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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.
lighting controls have a tremendous capacity to connect, control and
ultimately reduce energy consumption for all of the lights –
Standards provide a fast route to that trust. Customers gain a proven technology, have more choice, and feel secure that their system is future-proof. Standards also remove a development barrier from vendors, allowing them to focus their efforts on being more innovative in their core expertise – be it sensors, optics, or software. And when communications between devices is standardized, that means some components can be produced in massive volumes – reducing product costs for everyone.Fortunately, we’re not as far from that world as people might think. There are open standards currently available – like BACnet in the building automation world, and the ZigBee wireless protocol – that already contain many or all of the application capabilities needed. We as an industry simply need to be farsighted enough to help it happen. Danny Yu is CEO of Daintree Networks, a provider of standards-based wireless lighting controls systems for the commercial, industrial and government markets.
Part of Nike's "Write The Future" ad campaign
last year in Africa consisted of World Cup soccer fans submitting
content via Twitter and Facebook. Nike selected 100 user-generated
messages to display on the 44-meter-high-by-42-meter-wide screen each
night in Johannesburg.
The Internet Can Come From Anywhere A German physicist has come up with a wireless Internet solution to send data through an LED lightbulb fluctuating in intensity faster than the human eye can detect. The invention, dubbed D-Light, can send data faster than 10 megabits per second--faster than the average broadband connection--simply by altering the frequency of the ambient light in the room. It has new applications in hospitals, airplanes, military, and even underwater.
Free Webcast With the integration of IT into building management and operations, the new building team includes not only the property manager, but now also the CIO. The role of the CIO in commercial real estate is quickly evolving from overseeing the fundamental network operations of the organization to developing the technology strategy for the operations of the buildings.
The August Issue of the SkyFoundry Insider is now available. This issue focuses on Data Presentation with SkySpark -- from automatically generated views to custom reports. The articles provide an overview of the wide range of tools SkySpark provides for visualizing the results of analytics and performing data and energy analysis.
The report on Global Building Automation and Control Systems Market (2011-2016) widely covers the aspects of building automation systems, home automation system and outdoor control system. A detailed outline of the markets related to lighting controls, theatrical controls, architectural controls, data distribution, security controls, access controls, HVAC controls, entertainment controls, and management and metering is also included.
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Automation.com is again collaborating with ISA and InTech to survey automation, process control and instrumentation professionals about career, salary and company information. Survey results will be available in Fall 2011.
Buildings under Control
Symposium 2011, Vienna, Austria
The Buildings under Control™ Symposium is targeting consultants, system integrators, sales and marketing representatives, engineers and developers of the building automation industry from around the world.
Smart Badges Track
MIT researchers used conference badges to collect data on people's interactions and visualize the social network.
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The Continental Automated Buildings
Association, through its Intelligent & Integrated
Building Council and new Research Program, designed the 2011 North
American Intelligent Building Roadmap to outline long-term
opportunities in the intelligent building industry. The Roadmap
provides an understanding of the collective influence of emerging
trends within the intelligent building industry, such as energy
efficiency, renewable technology, IT convergence, and the integration
of buildings with the smart grid. The roadmap provides a snapshot of
current market dynamics within the intelligent building industry in
North America and outlines evolving trends and the long-term industry
Qatar’s Civic Ministry plans to complete an ambitious project of showing vital information on number plates in all buildings in the country, including residential and commercial ones.The electronic chips will be linked to a database of buildings being created by the Geographical Information Systems Centre (GISC) of the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning.In turn, the GISC will link the database to more than 60 public service agencies, including utilities, Civil Defence and medical emergency units.The project will encompass both upcoming and existing structures.The GISC has already launched a pilot project in the residential area of Umm Lakhba to test the efficiency of the new system. The findings will be forwarded to all concerned agencies so that they can test the efficiency of the system first-hand.
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