February 2013

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Every month there is a blizzard of information contained in the emails and newsletters that cross my desk on their way to AutomatedBuildings.com. Some of this information is not in the form of any type of content we can publish but I feel I should share with you these snippets, blog bits, and url links that are about to fall off my desktop.

Hi Ken, here is some materials on the new facility.  Not an interview but good details I believe. From: Kent Gorrie reliablecontrols.com

My comments on new facility; Great open house very impressive building and I love the control of it. Ken

Steve Jones will present a workshop entitled “Cost Effective Legacy System Migration” during the Expo. The goal of his workshop is to educate attendees on how to cost effectively migrate a legacy building automation system to new technologies with minimal impact to building operations.

BASSG has created a very large Prezi demonstrating Energy Analytics tools, Controls and Visuals. http://ow.ly/gWtHR Happy zooming!

Video: Penn College video highlights building automation major
The burgeoning career field of building automation technology is explored in the latest video added to Pennsylvania College of Technology’s YouTube Channel. The three-minute video, highlights the bachelor-degree major through the eyes of Adam J. Yoder, of Allensville, a 2011 Penn College graduate. Penn College(12/13); Daily Item (12/13)

Hybrid cloud adoption is going to triple over the next five years. 80% of responders are currently using some sort of cloud access (37% of responders are using public cloud, 35% are using a private cloud service, and 7% use a hybrid cloud offering)

Playing Moneyball with Big Data  Author: Laura Bacon, Vice President of Finance, Tridium

Future Energy Solutions introduces the EnOcean ESK 300 starter kit

DSE has polled exhibitors on the digital signage technology trends attendees can expect to see at the show and in the near future. The responses we received this year include a number of notable departures from our DSE 2012 Top 10 Trends list.

Automation & Control Trends in 2013  January 2013  By Bill Lydon, Editor This article is an update to my 2012 Trends Article and expresses my thoughts on major automation and control trends for 2013 and beyond. These opinions are based on a wide range of inputs from users, suppliers and industry consultants, and from attending numerous industry forums, conferences and trade shows every year.

4 Trends in Energy Management Software (EMS) Vendor Market in 2012

An integrated structured cabling platform is essential in order to deliver state-of-the-art connectivity in today’s smart buildings. With this approach, cabling can reflect the latest in design principles so that a building is in good shape for the long haul

A report sharing perspectives of small creative firms about the future of the creative industry for 2013.

The Robots Are Coming  My father had worked for the same firm for twelve years. They fired him. They replaced him with a tiny gadget, this big, that does everything my father does, only it does it much better. The depressing thing is, my mother ran out and bought one.
-- Woody Allen, Standup Comic

"Imagine that 7 out of 10 working Americans got fired tomorrow. What would they all do?" As Wired's Kevin Kelly explains, that's basically what happened during the course of the industrial revolution. And it's about to happen again: Why Robots Will -- And Must -- Take Our Jobs.

Toronto school embraces digital signage  As it approaches its 100th anniversary, Toronto’s Crescent School for boys is embracing dynamic communications on campus with the installation of a new digital signage network to keep students updated and informed.

People have been talking and writing about the “Internet of Things” for more than a decade. It’s the idea that at some point billions of electronic devices and sensors will be connected to the Internet in parallel to the hundreds of millions of people who have access to the Net. But, unlike so many of the whiz-bang technologies that are forever predicted but never arrive, such as flying cars and time machines, the Internet of Things is on the verge of becoming a reality.

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