September 2011

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Ken Sinclair
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Are we “Open” for Business?

Our September theme; " Are we Open for Business?" refers to how important being open has become to our industry and how it has helped us grow and become part of something much larger.

What are open systems?  The Free Dictionary provides this definition; 1. A system in which the components and protocols conform to standards independent of a particular supplier.

My rant last month "A call to the industry" to speed their evolution to open protocols for control languages created a lot of interest, was the most read article, and generated some great responses in this issue.

I provide a quick summary in this review  Open Control Language Discussions of the over 40 comments received on Linkedin Groups plus emails accross my desk.

These five articles provide great insight and are in response to my request for input.

Open Programming Language for Building Automation  David Fisher, PolarSoft®

Roadmap to Open Programming Language Continued  Nirosha Munasinghe, Open General

Open access to vendor control languages  Nino Kurtalj, Elma Kurtalj Ltd

An Open, Standardized Control Language  Brian Frank, SkyFoundry

The Challenge to Legacy Building Management Systems  Jim Sinopoli, Smart Buildings LLC

Lots more open information in all our articles, columns, interviews and reviews

Be sure to take a look at this month's new products

Welcome back our sponsor Activelogix Periscope™ provides visualization of vital building metrics through a dashboard uniquely configured by each user to encourage actions that will optimize facility efficiencies.

Tell all our sponsors you saw their ads on the web site and thank them for supporting your free access to evolving Automated Building Industry information. Click on their ads and view their valuable products and services. Please review all Our Sponsors

I am assembling a self-maintained global network of "Who is Who in building automation". Presently my network includes over 2400 please join us.

Please join our Group on Linkedin and interact with our magazine & online resource in real time while sharing your thoughts with our editors and other readers around the world.

The news just keeps flowing thru our web site and RSS feeds daily, and of course the only way to truly 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.

Editorial from August 2011

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