November 2018

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Edge-ifcation Meets Maker Movement Moving the Murky Muddled Middle to the Edge.

Our  November issue speaks to and is a mash up of these next two chapters of our digital transformation "Edge-ifcation" Meets Maker Movement and "Edge-ifcation" Moving the murky muddled middle to the Edge.

From October editorial "Edge-You-Cation" we answer What is Edge-ification?  The process of moving intelligence and control to the Edge.

What is the Edge? John Petze helps me define in this interview

Deploying Data Analytics at the Edge – Continuing our EDGE-ucation series - When we talk about the “edge” or more correctly “computing at the edge,” we are referring to performing essential data acquisition and computation functions as close to the data source as possible. - John Petze, SkyFoundry and Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings

In this article A City Full of Unconnected Building Networks is Not Smart the battle of centralization and decentralization rages on but we are closer that ever to having both existing simultaneously with an intelligent Edge-fication pushing only the data that is needed from the edge reducing the complexity and volume of data.

the article states;

It is the failure of current standards, they suggest, that has led to the highly fragmented smart buildings industry and the restructuring of those standards that will offer the best solution. Only by bringing buildings and their disparate systems more cohesively into the IoT can we begin to create truly smart cities and unleash the cyber-physical revolution.

We agree and much work is being done to rectify the failure of current standards please read this month's Project Haystack Update

Last April Project Haystack entered into a formal collaboration to integrate Haystack tagging and Brick data modeling concepts into the proposed ASHRAE Standard 223P for semantic tagging of building data.

Edge-ifcations as portrayed by the maker mash up movement brings us rapidly into today's evolving IoT standards and the unignorable ecosystem wars of Amazon, Google,  Microsoft, and several others. No need for standards if you own the game.

ahbannerThis issue is also our AHRExpo 2019 Preview issue.  Yes, it is early but so is the event this year. We have 9 free sessions this our 20th year of hosting these education sessions at AHRExpo. Please add our sessions to "My Show Planner" if you are interested. it helps us gauge interest in each session and plan room size.

Very pleased to be part of this event Keynote Speakers to Headline Controls-Con 2019 Ken Sinclair, Kevin Smith, Jim Young, and Scott Cochrane Added to the Conference Lineup.

Also looking forward to helping out with Haystack Connect 2019 May 13-15, 2019 at Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, California.

Give this interview a read with insight into the ups and down in our industry, we’re able to collect real-time data via the cloud from individual elevators and escalators via smart sensors. But we’re not just collecting data on specific units. We’re using data analytics and machine learning to analyze trends on our hundreds of thousands of connected elevators to create advanced algorithms that can predict performance trends.

Otis Elevaors on IoT and Smart Buildings  How Technology Is Changing the Way We Move. - Chris Smith, VP, Service Innovation, Otis Elevator Company

[an error occurred while processing this directive]As always this new issue is a nest of great articles, columns, reviews, new products, interviews and of course the steady stream of news depicting our rapid evolution and journey with our "Edge-ifcation".

Welcome our newest sponsors.

We welcome Optergy back as a sponsor.  Optergy smart building automation products for contractors. Take control of energy and expenses, partner now.

We welcome EasyIO.  EasyIO is an award winning manufacturer of IT based building automation. From the edge to the cloud, we develop best in class solutions and systems that provide the best value to the customer.

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The news just keeps flowing thru our website, and RSS feeds daily, and of course the only way to find what you are looking for in the vast quantity of information on our site is with our site search engine

As always lots of new products, plus be sure to check our event calendar to see the number of events we have in our future.

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