In his August edition of, Ken Sinclair, takes us on a profound tour of the dogged progression towards autonomous devices and autonomous buildings. Ken’s editorial first links us to the relevant technology thought-leaders, while the body of the August edition provides an excellent array of perspectives from various industry experts. Ken even spices things up a bit with some info on CryptoCurrency, Blockchain, and Bitcoin. The once cloud-bound flow of data is in flux. The edge is fogging up, and Hey You! — Get off of my Cloud!

Excerpt from Ken’s August editorial: “The joke in our industry is that we are either moving towards or away from centralization. The latest trend sees us moving our present cloud power to the edge driven by low cost extremely powerful controllers capable of a decentralized collaboration. Although this embodies a lot of new concepts it is not that different than the microprocessor revolution of the early 1980s when the power of mainframe and mini was pushed to stand alone controllers.”

Important note to the ControlTrends Community: is a cardinal source of industry knowledge that rivals any data base in the industry. As Ken Sinclair says,”The news just keeps flowing thru our web-site, and RSS feeds daily, and of course the only way to find what you are looking for in the vast quantity of information on our site is with our site search engine”

More Great August Articles

Your Buildings’ 21st Century Edge, Alper Üzmezler, BASSG LLC., Therese Sullivan, BuildingContext Ltd

The Edge of VOLTTRON’s Sword, Brad White, Nigel David, SES Consulting Inc.

Combining Energy and Building Management, Steve Guzelimian, Nicholas Heydon, Optergy

The Edge is Here. It’s Here Now. Part 2, Marc Petock, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy

High-Performance Building Operator, Jim Caldwell, California Community College System

Do You Know Your BACnet Network? Monica McMahen, Optigo Networks

Smart, IoT, Cloud Lighting Solutions, Mike Welch, Fulham Controls

Facilities Management Service Providers, Daphne Tomlinson, Tomlinson Business Research

Automated to Smart to Cognitive, James McHale, Memoori

Keynote and Technical Session Topics, Marc Petock, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy

Custom Analytics for Diverse Buildings, Mike Reed, Hepta Systems

Emerging Trends in Building Automation, Scott Holstein, Computrols

What’s New With the New Deal? Anto Budiardjo, Fractional Entrepreneur

Work Order Management Process, Alex Ortiz, McKinstry

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