Project Haystack Announces New Members and Call for Articles and Advertisers for Fall 2021 Issue of Connections Magazine

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Project Haystack Announces New Members and Call for Articles and Advertisers for Fall 2021 Issue of Connections Magazine

Richmond, VA –  October 18, 2021 – The Project Haystack Organization (https://www.project-haystack.org), 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 the next issue of the Project Haystack Connections Magazine is in development and is issuing a Call for Contributed Articles and Advertisers from the community providing Haystack-compatible products and solutions around the world.

Connections Magazine published bi-annually, documents how the Project Haystack community is applying or implementing the Haystack 4 Tagging methodology in the building and facilities management industry. Facility owners, operators, managers, and service companies recognize that making data self-describing with a standardized approach to semantic data modeling is key to overcoming the hurdles related to effectively using the data produced by the built environment.

In addition to new articles contributed by the Community, this Fall issue will also feature content from the recent fifth biennial Haystack Connect Conference held virtually May 4 – 6, 2021. Haystack Connect 2021 is a unique, open-forum event where the Haystack community and anyone interested in making data interoperable convene to learn and share the latest technologies and techniques for connecting systems and utilizing the ever-increasing amount of device data in applications including intelligent buildings, energy management, remote monitoring, and other IoT devices and applications.

“To continue celebrating Project Haystack’s 10th Anniversary this year, we have made videos of the Haystack Connect 2021 Conference technical sessions available to everyone,” said Marc Petock, Executive Secretary of the Project Haystack Organization. “We encourage everyone to visit https://haystackconnect.org/schedule to view the videos. This issue of Connections Magazine will recap keynote presentations and technical sessions that covered data acquisition, communications, protocol translation, data visualization, analytics, data semantics, modeling, and security.”

Articles in past issues of Connections Magazine are submitted by end users, including design consultants, commissioning experts, smart building consultants, property managers and developers – all of whom are meeting the demand for smarter, interoperable solutions. Project Haystack Working Groups provide updates to their work and as always, there will be sections dedicated to Tools for Developers and Integrators, How to Get Involved, a curation of social media about Project Haystack Member Projects, Practices and Products, and a directory of all Project Haystack Members.

Connections Magazine is also a valuable advertising vehicle for companies looking to reach the growing, world-wide Project Haystack community and the smart building ecosystem.

Today, Project Haystack also announced two new Associate Member companies, 75F and Switch Automation, have joined the organization in the past month. They are in addition to four new members announced earlier this year which were Allander Analytics, Automated Logic, Buildings IOT and Clockworks Analytics.

“Switch Automation has always been committed to being a data and system agnostic platform. We are thrilled to join Project Haystack to further that commitment, and believe that an open-source, community-driven tagging methodology accelerates the path to converting data into smarter, more sustainable and healthier buildings,” said Deb Noller, CEO of Switch Automation.

“Since our organization’s formation in March 2011, Project Haystack has played 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 John Petze, Executive Director of the Project Haystack Organization. “Membership in the organization, participation in working groups, and adoption in real world projects, now estimated to be over 40,000 facilities worldwide, all point to the growth and acceptance of the Haystack standard.”

The Project Haystack Organization consists of Founding Member and Board Member companies 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, Clockworks Analytics, CABA, e-Magic, Energy Management Association, Intellastar, 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 the Project Haystack Connections Magazine and how to submit an article abstract or to Advertise is available at https://marketing.project-haystack.org/connections-magazine/advertise.

About Project Haystack

Celebrating 10 Years! 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 virtually 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: https://project-haystack.org.

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