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Cloudastructure June 2016 Newsletter

Dear Readers,

I hope you are doing great.

This time we bring to you our recent blog on “The Credential for Unlocking Doors moves to your Smartphone”. In addition, we continue to gather your feedback on the survey we rolled out some time back on “Access Control in Higher Education”. Please do fill in your responses to get the final report, as we are about to close this by next month. Finally, we do a round-up of top 5 news articles on building automation, IoT, VSaaS and ACaaS.

I hope you will enjoy reading this edition.

Rick Bentley

Survey: Access Control in Higher Education

Managing access control in and around the campus area can be quite a challenge with the high student/staff turnover. Here’s a survey that attempts to find out how the best practices in this area. Do take out a minute to respond and become eligible to receive a complimentary copy of the survey report.

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Blog: The Credential for Unlocking Doors moves to your Smartphone

In the physical access control world, the key that has traditionally been used to open doors is called a “credential”. In commercial buildings, where multiple people need to go through multiple doors to access the shared facilities, there was clearly need to manage credentials for different levels of access.

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Article: How IoT is Reshaping Building Automation

The Internet of Things (IoT) – a spiderweb of smart devices from phones to washing machines to garage door openers – is already changing lives, and the Building Automation Systems (BAS) industry is not exempt. This disruption – positive in most ways – cannot simply be compartmentalized.

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News: Columbus, OH wins DOT Smart City Challenge

The US Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx announced today that Columbus, Ohio is the winner of the Smart City Challenge. Columbus will reap the benefits of this victory over 6 other finalist cities including Austin, Denver, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Portland and San Francisco. Columbus wins $40 million in DOT grants, $10 million from Paul Allen’s Vulcan, Inc plus $90 million in local matching contributions.

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News: Bluetooth 5 will be Faster, have Longer Range, and Be Better for IoT

A new Bluetooth specification due late this year or early next will boost range, speed, and broadcast-message capacity to enhance Bluetooth’s capabilities in home- and building-automation systems and in other Internet of Thing (iOT) applications, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced.

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Article: Data Driven Building Management

The sheer amount of data and information coming from systems can be daunting. A 100,000 sqft building can have tens of thousands of data points. Summed over a portfolio of buildings keeping track of and maintaining that data can be daunting.