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Conference Connects Community of Engineers, Developers, Systems Integrators, Service Firms, Technology Providers and Corporate End Users Streamlining the Interchange of IoT Data 

Richmond, Virginia - May 26, 2017 - Project Haystack(, a 501(c) nonprofit organization focused on developing common standards to streamline the interchange and interoperability of data among IoT devices, smart equipment and systems, today announced the dates and venue for their third, bi-annual Haystack Connect Conference.

Haystack Connect 2017 ( will take place May 8th through 10th in 2017 at the Saddlebrook Resort Tampa located in Wesley Chapel, Florida, just north of Tampa International Airport. At Haystack Connect, the community of Project Haystack supporters that includes engineers and developers from leading technology suppliers, system integrators and service firms and forward-looking corporate end users, come together to further advance the state-of-the-art of managing, presenting and analyzing the vast amounts of data generated by today’s IoT devices, smart equipment and systems.

Haystack Connect provides a unique, open-forum for professionals involved in automation, control and the Internet of Things to learn and share the latest technologies and techniques for connecting systems and utilizing device data in applications including intelligent buildings, energy management, remote monitoring, and other IoT devices and applications.

The 2˝ day conference includes keynote presentations, a vendor exhibition hall, and a packed schedule of technical sessions covering data acquisition, communications, protocol translation, data visualization, analytics, data semantics, modeling and security - all critical technologies essential to using operational data to drive improved performance. More information about Haystack Connect 2017 is available at

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Since its formation in 2011, the Project Haystack Organization has grown tremendously providing the industry with an open-source, collaborative environment where people and companies work together to address the challenge of utilizing semantic modeling to streamline the interchange of device data among software applications.

The devices that make up the Internet of Things - automation systems, metering systems, sensors and smart devices - produce tremendous amounts of data. This data is very hard to organize and use across different applications because it is stored in many different formats, has inconsistent naming conventions, and very limited data descriptors. In essence, data lacks information to describe its meaning. And, without meaning, a time-consuming manual effort is required before value can be derived from the data.

To address this challenge, the Project Haystack community has defined an easy-to-use methodology to describe the meaning of data using a simple, extensible data-tagging approach and standard models for common equipment systems. The community-developed material includes detailed documentation describing the data modeling techniques, significant libraries of equipment models, and software reference implementations allowing software applications to easily consume smart device data that is marked up with “Haystack Tags”. These data descriptors allow software applications to automatically consume, interpret, analyze and present data from IoT devices, smart equipment and systems. More information about the Project Haystack Organization is available at:


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