Technology continues to drive rapid change in smart building technologies, energy management and operational efficiency solutions. The most significant advances are being driven not by a single company, but rather by a community of companies creating open, best of breed technologies that work together through a range of open protocols and software interfaces, including the rapidly growing “Haystack” standard. These new technologies reach the market through a growing group of practitioner communities, each with deep expertise in their own fields.
Customers with the vision to see the ways that these technologies can improve business results are as much a driver of industry progress as the technology companies. And they depend on the value delivered by top-tier systems integrators to combine advanced technologies with the professional services necessary to deliver bottom-line business results.
Haystack Connect 2013 is the event that brings together the systems integrators, technology suppliers and customers who are leading the way to more efficient and sustainable buildings and advanced smart-device applications. Haystack Connect 2013 is THE place for these “communities” to come together to network, share, create synergy and generate new business opportunities.
The building automation, energy, and M2M industries have a variety of
events. Some are under the control of a single manufacturer. Some are huge
events where the needs of systems integrators, technology vendors and their
customers are lost in a sea of unrelated products. Haystack Connect
directly serves the needs of the customers and partners who are on the
leading edge of applying smart devices and smart buildings technology. The
event is produced by a community of companies who share the vision that a
connected community can move the industry forward in ways that no single
We have chosen to take our inspiration and event name and from the success of the open source community that is addressing the challenges of making smart device data work seamlessly across applications of all types - www.projecthaystack.org