Project Haystack Publishes Connections Magazine Spring 2020 !

Posted by John Petze – Wed 13 May

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As a founding member and active supporter of Project-Haystack.org, we are excited to inform the community that the Spring 2020 issue of Haystack Connections magazine has been published.

With theme of Making Data Easy to Work With this issue includes over 60 pages of content from the worldwide community of engineering professionals, systems integrators and end users that have embraced Haystack as the standard for making the data from their facilities and equipment systems interoperable across diverse applications. The wealth and diversity of articles demonstrates the momentum of the Haystack standard and the community that is working together to address the challenge. We encourage our readers to explore this informative publication.

Find the Spring 2020 issue of Haystack Connections at this link

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SkySpark Receives 2020 IoT Evolution "Industrial IoT Product of the Year Award"

Posted by John Petze – Tue 28 Apr

SkySpark Receives 2020 IoT Evolution "Industrial IoT Product of the Year Award"

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We are excited to announce that SkySpark Everywhere has received a 2020 IoT Evolution Industrial IoT Product of the Year Award from IoT Evolution World, the leading magazine and Website covering IoT technologies. The IoT Evolution announcement can be found at this link

SkySpark Everywhere’s unique, distributed computing architecture directly addresses the needs of mission critical applications in industry, providing advanced data analytics from the edge to the cloud. SkySpark Everywhere enables applications that require low latency, on-premise analytics processing, and supports secure applications where data cannot be sent to the cloud. These capabilities are resulting in continued adoption of SkySpark in Industrial IoT applications.

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SkyFoundry Insider May 2020 - Chart Customization, Data Transformation Tools and Tariff Buil...

Posted by John Petze – Thu 16 Apr

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We are excited to publish the May issue of the SkyFoundry Insider newsletter. This Special Issue focuses on the major new features in SkySpark Release 3.0.24. This release dramatically enhances SkySpark ‘s data visualization tools for non-programmers with a suite of new “point and click” features and tools.

One of the most important additions is the introduction of Point-and-Click Chart Customization tools. If you haven’t seen it yet, you will want to read about these great new features. We have also added new “point and click” data importing and transformation tools that enable non-programmers to manipulate data files for easy import – again, all with no programming.

And, from the community we highlight a new Tariff Builder App Integrated with RateAcuity™ developed by Trove Consulting. It’s an amazing and comprehensive tool, and it’s built as a fully integrated SkySpark App.

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Belimo Introduces Belimo Clear Edge™ Appliance Built on the SkySpark® Everywhere™ Platform

Posted by John Petze – Thu 2 Apr

We are excited to announce Belimo’s release of the Belimo Clear Edge™ appliance, which is implemented on the SkySpark Everywhere™ platform. Clear Edge leverages data from BACnet-connected Belimo Energy Valves™ in a Building Automation System (BAS) to automatically monitor, manage and optimize water coil performance and hydronic energy consumption. Clear Edge provides trending capability with automated Delta T setpoint adjustment to increase system efficiency and energy savings strategies.

The Clear Edge is built upon the SkySpark platform and is available both as a hardware-based offering from Belimo and as a no-cost software extension for use on existing SkySpark installations. The no-cost software extension can be downloaded via the StackHub.org online store

Read the full press release on the Belimo Clear Edge™ appliance at this link

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SkySpark Everywhere™ shortlisted for the Best Edge Computing Solution Award at IoT World 2020

Posted by John Petze – Mon 2 Mar

We are excited to announce that SkyFoundry’s SkySpark Everywhere™ software platform has been shortlisted for the Best Edge Computing Solution Award at this year’s IoT World Awards conference

Taking place April 6-9 at the San Jose Convention Center, VA USA, IoT World is the global conference and exhibition where strategists, technologists and implementers connect, putting IoT, AI, 5G, Edge and Security into action across industry verticals.

The Awards Dinner & Gala has been postponed but we consider it a great honor to have SkySpark Everywhere™ recognized as a leading edge-to-cloud IoT Platform.

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SkyFoundry Insider January 2020 Issue Now Available

Posted by John Petze – Thu 16 Jan

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We are excited to release the January 2020 issue of the SkyFoundry Insider newsletter. 2020 marks 10+ years for us here at SkyFoundry. From the earliest days when people said, “tell me again what you are doing”, to deployment of SkySpark across more than 1 Billion square feet of facilities worldwide, it continues to be a fascinating journey. In this issue we comment on that journey and key learnings, along with announcements of important new features and articles including:

  • Analytics is More than FDD
  • Codeless integration with LDAP for User Management
  • The What and the Why of Distributed Architecture, Clustering, Replication and Provisioning
  • SkySpark’s Role in Simplifying Energy Reporting Compliance

Find the Latest Issue of the Insider here

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SkyFoundry Recognized as a Top Ten Provider of Energy Management Software by CIO Insights Magazine

Posted by John Petze – Fri 3 Jan

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SkyFoundry is excited to announce that it has been recognized as one of the Top Ten providers of Energy Management software for 2019 by CIO Insights Magazine. The award and a feature article can be found in the December 2019 Issue of CIO Insights – Energy Management Edition.

You can find the article as part of the full digital edition of the magazine at this link

Or find an html version of the article at this link

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Case Study: University of Utah Chemistry Labs by BuildingFit

Posted by John Petze – Mon 23 Dec 2019

The Better Buildings Challenge inspired the University of Utah to focus on energy intensive buildings, which lead to a controls upgrade to convert constant volume labs to variable volume. SkyFoundry partner BuildingFit was engaged to integrate the building’s control system to SkySpark® to provide live functional testing and optimization of equipment systems, all of which fell within the warranty period.

The results were dramatic:

  • $386,000 annual energy savings
  • Safer student labs
  • Proven air flow reduction on 100% of the systems
  • Custom analytics for ongoing optimization of laboratory systems

Our thanks to BuildingFit for this great example of the financial benefits provided by SkySpark. You can read the full Case Study here

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Data Analytics Is About More than FDD – Read the Article on AutomatedBuildings.com

Posted by Paul Bergquist – Thu 12 Dec 2019

Data Analytics Is About More than FDD – Read the Article on AutomatedBuildings.com

Mention the term “analytics,” and many people will immediately think – “Fault Detection – analytics is used to detect faulty operation of equipment systems.” While FDD is an important use of analytics, it’s not the only one. Organizations that embrace the full capabilities of true data analytics are able to address a range of financial and organizational needs faced in operating and maintaining facilities and equipment systems and move to data-driven facility management.

This article by SkyFoundry’s John Petze in the December issue of AutomatedBuildings.com, outlines the wider case for using analytics to address a range of financial and organizational needs. Find the article at this link

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Analytics at the Edge - SkySpark Everywhere Distributed Architecture a Focus of Insight.Tech Artic.....

Posted by John Petze – Tue 26 Nov 2019

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As the world becomes more aware of the need for fully distributed computing to address the needs of the IoT, SkySpark’s distributed architecture continues to gain recognition for its industry leading distributed computing technology.

Recently, insight.tech published an article, written by Max Maxfield, focusing on distributed analytics for the IoT which highlighted SkySpark Everywhere. We are excited to be the focus of this article. Find the article at this link

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