LonMark® International will be conducting several free educational seminars at the 2016 AHR Expo in Orlando. All session will be offered on Tuesday, Jan. 26, in Room S320D at the Orange County Convention Center.

 The day kicks off from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. with “Specifications for Open Interoperable Systems.” This session will focus on the challenges and advancements in developing design guide specifications for BAS. Industry experts will share the latest trends within the specification community including the new ASHRAE Guideline 13 approach and new standards from ANSI/CEA.

 “Optimizing Control Networks: Insights from System Integrators” will be offered from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. This session will provide an integrator’s perspective on system integration for the monitoring and control of building automation systems. Attendees will learn about new technical solutions, hardware and software choices, and system architecture. There will also be an open discussion to learn more about the latest trends and solutions in this rapidly growing marketplace.

From 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lonmark will offer “Securing Networks Against Outside Threats.” Hackers are creating cyber security threats in all types of networks. This session of experts will discuss industry best practices for securing data and control networks and a roadmap for risk assessment and solutions.

“Developing IoT Devices” is set from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. This session will look at how designing devices in the Internet of Things model requires several fundamental assumptions including: the level of interoperability, cross system integration, access by third-party applications, and more. This session will discuss the future model for broad interoperability adoption based upon device level profiles and data object models.

From 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. the company will present “Case Study on Open Systems.” An early adopter and pioneer of open standards will give a retrospective on their decision to use LonMark certified products, LonWorks technology, and open bid specifications.  

Finally, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., attendees can join “Enterprise and IoT Access to Building Automation Systems: Managing Big Data and Cloud Interoperability.” Building control systems are commonly exposed to data networks and the cloud and many applications now have access to the system data.  However, are system reliability, ownership, and efficiency being sacrificed? This session will focus on the convergence of “Little Data” to “Big Data” and the challenges and opportunities facing owners, developers, and data managers.

To learn more, LonMark International will be in booth #1337 at the AHR Expo.