOGY
DAY 2 at the 2016 Realcomm/IBcon Conference brought its innovation engines to full bore with industry thought leaders taking the stage at the Keynote Session and Conference Kickoff. Beginning with Spencer Levy’s perspective on the future of global real estate, followed by a continuous salvo of industry insight: Commercial and Corporate Real Estate Innovation Starts Here; Global Real Estate – From Finance to Innovation – Things are Changing; 21st Century Collaboration; and culminating with the Keynote: Silicon Valley – Transformative Innovation and the Impacts to Real Estate and Silicon Valley Meets CRE. The Realcomm Networking Reception, along with the prestigious Digie Awards presentation punctuated a full complement of day-long breakout sessions featuring top executives from the most notable and steadfast companies in the world. Watch and listen in as Ken Sinclair, Automated Buildings and Therese Sullivan, Building Context join ControlTrends once again in summarizing some of the big take-aways from Realcomm/IBcon DAY 2.
ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast and Podcast for week ending April 24, 2016 features coverage on the 2016 CGNA Synergy Showcase meeting from Newport Beach and our preview interview with Realcomm’s Founder/CEO Jim Young. Jim is the leading visionary in the Smart, Connected, and Intelligent Buildings world, and the up-coming Realcomm/IBcon, June 21-26, 2016 in Silicon Valley, the epicenter of technology and innovation, is the most dynamic event in the industry (Register Now). Special thanks to ACI for the ControlTrends bobble heads!
(By therese554) Smart Building technology isn’t being adopted at the pace expected. Why aren’t more property owners getting off the sidelines? Chicago Bulls Basketball star Michael Jordan inspired a lot of sports watchers to become sports Do-ers in the 1980s and 90s. And, of course, there was the ‘Sneaks.’ Can tech-firm smart building All Stars be as motivating? Are their methods and tools a fit for the rest of us?
Last week Realcomm’s annual corporate real estate conference, CoRE Tech, happened in Silicon Valley. There were half-day tours of Stanford University, Cisco and Google campuses as well as of the new football stadium in Santa Clara. (For a photo collection of the day’s events, click here.) Intel hosted one afternoon of the conference at their headquarters. The next day Intel, Google, Microsoft and other IT companies were prominent on the stage. All these large-scale property owners have rich stories about their journey to the smart campus. But are they relatable role models when it comes to deploying intelligent building tech? Companies full of data scientists with lots of spare cash and enthusiastic C-Level cheering sections have certain advantages. I’m using the Michael Jordan/Nike metaphor here to say that, in spite of their exceptional-ism, the tech companies brought a mix of inspiration and tool showcasing that may be just what the market needs to break the inertia. When it comes to taking steps toward more comfortable, energy-saving buildings through digital controls, it is time to ‘Just Do It.’
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BUSINESS-BUILDING INSIGHTS — Join Honeywell Building Control Systems in our mission to drive technological innovation, sustainability and profitable growth. We’re advancing the industry with unprecedented speed and power, but it’s only with you that we can transform our momentum into true success. Get ready to move forward faster, smarter, and launch a new era of success. Register Now!
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. BECOME A SPONSOR! Join Belimo, J2 Innovations, Intellastar, SkyFoundry, and NODON as they address participants from Aulstralia, Asia, Europe, South America, and the USA.
ASIS conference in Anaheim, CA, September 28 – October 1, 2015. Register today! Security Steps Up Its Game! The world’s most influential security conference and trade show, the ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2015) will bring 20,000 security professionals together for four jam-packed days featuring: More than 200 operational and information security education sessions covering the full range of issues, from counter-terrorism to malware to threats from unmanned vehicles. Hands-on access to the world’s best security marketplace featuring cutting-edge security products and service innovations from 600+ exhibitors.
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.
AWE headed to Asia October 17-18, 2015. Break into the Chinese AR market at AWE Asia! The world’s largest event dedicated to Augmented Reality, Augmented World Expo (AWE), has partnered with AR in China, China’s largest AR organization with over 10,000 AR developers, to bring you Asia’s biggest AR event yet, AWE Asia! This is one event you won’t want to miss.
The Lynxspring Exchange and Partner Conference being held October 26th-28th at the Argosy Hotel and Casino, Riverside, Missouri brings together Lynxspring’s ecosystem and community of business partners, integrators, contractors, OEMs, technology partners, industry professionals and practitioners to exchange, collaborate, network and learn about today’s operating systems and solutions for operating facilities smarter, safer, securely, more efficiently, and at peak performance levels and the latest in advanced smart-device applications. Registration to attend Lynxspring Exchange 2015 is $295.00 per person. The registration fee includes admission to all sessions, workshops, exhibits, and food and beverage during the course of the conference. Register here.
CX Luminaries To Headline G-Force Oct 26-28, 2015 in Miami. Register Now! We couldn’t contain our excitement about announcing our G-Force 2015 keynote, Josh Linkner, NY Times Best Selling Author. Josh is best known for his creativity and innovation as entrepreneur, author and thought leader. You won’t want to miss him! Get started on your CX journey by registering now for G-Force. Experience NextGen CX at G-Force!
NFMT Orlando Registration is Now Open: The perfect blend of solutions, strategies and sunshine, NFMT Orlando is a free conference and expo for facilities professionals wanting to better themselves and their buildings. The event takes place October 27-28, 2015, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Register here.
The SGIP Annual Conference takes places in the vibrant city of New Orleans, Louisiana for 2015 at the centrally-located InterContinental Hotel. The 2015 Annual Conference promises to be filled with the latest in grid modernization and many networking opportunities for members and guests to reconnect and collaborate. AGENDA: To view the agenda, please click here. SPEAKERS: To view the list of speakers, please click here. Register now!
CoRETECH 2015 Silicon Valley — Nov 10-11, Santa Clara, CA. Realcomm’s CoRETECH 2015 is @ the Intersection of Corporate Real Estate, Facilities, Energy, Sustainability and Technology. Don’t miss this important industry event! IMPORTANT NOTE: General Registration for this event is open only to corporate real estate executives, facilities professionals, service providers and other real estate practitioners. Technology Solution Providers and Consultants to the industry should use this sponsorship link.
Secured Cities Show in Houston, TX November 10 – 12, 2015. The Security Innovation Awards, sponsored by Secured Cities and Security Technology Executive magazine, honor the most innovative integrated deployments the security industry has to offer. Project submissions are being sought form the following five public/private partnership sectors: Municipal/Urban Business Districts/Policing Districts, Campus | K-12 and Colleges and Universities, Healthcare Facilities & Campuses, Transportation Authorities, and General Corporate Enterprises. Click here to find out more about the award and past winners.
2015 Chem Show Nov 17-19 at the Javits Center, NYC. Stay on the Cutting Edge of Process Technology!No matter what your company processes — fluids, powders or gases… At the Chem Show 2015, see the latest process equipment, systems and products from leading suppliers. Discover cost-effective solutions and innovative technologies from the experts. Find Solutions to increase process efficiency, reduce costs and be more green and sustainable in your operations.
ControlTrends is excited to announce that the 2015 ControlTrends Awards will be held January 24, 2016, from 6:30PM to 9:30PM, at Orlando’s Hard Rock Live, located at the door step to the amazing Universal Studios. Hard Rock Live is home to music history and a most befitting venue to celebrate the heroes and superstars of our HVAC and the Building Automation industries.
The World’s Largest HVACR Marketplace is headed to Orlando, January 25-27, 2016, Orlando, Florida — ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER! Register to Attend! Learn More! The AHR EXPO brings the entire HVACR Industry together under one roof to see the latest products and technology, learn about innovations & trends, and build relationships. Meet thousands of exhibitors from every segment of the industry. See the most advanced products & technology on the planet.
Registration is now open for the inaugural Emerging Contaminants Summit, brought to you by the same team that produces the RemTEC Summit. Unlike most environmental conferences and workshops, which include some information on emerging contaminants, Emerging Contaminants Summit will comprehensively address mitigating the presence of these contaminants across ALL environmental media, including surface water, groundwater, drinking water, wastewater, recycled water, soils and sediments. Register Early & Save $200.
IMPORTANT NOTE: General Registration for this event is open only to corporate real estate executives, facilities professionals, service providers and other real estate practitioners. Technology Solution Providers and Consultants to the industry should use this sponsorship link.
CoRETECH 2015 Silicon Valley — Nov 10-11, Santa Clara, CA. Conference Highlights:
* Tour Google* and learn about state-of-the-art smart building and campus technologies (Limited Seating)
* Tour Stanford University* and explore their vision for a next generation smart campus strategy (Limited Seating)
* Visit Intel HQ and hear about emerging IOT technologies poised to change the way we learn, work, play and operate real estate
* Be part of the biggest Corporate Real Estate information management and IWMS discussion of the year
* Hear about the most successful next generation workplace strategies
* Learn about Cybersecurity Trends for facilities and Corporate Real Estate data
* Explore Data Models, Analytics and Visualization for real estate information
* Network with the most progressive and successful executives who are defining the future of Corporate Real Estate and Facilities
* Meet some of the most successful companies offering advanced technology and automation solutions for Corporate Real Estate and Facilities
* Pre-Con tours to Google and Stanford University. Limited Seating is Available. Full Conference registration is required and tour reservations are made at time of registration.
ControlTalk NOW for week ending July 12, 2015, features a recap of the 4th of July holiday week; interviews with Realcomm’s Jim Young, LumenCache’s Derek Cowburn, and Networking Conversations: Understanding IIoT with Sierra Monitor’s Varun Nagaraj; Industry and DOE webinars and calendar dates for upcoming events (Register Today!); Project Haystack demo; and an important DG Logik Adobe update.
ControlTalk NOW for week ending July 5, 2015 (sans video) wraps up a short holiday week with HVAC and Building Automation highlights including product posts from Belimo and Sierra Monitor Corporation; interview with John Petze, DOE’s Program Funding, and a preview look at Ken Sinclair’s “Finding Reality in a Virtual World,” and Belimo’s Lar van der Haegen assumes duties as the CEO of Belimo Global.
ControlTrends Around the World Premier with Special “Down Under” Guest: Richard McElhinney from Australia. Richard is a veteran systems integrator with Airmaster and Vice President, Board of Directors at Project Haystack Corporation. Richard shares the five big take-aways from Haystack Connect 2015 and fills the ControlTrends Community on what’s new in Australia. Join us next week for another global ControlTrends correspondent!
FREE Smart Building Webinar: Project Haystack – Working with Data from the Internet of Things. PROJECT HAYSTACK WORKING WITH DATA FROM THE INTERNET OF THINGS. JULY 22, 2015 | 4:00PM UK TIME Featured guests: Q&A with Marc Petock of Lynxspring & John Petze of SkyFoundry Discussing how the open source initiative Project Haystack is streamlining working with data from the Internet of Things; creating standardized semantic data models and web services with the goal of making it easier to unlock value from the vast quantity of data being generated by smart buildings. Register here!
Jim Young Recaps Realcomm|IBcon 2015 and Reveals the Next Big Trend in Smart Buildings. It was my great pleasure to catch up with the always prophetic Jim Young at the hugely successful 2015 Realcomm|IBcon Conference in San Antonia, TX. In addition to recapping the great event that he and his team orchestrated, Jim offers us a glimpse at what could be the next game-changing technology in Smart Buildings: DC Micro Grids.
Put New Tools and Content on the Building America Solution Center To Work for You! Join us for a free webinar on July 22, 2015, presented by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America program! Each month’s webinar will offer information about the latest advances in residential building technologies and practices, presented by Building America research team and national laboratory experts, and DOE Program Managers. Date/Time: July 22, 2015; 3:00–4:30 PM EST. Register now!
Press Release: Lynxspring Announces October Lynxspring Exchange!Lee’s Summit, MO. July 7, 2015 Lynxspring, a premier developer and provider of open, IP-control solutions for building automation, energy management, cyber protection, and device-to-enterprise integration today announced it will hold The Lynxspring Exchange and Partner Conference on October 26th-28th at the Argosy Hotel and Casino in Riverside, Missouri. Register here!
2015 Project Haystack’s Amazing Live Demo — The Future of Tagging is Here. Using an integrated live audience, a host of visual props, and three screens, the masters of Mythbusting, Jason Briggs and Scott Muench brought Haystack tagging to life instantly and with profound effect. In close cooperation and support of the growing Haystack community of manufacturers, vendors, and sponsors — including : J2 Innovations, SkyFoundry, Lynxspring, Altura, Pacific Controls, Siemens, KMC Controls, Contemporary Controls, WattStopper, Veris, bueno, Onicon, Wind, Daintree Networks, BASSG, Airmaster, Connexx energy, Lobos/Yardi, Intellastar, and CBRE/ESI, Project Haystack continues its mission to bring the world of building integration to maximum efficiency and benefit.
Catching Up with Derek Cowburn from LumenCache. Jim Young introduced me to Derek Cowburn, and the concept of the DC micro grid, at the 2015 Realcomm|IBcon conference. Jim believes that Derek has a technology that will radically change how we power devices. When the ever prophetic, Jim Young speaks, we listen.Derek’s technology is in the mix of the green tech wave that is upon us.
DG LOGIK UPDATE! – Adobe Releases a Patch to Flash Player which Eliminates Vulnerability. Important UPDATE! – Adobe has now released a patch to flash player which eliminates this vulnerability. Please ensure that you have the most up to date Flash player which includes the patch for this vulnerability. We, at DGLogik, want to assure you that we remain committed to supporting DGLux2, and you can continue utilizing it without concern as Adobe has now patched this issue.
Sierra Monitor Networking Conversations — Video Volume 1: Understanding IIoT. This first Sierra Monitor Networking Conversation video is an extremely comprehensive and important overview of the economic impact and changes that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIot) is making within our industry. Join in on the conversation as Sierra Monitor’s CEO, Varun Nagaraj, rewards viewers with a remarkably down-to-earth insight into the most significant and economically vibrant aspects of IIoT and the opportunities these changes represent. The channels and business models for the OEMs, integrators, and facility/building managers are indeed changing. Are you?
ControlTrends Event Information Calendar Update. Put New Tools and Content on the Building America Solution Center To Work for You! Join us for a free webinar on July 22, 2015, presented by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America program! Each month’s webinar will offer information about the latest advances in residential building technologies and practices, presented by Building America research team and national laboratory experts, and DOE Program Managers. Date/Time: July 22, 2015; 3:00–4:30 PM EST. Register now!
ControlTalk NOW week ending June 28, 2015 features products from BASSG, LLC, and ACI; DOE’s latest Crowdsourcing Initiative; interviews with Newcombe and Boyd’s Donny Walker, and SmartCore’s Will Winn; Mike Marston’s Inaugural BAS Pub Talk; Honeywell’s Niagara 4 Head Start Program and Momentum 2015; and the ControlTrends Event Information Calendar Update previewing a variety of HVAC and Building Automation information announcements and industry events. Help ControlTrends help you — by forwarding your organization’s up-coming events, training, webinars, and product releases — and we’ll gladly post them ControlTrends!
Alper Üzmezier, BASSG, LLC, Presents Cool New Thermostat from BAS.co. The ever inventive, Alper Üzmezier, BASSG, LLC, introduced us to a very cool thermostat at Haystack Connect. This is more than your average commercial thermostat. With a port on the back of the thermostat, you can control your Dali Lighting ballast directly from this thermostat, you can add remote I/O, and get data from the thermostat via modes on BACnet MS/TP.
ACI’S NEW A/CO2 SERIES: Room and Duct sensors only strengthen an already distinguished product lineup. The A/CO2 Series sensors are a cost-efficient means of monitoring carbon dioxide levels in industrial, school, and office-type environments. Output data can be used in conjunction with a Building Automation System or Demand Control Ventilation System.
DOE’s Crowdsourcing Initiative Seeks to Solve Buildings-Related Problems (Watch Video). Calling all building technology innovators! The Building Technologies Office is partnering with the successful SunShot Catalyst crowdsourcing initiative to identify and solve problems related to software development, data, and/or automation. Individuals who submit a problem statement will have a chance to win a $1,000 cash prize! Problem statements need to be submitted by July 15, 2015.
What Kind of Consulting Engineer Shows up at Realcomm|IBcon? What kind of consulting engineer shows up at shows like Realcomm|IBcon? Well, the enlighten ones, like Donny Walker do. It is refreshing to see more and more consulting engineers coming to conferences like Realcomm|IBcon and getting the 411 on the latest building automation controls technologies and solutions.
Inaugural Episode of BAS Control Pub Talk with Mad Mike Marston. We affectionately refer to EasyIO’s Mike Marston — as Mad Mike Marston, because of his effervescent scientific approach towards building solutions. In the first relaxing hours after an intensive 2-day conference show, ControlTrends adjourned with Mike, to a near-by microbrewery restaurant.
SmartCore’s Will Winn on Making Your Building Cyber Secure. I had a chance to catch up with Will Winn from SmartCore at the 2015 Realcomm|IBcon conference. Based in Charlotte, NC, SmartCore provides a five‐tiered framework that encompasses building management systems, physical security systems, digital media systems, network communications systems, and operational support solutions.
Get an Edge with Niagara 4 Head Start Program!As the excitement builds for the release of the next generation of the Niagara Framework®, now is the time to take advantage of its features and benefits before the official launch. This program introduces the Niagara 4 Head Start bundle for current Niagara AX TCP certified professionals.
Honeywell MOMENTUM 2015 — IT STARTS HERE! BUSINESS-BUILDING INSIGHTS — Join Honeywell Building Control Systems in our mission to drive technological innovation, sustainability and profitable growth. We’re advancing the industry with unprecedented speed and power, but it’s only with you that we can transform our momentum into true success.
ControlTrends Event Information Calendar Update: Use ControlTrends to help keep you on track and up-to-date with all of the HVAC and Building Automation information announcements and industry events. Help ControlTrends help by forwarding your organization’s up-coming events, training, webinars, and product releases — and we’ll gladly post them ControlTrends!