April 2011
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Ken Sinclair
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April   Organize, Standardize, Analyze, Visualize, then Monetize $

We live in interesting times. Who knew that our industry's organizational clarity would come from a cloud? And that this cloud would be better organized by a project called haystack. And the organizational output of the haystack would make the invisible visible which would lead to a new way to view and monetize the Building Automation Industry, OK I am done playing with words. Read this month's articles and interviews to see what set me off.

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This month's cover picture Visualizing data is like photography. Instead of starting with a blank canvas, you manipulate the lens used to present the data from a certain angle. When the data is the social graph of 500 million people, there are a lot of lenses through which you can view it.

From Finding the Needle

Project Haystack is an open source initiative to develop tag naming conventions and taxonomies for modeling of building equipment and operational data. The project is developing standardized data models and tag libraries for sites, equipment, and points related to energy, HVAC, lighting, refrigeration and other environmental systems. Substantial libraries of tag names and proposed taxonomy models are already in place.

April articles

Finding the Needle  John Petze, C.E.M., SkyFoundry;  Beyond the Engineer - Engaging the Masses   Aaron Cottrell, OuterArc;  BACnet's Continuing Growth  Jim Butler, Cimetrics, Inc.;  Dynamic Energy Management  Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Constellation Energy;  Smart Grid’s Killer App  David Roberts, Cypress Envirosystems;  Addressable Lighting Controls  Terry Mocherniak, Encelium Technologies;   Why you need to achieve (BTL)   Nirosha Munasinghe, Open General;  Is There an Elephant in Your Building?   David Howitt, Convergineering Inc;  852 Lon over IP  Samuel M. Smith, Ph. D. Adept Systems Inc.;  Building Automation System Tribbles?  Roy Kok, Aware Technology

April Interview
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Integrating Lighting Control  Gerry Cellucci;   Building on BACnet©  George Thomas;  EnergyConnect Acquisition  Kevin R. Evans;  Connectivity Week 2011  John Petze;  Greening of HVAC Controls  Steve Dushane;  Daylight Harvesting  Gary Meshberg

April Columns
Controls Devices (3 of 3)   Steven R. Calabrese;  Social Media & Building Automation  Manny Mandrusiak;  BAS Usability  Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt & Angela Lewis;  Productive Load Banking  Toby Considine;  Making the Invisible Visible   Ken Sinclair

April Reviews
Weather visualization demonstrates our vision of data presentationAcross My DeskSkyscraper Digital Signage Sparks Debate   

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This month we welcome  Yorkland Controls has roots in distributing and warehousing heating control products such as Flame Safeguard and Burner and Boiler Management Systems. Over the past several years, we have expanded into new markets including Building Automation and more recently in Lighting Control Solutions.

Thanks for increased advertising to ControlGraphics.com features the most comprehensive selection of graphic user interface development products and services for the building automation industry and is a recognized leader in innovation, design, and automation.

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As always lots of new products, plus be sure to check our event calendar to see the number of events we have in our future.
 

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