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Highlights from Realcomm-IBcon 2017

This year’s Intelligent Buildings conference by Realcomm was again a hotbed of information exchange and business dealings for all the professions involved in smart buildings, smart cities and smart energy projects. IT/OT convergence, security of networks and data, as well

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IoT Makers in Legoland

Like kids set loose in a roomful of legos, IoT product developers around the world are making brand new things to connect to the Internet out of smartphone components and open source software stacks. Makers are taking advantage of the

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Putting a Value on open, standards-based BAS

Last month I wrote about how open source communities are fertile ground for launching new companies and about how they spurn any software that seeks to trap data into proprietary silos. Two pieces of news over the last weeks prove

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VizLore Interview: How Will the IoT Create More Intelligent Buildings?

  In covering the growing power of the open source/open data movement in commercial buildings, I learned about VizLore and its Software-Defined Network (SDN) approach. SDN is an open programming model that is foundational for new Platform as a Service

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‘Death of Controls Industry’ as Explained by Darren Wright of Arup

Darren Wright, a Director at Arup, has released a video stream of his presentation on the history and future of the controls industry on youtube. It’s a very on-point statement on the topic from the viewpoint of an experienced building

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CoRE Tech’s Silicon Valley Message: ‘Just Do It.’

Smart Building technology isn’t being adopted at the pace expected. Why aren’t more property owners getting off the sidelines? Chicago Bulls Basketball star Michael Jordan inspired a lot of sports watchers to become sports Do-ers in the 1980s and 90s.

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Talking Smack about the Building IoT Stack

  Eric Stromquist and Ken Smyers of ControlTrends.org invited me onto their ControlTalk NOW show last week, ending November 8, 2015. What fun!  We talk I0T  Stacks! What are they? Who has them? Why are they needed now? How does Project

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