Innovations in Comfort, Efficiency, and Safety Solutions.
EMAIL INTERVIEW – Marc Petock and Ken Sinclair
Marc Petock, Chief Communications Officer, Vice President, Marketing
Lynxspring & Connexx Energy
Sinclair: Well it's that time again, the industry is getting ready for the 2018 AHR Expo. Will Lynxspring be going this year?
Petock: Yes, we are.
This will be our 11th year exhibiting. We will be at Booth # 4149 in
the Building Automation and Control Showcase.
Sinclair: What will you be showing?
Petock: In keeping with
our Edge-to-Enterprise initiatives, we will demo new enhancements to
our portfolio of JENEsys Edge IoT Controllers for the Niagara
Framework®, including Niagara AX and Niagara 4, and our series of
Controllers, Data Pumps and Cellular Routers. These products, based on
Lynxspring’s Onyxx® hardware platform, deliver new edge connectivity,
interoperability, data access and analytics for today's buildings,
energy management, machine-to-machine applications in IoT environments.
On the “what’s new” front, we will be showcasing several new product offerings scheduled to come out in 2018 including:
Onyxx® SkySpark® Edge Analytics,
a stand-alone, SkySpark® Everywhere™ embedded device that puts SkySpark
Analytics at the edge and allows users to analyze important data at the
edge and gather real-time intelligence. It enables data from BACnet
& and Modbus to connect locally with SkyFoundry SkySpark to add
data and analytics value at the device level.
Onyxx® 34IO-B A BACnet IO Expansion Module designed for JENEsys Edge Controllers, JENEsys PC8000 Controllers and any JACE® 8000 Controllers.
Sinclair: I see Lynxspring is a finalist in several categories in this year’s Control Trend awards.
Petock: Yes, we are
delighted to have received 11 nominations for our company, technology,
solutions, and people. We are looking forward to attending this year’s
gala Sunday evening.
will be joining me and several participants in an education session and
(Tue. January 23| 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | S103A) on “Creating
Value from Our New-Found Edge Data and Bring It Back to the Hive to
Discover New Ways of Providing Comfort, Health, and Satisfaction in Our
Buildings." Is there anything you want to share prior to our session?
value propositions for smart buildings are very different from that of
a decade ago thanks to the pace of technology innovation and the
changing needs of building owners and operators. The relationship we
have with buildings has changed forever. IoT is presenting new
opportunities for creating, operating and servicing our facilities and
is leading the way for new business value delivery. We are experiencing
increases in applications, the flattening of the architecture, more
inter-connected equipment and devices connected directly to IP networks
and more robust analytics. We are undergoing a move toward connected
intelligence that is allowing us to redistribute and process data
independently at both the device level and within the Cloud.
Sinclair: While we are talking, what about 2018?
Petock: 2018 will be
exciting for sure. After years of being over-shadowed, building
technology is in the spotlight. Commercial building owners are feeling
the pressure to invest in intelligent building technologies that
provide better insight into operations and equipment as well as access
to real-time data for productivity, comfort, convenience, and
sustainability. We are at a tipping point as more owners and operators
are starting to recognize that smart buildings are not a fad, but a
powerful tool to both gauge and meet occupant demands and increase
value. The edge is here, and it’s is here now. Connectivity,
Control, Data Access, Analytics are now being done at the edge. IoT
remains an opportunity; we're still just getting started on the IoT
journey; however, if we continue to define IoT by the number of devices
instead of delivering outcomes, we will be held back.
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