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February........ Building Automation and Web Services?


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Is Building Automation rapidly evolving its Web Services?  Our past issues have talked about our anywhereness and Interrogating Information 4 Integration. If you couple this with this month's articles and the interview it all points to the rapid transition by our industry to use web services that are interweaved with our traditional real time data.

From Toby's interview The Building System Interface - Space is what the building systems support, space is what the tenants recognize, space is where building systems deliver service. To interact with those services, we need building services interfaces (BSI).

Jim adds; Designing An Integrated Building System
The heart of the IBS is in the integration of building systems in a way that provides greater functionality and facilitates optimum building operations.

Nirosha writes; Exposing Building Behaviour Using BAS
Discovering groups and structures in the data that are similar without knowing the structures of the data.

While  Nino writes; Cyber-Security
For the last ten years the whole industry has been talking about IP, Web, interoperability and open systems.  Security however, has been mostly left behind, somewhere in the pre-internet age.

Lots of other great articles. columns, and  reviews that echo the theme.

The rest of February Articles

Securing Remote Locations    Guy Huntington, Huntington Ventures Ltd

The Industry Demands Better Demand Response   Michael Zimmerman, BuildingIQ

Demand Control Lighting Saves Money  Corinne Wilder, Universal Lighting Technologies

Tracking Down That Just-Right Employee   Douglas Mitchell, BirdDogJobs.com

February Columns
Controls Devices  Steven R. Calabrese;   Marketing and Business Development   Manny Mandrusiak;   Energy that Thinks Like the Web  Toby Considine;    A Lesson from Vegas (@CES)   Andy McMillan;   Set it and Forget It?   Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt & Angela Lewis


February Reviews   Across my Desk;    OASIS Energy Interoperation

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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.


 January......... Anywhere Integration

The Creation of Anywhere Integration and the general anywhereness ( yes that is now a word in Wikipedia ) of our industry will be our challenge for 2011. I am very pleased with our January issue's diversity of articles and interviews that depict our anywhereness. As you can see from our past issues 2010 has been all about building automation connecting to everything while using the internet cloud as the medium. This has evolved to Anywhere Integration of our information and services and will set the theme for 2011.  As you can see by the varied subject matter of the below articles, columns, interviews and reviews the scope of Anywhere Integration is amazing.

Articles
See Your Building - Anywhere, Anytime   Sarah Erdman, QA Graphics,  Predictions for Smart Buildings in 2011   Jim Sinopoli, Smart Buildings LLC,  Mashup   Nino Kurtalj, Elma Kurtalj Ltd  B2G – Moving Smart Grid, Beyond the Grid   Anto Budiardjo, Clasma Events Inc,  Is Wireless technology ready for the arena?   Billal Vindhani, Greenologic Ltd  TechnologiesThat Will Win    David Lamarche, CAN2GO™,  Back to Basics   Nirosha Munasinghe, Open General,  Making Money From Demand Response   Jim Sinopoli, Smart Buildings LLC,   Total Facility Control   Ron Bernstein, LonMark InternationalCustom Automation  John I. Jones, Technical Lighting Solutions

In addition to providing two excellent articles this month watch this video Jim Sinopoli talks Smart Buildings at London Stock Exchange

Columns
The Meaning of Open Andy McMillan;  Systems & Sequences Steven R. Calabrese; Alarms Lead to Reactive Operations Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt & Angela Lewis;  The Building Services Interface Toby Considine

Interviews
Integrated Lighting Control Steps to Success  Ron Poskevich, Steve Pachal; 
2011 North American Intelligent Building Roadmap Ron Zimmer;
  IT Forecast 2011 Joey Benadretti

 Reviews
Critical Path Elements of Smart Grid Implementation;   Across my Desk Core Market Communications for Smart Energy


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