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Project Haystack Announces Dates For Haystack Connect 2017 Conference

Project Haystack (, a 501(c) nonprofit organisation focused on developing common standards to streamline the interchange and interoperability of data among IoT devices, smart equipment and systems, today announced the dates and venue for their third, bi-annual Haystack Connect Conference. Airmaster is a founding member of Project Haystack.

Haystack Connect 2017 will take place May 8th through 10th in 2017 at the Saddlebrook Resort Tampa located in Wesley Chapel, Florida, just north of Tampa International Airport. At Haystack Connect, the community of Project Haystack supporters that includes engineers and developers from leading technology suppliers, system integrators and service firms and forward-looking corporate end users, come together to further advance the state-of-the-art of managing, presenting and analysing the vast amounts of data generated by today’s IoT devices, smart equipment and systems.

Haystack Connect provides a unique, open-forum for professionals involved in automation, control and the Internet of Things to learn and share the latest technologies and techniques for connecting systems and utilising device data in applications including intelligent buildings, energy management, remote monitoring, and other IoT devices and applications.

The 2 ½ day conference includes keynote presentations, a vendor exhibition hall, and a packed schedule of technical sessions covering data acquisition, communications, protocol translation, data visualisation, analytics, data semantics, modelling and security – all critical technologies essential to using operational data to drive improved performance. More information about Haystack Connect 2017 is available at

For information about becoming a sponsor of Haystack Connect 2017, visit:

About Project Haystack

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

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 material includes 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. More information about the Project Haystack Organisation is available at:

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