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Benefits and Value of Tagging and Semantic Modeling for Today’s Smart Buildings and the Internet of Things


The amount of data created by equipment, systems and devices has exploded in recent years. As this data velocity has risen, companies must be able to get the right data, understand it and help solve specific problems and address specific issues.

The data, however, can be very hard to organize and use across different applications because it is stored in many different formats, has inconsistent naming conventions and very limited data descriptors. Data lacks information to describe what it means. Without meaning, a time-consuming manual effort is required before analysis and value-creation of the data can begin. Without proper analytics, this data is not useful. Many companies struggle with data, despite their best efforts, because data is very hard to organize and use across different applications.

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What’s On Your Mind in 2016?

As we are now well into 2016, many have speculated what the top trends will be. I look at it a bit differently; I look at it as to what issues are on the minds within the C-suite? What is keeping us on our toes in trying to keep pace with the business’ needs of our organizations and the market? Let’s face it, there are always unknowns, but every business has to address a variety concerns to ensure continued growth and success.

While all of us have our thoughts, I believe there are a few we all are thinking about (or should be thinking about) no matter what type of business we’re in. In no particular order:

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Today’s Smart Buildings Value Proposition

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The smart buildings technology market is expected to grow rapidly with the global building automation and control systems market expected to be worth over US$26 billion by 2019, according to the latest published report from World Market Intelligence’s 2015 World Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) study.

So what’s driving this growth?

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Lynxspring Named 2015 ControlTrends Awards Finalists in Multiple Categories

Lynxspring has been named as finalists in several categories for the upcoming 2015 ControlTrends Awards. The ControlTrends Awards recognizes people, products, and companies who are leading the building controls industry with innovative technologies and solutions that address the changing needs and imperatives facing the industry today.

Lynxspring has been named a finalist in the following categories:
Building Automation Plant/Equipment Controller of the Year JENEsysONE
Building Automation Control System of the Year JENEsys
Best Technical Support Person — Small Manufacturer Peter Leonard
Best Technical Support Company — Small Manufacturer
ControlTrends Executive of the Year — Small Manufacturer Terry Swope, President & CEO
ControlTrends Vendor of Year — Small Manufacturer

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CYBERSECURITY IN SMART BUILDINGS - INACTION IS NOT AN OPTION ANYMORE

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When it comes to building automation and management systems, while they were once separate, they are now firmly integrated within a company’s network infrastructure and should not be treated differently when it comes to cyber security and threat protection. Just like an IT network, building automation networks should have a strategy, multiple layers of defense and protection as well as policies and procedures that are continuously addressed.

Lynxspring has been at the forefront of cyber security for today's commercial building automation systems with LYNX CyberPRO™ and an industry educational leader on the subject.

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