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How ICS Security Attacks Can Cripple Smart Cities
September 24, 2018

How ICS Security Attacks Can Cripple Smart Cities

By Ben C. Garber, Ultra Electronics, 3eTI
Cyber attacks can bring these thriving smart cities to a standstill and create utter chaos. Ensuring cyber-physical security against local and foreign adversaries is the new challenge for today’s city planners.

Smart Environment Management and Control in Buildings
January 17, 2018

Smart Environment Management and Control in Buildings

By Stefan Schauer, Texas Instruments
Stronger legal restrictions, a higher awareness of the growing consumption of natural resources and increasing energy prices are all driving the installation of more intelligent and cross-linked environmental control systems in buildings.

Why Smart Lighting Control May Mean Fatter Wallets for the Industrial, Office & Commercial Lighting Industry
August 18, 2017

Why Smart Lighting Control May Mean Fatter Wallets for the Industrial, Office & Commercial Lighting Industry

By Erik Davidson, Cortet by CEL
This article will focus on the IoT-enabled Smart Lighting Control opportunity, which CEL research shows is one of largest opportunities in the rapidly growing commercial-grade IoT control space.

Think Outside the Box for Cranes and Hoists
June 14, 2016

Think Outside the Box for Cranes and Hoists

By Tony Young, CP Automation
Mainstream horizontal applications like conveyors cannot be shoehorned into the same category as cranes and hoists. This article explains the complexities of vertical lift applications.

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What is SHaaS? And Why Should You Care?
June 07, 2016

What is SHaaS? And Why Should You Care?

By Cees Links, Qorvo
This article talks about Smart Home as a Service and how best to provide intuitive home automation services for consumers

Energy Star Leaders Offer 6 Lessons for Facility Managers
December 28, 2015

Energy Star Leaders Offer 6 Lessons for Facility Managers

Building Operating Management
By David Lewellen
First of a 3-part article on benchmarking your Energy Star efforts against organizations that have certified scores of buildings

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Turning Big Data into Building Intelligence
December 28, 2015

Turning Big Data into Building Intelligence

AutomatedBuildings.com
By Dr. Igor Mezic and John D. Morris, Ecorithm
The ongoing analysis and diagnostics of buildings is a complex challenge. While dynamic machine learning, spectral pattern recognition, and system-level analysis sound complex, in combination they provide an elegant solution to the very intricate challenge of building analytics.

Evolving User Experience in the IoT Building
December 28, 2015

Evolving User Experience in the IoT Building

AutomatedBuildings.com
By Greg Barnes, Activelogix
Our IoT visualization solutions need to be flexible enough to serve relevant data to each stakeholder in the format and on the device they choose to use.

November 21, 2015

Who is (the future of) BACnet?

AutomatedBuildings.com
By Ken Sinclair
You are the future of BACnet, and you have been preparing your child for this day to meet the new world. You now need to allow your creation to go and grow.

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Building Automation needs a Global Standard
November 21, 2015

Building Automation needs a Global Standard

AutomatedBuildings.com
By Hans R. Kranz, Forst / Baden
Standards define terminologies and design principles and processes, upon which an industry may rely. With standardization comes a level of certainty as to planning, costs and legal issues; in the case of building automation, for all those involved in construction

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What do we do with Internet of Things for Buildings?
September 23, 2015

What do we do with Internet of Things for Buildings?

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By Aniruddha Deodhar, Autodesk
More than just interconnectivity, it promises to bring to buildings and associated trades and services, the concept of “power-by-the-hour” that has already gained traction in the industrial sector.

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Moving Building Controls Beyond
September 23, 2015

Moving Building Controls Beyond

AutomatedBuildings.com
By Greg Shank, Altura Associates
Your next controls upgrade could be as painless as integrating a new smartphone app, if you seize the moment now to run your building as a network of people, sensors, and machines that all leverage a common database to analyze, inform, and automate.

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August 14, 2015

Specifying Sensors

Engineered Systems
By Paul Ehrlich
Sensors are a key part of any control system and have an impact on the cost, stability, and accuracy of any control system. But they are also something that frankly gets little attention as we design systems, develop specifications, and write sequences.

A New Energy Management System
August 14, 2015

A New Energy Management System

AutomatedBuildings.com
By Greg Shank, Altura Associates
A single, integrated engineering team should collaborate on all software programming and optimization tasks - controls, analytics, and workflow management - during design and construction. The resulting data platform can evolve into a building energy management system that will serve the building’s on-going commissioning needs through its useful life.

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Can the Building Automation Industry Deliver their own Building Internet of Things?
August 14, 2015

Can the Building Automation Industry Deliver their own Building Internet of Things?

AutomatedBuildings.com
By Allan McHale, Memoori
Several big players have made moves to become more involved in intelligent buildings & building automation, either by way of acquisitions or strategic partnerships.

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The Architecture of the SCADA Mobility Infrastructure
July 28, 2015

The Architecture of the SCADA Mobility Infrastructure

By Edward Nugent, PcVue Inc., et al
The different way in which mobile device users interact with their devices compared to operator’s interactions with control room monitors requires a new SCADA architecture for mobility workers who rely on SCADA or BMS systems in order to perform their job function.

Transition From BAS to BIoT Is Underway
July 18, 2015

Transition From BAS to BIoT Is Underway

Building Operating Management
By Allan McHale
Part 2 of a 2-part article about factors driving and limiting development of the Building Internet of Things (BIoT)

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July 18, 2015

Why the Building Internet of Things Will Enable Smart Buildings

Building Operating Management
By Allan McHale
Part 1 of a 2-part article about factors driving and limiting development of the Building Internet of Things (BIoT)

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3 Ways Sustainability Complements Building Resilience
July 18, 2015

3 Ways Sustainability Complements Building Resilience

Building Operating Management
By Greg Zimmerman
Part 1 of a 2-part article on understanding the link between sustainability and resilience in energy and water efficiency, building envelope, stormwater, and other areas

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What Stage of Development is the Building Internet of Things (BIoT) at Today?
July 18, 2015

What Stage of Development is the Building Internet of Things (BIoT) at Today?

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By Allan McHale, Memoori
The Building Internet of Things is getting closer to connecting on one common IP Network platform; where all the building automation service can be monitored, analyzed and controlled. Automated without the need for intervention by humans.

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