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LonMark International Free Education Sessions – AHR Expo 2015

All sessions will be held at the AHR Expo, McCormick Place, Chicago,
in Room S103a.

Session times may change.

The free LonMark Educational Seminars will be delivered on Tuesday, January 27, the second day of the show from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in room S103a.  The sessions will be lead by experts active in the LON community and industry leaders from synergistic organizations that will provide their unique insight.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015


9:00 am to 9:45 am
Room S103a

Smart Cities Asset Monitoring and Control Using an Open Platform

This session will focus on smart cities’ approach for monitoring and control of city assets such as buildings, energy, outdoor lighting, city sensor grids, and more, using open interoperable control standards and technology.  Attendees will gain valuable insight into the latest market trends and solutions in this rapidly growing marketplace, followed by an open discussion session.

Sanjay Manney
, Echelon Corporation
Ron Bernstein, LonMark International

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Room S103a

Open Standards for the Oil/Gas Industry: Integrating Building Automation and Process Control

Renewable Energy New profiles and standards have been developed to support requirements for interoperability in the oil and gas industry.  New guide standards focus on requirements for a process industry’s need to manage building control systems as part of an enterprise-wide centralized system.

Ron Bernstein, LonMark International

Colin Parker, Suncor Energy
Jim Scott, Suncor Energy
Peter Laan , Convergint
Tracy Markie, LonMark International

11:00 am to 11:45 am
Room S103a

Profiles Powering Big Data, and Uncovering Dark Data in the Industrial Internet of Things

Now, as more devices are becoming connected in the IIoT, solutions demand a common device profile model to provide the framework needed for interoperability.  Big data, dark data, and other data analytics driving IIoT solutions thrive on common device object models.  This session focuses on how the LonMark profile model supports these IIoT initiatives.

Ron Sege, Echelon Corporation
Mike Gibson, LonMark International

1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Room S103a

LonMark 2.0: New Advancements in Open Systems Control Networking

LonMark International’s next generation of technologies and standards provide a roadmap for the LonMark community to extend ISO 14908.  New technologies include increased support for IP based transports while maintaining integration compatibility with existing 14908 devices.  In addition, the new approach provides for transport agnostic mapping of profiles enabling cross-protocol support for BACnet, ZigBee, KNX, OpenADR, Modbus and other industry protocols.

Ron Sege, Echelon Corporation
Mike Gibson, LonMark International

2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Room S103a

Energy Management for Small Box Retail (SBR)

There is a growing opportunity for applying BAS design principles to the unique requirements of small box retail applications.  Building on the principles of control automation, open systems, and interoperability, retail environments require local monitoring and control in an easy-to-use KISS environment.  This can pose some design challenges.  This session will discuss the opportunity and advancements in the industry and share some key best practices.

Barry Haaser, LonMark International

Glenn Schackmuth, McDonald’s Corporation
Roy Buchert, McDonald’s Corporation
John Huston, Franke
Tracy Markie, LonMark International
Barry Haaser, LonMark International

3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
Room S103a

Specifications for Open Interoperable Systems

This session will focus on the challenges and advancements in developing design guide specifications for Building Automation Systems.  This high-level discussion will share the latest trends within the specification community.

Ron Bernstein, LonMark International

Joe Bush, US Army Corps of Engineers
Colin Parker, Suncor Energy

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Room S103a

LonMark Members Meeting on Next Generation Profiles

Members of LonMark International are encouraged to attend this important meeting on next generation profile development for the building equipment, energy and related markets.  There will be an open discussion on the new ANSI/CEA 709.5 and .6 (definitions and profiles) standards effort, stricter profile requirements for specific devices and equipment, a new documentation format for profiles which will enhance specification development, and other related topics.

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