November 2008

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November 2008

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Smart Grid-Interopers Gather in Atlanta
Steve Widergren, Administrator GridWise Architecture Council
On 11- 13 November 2008 in Atlanta the second Grid-Interop forum will bring stakeholders together to develop consensus on interoperability directions. 

ZigBee’s Energy Saving Potential Comes of Age
Alexey Rybakov, Managing Director, MeshNetics’ ZigBit Business Unit
The ZigBee Alliance has developed a set of energy efficient specifications  known as the Smart Energy public profile.

October 2008

Key questions every building automation integrator should ask about OPC technology
Manny Mandrusiak, Director of MatrikonOPC. Marketing
The basic requirement of the OPC architecture is to get data from Point A to Point B. Of course every user of the OPC system will place a different priority on the requirements.

A Look at the Demand Response Horizon
Leighton J. Wolffe, Vice President of Alliances and Strategy, Constellation NewEnergy
The next frontier for DR is to move beyond curtailment to leveraging the power of building automation systems that exist within or across collections of buildings such as a university or corporate campus. This future frontier will involve a more holistic or enterprise level approach to energy, referred to as Enterprise DR.

[an error occurred while processing this directive] Intelligent Buildings
Mike Williams Managing Director C.Eng. FCMA, MCIBSE, MSyI, CDC
Within an intelligent building all elements (such as lighting; heating; security, CCTV and alarm systems; access control; audio-visual and entertainment systems; ventilation, filtration and climate control, etc), talk to one another over a common platform and have the ability to respond to the real-time needs of occupants.

Convergence of Green and Intelligent Buildings Study
Ron Zimmer, President & CEO, CABA
The intent of our research is to provide documented evidence and build tools that can be used to educate and influence end-users, building owners, architects and contractors that a greener building can be achieved using intelligent technology, and that this greening will provide a tangible and significant return on investment.

OV Ready Intelligent Video Ready Protocol
Ed Troha, Director Global Marketing, ObjectVideo & Oren Feldmann, VP Marketing and Sales EVT
OV Ready is an XML-based intelligent video network protocol that standardizes ObjectVideo analytic rule, alert and configuration communications.

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