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Siemens launches new BAS Supervisory product based on FIN Framework 5

FIN Framework is an open and state-of-the-art technology enabling J2 Innovations’ OEM partners to bring best-in-class products to market in the field of building automation and IoT. This is demonstrated by our partner ...

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Siemens launches new BAS Supervisory product based on FIN Framework 5

FIN Framework is an open and state-of-the-art technology enabling J2 Innovations’ OEM partners to bring . . .

FINtastic Tip: Create a Chart Once, use it Everywhere

All building automation operating and monitoring software has some capabilities of charting historical data. . . .

Renewable Energy Trends seen at Verge 2019

Recently, J2 Innovations was invited by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), to participate in . . .

FINtastic Tip: Manage Schedules Easily with FIN

In a large facility, there can be a huge number of schedules to choose from and manage. There are typically . . .

FINtastic Tip: Summarize your data with one click

Creating summaries has traditionally been very labor-intensive. As the name implies, summaries are a table of . . .

Integrating BACnet with Haystack tags just got easier

As the Building Automation industry continues to evolve, there is a need for IT and OT vendors to create . . .

Could Empty Space Be Your Energy Efficiency Problem?

Buildings are expensive assets that require many resources to operate. While the Building Automation industry . . .

Empower Your End Users with Dashboard Technology

There’s a lot of useful data that can be gleaned from intelligent buildings which is of value to end users . . .

FINtastic Tip: Get to your Favorite Applications and Views Quickly

    How many clicks does it take to get to your most commonly used BAS applications or views? Two? Three? . . .

How to Choose the Best Building Automation System

As there are many Building Automation Systems to choose from, and multiple factors to consider, choosing the . . .

Leveraging Semantic Tagging with a New Breed of Software

One major challenge in building automation is the sheer amount of data being generated from smart devices . . .

A Look at the New DB Builder Equip Tree in FIN 5

One of the many new features in FIN 5 is the brand new DB Builder. We re-built our DB Builder (or, database . . .

FINtastic Tip: Improve Your Maintenance Communications

Does the above image look familiar? It’s not uncommon for a monitoring workstation to be littered with sticky . . .

FINtastic Tip: Better Alarm Management for Your Building

A common problem in building management is dealing with an overwhelming number of alarms in your BAS . . .

FINtastic Tip: Putting Your O&M Manuals to Use

Diagrams, wiring, sequence of operations, cut sheets… there’s a lot that goes into an Operations and . . .

KNX and FIN: A Great Combination of Technologies

We are pleased to announce that J2 Innovations has joined the KNX Association. The KNX Association’s goal is . . .

Extend the FIN Framework Like Never Before With FIN 5

This is the fourth blog post in our What’s New With FIN series where we will explore how the FIN Framework is . . .

How FIN 5 Is More Robust Than Ever Before

This is the third blog post in our What’s New With FIN series where we will explore how the FIN Framework is . . .

Seats are filling up for Project Haystack London

We're have an incredible response to our Project Haystack London event! We've got a full day of seminars, . . .

Why 3D Graphics Are Becoming More Prevalent In Building Automation Systems

3D graphics are becoming more prevalent in Building Automation Systems. Here in North America, the popularity . . .

Introducing FIN 5 – the most innovative and advanced software platform for Building Automation and IoT applications

Building Management Systems have a lot to offer building owners, facility managers, system integrators and . . .

Haystack Connect Presentations Now Available

Haystack Connect was a fantastic event for J2 Innovations this year. The event followed the format of a . . .

The Productivity Paradox and the Promise of Automated Configuration

Nearly every building’s HVAC controls are different; even for retail chains, whose formula for new shops . . .

How FIN Technology Helped Northwest Automation Solve An Industry Challenge

Northwest Automation is an automation services provider that specializes in energy management, green . . .

Game-changing news – data modeling is now included in the Haystack tagging standard

Project Haystack is an established open source initiative whose mission is to provide the building automation . . .

Four Ways FIN Can Increase the Sustainability of Your Building

Sustainable and “Green” Buildings are becoming increasingly in demand in today’s environmentally conscious . . .

Why Project Haystack is Important (and why we use it in FIN Technology)

When finding something is difficult the English have a saying “it’s like trying to find a needle in a . . .

2019 Haystack Connect Line-Up Announced

As founding members and passionate supporters of Project Haystack, we always look forward to Haystack . . .

J2 Innovations & Project Haystack at ISH 2019

Next week, the J2 Innovations team, joined by John Petze from Sky Foundry,  is headed to Frankfurt, Germany. . . .

Tools and Techniques for Tagging (and Beyond)

When talking to clients, engineers, and owners about the powerful benefits of tagging and data modeling, the . . .

Project Haystack Connections Magazine - Winter 2019 is Out

Just in time for the first month of 2019, Project Haystack’s Connections Magazine is out! If you’re in the . . .

J2 Innovations at the AHR Expo 2019 in Atlanta Jan 14-16th

It’s that time of year again! AHR is just a week away. The newly expanded J2 team is traveling to Atlanta for . . .

Hosting our videos on our website as well as YouTube

We have upgraded our website so we can now host our videos, as well them appearing on our FINstack and . . .

Voting is Underway for the 2018 Control Trends Awards

J2 Innovations is excited to announce that we’ve been nominated in several categories for this year’s . . .

Meet the Growing Team: Domenico Di Canosa

As you know, we’ve been growing our team this year and highlighting them on the blog. This week, we’re . . .

Project Haystack Connections Magazine: 2018 and Beyond!

Project Haystack’s next Connections Magazine is in development and is ready for Fall 2018 submissions. . . .

Take a Deeper Look at the New FIN Dashboard

A few weeks ago, we announced a new set of components for the FIN dashboard. These new components include . . .

My Personal Journey: The 4 Ps of Innovation

I had an opportunity to reflect back on a 35 year career for a recent presentation. I was asked to speak to . . .

Siemens BT 'Innovation Open' event review

This week, we were honored to present and compete at Building Technologies Innovation Open 2018 as one of . . .

Check Out the New Dashboard Features in FIN Stack

The FIN Stack development team has been working on a solution for creating dashboards in FIN and is excited . . .

The Spring 2018 Connections Magazine Is Here

Have you downloaded your copy of the Spring 2018 edition of Haystack Connections Magazine yet? Haystack . . .

Haystack Reference Implementation Document Available

Here’s an exciting new development from the Project Haystack World! As you know, the Project Haystack . . .

Using the FIN Framework Beyond Smart Buildings

Our OEM partner, IoTwarz in conjunction with Hepta Control Systems is going beyond traditional BAS . . .

Big Things Coming from EasyIO and J2 Innovations

The J2 Innovations and EasyIO management teams gathered offsite in Carlsbad, CA for a 2-day “Meeting of the . . .

J2 Innovations Is Now A Part of the Intel Alliance

We excited to announce that J2 Innovations is now a member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions . . .

An Introduction to Haystack for Facility Managers (Part 1)

This is part one of a two part series that introduces Haystack for newbies and facility managers. One of the . . .

FIN 4.0 End User Video Series: O&M Manuals

Our 7th video in the FIN 4.0 End User Series goes over the O&M Manuals Application. As we’ve discussed in . . .

Project Haystack Working Groups Are Here

As you may know, one of the main premises behind FIN Stack technology is the use of tagging and data . . .

Vote for us: Control Trends Awards 2017!

J2 Innovations is excited to announce that we’ve been nominated in several categories for this year’s . . .

FIN Stack 4.0 End User Series: Notes

Our sixth video in the FIN Stack 4.0 End User Series goes over how to utilize the FIN Stack Notes . . .

FIN Stack 4.0 End User Series: Summaries

Our third video in the FIN Stack 4.0 End User Series is on Summaries. This video quickly goes over a few . . .

EasyIO Train-the-Trainer in The Netherlands

Last week Gerard Huff was in Gemert, a town in the Dutch province of North Brabant in The Netherlands. He was . . .

Activelogix Technology Forum 2017 Recap

The J2 Innovations team headed to the Queen City (Charlotte, North Carolina) this past week for the . . .

FIN Stack 4.0 End User Series: Point Graphics

Our second video in the FIN Stack 4.0 End User Series is on Point Graphics. This video quickly goes over a . . .

G&O Thermal Mini Product Showcase Recap

This week the J2 Innovations team traveled to the Chicago area for the G&O Thermal Mini Product Showcase. It . . .

FIN Stack 4.0 End User Series: Graphic Navigation

Navigating between graphics in FIN 4.0 is a truly seamless experience with our Graphic Navigation features. . . .

J2 Innovations Welcomes New OEM Partner, ASI Controls

J2 Innovations is excited to announce a new OEM partner, ASI Controls! ASI Controls manufactures BACnet . . .

J2 Innovations Presents at NREL IN2 Summit

As you may know, we’ve been beta-testing the newest FIN feature, Automated Commissioning with the team at . . .

Take FIN For A Spin 5 City Tour with Cochrane

We’re excited to be on the road with our FIN authorized distributor, Cochrane Supply this month for a Take . . .

Take a Tour of Our Newest FIN 4.0 Feature: Automated Commissioning

Last week we announced the newest feature of FIN 4.0, automated commissioning. In a nutshell, automated . . .

J2 Innovations Welcomes new BACnet OEM Partner for Front-End Software

J2 Innovations is excited to announce a new OEM partner, ECS Group! ECS group is the proud parent company for . . .

Payoffs of Haystack Tagging: Automated Commissioning

Here is the 7th blog in our updated series: 7 Payoffs of Haystack Tagging highlighting the payoffs of . . .

Distributor Highlight: Yorkland Controls

Yorkland Controls has been in business for 45 years as a controls systems supplier. Yorkland is J2 . . .

Top 5 Reasons to Attend Haystack Connect 2017

Learn about smart data, devices, buildings, and businesses Network with industry experts at the Vendor . . .

Distributor Highlight: Universal Supply Group

Universal Supply Group, Inc. and its family of companies is listed as one of HARDI’s top 50 HVAC . . .

Developers: Don't Leave Too Soon After Haystack Connect

J2 Innovations would like to invite you to the software developer meetup to learn how to develop with . . .

J2 Innovations Seminars at Haystack Connect 2017

The Haystack Connect 2017 Conference is coming! The conference will be held May 8-10 at the Saddlebrook . . .

Payoffs of Haystack Tagging: Enterprise Integration

Here is the sixth and final blog in our 7 Payoffs of Haystack Tagging series highlighting the payoffs of . . .

J2 Innovations Selected for Green Building Technology Program

J2 Innovations is proud to announce that we have been selected to participate in Wells Fargo's Innovation . . .

First Stop of Take FIN For a Spin a Success

The first of many Take FIN for a Spin stops was held last month at G&O Thermal in Arlington Heights, IL. . . .

Payoffs of Haystack Tagging: Relationships and Summaries

Here is the third blog in our 7 Payoffs of Haystack Tagging series highlighting the payoffs of relationships . . .

Payoffs of Haystack Tagging: Navigation and Point Graphics

Here is the second blog in our 7 Payoffs of Haystack Tagging series highlighting the payoffs of navigation . . .

Payoffs of Haystack Tagging: Equipment Graphics

Here is the first blog in our 7 Payoffs of Haystack Tagging series highlighting the payoffs of automatically . . .

Project Highlight: Quicken Loans Technology Center

In order to integrate the smartest building in downtown Detroit, Hepta Control Systems had to not only be . . .

ControlTrends Awards 2015 at the Hard Rock Live

The ControlTrends Awards are rapidly approaching! There is still time to vote. Voting ends January 19th so if . . .

New York & Los Angeles — Training Classes on Both Coasts

For all our friends on the east coast, the next FIN Stack training class is right around the corner! It will . . .

Stromquist Hosts Lunch n Learns for FIN Stack

Our Authorized FIN Distributor Stromquist is hosting two free informational Lunch n Learns. The first is at . . .

MR Soluciones Awarded IMEI's Building of the Year 2015

Punto Polanco, the first building in Mexico to use FIN Stack, has been awarded Building of the Year by the . . .

Scott Muench on the Smart Buildings Controls Renaissance

ControlTrends caught up with J2 Innovation's very own Scott Muench at the EasyIO Global Conference Paris . . .

Easy IO Announces OEM Partnership with J2 Innovations

EasyIO, a global leader for IP based Open controllers, announced a new partnership with J2 Innovations to . . .

J2 Innovations brings home Best Intelligent Building Innovation award

J2 Innovations made history at our industry's most prestigious event - Realcomm/IBcom. We won two out of . . .

KMC Controls awarded Best Intelligent Building Technology Innovation

KMC Controls was awarded the Best Intelligent Building Technology Innovation Award at the 2015 Realcomm IBCon . . .

Jason Briggs on The Power of Haystack Tags

ControlTrends caught up with J2 Innovation' very own Jason Briggs at the 2015 Haystack Connect Conference. . . .

Haystack Connect from a Systems Integrator’s Perspective

So what is all the buzz about Haystack Connect? And why is it so important to building automation controls . . .

J2 Innovations Announces OEM Partnership with KMC Controls

KMC Controls, a leader in building automation systems, today announced a new partnership with J2 Innovations . . .

Haystack Connect 2015 - Sessions and Speakers Announced

Project-Haystack.org has announced complete details of the technical sessions, keynote and session speakers . . .

Haystack Connect 2015 - J2 Poker Tournament

Haystack Connect 2015 - Read More/Register If you have not yet registered, please register today and join us . . .

J2 Innovations Introduced FIN 3.0 at AHR

We are excited to share with you the official release and launch of our new product - FIN 3.0 FIN Stack is a . . .

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