Project Haystack Connections Magazine: 2018 and Beyond!

Project Haystack’s next Connections Magazine is in development and is ready for Fall 2018 submissions. Connections Magazine reports the news from the Project Haystack community from around the world and provides updates on the development of working groups, new tagging models, reference implementations, complimentary applications, and use case stories from the community working together to make device data easier to use across applications of all types.

As a valuable resource to our community, and a publication that reached over 8,000 readers across a variety of digital media outlets, I would like to encourage the Haystack Community to contribute!

Thanks to the Haystack community contributions, the Spring 2018 issue of Connections is over 45 pages of articles, insight, product features, updates on Project Haystack Working Groups, and lots of retweets! Here are a few highlights from the last edition.

Spring 2018 Connections Magazine Highlights

The Spring 2018 issue of Haystack magazine is full of community conversations and insights on how fast the evolution toward smarter buildings can happen once building operational data has been tag-enabled. The magazine starts with a great editorial by managing editor Therese Sullivan on the history and progression of tagging in smart buildings.

“That the controls industry has the discipline, respect for mission, and good sense to opt for collaboration over ‘protocol war’ is a win for everyone that wants better buildings as soon as possible. Data silos resulting from the siloed thinking of those responsible for different systems in buildings have been holding back Smart Buildings for long enough.”

As usual, we contributed to the magazine with a recap of the Light+Building conference - where the Haystack community was well represented.

“It’s exciting to see that all the Open-Protocol standardization communities for devices and applications are beginning to participate in a unified way in the world of Big Data. Through the efforts of Project Haystack in collaboration with standards bodies such as BACnet and KNX, we are unlocking the power of intelligent building information.” Read the article here.

There’s also a great piece by Ken Sinclair about Tagging All Internet Things. The piece just further supports FIN’s importance and contribution to the industry as a tag enabled applications suite solution.

We have a great visual of the real world application of FIN on page 16.