Project Haystack Announces New Associate Member to the Organization

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Project Haystack Announces New Associate Member to the Organization

Richmond, VAJuly 26, 2022 – The Project Haystack Organization (, a collaborative community addressing the challenge of utilizing semantic modeling and tagging to streamline the interchange of data among different systems, devices, equipment and software applications, today announced that a new Associate Member company, Coster Group, has joined the organization. /p>

“For over 10 years, Project Haystack has been developing the widely accepted standard for semantic modeling methodology with a focus on buildings,” said Alex Rohweder, Co-Executive Director of the Project Haystack Organization. “One key element of its proliferation is the adoption of the Project Haystack standard by controls manufacturers. Coster Group, a leading Italian controls company, is a prime example for that.”

Since 1967, Coster Group has been offering the best for efficient management of building systems: from controllers for heating plants to the development of “custom-made” BMS. Their approach has been to integrate technologies and building management to ensure an efficient, and at the same time, healthy living environment without ever sacrificing the simplicity of use of the building systems.

“Our company began a process of digital innovation a few years ago that has led us to launch innovative solutions on the market that create added value in terms of communication and simplicity for the end user. By adhering to the open-source Haystack project and thanks to its tagging concept, our systems take interoperability to the extreme and make our HVAC systems even easier to configure and manage," said Davide Manca, Technical Director & Board Member of Coster Group.

“Project Haystack is playing the leading role in making device data interoperable, providing the industry with a standard metadata model, tools, reference implementations and educational materials, all developed by a true open-source community,” said Marc Petock, Executive Secretary of the Project Haystack Organization. “Membership in the organization, participation in working groups, and adoption in real world projects, now estimated to be over 45,000 facilities worldwide, points to the growth and acceptance of the Haystack standard.”

The Project Haystack Organization consists of Founding Member and Board Member companies Clockworks Analytics, Conserve It, J2 Innovations, Legrand, Lynxspring, Siemens and SkyFoundry, and Associate Member companies 75F, Accu-Temp Systems, Allander Analytics, Altura Associates, Automated Logic, BASSG, Brainbox AI, Bueno Systems, BuildingFit, Buildings IOT, CABA, Coster Group, e-Magic, Energy Management Association, Intellastar, Intellienergy Tech, Intelligent Buildings, IoT Warez, KMC Controls, KNX Association, Switch Automation, Tridium, WideSky and Yorkland Controls, as well as numerous Haystack supporters involved in the Project Haystack Forums and Working Groups.

More information about Coster Group is available at

More information about the Project Haystack Organization and Membership is available at and

About Project Haystack

Since its formation in March of 2011, the Project Haystack Organization, a 501(c) non-profit trade association, has been providing the industry with an open-source, collaborative environment to address the challenge of making data self-describing using semantic modeling, also known as data tagging. The work developed by the Project Haystack member companies and community streamlines the process of managing, presenting and analyzing the vast amount of data produced by smart devices and equipment systems. The Haystack methodology can be used with any type of system and device data and is not tied to any vendor or communication protocol.

More information about the Project Haystack Organization for Developers, the Discussion Forums and Working Groups can be found at:



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Executive Secretary, Project Haystack
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