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Project Haystack Organization Announces Creation of New Working Groups to Extend Haystack Semantic Modeling and Tagging Standards

Richmond, VA - July 13, 2017 - Project Haystack (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 formation of new Working Groups to address additional equipment systems and applications for the built environment.

“The formation of new Working Groups came about during the ‘Community Working Group’ session we held during our Haystack Connect 2017 Conference this past May,” said Marc Petock, Executive Secretary of the Project Haystack Organization. “Working Groups focus on specific application areas to add more tagging libraries to model equipment systems, and numerous volunteers have stepped up to address new application areas. Also, Project Haystack just completed major changes to the community website and Discussion Forum to streamline collaboration among Working Group members.”

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Haystack Connect 2017 Conference Brought Together Real Scientists, Top Data Gurus and Leading Building IoT Professionals

Richmond, VA – May 23, 2017 – The Project Haystack Organization (www.project-haystack.org),  a non-profit, 501(c) organization focused on developing common standards to streamline the interchange of data among today’s smart devices, systems and equipment, is pleased to announce that the 3rd biennial Haystack Connect 2017 Conference held at the Saddlebrook Resort near Tampa, Florida from May 8 – 10, 2017 was a great success. The conference offered over 30 Technical Sessions, intimate networking opportunities including a Vendor Showcase of exhibitors, live demonstrations, numerous keynote speakers and panelists, and a working meeting of the Project Haystack Organization. This year’s conference brought together over 300 industry leaders, end-users and corporate representatives involved in automation, control and Internet of Things applications from 14 countries, to share the latest techniques for managing, presenting and analyzing the vast amount of data generated by today’s smart devices and equipment systems in applications including intelligent buildings, energy, HVAC, lighting, remote monitoring, and other smart-device applications.

“One of the most notable things about the Haystack Connect 2017 Conference, was the dramatic advances in the sophistication of the work the Project Haystack community is doing. The presentations by community members from around the world demonstrated that they are clearly on the leading-edge of applying data science to the Building IoT,” said John Petze, Executive Director of the Project Haystack Organization. “The Technical sessions conducted by industry experts got down to the real issues of connecting smart devices and their data and to deliver real solutions to owners and operators.”

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Project Haystack Announces Affiliate Membership in New EdgeX Foundry Organization

Richmond, VA – April 24, 2017 – The Project Haystack Organization (www.project-haystack.org) today announced its Affiliate Membership in the newly formed EdgeX Foundry. This follows the announcement this morning, by The Linux Foundation, the launch of EdgeX Foundry, an open source project to build a common open framework for Internet of Things (IoT) edge computing and an ecosystem of interoperable components that unifies the marketplace and accelerates enterprise and Industrial IoT. The initiative is aligned around a common goal: the simplification and standardization of Industrial IoT edge computing, while still allowing the ecosystem to add significant value.

IoT is delivering significant business value by improving efficiencies and increasing revenue through automation and analytics, but widespread fragmentation and the lack of a common IoT solution framework are hindering broad adoption and stalling market growth. The complexity of the current landscape and the wide variety of components creates paralysis. EdgeX solves this by making it easy to quickly create IoT edge solutions that have the flexibility to adapt to changing business needs.

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Project Haystack Announces Keynote Speakers and Final Technical Program and More Sponsors for Haystack Connect 2017 Conference

Richmond, VA - April 13, 2017 - Project Haystack (www.project-haystack.org), a non-profit, 501(c) organization focused on developing common standards to streamline the interchange of data among today’s smart devices, systems and equipment, is pleased to announce the final Keynote Speakers and Technical Program for the third biennial Haystack Connect Conference 2017 beginning May 8, 2017 at the Saddlebrook Resort Tampa.

This year’s conference will bring together industry leaders, end-users and corporate representatives involved in automation, control and Internet of Things applications to share the latest techniques for managing, presenting and analyzing the vast amount of data generated by today’s smart devices and equipment systems in applications including intelligent buildings, energy, HVAC, lighting, remote monitoring, and other smart-device applications. The Haystack Connect 2017 Keynote Speakers and Special Guest Speaker lined up for Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, May 9th and 10th are:

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