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06/18/2018
02:02 PM
WestExcel Automation - new iSMA Distributor in Canada WestExcel Automation General Manager, Bardy Reavie and Global Control 5 President of the Board and CEO, Adam Polgrabia inaugurated a new Distribution Agreement in Canada. 
06/18/2018
02:01 PM
Intesis Software is pleased to congratulate our new partner companies for their selection to be a part of an elite class of distributors, providing support to system integrators and installers with world-class integration solutions. New partners further our initiative to make integration solutions for Commercial Building, Home, and Hotel automation more accessible, affordable, and easier to deploy in North America. 
06/18/2018
01:59 PM
Two Innovations from Distech Controls Shortlisted by Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year Awards Distech Controls, an innovation leader in energy management solutions, today announced that its ECLYPSE nLight Solution and HORYZON-C display are shortlisted in the "BAS, Controls, Energy Management" category for Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2018 Product of the Year (POY) awards. 
06/18/2018
01:59 PM
Opto 22 releases PAC Project Software Suite R10 Programming software combines real-time control, HMI and data handling functionality in a single integrated development environment to speed troubleshooting and improve communications.

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06/01/2018
01:08 PM
PUBLISHED: Project Haystack Connections Magazine Spring 2018 Issue The Spring 2018 issue, which is our fourth issue, of the Project Haystack Connections Magazine is published! It is growning in readership as the industry comes to understand the mission of the Project Haystack Organization and the importance of making it easy to work with the data produced by smart, connected devices and equipment systems.
06/01/2018
11:44 AM
Building an Awesome UX Editorial - Ken Sinclair, Publisher 
06/01/2018
11:43 AM
Mobile Devices Positioned to Make Buildings Safer, More Secure, & More Efficient - Scott Cochrane, President and CEO, Cochrane Supply & Engineering and Cochrane Tech Services 
06/01/2018
11:43 AM
Smart Buildings Start with the People In an era where people are accustomed to accessing timely information at their fingertips, corporations need to respond with an equally fast and reliable level of service and visibility to resources within their buildings. - Roee Peled, Sales Executive, PointGrab 
06/01/2018
11:42 AM
The IoT-Ready Alliance Enables Future-Proof Buildings with its First Interface Specification - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoori 
06/01/2018
11:41 AM
The User Experience Flexibility and simplicity is key to making the user experience effective - if it's too hard, or the tools are too limited, users can't achieve the desired results. - John Petze, Principal, SkyFoundry 
06/01/2018
11:40 AM
Improving the Occupant Experience with Haystack - Patrick Coffey, VRT Systems 
06/01/2018
11:39 AM
Why You Should Not Mix Full-Wave and Half-Wave Powered Devices When full-wave and half-wave rectifier devices are powered by the same transformer and their DC commons are tied together, it creates a short for one half of the AC cycle in the bridge rectifier. - Harpartap Parmar, Senior Product Manager, Contemporary Controls 
06/01/2018
11:39 AM
Words and Terms ...what is driving these new words and future terms to pop up? - Marc Petock, Chief Communications Officer, Vice President, Marketing, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy 
06/01/2018
11:38 AM
Semantic Tagging Passes an Inflection Point There was no pushback from any company regarding the need to support standardized tagging. They are either already doing it, or it is top on their roadmap. They all understand this is where the industry is headed. - Therese Sullivan, BuildingContext Ltd, Managing Editor, Haystack Connections Magazine 
06/01/2018
11:37 AM
Acquisitions of Workspace Management Platforms Provide the Base for Occupancy Analytics Data - Daphne Tomlinson, Independent Senior Research Associate, Memoori. 
06/01/2018
11:36 AM
Hiring Elite Controls Talent like the "Big Boys" - Part 3 If you want to grow, poaching must become your M.O. - Skip Freeman, BASI Solutions, LLC. 
06/01/2018
11:35 AM
Master Systems Integrators (MSI) They make sure all systems communicate properly, coordinate all project participants, collaborate with building owners to ensure systems information will be accessible and usable, and they develop software layers responsible for integration, aggregation, and communication of the building systems. - Scott Cochrane, Cochrane Supply & Engineering, and Marc DugrĂ©, Regulvar, Inc. 
06/01/2018
11:34 AM
BACnet Market Adoption Report (2012-2022) Industry research indicates BACnet has strong global market share and a secure future. - Andy McMillan, President, Managing Director, BACnet International 
06/01/2018
11:33 AM
Energy Management Software At a certain point all of your bills don’t fit on a kitchen table, and by capturing your various utilities in one place, you can quickly make comparisons of how similar sites performed in different years (or months) and questions quickly arise. Those questions are the gold that leads to ongoing energy savings.- Duncan Wilcock, MBA, B.Eng., PUMA Team Leader, Prism Engineering Ltd. 
06/01/2018
11:33 AM
Back To BASics - DDC Controllers (Part 2) Architecture & Interoperability - Ira Goldschmidt, P.E., LEED AP Engineering Consultant, Goldschmidt Engineering Solutions 
06/01/2018
11:32 AM
Irresistible Data Forces and Unmovable Buildings Agents for the human and for the building will need to negotiate to come up with the best outcomes. - Toby Considine TC9 Inc 
06/01/2018
11:31 AM
Case Study Part 1- Lead Generation Customer Reviews are worth Money - Manny Mandrusiak CD. Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant, Vancouver Island Works Project 
06/01/2018
11:30 AM
Nordic Smart Building Convention Smart Building Blog 
06/01/2018
11:29 AM
Creating empathic people-centric buildings When you start down a new road you see everything differently. - Ken Sinclair, Editor, AutomatedBuildings 
06/01/2018
11:28 AM
Building an awesome UX Whether you view "building" as a noun or a verb, we as an industry need to create Awesome User Experiences. - Ken Sinclair, Editor, AutomatedBuildings 
06/01/2018
11:15 AM
Humanistic Digital Inclusion We need to use all our new found digital technologies to help us "look, listen, feel, and think before reacting" creating anticipatory humanistic buildings. - Ken Sinclair, Editor, AutomatedBuildings 
06/01/2018
11:15 AM
Creating Empathic People-Centric Buildings When you start down a new road you see everything differently, meet new people, (like the people in our buildings), are exposed to new ideas which come with new ways of thinking. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings 
06/01/2018
11:14 AM
Building an Awesome UX UX is User Experience and refers to a person's emotions and attitudes about using a service. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings 
06/01/2018
11:12 AM
Across My Desk - snippets, blog bits, tweets, linkedIn posts, and url links that are about to fall off my desktop

SkyFoundry
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05/31/2018

08:03 AM
Reliable Controls Releases RC-Toolkit 3 Reliable Controls is pleased to announce the release of RC-Toolkit 3, which introduces a number of new features in order to save time and improve productivity. 
05/31/2018
08:02 AM
Reliable Controls Releases MACH-ProView MACH-ProView is a freely programmable BACnet Building Controller (B-BC) that is perfect for those using a mobile device to access, control, and monitor the comfort and energy performance of their space. 
05/31/2018
08:02 AM
Coalition Announces Cyber Insurance for Smart Buildings: Comprehensive Coverage for Real Estate Developers and Property ManagersCustomized Cyber Insurance and Risk Mitigation Tools to Address the Explosion in IoT devices 
05/31/2018
08:01 AM
Siemens acquires Enlighted IoT company Siemens Building Technologies Division is acquiring Enlighted Inc., a leading provider of smart IoT (Internet of Things) systems in buildings, headquartered in the Silicon Valley.

Haystack Connect 2015
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05/26/2018
02:39 PM
UCME-SmartConnector for Schneider Electric's EcoStruxure is available! UCMESmartConnector is an Alert Notification software for Schneider Electric's EcoStruxure Building Operation system(SBO). UCME-SmartConnector can send SMS (in all languages), Push, email & Voice messages in response to an alarms started, ended or acknowledged in the SBO system. 
05/26/2018
02:38 PM
Genians Supports IT/OT Convergence through Next-Gen NAC Capabilities Genians, the industry leader of innovative Network Access Control (NAC) solutions, announced today its release of a two-part white paper on current industry trends in the area of IT and OT convergence. 
05/26/2018
02:35 PM
KNX is developing its market position in Australasia even further! The Australian standards and standardisation organisation STANDARDS Australia has officially declared the world's leading standard for intelligent building networking, KNX, as the national technical specification. 
05/26/2018
02:31 PM
New IoT Actuators for the HVAC Market These actuators include BACnet, Modbus or Belimo Cloud connectivity and designed to monitor, log, and share system data with the Building Management System. 
05/26/2018
02:30 PM
Templates for Modbus devices already available in IntesisBox MAPS Intesis Software presents the new Modbus Templates feature embedded in the IntesisBox MAPS configuration tool for our IBOX-BAC-MBM new generation gateways. 
05/26/2018
02:29 PM
Intesis Software announces an exciting new partnership with MITS Air Conditioning This agreement will allow customers to have unprecedented access to the Intesis solution set for the integration of HVAC systems to building, hotel, industrial, and home automation systems.

Delta Controls
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05/18/2018

01:19 PM
Intelligent technology is for humans, not real estate We're getting close to the Nordic Smart Building Convention D-Day June 6-7 (https://nordicsmartbuilding.fi/). Before we open the doors and let you enjoy the highly curated agenda, I'd like start a conversation about the reasons behind the agenda as hype alone isn't reason enough for us. 
05/18/2018
01:18 PM
ACG to Conduct CxA Workshop & Exam June 23 in Houston The accelerated 1-day workshop covers all aspects of commissioning ranging from design reviews and OPRs, to functional testing and commissioning documentation, and addresses both new and existing building commissioning. 
05/18/2018
01:16 PM
Tridium announces Best New Product and Innovator of the Year award winners at the 2018 Niagara Summit Tyrrell Products awarded Best New Product for Echo Driver for Niagara and HVAC Concepts named Innovator of the Year for the Banana Room Controls project

FreeBACnetExplorer.com
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05/11/2018

11:33 AM
Global Building Automation Being Driven by the Three "I"s: Information, Integration & IP Connectivity A growing proportion of devices leaving the factory pre-fitted to be ready for IP connection "as and when needed" showcases how the IoT is becoming key. 
05/11/2018
11:32 AM
Lynxspring to Showcase the Latest Edge-to-Enterprise Advancements for Commercial-Built Environments at Realcomm/IBcon 2018Lynxspring, Inc. (http://www.lynxspring.com), a premier developer and provider of open, IP-control solutions for smart buildings, today announced they will be demonstrating their latest Edge-to-Enterprise (E2E) technology for commercial buildings and multi-site facilities during Realcomm/IBcon 2018 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, June 5 - 7, 2018. 
05/11/2018
11:30 AM
Global Intelligent Lighting Controls Market - Analysis and Forecast (2018-2024) The evolution of smart technology has considerably changed the overall lighting industry in terms of energy and money saving, and improved the safety and convenience of the users. With the arrival of smart technologies in the lighting industry, various gateways have been opened for the companies of several industry verticals, such as control systems, dimmers, and software based solutions and sensors. 
05/11/2018
11:29 AM
Legrand Unveils Innovative Approaches to New Lineup of Industry-Leading Integrated Lighting Controls New fixture integrated and high bay sensors feature advanced dimming and commissioning capabilities, which can be applied to new applications as the market shifts toward connected lighting and intelligent controls. These sensors are specifically engineered for luminaire manufacturers and are designed to be easy to incorporate into manufacturing and design processes. 
05/11/2018
11:26 AM
Fulham Demonstrates New Power over Ethernet Line Including Light Engine and Control System at LightFair 2018 New VizionTM Two-way Controlled Network Power LED Engines with elitePOE Control System Software Being Introduced in Anticipation of Smart Lighting 
05/08/2018

Lynxspring
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05/08/2018
10:37 AM
Buildings of the future: we need to put people at the centre Putting people at the centre when designing and delivering buildings of the future is crucial to unlocking the potential of new technologies. 
05/08/2018
10:36 AM
Enlighted Launches 5th-Generation IoT Sensor for Brilliant Buildings The new IoT-ReadyTM-compatible sensor is 10 times more powerful with twice the memory of the previous generation and features tiered pricing options. 
05/08/2018
10:34 AM
Leading-Edge Capabilities of Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management Platform Showcased at Lightfair Visitors to Lightfair 2018 will be able to see a sneak peek of upcoming state-of-the art wireless lighting control solutions, touchscreen interface, and design tool for Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM), the industry's most powerful and easy-to-use lighting controls platform from Legrand North & Central America. 
05/08/2018
10:31 AM
CxEnergy 2018 a Huge Success The record crowd was treated to the latest technologies by exhibitors, attended a wide array of educational sessions and workshops and enjoyed numerous networking opportunities. In addition, nearly 100 industry professionals were credentialed in the presenting organizations' certification programs. 
05/08/2018
10:30 AM
Fulham Transforms Lighting Controls with Introduction of Family of Connected Bluetooth Mesh Products OEMs and Contractors Now Have Bi-directional Wireless Control Options with Family of Bluetooth Devices and Apps for Lighting Retrofits and New Installations 
05/08/2018
10:30 AM
IoT-Ready AllianceTM Introduces First Internet of Things Interface Specification - Enabling Future-proof Buildings 
05/08/2018
10:27 AM
Belimo Releases New Globe Valve Series The new two-way (G2) and three-way (G3) globe valves offer ANSI Class VI leakage rating and 100:1 rangeability to provide tight close-off up to 250 psi and accurate modulation at low flow. A single three-way valve can be used for both mixing and diverting applications, which helps to reduce inventory. 
05/08/2018
10:25 AM
Johnson Controls Metasys Enterprise Management platform gives building owners and operators powerful new tools to showcase energy conservation New Tenant Management and Kiosk features allow building owners to access and share real energy and sustainability data with tenants and the public

BACnet International
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05/01/2018
10:32 AM
May issue "Humanistic Digital Inclusion" Editorial - Ken Sinclair, Publisher 
05/01/2018
10:31 AM
Transcendental Coalescence: In the Age of IoT and Analytics A Smart City View - Subrata Bhattacharya, Managing Director Johnson Controls, India Engineering Center and Ankur Thareja, Group Head & Senior General Manager, Data-Enabled Business, and Advanced Product Research, Johnson Controls, India Engineering Center 
05/01/2018
10:30 AM
Has Anybody Found The Needle in The Haystack? Now imagine that this is an actual job, and you are the manager of the needle finders of your organization. - Hector Hernadez, Founder & CEO, Cube-USA 
05/01/2018
10:30 AM
Building Wellness Today, building owners, operators, occupants, and tenants are all looking for work environments that embrace technology to enable collaborative, healthy and comfortable working experiences. - Marc Petock, Chief Communications Officer, Vice President, Marketing, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy 
05/01/2018
10:29 AM
Growing Shift to Energy-Efficiency-as-a-Service for Deep Retrofits & LED Lighting Upgrades - Daphne Tomlinson, Independent Senior Research Associate, Memoori 
05/01/2018
10:28 AM
Contextual HMI is Replacing Stationary HMI Knowing the location and routes of mobile workers provides the ability for control room assistance with efficiency, safety, and security issues.- Ed Nugent, COO, PcVue Inc. 
05/01/2018
10:27 AM
Hiring Elite Controls Talent like the "Big Boys" - “ Part 2 The Art of Interviewing - Skip Freeman, BASI Solutions, LLC 
05/01/2018
10:27 AM
Niagara Summit 2018 Playing All the Right Notes - Therese Sullivan, Principal, BuildingContext Ltd 
05/01/2018
10:26 AM
BASpi How Micro PCs are Being Used in the Field - Zach Netsov, Product Specialist, Contemporary Controls 
05/01/2018
10:25 AM
The Value of Occupant Comfort An old problem, never solved - Matt Ernst, PE, CEM, QCxP, LEED AP Burns & McDonnell 
05/01/2018
10:24 AM
Thermal Delight - The Coming Revolution in Personalized Comfort - Brad White, P.Eng, MASc Principal, SES Consulting Inc. 
05/01/2018
10:23 AM
What is Remarketing? "Tell 'em what you told 'em, and then tell 'em again.' - Manny Mandrusiak CD. Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant, Vancouver Island Works Project 
05/01/2018
10:22 AM
Back To BASics - DDC Controllers (Part 1) - Ira Goldschmidt, P.E., LEED AP Engineering Consultant, Goldschmidt Engineering Solutions 
05/01/2018
10:22 AM
Want IT Virtually Visible? Tag IT! Tagging IT is now mandatory or "IT" will virtually disappear as fast as created. - Ken Sinclair, Editor, AutomatedBuildings 
05/01/2018
10:21 AM
Meta-Morphing Mashup I believe that this mashup and new meta-morphing thinking will evolutionize how other industries will connect their standards, and open movements, and expose them to the power of AI. - Ken Sinclair, Editor, AutomatedBuildings 
05/01/2018
10:20 AM
Humanistic Digital Inclusion Look, Listen, Feel and Think before Reacting. - Ken Sinclair, Editor, AutomatedBuildings 
05/01/2018
10:19 AM
Master Systems Integrators (MSI) They make sure all systems communicate properly, coordinate all project participants, collaborate with building owners to ensure systems information will be accessible and usable, and they develop software layers responsible for integration, aggregation, and communication of the building systems. - Scott Cochrane, Cochrane Supply & Engineering and Rick Gorka, President of the Airon Group of Companies 
05/01/2018
10:19 AM
Repurpose & Retrofit Their added value is great but both come with a host of challenges, starting from lack of common frameworks and standards all the way to user incompatibility. - Jan Mattsson, Sales Director Strategic Accounts, Schneider Electric Finland Oy 
05/01/2018
10:18 AM
Human Centric Lighting (HCL) Think of it as the lighting equivalent to air conditioning. What impact would not having air conditioning in the summer or heat in the winter have on your employee performance? - Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Development, Fulham Co., Inc. 
05/01/2018
10:17 AM
Want IT Virtually Visible? Tag IT! f we wish to find our "IT"; our connected creations and have machine learning enhance and help us on our journey to self-create our newer creations, we must tag IT. 
05/01/2018
10:16 AM
Creating Virtual Visibility You must tag IT, every creation and make it virtual visible. 
05/01/2018
10:16 AM
Buildings that Look, Listen, Feel and Think before Reacting Humanistic Digital Inclusion "Look, Listen, Feel and Think before Reacting" 
05/01/2018
10:15 AM
Across My Desk snippets, blog bits, tweets, linkedIn posts, and url links that are about to fall off my desktop 
05/01/2018
10:13 AM
New Products for May A brief description of some new products for the industry.

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