ControlTalk Now The HVAC and Smart Building Controls Podcast (Featured)

Episode 233: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast|PodCast for week ending July 23, 2017 humbly thanks the ControlTrends Community for breaking the 2 million views milestone (from over 50 countries). Mark Jewell’s Award-winning Sales Efficiency Training opportunity is still available. This week’s special guests are Silicon Valley’s Josh Bradshaw, Director of Strategic Alliances at Radius Innovation & Development, and Therese Sullivan, owner and editor of Contemporary Controls’ free BACnet Discovery Tool (BDT) is available; EasyIO’s FS-32 Server Class Edge Controller release: Tridium’s IDC White Paper “Finding Value in Your IoT Data;” Johnson Controls Reinvents the Thermostat — GLAS (Nest-buster); and Lynxspring Announces New Technology Solution and Distribution Partner, Australia’s Conserve It, and register for the 2017 Lynxspring Exchange & Technology Showcase.

Our first guest on ControlTalk NOW is Siliocn Valley’s Josh Bradshaw, Director of Strategic Alliances at Radius Innovation & Development. Radius Discovers, Designs, Develops and Delivers bleeding edge technology innovations. Radius is the innovation and development consulting capability of Jabil ($18bn – Fortune 100 – advanced manufacturing leader). Radius’ extensive capabilities accelerate innovation projects to market in a fraction of the time, from months to weeks. Josh personally invites the ControlTrends Community to visit Radius and see and experience how technology can be put to work for you. Josh’s email address is Josh.Bradshaw Make sure to use “WFIM” to your best advantage.

Technology Trends in Building Automation – Drew Mire – NFMT 2017. Check out our friend Drew Mire, from Computrols, at the 2017 NFMT(National Facilities and Managment Technology). In this video Drew, focuses on three primary examples of technological advances in commercial real estate: mobility + wireless, connectivity, and machine learning. Each example is explained in layman’s terms along with examples of where we see them in our everyday lives. He then shows how these new technologies are starting to be utilized in commercial real estate, with a focus on building automation (HVAC, Lighting, Access Control). Nice job Drew!

Contemporary Controls’ BACnet Discovery Tool is Better Than Ever. The popular Contemporary Controls BACnet Discovery Tool (BDT) has several new features available for download. For those unfamiliar, BDT is a free BACnet/IP application for Windows that is easy to install and use. The vendor-neutral tool is instrumental as a means of discovering and verifying communication with MS/TP devices that are being accessed through BACnet/IP routers such as the BASrouter or the BASrouterLX.

ControlTrends Hits Two Million WordPress Views! A very special thanks to the Global ControlTrends Community as we take a moment to celebrate going over two million views on our ControlTrends WordPress Site! With our 1.5 million views on YouTube and 5,000 subscribers, along with our Vimeo viewers and PodCast only listeners, we are now reaching out to 52 countries! Thank you all once again.

ControlTalk NOW’s second guest is another chief technologist from Silicon Valley, Therese Sullivan, owner and editor of Therese brings amazing clarity and insight to what’s really going on in this period of market disruptions and some of the important pivot points companies like Google are taking as they react to pushback to their unwanted gmail-perusaling. Also, don’t miss our second Silicon acronym of the day, “FOMO.”

Newcomb and Boyd at 2017 REALComm|IBcon. Someone once asked American gangster and bank robber, John Dillinger, why he robbed banks and his answer was “because that is where the money is.” Using that same logic, it makes sense that Smart Building Control Pros go to RealComm|IBcon. This is the place where you will find the latest Smart Building technology, where you will find potential customers, and where you will find great solution providers — like those offered by one of the premiere consulting engineering firms on the planet, Atlanta-based, Newcomb and Boyd. In this video, I catch up with Donny Walker and Steve Wiggins, two of the brightest people in the Smart Building Controls business. Hear what they have to say about analytics, retro-commissioning, and much more. Great job guys!

New White Paper Examines IoT Analytics Solutions. IDC Technology Spotlight: Finding Value in Your IoT Data. Introducing a new white paper by International Data Corporation (IDC), renowned provider of market intelligence. This look at Finding Value in Your IoT Data offers insight into Internet of Things analytics solutions—including Niagara Analytics 2.0. Determining which data is valuable and which is irrelevant is becoming a critical success factor for IoT projects. Be sure to download IDC’s new white paper, and use it to guide your business strategy and investment in an analytics solution.

Johnson Controls Reinvents the Thermostat — Introducing GLAS, Utilizes Windows 10 IoT Core, Cortana Voice Services, and Azure Cloud. Heating and cooling account for roughly 48% of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most families. In the commercial building sector, the cost is approximately 40%. Johnson Controls, one of the leading providers of HVAC, Fire and Security systems in the world, is changing how spaces are viewed and controlled. As the inventors of the first thermostat, Johnson Controls has innovated once again with GLAS. Utilizing Windows 10 IoT Core, Cortana voice services, and Azure Cloud, GLAS is a simple to use, elegant thermostat that brings leading energy savings and air quality monitoring to everyday spaces. Johnson Controls is reinventing the thermostat and our lives.

Lynxspring Announces New Technology Solution and Distribution Agreement with Australia Company Conserve It. LEE’S SUMMIT, MISSOURI, USA AND MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (PRWEB) JULY 18, 2017. Lynxspring, Inc., a premier developer and provider of open, IoT solutions for intelligent buildings, energy management, and device-to-enterprise integration, and Conserve It Pty Ltd, a leading supplier, developer and distributor of industrial and building automation products, solutions and services, today announced a new partnership and strategic relationship to distribute and provide Building, Industrial, Energy Management and IoT Solutions to the Australian, New Zealand and Asia Pacific markets.

EasyIO Europe’s July 2017 Newsletter — Powerful FS-32 Controller Available Now! he EasyIO-FS-32 is a high performance server class controller with a quad core processor and 8GB flash. Its software capabilities are very powerful with HTML5 graphics and multifunctional adapter widgets. The built-in VPN client/server makes your connectivity safe and unique for BMS controllers. Download datasheet.

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ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast and Podcast for week ending November 15, 2015 features special guest Marc Petock; interviews and product updates with Lynxspring’s CEO,Terry Swope; DG Logik’s Dennis Khvostionov; ACI’s Barry Gordon; and Intelligent Buildings’ Shaun Klann. SGIP wins NIST Funding award; Cybersecurity must-read whitepaper from Frost & Sullivan, and a special tribute from Dozier Mills for Veterans Day.

Ask_A_ControlsExpertAsk a Controls Expert with Stromquist Company’s Dozier Mills, who reponds to the question, “Why not use a PLC instead of a DDC System to control a buildings’ equipment?” Doz has been active the HVAC/R Industry for over 30 years specializing in commercial and domestic air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating systems, with application specialization in data centers, cold storage, ice plants, pneumatic controls, as well as Siemens, Johnson Controls, Alerton, and Honeywell control systems.

terryTerry Swope at The 2015 Lynxspring Exchange. I had a chance to catch up with Lynxspring CEO and co founder Terry Swope. As a blues guitar playing, Greg Allman doppelganger, smart buildings controls aficionado and all around good guy, Terry is one of my favorite people. Watch this video to find out more about Terry, the smart buildings controls renaissance, and Lynxspring, including what and how Lynxspring came into being.

JACE_8000JACE 8000: An In-depth Look! Don’t Miss the Next Tridium Talk. Don’t miss our next TridiumTalk for the latest on our cutting-edge controller! Tridium’s next-generation JACE® 8000 controller is almost here – so make sure you’re up to speed on the platform’s power and enhanced capabilities. Join Product Manager Mike Westerfield for our next TridiumTalk, “JACE 8000: An in-depth look.”

F&S_CyberFrost & Sullivan Report: CYBERSECURITY IN SMART BUILDINGS “INACTION IS NOT AN OPTION ANYMORE.” This Cybersecurity seminal document, written by Konkana Khaund, Principal Consultant, Energy & Environment, at Frost & Sullivan, takes a “History Channel” look at the whole story of Cybersecurity, detailing the origin of our vulnerabilities, to our present and rather disparaging status. Cyber attacks, by their seeming distance from our doorstep, pose significant challenges to all building purveyors.

MarcPetockControlTalk NOW Special Guest: Marc Petock, VP, Marketing at Lynxspring and Connexx Energy where he leads corporate and product marketing strategy and execution, brand management, public relations and communications to support both companies strategic and growth initiatives. Marc is a contributing author, noted speaker and recognized industry leader having earned Realcomm’s “Top 35 People to Watch” for the last seven years in a row, Who’s Who in M2M, a Digital Impact Award and several other industry accolades. Marc recaps 2015 Lynxspring Exchange and, as the Master of Ceremonies, leads the 2015 ControlTrends Awards.

greenlight_vetVeterans Day November 11, 2015 — A Green Light is a Simple Way to Show Support. If you know a veteran or have a friend or family member that is now serving, or served in the military, reach out to them and let them know how thankful you are for the service they render, or have rendered to our country. Veterans Day is your opportunity to remember and honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. On a special note, the Green light Beacon, located at 417 5th Avenue, New York, NY(Entrance on 38th Street), will be on view from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM for all to see.

Barry GBarry “Flash” Gordon at the 2015 Lynxspring Exchange. I had a chance to catch up with Barry Gordon from ACI at the 2015 Lynxspring Exchange. Behind every great Smart Building solution is a Smart Sensor and behind every smart sensor is a smart, dedicated, hard working technical support person. Watch this video to find out why Barry “Flash” Gordon, recipient of the 2012 ControlTrends Awards Best Technical Support Award, is considered by many to be the standard by which quality technical support is measured.

ShaunIntelligent Buildings’ Shaun Klann at 2015 Lynxspring Exchange. ControiTrends coverage of the 2015 Lynxspring Exchange continues as I had the opportunity to speak with Intelligent Buildings’s Shaun Klann, and get a ring-side update of the Smart Buildings arena from one of the top firms in the Smart Building business. Shaun cited some of the consultancy topics that Intelligent Buildings is prepared to help solve for their customers. First, Cybersecurity — an issue that has to be proactively addressed to secure industrial control systems.

SGIP_0SGIP News & Activities: President Sharon Allan’s November Update. I am pleased to announce that SGIP won the NIST Funding opportunity which we submitted via a competitive bidding process in June. I have been working through the final details with our NIST contracting specialist. We will receive $2.1M when it is all finalized over the course of the next three years; which will breakdown as follows: $900k for 2016, $700k for 2017, and $500k for 2018. We look forward to continuing our relationship with NIST.

DennisDG LOGIK Shows off Project Assist 2.0 at 2015 Lynxspring Exchange. Front and center at the 2015 Lynxspring Exchange, DGLogik revealed their Project Assist 2.0 for facilities. The Project Assist 2.0 wizard allows users to create rapid HTML5 interfaces to better manage and monitor facility data. Project Assist 2.0 will deliver a faster, simpler and more intuitive user experience, offering full flexibility and customization without diving into the full design and development environment of DGLux5.

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pikes_peakThe majestic snow covered Pikes Peak contrasted by the wondrous earthy red rock formations of the Garden of the Gods provided a suitably inspiring setting for Haystack Connect as it resumed its mission to adroitly usher in the world of self-defining data — in a collaborative way that no single-minded entity could possibly achieve. Marc Petock and three special guests, Brian Frank, Anno Scholten, and Richard McElhinney join ControlTrends for a pre-reception discussion of why some 240 of the top global automation and IoT professionals are attending the second Haystack Connect meeting, and what the continued growth and success of Project Haystack represents for the future of building data.

More about the guests:

Bryan Frank, founder and president of SkyFoundry, a software company specializing in the storage, analysis, and visualization of data from the Internet of Things. SkyFoundry’s software is used across the world in thousands of sites to analyze and optimize M2M systems including energy, HVAC, and lighting.

Anno Shelton, C.E.M., C.D.S.M. and President of CONNEXX Energy. Anno has spent the last 25 years driving innovation in building control systems and smart grid technologies where he has developed leading edge, smart grid energy products for the commercial building markets. Anno is a widely recognized industry expert and sought after speaker at building automation and smart grid conferences and holds a US Patent on a distributed-architecture building controller.

Richard McElhinney, Chief Software Architect at Airmaster Australia and Conserve it. Richard is a founding member of the Project Haystack 501C corporation and a member of the board of directors. As an early contributor to Richard was the author of the first Niagara AX semantic modelling implementation which has served as the basis for the current NHaystack implementation.

More Information/Haystack Connect 2015 Agenda:

Day 1 General Session, Opening Comments and Keynote Speakers: David Mantell, Vodafone and Dr. Milan Milenkovic, Intel.

Day 2 General Session, Multi-Vendor Demo and Keynote Speakers: Jack McGowan, The McGowan Group and Peter Kelly
Detwiler, NorthBridge Energy Partners.

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