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Airmaster’s Chris Malavisi Presents at Haystack Connect 2023

Technology continues to drive rapid change in smart devices, smart buildings, energy management and operational efficiency. The most significant advances are driven not by a single company, but rather by a collaboration and a community of companies creating open, best of breed technologies that work together through a range of open protocols and software interfaces. Among this community is Airmaster’s Integration Engineer, Chris Malavisi who presented at the highly anticipated Haystack Connect 2023 conference.

The conference took place in Nashville, Tennessee from June 5-7. It was geared towards a community that is on the leading edge of applying smart data, smart devices, smart equipment, and smart building technologies to create a more efficient and sustainable world.

The presentation examined the challenges faced when performing large-scale data integrations to support analytics & fault detection diagnostics that underpin Airmasters Intelligent Maintenance Program. Chris discussed the key issues and outlined innovative methods for at-scale economic and effective integrations with multiple BMS platforms and automation systems.

Click here to find out more about the conference.

About Project Haystack

Since its formation in 2011, the Project Haystack Organization has grown tremendously providing the industry with an open-source, collaborative environment where people and companies work together to address the challenge of utilizing semantic modeling to streamline the interchange of device data among software applications.

The devices that make up the Internet of Things—automation systems, metering systems, sensors, and smart devices—produce tremendous amounts of data. This data is very hard to organize and use across different applications because it is stored in many different formats, has inconsistent naming conventions, and very limited data descriptors. In essence, data lacks information to describe its meaning. Without meaning, a time-consuming, manual effort is required before value can be derived from the data.

To address this challenge, the Project Haystack community has defined an easy-to-use methodology to describe the meaning of data using a simple, extensible data-tagging approach and standard models for common equipment systems. The community-developed materials include detailed documentation describing the data modeling techniques, significant libraries of equipment models, and software reference implementations allowing software applications to easily consume smart device data that is marked-up with “Haystack Tags”. These data descriptors allow software applications to automatically consume, interpret, analyse, and present data from IoT devices, smart equipment and systems.

Project Haystack is a member-driven organization. More information about the Project Haystack Organization and membership is available at: For Developers, the Discussion Forums and Working Groups can be found at: The Haystack 4 Developers site is being transitioned to


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